- Manage the day-to-day search marketing activities across multiple search engines (Google, Yahoo, etc.) including the campaign planning, implementation, keyword bid management, performance monitoring, and optimization of paid search campaigns.
- Report & analyze on key performance indicators, and identify opportunities for improvement on a regular basis.
- Ensure revenue, budget, ROI, and other business goals are met
- Analyze industry trends, and competitive landscape to exploit expansion & optimization opportunities
- Review and optimize keyword coverage, account structure, negative keyword strategies, bidding strategies, ad copy messaging, landing page experience, and conversion flows.
- Analyze user behavior on landing pages and conversion funnels using web analytic tools
- Drive the design and execution A/B tests on ad copy and landing pages to optimize performance of landing pages
- Collaborate with the other marketing channels to exchange data observations & learning
- Partner with Creative, Product/Merchandising, Localization, and Regional Marketing teams to enhance keyword coverage, ad copy performance, and conversion rates
- Manage relationships with vendors related to search marketing
- Stay current with new advances in search engine marketing, competitive landscape, and keyword research.
- Close to 1 year of experience managing & optimizing paid search programs
- Hands-on knowledge of best practices in SEM and a proven track-record of delivering qualified traffic from both an acquisition and conversion standpoint
- Exceptional copy writing skills
- Strong critical thinking ability & communication skills
- Experience in analyzing large datasets in order to gain insights and draw conclusions
- Experience in using keyword bid management tools and proficiency in Marin Software a plus.
- Fundamental knowledge and experience with web analytical tools, i.e. Adobe SiteCatalyst, Coremetrics, Webtrends, Google Analytics
- Experience in designing and executing tests on ad copy & landing pages. Experience with Adobe Test & Target a plus.
- Advanced Excel skills required; solid understanding of MS Access, Business Objects, SQL, and HTML is a plus
- Written and verbal fluency in European languages is beneficial.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, with an eagerness to consistently exceed objectives and improve processes
- An organized, self-motivated individual with great attention to detail and focus on quality of results; a good team player.
- Takes accountability and ownership of his/her own work.
- Google Adwords certification a plus.
- Education: BA/BS with a strong quantitative background preferred
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