SEO Manager

Mercator IT Solutions
35000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual
11 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time



My Client is a full service, digital marketing agency that works with entrepreneurial businesses to help them to grow efficiently. Put simply, they're built for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Their amazingly talented team is made up of those people who do more, think more, and act more (and quite often, celebrate more) and they are fascinated by the kind of people who get a kick out of delivering something great.

Essentially, they want to attract great people and keep them. And attract great clients and keep them.

Simple, right? That's where you come in.

They are looking for:

Regardless of whether you get your kicks from a night in with a GA dashboard or you're an authority on acquisition, the agency is built from individuals who love a challenge. For the most part, they don't just work with their clients on individual campaigns or channels, but they bury themselves into their businesses and work alongside them to solve central commercial and digital challenges. Which means they need people who love to get right to the nub of a problem and ask the questions that others are avoiding, as well as offering the solutions that have yet to be thought of. They've built (and are very proud of) their completely flat and integrated organisational structure -they don't care where the good ideas come from, as long as they can be turned into something amazing and tangible.

So, if any of the following sound like you?

You genuinely care about delivering results

You think outside the box is a complete clich?? (but do it anyway)

You're an expert in your field, but also love to look holistically across all channels and campaigns

You're hands on and not afraid to get stuck in

You're a passionate problem solver

You're dynamic

You're looking for a working environment where the whole team loves coming to work, supports each other and feels relaxed

The idea of socialising with colleagues doesn't fill you with dread

In return for your experience, creativity and incredible mind, they will make sure you work with and are trained by industry experts at the forefront of digital marketing. The senior management is open, honest and transparent which means they regularly share financial, team, and client performance with the whole agency. You can choose the hours you work, as long as they fit with the team and clients' requirements, and you'll enjoy a bi-annual training budget, generous pension scheme, free gym membership, and ride-to-work scheme. They also offer unlimited holiday. Yes, it really is unlimited. And no, that wasn't a typo.

The role

Reporting into the Technical Services Director, and working alongside a team of digital specialists, they're looking for an SEO Manager to shape, manage, and deliver world-class Organic strategies across a wide range of diverse and varied campaigns and projects for their clients. You'll be a hands-on team leader, as willing to get stuck in delivering on the day to day as you are discussing strategy with their clients.

You'll work amongst the Organic and Content team to develop, manage and ensure successful implementation of Organic strategies and campaigns from concept to completion. You will be responsible for communicating the overall organic strategy with clients, as well as ensuring the timely delivery of activities and managing team priorities. The team is currently a perfect mix of technical SEO analysts and dynamic content producers.

This is a great opportunity to join a unique and ambitious agency and to work within a close-knit multi-disciplinary team, where they will have you integrated on campaigns that span all digital marketing channels and specialisms, including Brand, Performance, SEO, Content, PPC, Display, and CRO.

Key responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will have experience across organic and content strategy and in management of organic activities. They will be able to juggle multiple accounts and strategies, ensuring deadlines are hit, activities are delivered to a high standard, and the organic team is working on the correct priorities. You should demonstrate your proactive nature and take the initiative to identify areas for improvement to the clients and within team projects.

Key competencies:

    • Demonstrated experience in SEO and Organic strategy: technical SEO, content production and general optimisation
    • Demonstrated experience in team management
    • Strong understanding of site analytics and tracking requirements
    • Understanding of the synergy between SEO, paid media, display and social activity
    • Strong project management and organisational skills
    • Client relationship skills - including experienced presentation skills
    • Effective and efficient working style

      Performance objectives:

      Ensures all clients have clear and agreed SEO forecasts, objectives, roadmaps, milestones and resource plans, with technical SEO, content and general optimisation working in partnership and not in silo.

      Ensures client targets and objectives are achieved and milestones delivered.

      Primary point of contact on SEO issues for agreed clients.

      Ensures acknowledgement of client requests/queries within no more than 4 hours and ensures SEO team respond within reasonable timeframe.

      Prioritises, briefs and organises all clients weekly and monthly reports with activity, insight and data reviews, plus monthly or quarterly performance reviews to the agency's standard supported by the SEO team.

      Support and input in the agency's standard and level of detail.

      Monitors and reports to Managing Director & Technical Director on SEO client and team performance and activities, weekly.

      Reacts to problems, issues, failures, missed deadlines to re-prioritise and adjust activities & priorities across the team.

      The benefits:

      Work with and be trained by industry experts at the forefront of digital marketing channels and platforms

      Unlimited holiday!

      Flexi time: flexible working hours and work from home, unless you are required for an important meeting at their central Brighton office

      GBP500 personal training budget, allocated every 6 months

      Pension scheme, gym membership and ride to work scheme

      Be part of an amazing, sociable and supportive team with far too frequent nights out/socials/Friday pizza and beers and of course their annual Christmas party abroad!

      The senior management is open, honest and transparent. This means they regularly share financial, team, and client performance with the whole agency