Paid Search Account Manager

Posted on :

21 Mar, 2014

Category :

Accounting Jobs in South Africa

[email protected] is the world’s leading digital and direct media agency, with more than 650 professionals in 39 offices across 32 countries.
We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic team-player to join our growing operation in Johannesburg.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative, creative, self-starter with a passion for digital marketing.
Recent experience in PPC marketing, utilising the latest analytics and bid management tools to drive return on investment is essential. Ideally, the candidate needs to be comfortable working with Excel and have a passion for numbers – and how to get them to grow in the right direction. We are about results, and applicants with a passion for (and proven experience in) driving CPCs down and conversions up will be at an advantage.

Key responsibilities include but not limited to:
•Day-to-day management of multiple PPC accounts towards delivering a positive ROI based on specific client objectives (including set up, tracking, optimisation and reporting on campaigns).
•Keyword research and generation for search strategies.
•Development of ad copy and creative for campaigns.
•Integration of PPC accounts with relevant analytics/bid management software.
•Working closely alongside account teams towards achieving client objectives.
•Attending client meetings and developing good working relationships with clients and digital contacts.


Essential attributes include but not limited to:
•At least two years’ of recent paid search marketing experience.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Attention to detail and accuracy.
•Logical and strategic thinker.
•Understanding of Google Analytics, and PPC management interfaces.
•Good team player with leadership abilities.
•Ability to multitask and perform under pressure.
•Good client management skills with the willingness and the confidence to work with senior clients.
•The ability to work to deadlines.
•Interest and keen undertaking to understand the client’s marketplace and business.
•An understanding of the online/offline marketing mix and how these channels work together.

Attributes which would be advantageous:
•Google AdWords qualified.
•Proven experience within a paid search marketing role.
•Knowledge of and an interest in the latest digital marketing trends.

Applications can be sent via email to [email protected]. Please include the job title (Paid Search Account Manager) in the subject line of your e-mail. Please note that due to the response rate, correspondence will only be made with short-listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within two weeks of applying, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. Thank you.

Ogilvy & Mather South Africa is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, colour, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation or because of gender identity or expression.


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