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31 May 2017

Group Head of SEO

  • Reference: elw310517a
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £Competitive
  • Type: Permanent
  • Sector: Retail
  • Consultant email: info@thecandidate.co.uk
  • Consultant telephone: +44 161 833 1044

Exclusive Opportunity! #TheCandidateExec

Do you strive for unprecedented success? An extremely fast-paced, international retailer in Manchester is on the hunt for a highly ambitious Group Head of SEO to join their team of digital experts! The successful candidate will receive an excellent benefits package including team away days and discounts across all of their brands!

Our client has over a decade’s worth of experience within the retail industry and since they heavily invest in advertisement across all channels, they are certainly a force to be reckoned with! Located in Greater Manchester, the office is easily accessible from the motorway and the company has a regular shuttlebus to take staff to and from the nearest tram stop. The company has ambitious plans for future growth and as they continue to acquire new business, they are now looking for an experienced and diligent individual who wants to play an integral part in their future success.

The Group Head of SEO will be overseeing all areas of the business’ SEO, from content through to technical therefore an individual who has expertise knowledge on both aspects will thrive within the role! The role will also involve aiming to continuously improve all channels of the company; striving to deliver first-class projects which achieve the firm’s key objectives. The successful candidate will be in charge of managing and developing their team by becoming being a heavily involved member themselves whilst also liaising with both the internal and external stakeholders. The SEO department works with a phenomenal budget of around £1 million a month, therefore, previous experience of handling large budgets is essential for this exciting role.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get your foot in the door of a multi-channel, household brand!

The Key Responsibilities of the Group Head of SEO:

  • Manage all SEO projects and ensure that the team is working effectively in order to guarantee that all work produced is of the highest calibre.
  • Communicate effectively the desired outcomes of each project and take the time to share your expertise with all of the team members in order to develop and perfect their skills.
  • Liaise closely with other senior members of the company as well as key stakeholders in order to ensure that everyone has a strong understanding of all the SEO projects occurring.
  • Lead content strategies which centralise on the upmost commercially important destinations whilst also developing a strong outreach strategy for the business.

 The Perfect Candidate:

  • At least 4 years’ experience of working within a similar role
  • Proven experience of working in a fast – paced, ever changing retail environment is also vital for this role
  • Capable of prioritising your workload in order to meet tight deadlines whilst also having previous experience of managing million pound budgets
  • Possess’ an extensive knowledge of technical factors such as CCS, Java and HTML and how they impact on SEO
  • Excellent leadership, organisational and communication skills are also fundamental to the role
  • Comfortable working with people across all levels of the business whilst delegating effectively and being the ‘go-to’ person for all SEO queries
  • Has a strong understanding of HTML5, Structured Data, JavaScript and other server-side languages or protocols
  • Has an excellent business and commercial awareness!

Are you a natural born leader who’s ready to take on a new challenge? Don’t let this opportunity slip away, get in touch with our talented Search and Selection team today on 0161 833 1044!

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