Are you a SEO specialist seeking a new opportunity within a vibrant international retailer in Manchester City Centre?






Up to £32,000

GBP 32000

Date Added







Manchester M1 2AQ Piccadilly

The Candidate Ltd

SEO Lead - £32,000 - Retail – Manchester

Our client is a well-established brand who are at the top of their game when it comes to the latest fashion for all of their customers and they don’t show any signs of slowing down! The City Centre office is based a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of the trendiest shops, restaurants, and bars, with transport links very close by. The ideal person for this role will be results driven, commercially savvy and comfortable thinking on their feet and making business decisions.

They are looking for an SEO Lead to join their team of digital marketing specialists! In this role you will partner and align with the brand trading cells to advise on SEO improvements and best practice recommendations. You will be responsible for implementing SEO strategy and recommendations for a targeted brand, aimed at improving Organic Search visibility.

Why work here?

The salary is up to £32,000 and it comes with a great benefits package, including:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Annual profit share scheme
  • Due to the size and structure of the business, this is a role that comes with a clear path for progression and development.
  • Flexible working/ work from home options
  • Generous holidays – starting at 24 days and rising to 30 days per year plus Bank Holidays
  • Holiday purchase scheme – where you can buy extra days off
  • Tons of free to attend socials events (in 2019 they took the entire business to a festival!)

Your role as SEO Lead:

  • Implements SEO strategy for targeted brands; across technical SEO and onsite optimisation
  • Partner with Brand Trading Squads and provide SEO advice, support – signposting or actioning as necessary.
  • Can support the development of an SEO performance forecast for their brand, based on the implementation of our SEO strategy.
  • Can support the creation of an SEO plan and can implement recommendations to drive SEO sessions and revenue.
  • Represents SEO in the trading cells and can advise and support on best practice recommendations. 
  • Finds ways to improve SEO processes and integrates with wider business stakeholders.
  • Works with our SEO agency to drive best-in-class results.
  • Working with the broader SEO team and agency to deliver migration on to new web platform
  • Manages complex SEO cases and scenarios – escalating to the SEO Manager when needed.

What experience are they looking for?

  • Knowledge & experience of managing SEO projects: best practice, technical SEO and site structure & keyword/audience mapping
  • Experience of managing SEO on e-commerce websites is critical
  • Knowledge of SEO development best practice standards, HTML/CSS
  • Can complete hands on SEO analysis using a variety of measurement tools, including SEM Rush, Google Analytics, Search Console, A Hrefs, Deepcrawl, Screaming Frog.
  • Commercially focused & results driven.
  • Methodical and organised.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Is very proactive and can work using their own initiative.

Are you the right person for the job? Let’s get you in for an interview!

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