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Search Hub Director - 12 month FTC

Posted: 19 Apr 2021 Closes: 19 May 2021
London, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PBM_743999743264143

Company Description

Starcom is the Human Experience Company; we believe that our clients' competitive advantage lies in understanding people better, and acting on that understanding faster than the competition.

The future lies in bringing together media, creativity and data to create powerful experiences that will drive faster growth. We are the flagship Publicis Media agency to do this through our Power of One client teams that span clients such as P&G, Samsung, FCA (Stellantis), McDonalds, Novartis and Visa.

We work differently to most agencies and base many of our models on consultancy ways of working to build a more agile workforce in this hybrid world. We complement our account teams with Squads - small teams that work for a short period to solve a specific brief. We hold cross discipline Sprints to crack client briefs at speed. These processes are designed to fuel high performance and fast results through collaboration.

Even in this most challenging period, Starcom has had an exceptional 2020. We have welcomed brilliant clients such as Ferrero, Axa, KP Snacks and E.ON into the fold. Our client satisfaction scores are among the highest in the market, significantly above agency norms. We place a huge focus on our teams as part of a global community, driving flagship D&I and L&D programmes within Publicis; our goal is to help every individual reach their fullest potential and we encourage everyone to make "Brave Plays" in how they approach their work and their own career development. As a result, we have an exceptionally energised and committed talent base, all of us proud of our welcoming and supportive culture.

Job Description

Proctor & Gamble, one of Starcom's biggest and most iconic accounts, are devoted to driving innovation across all media platforms. The portfolio reaches across all brands and markets in Europe, with PPC and SEO both in scope, run by an integrated 'One Search' hub based in London. London based team is focused on senior stakeholder management, performance consultancy and revenue development, whilst day to day delivery and local P&G at a market level is managed by our Centre Of Excellence in India.

This role focuses on managing the team, operations and client servicing across Search (SEO, PPC & Social) for Europe. The successful candidate will be organized and have strong project management skills. We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for delivering excellent solutions at scale, who can work with complexity in workflow models and client/team set up.

Reporting to the Head of Search, you will be responsible for 3 core areas: Team, Client Service & Operations.
  • Accountable for overseeing client service delivery across the portfolio, understanding client satisfaction levels, identifying where intervention is needed and leading the team to implement the required changes
  • Accountable for overseeing the team - ensuring morale is kept high, communications are clear and regular on central/group impacts and that the team are working as one integrated unit
  • Ensure all new clients are on-boarded smoothly, and record keeping/finance set up done properly
  • Ensure your team is adhering to all processes within the department and where new processes need to be developed to ensure greater account efficiency - identify improvements and work with colleagues to implement
  • Lead implementation of training & development roadmap, ensuring team completion and adaptation of the roadmap to ensure longevity & relevancy
  • Accountable & full ownership of supplier relationships - ensuring strength of relationship, quality of T&L/optimization roadmap and actionability of recommendations
  • Main lead for connection of London to India operations, leading weekly connects with senior India delivery team, ensuring feedback is passed (both ways) and any issues flagged and solutions put in place
  • Full accountability for ensuring stewardship and compliance of the finance process, working with the India team to ensure on time completion with zero error. First poc for any finance resolution


  • A search background (PPC or SEO)
  • Extensive experience of managing large teams & clients at a senior level
  • Strong presentation and storytelling skills
  • Proven record of driving value for clients and a strong demonstration of commercial understanding
  • Proactive, solution oriented mindset

Additional Information

Harnessing the power of the modern media landscape to drive one-to-one consumer engagement at scale, Publicis Media creates value for clients through global media agency brands and scaled capabilities across investment, strategy, insights and analytics, data and technology, commerce, performance marketing and content.

Trust is the cornerstone upon which we build our relationships. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of how a partner should behave. We treat our people and our clients with respect, transparency and honesty.

This is first and foremost a people business. We are committed to ensuring Publicis Media a destimation for the best talent in our industry. We value people as individuals, growing ourselves as we grow our client's business.

True transformation comes when we stop managing change, and instead initiate change. We believe in our purpose to be the admired force for business transformation. We believe that focusing on performance and results has the power to transform client business.

Publicis Groupe UK

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