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SEO Director

Posted: 30 Apr 2021 Closes: 2 Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PBM_743999744871836

Company Description

Spark Foundry make up part of a thriving global media network and are part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world's leading communications groups.

Spark Foundry's SEO team sits within the overall Performance Department together with the other performance disciplines, PPC, Paid Social, Programmatic and Affiliates. Being part of Publicis Groupe gives us market leading access to training and tools, tactics and platforms developed internally and powered by Performics. Our excellent relationships with key suppliers means as a team we get access to regular training, we are usually the first to trial new products across our clients, invites to industry events and a monthly lunch and learn session (with free lunch)!

We are diverse in our experience, personalities, nationalities and the clients we look after - and we celebrate that diversity. Our clients are professional but also creative and fun and this is reflected in the way we work and relate to each other. We know the way to deliver great work is to work together - and we enjoy it. We are a tight-knit team who socialise together and share in each other's successes.

We are passionate about the sectors our clients work in and would welcome people who share our enthusiasm.

Job Description

An opportunity has emerged for a talented SEO Director looking for their next step up in digital. Working closely with the Head of SEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the strategy and ensuring the quality of delivery across two of our most high profile accounts. This includes working across both B2B and B2C projects.

The successful candidate will be able to join a 20 strong SEO department, and further develop their skills and our product offering, alongside a supportive and experienced team.

Attention to detail, project management, client relationship management, technical knowledge and creativity are essential for this role. Previous experience in an SEO Director role is preferred. In return, Spark will provide the very best training opportunities and career progression for the right candidate.

As an SEO Director you will be responsible for developing the strategy, and ensuring delivery of high quality work across two of our largest accounts. The role of SEO Director will define the overall strategy, manage client communications, work closely with the implementation team to ensure quality of output, managing training and career progression of team, technical projects, delivery of roadmaps, project plans and forecasts. You will spot opportunities to grow client accounts for a mutually beneficial upsell, assigning appropriate tools for your clients, work effectively with planning & channel teams to ensure an integrated approach, manage the expectations of both internal and external stakeholders, and work directly with, and managing the relationship with third party agencies.


  • Strong hands on experience in an SEO role
  • Good presentation skills and inter-personal relationship skills. Candidates must have the ability to communicate concepts simply and effectively
  • Experience with broader "owned media" concepts such as CRO and GTM
  • Excellent prioritisation and project management skills
  • Up to date knowledge of the search marketing industry
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office solutions - particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Web Analytics understanding, particularly Google Analytics
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong technical skills
  • Strong creative skills
  • The ability to multi-task and work on severalareasat a time
  • Must be a self-starter and highly motivated

Additional Information

Publicis Media is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

Publicis Groupe UK

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