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Head of Paid Media

Job Title: Head of Paid Media

Location: London/ Shoreditch/ Hybrid

Salary: £80,000+


If you’re a Head of Paid Media or an experienced Paid Media Director looking to have the freedom to develop your own processes and innovations, at an independent agency without the red tape, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.


About The Company

An award-winning, global independent agency are looking for a Head of Paid Media to take lead of their PPC and Paid Media team. As Head of Paid Media, you will have the freedom to innovate the agencies PPC and Paid Media offerings to grow client accounts and win new business opportunities. Your strategic vision and leadership will be instrumental in the future of the agency, as you work closely with, and are supported by, the CEO.

Based in Shoreditch, their recently refurbished company office boasts amazing views across London, comfy seating, a Pac-Man arcade and beer on tap (literally speaking here, they have a beer tap in their office): the essentials for any successful digital marketing agency.

The agency offers hybrid and flexible working to all its team, supporting you to work how and when works best for you. As a global agency with offices spread around the world, you have the opportunity to work on some of the worlds biggest name brands across a huge variety of industries.


Head of Paid Media Role & Responsibilities

As the agency’s Head of Paid Media, you will have the opportunity to take the lead on paid campaigns across the spectrum of PPC and Paid Social. Additionally, your role will include:

  • Provide strategic direction for the Paid Media team and for the agencies business offerings into new areas.
  • Your work will be split across the UK team and clients, while having a smaller focus on the global teams.
  • Managing client relationships, ensuing client retention and loyalty, and identifying areas for client growth.
  • Looking for new areas to explore the growth of the businesses paid media offerings.
  • Lead and oversee the PPC and Paid Social aspects of new business pitches.
  • Be responsible for the creation and refinement of development processes of the Paid Media team, to ensure effective training.
  • Stay up to date with platform and industry changes, updating strategies in line with your analysis and observations and filtering these down to the wider Paid Media team.
  • Work closely with platform partners (Facebook, Google) to ensure the upskilling of team members.
  • Be heavily involved in team resourcing and growing the Paid Media and PPC team.


Your Skills & Experience

You will be supported to work how is best for you, as you receive the support necessary to lead the Paid Media team. The agency does ask that you have:

  • 5+ years’ experience of PPC and Paid Social experience, ideally in an agency setting.
  • 2+ years’ experience in leadership role.
  • Substantial experience across the breadth of social media and other marketing channels: Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, Paid Search and Display.
  • Proven ability running large scale, PPC and Paid Social accounts.
  • Proven experience winning new business and cross selling/ up selling when appropriate.
  • Substantial experience of managing and developing a team.
  • Knowledge of the wider digital marketing industry: Programmatic Display, OOH etc.
  • Proven experience of growing and developing client accounts.
  • Relevant industry qualifications: Google Ads etc.


Company Benefits

The company is committed to not just hiring the best, but also keeping them; and offer the long-term incentives to support that commitment:

  • Hybrid working and flexible working/ starting hours, suited to your personal needs.
  • 25 days holidays + the office closed at Christmas.
  • Private medical insurance and dental plan.
  • Monthly contributions to physical and mental health (Gym, art classes, meditation etc).
  • Free breakfast every day, to make your mornings easier.
  • Transportation support with a bike-to-work scheme and season ticket loan.
  • Opportunity to learn another language, with paid courses and tutorship.


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