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My client is a Tech start-up in the food industry. Recently pivoting from B2C to a B2 model, they are in search of a Senior Paid Media Manager, based in their Cape Town offices, Paarden Island, who can keep up with their innovative environment.

We are looking for a highly analytical, self-motivated and meticulous individual with a passion for growing brands and achieving exceptional ROI through paid media.
You will be responsible for planning, implementing, reporting on and optimizing display, search and video PPC/ SEM campaigns to ensure alignment with the company’s online marketing strategy. This role requires the ability to operate on both a strategic and tactical level.

You will partner with internal teams, as well as external partners, to:

  • Align short-term and long-term business goals with PPC and SEM strategy and tactics
  • Analyse paid media traffic to develop, execute, test and report on paid and SEO/ SEM strategies
  • Manage and optimize media buys (including digital display, search, social, mobile etc.)
  • Monitor the evolving media landscape and help develop best practices for the company
  • Align PPC/ SEM strategies with general brand strategy

What you will be doing

  • Own paid media strategy for the company and its key brand partners
  • Set up the paid media accounts, tooling and other infrastructure for the company and its key brand partners
  • Develop, execute and optimise cutting-edge digital campaigns from conception to launch
  • Optimize paid media for qualified leads and ROI
  • Deliver paid media performance that contributes significantly to the company’s sales pipeline and revenue growth
  • Overseeing and managing the overall budget for paid media
  • Report paid media performance against key KPIs (ROI, conversion rate, cost & click performance, impressions/ reach)
  • Administer our paid media accounts
  • Conducting in-depth keyword and website research, ad grouping and audience targeting
  • Maintaining knowledge of industry best practices and new technologies
  • Working cross-departmentally to align campaign strategies and goals across the organization

Skills requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5+ years of experience in PPC, SEO/SEM and digital advertising
  • Proven track record of exceptional ROI and growth on campaigns
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to utilise analytics tools to analyse data and trends in order to improve ROI and identify growth opportunities
  • Proven ability to interact and collaborate across different teams in order to accomplish goals
  • Strong experience with Google AdWords – annual certifications required
  • Facebook Blueprint – ongoing learning
  • Strong experience with social ad platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • Understanding of Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
  • Detailed report creation for paid campaigns
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Self-motivated individual with a strong desire to succeed

For more information, email your CV to

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Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2008-192836
Salary per: annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: ASAP
Job Industries: Marketing
Job Locations: Cape Town
Job Types: Permanent

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