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LEWIS

Date

8/25/2020

Region

APAC

Office

Singapore, Singapore

Department

Digital, Display, Paid Media, Search

SEO/ SEM Manager APAC


About LEWIS

The company is an integrated communications agency that has gone from start-up to multi-national in a little over two decades. The company now ranks in the top 40 agencies worldwide and has 24 offices. Its success is due to a combination of factors: talented people delivering award winning campaigns; expanding client relationships into new markets or services; making strategic acquisitions. The agency, its people and client campaigns have won many prestigious awards, including Cannes Lions, Holmes Report, ICCO, PRCA and European Excellence. 

Purpose of the role

The Digital SEO/SEM Manager consults for Clients in all matters to do with search and digital paid media and ensures the client is kept fully up to date with critical activity on the account. In addition, they take an active role in developing that relationship by identifying and selling additional services. This person may also manage junior team members, ensuring individuals have the right skills, and that the team works together effectively.

Key responsibilities and tasks

Client Management

  • Maintains a consultative relationship with the client, acting as the key contact for all search and paid media services
  • Responsible for maintaining excellent client communication; defining deadlines and service agreements whilst ensuring these are met consistently by the team
  • Supports teams and clients in all aspects of nurturing and growing their activity
  • Works closely with the client to regularly review account performance, identifying and communicating opportunities for account organic growth
  • Works with the client and wider digital team to ensure effective budget management
  • Plays an integral role in the new business process, taking an instrumental role in generating content and presentation preparation, in addition to attendance at pitches where necessary
  • Ensures regular contact with the client is maintained by direct reports and other team members
  • Assists with pricing and selling projects
  • Maximises opportunities and outreach to external brands, as well as existing and past contacts, to build new business leads 

Digital / Paid media

  • Work closely with the regional team and local market teams to build SEO/SEM strategy and roadmap for LEWIS and Clients
  • Own and manage local and regional SEO/SEM projects
  • Strategize and determine media strategy/planning in the area of SEM (Google AdWords) and achieve monthly KPIs
  • Determine and prioritize onsite audit, SEO content and link building efforts and resources to achieve given monthly KPIs including organic traffic, orders and revenue
  • Collaborate and build processes with marketing, regional strategic accounts, accounts team and other departments across the company
  • Regularly develop, analyse and report on SEO/SEM performance including traffic, revenue, conversions, rankings - leveraging internal reporting, Google Analytics, Google Search Console and additional 3rd party reporting tools
  • Provide the best practices for keyword development, audience targeting/segmentation, assessment redesigns, category migrations, site structure, internal linking, site taxonomies and technical setup that can lead to accelerated paid/organic traffic
  • Create safe link building strategies and coordinate with content, merchandising and technical teams to ensure growth in domain authority
  • Develop thinking around tools and software with regards to SEM and SEO, feeding into the technology stack
  • Working closely with SEO/SEM software developers (such as MOZ) to drive initiatives for marketing and internal teams
  • Work closely with content/delivery teams to ensure articles, videos and images are visible in relevant search result
  • Stays up to date on best practices and current trends

Team working and development

  • Acts as a collaborative team member, working closely with peers and junior team members to maximise strengths, improve weaknesses and support career development
  • Guide local market junior account team members, including coaching, supervision and assessment 

  • Provides guidance to colleagues on how to best manage campaigns, including answering general new business requests

Reporting and analysis

  • Ensures that all activity and results are reported back to the client, providing insight and analysis across all aspects of the account
  • Communicates account performance internally (account reviews) and provides strategic advice to the client based on measurable analytics
  • Monitors and reports back on account KPIs and ensures accurate reporting by junior team members
  • Provides detailed reports to the senior management team on request

General

  • Takes a proactive role in promoting the LEWIS brand, its work, identity and values
  • Supports the HR / talent team by promoting both internal and external opportunities at LEWIS across social media and via the referral scheme
  • Contributes and supports the continuous improvement of systems, practices and policies
  • Overall, is a guardian of best marketing practice

LEWIS’ Valued Behaviours

BOLD

AGILE

COLLABORATIVE

INQUISITIVE

SPIRITED

Sees the bigger picture and make links between your own work and the business

Makes quick and clear decisions and able to "think on your feet"

Encourages open communication and sharing of knowledge, views and opinions

Open to learning, seeking feedback for your development

Enthusiastic and proud of the work that you do and your contribution to LEWIS

Accountable for your work and always strive for excellence

Adjusts to change positively

Appreciates and challenges others, while recognising and rewarding good performance

Takes advantage of training and development opportunities and encourages others to do so

Positive and optimistic

Enthusiastic about implementing new initiatives or ideas

Acts promptly to resolve issues

Gives, and are open to, constructive feedback

Curious, always looking for new information to expand your knowledge

Has an engaging sense of humour and knows how to have fun

 

Displays courage and uses initiative to make improvements to your work

 

Aims for simplicity to keep up with the pace

 

Motivates yourself and others around you 

 

 

Cares and is committed to the success of LEWIS

 

 

Encourages team work and creates a fun and nurturing environment

 

 

About you

  • 3+ years of experience in SEO with an intermediate understanding/foundation in SEM
  • Results-oriented mindset and ability to work independently
  • Stay on the leading edge of search engine industry trends, algorithm updates, and the competitive landscape
  • Knowledge of SEO and SEM metrics
  • Strong experience in keyword research, safe link building techniques, SEO/SEM tools (e.g. Screaming Frog. Ahrefs, SemRush, SEO Moz, Google AdWords etc.)
  • Strong experience in using Analytics Tools (Google Analytics, Google DataStudio, SuperMetrics, Google Search Console)
  • Ability and desire to work with big-data & numbers. Strong Excel skills (SQL, Python, PowerPivot will be a big plus)
  • Proven track record of business results and revenue growth through SEO and SEM
  • Outstanding project/client management experience
  • Fluent English in writing and communication (Mandarin would be an added bonus)
  • Understanding of client business issues and requirements
  • Understanding of the APAC region market/trends (including China) and opportunities for growth
  • Calmness under pressure and ability to achieve tight deadlines
  • Ability to interact confidently with clients at a senior level
  • Ability to troubleshoot team and client problem areas – and suggest a remedial course of action
  • Creative thinking and an open minded approach

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of the responsibilities for this role. Other responsibilities may be added from time to time. 

LEWIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating and fostering an environment focused on equality, empowerment and respect. We strive to create an inclusive workplace that supports and celebrates our diversity. We continue to invest in our efforts to ensure that LEWIS is a place where everyone can thrive.

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