SEM Manager

5 - 7 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Houston, TX
5 - 7 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

The perfect candidate will be an analytical thinker who is curious and loves to experiment, taking pride in their work and personal ownership of his/her channels. This is a strategic but hands-on role, so we’re looking for someone who can balance big-picture strategy, with exceptional attention to detail and a focus on driving results.

Why work here? Our entrepreneurial roots and maverick mentality, coupled with the resources and backing of the #1 home improvement retailer in the world, The Home Depot, is a unique opportunity for you to be a transformative retail disrupter. Plus, GCC is the world’s largest online window covering company, and we’ve got a demonstrably awesome 20-year track record. From our open-floor office to our open-door ethos, our culture is rooted in improving, evolving, and having fun (we’re pretty serious about cake, cook-offs, ping pong, meaningful work and exciting projects). Most importantly, our team members are always inspired, engaged, and ready for growth.

That means you’ll have the resources and the runway to create truly magical, out-of-the-box work. Moreover, you will play an important role in leveraging our culture, people, systems, processes, and technology — ultimately to provide incredible customer experiences, while growing business for GCC and The Home Depot. This is your chance to be part of something big, in a small start-up environment.

We’re ranked as one of The Top 5 Workplaces in Texas and have consistently won the following awards: The Best Place to Work in Houston (Houston Business Journal), Houston’s Top Workplaces (Houston Chronicle) and Houston’s Best and Brightest.

20%- Develop and execute Shopping (aka PLA) strategy for a portfolio of brands, deploying millions of dollars in ad-spend and being accountable to meet visitor, new customer, revenue, and margin goals; within ROI and budget targets.
20%- Oversee day-to-day management, including bid management, keyword research, campaign taxonomy, geo/device targeting, product feed management and optimization etc.
20%- Define measures of success for channels; deliver insights and actions based on KPIs. Monitor campaign results, analyze key trends and continuously optimize performance.
20%- Produce reports and summaries in a timely manner with clear-cut communication, including market, economic, competitive, consumer, and shopper insights.
10%- Create spend-plan with revenue/visitor forecasts based on historical data and market forces.
Scale customer acquisition efforts through continuous optimization, testing and experimenting without fear of failure.
10%- Identify growth opportunities and implement initiatives to further increase market-share; potentially researching/piloting new digital channels.

This position reports to Director of Digital Marketing
This position has no Direct Reports


Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.


Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:
HTML, CSS, SQL, tag-management, Tableau and/or Photoshop

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies
Digital-marketing experience with at least 3 years of managing multi-million dollar PPC and PLA campaigns within an agency or retail organization
Comprehensive understanding of performance marketing, conversion optimization, and online customer acquisition
Experience with Adobe Analytics (aka Omniture), Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools. Hands-on experience with SEM platforms (Google AdWords, Bing Ads, Yahoo Gemini) and bid management tools (e.g. Marin, Kenshoo etc.). Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
Experience developing reporting, trend analysis, and program design.
Self-directed and able to work independently with minimal direct supervision, while recognizing the value of contributing in a team environment
Demonstrated strong business judgement and decision-making skills; ability to identify, prioritize, and articulate highest impact initiatives.
Innovative thinker, able to operate in strategic capacity and with laser-focus on flawless execution.
Outstanding analytical skills, strong experience in optimization and interpreting test results and drawing conclusions with experience in using ad serving, programmatic media management, and digital analytics.
Excellent communications skills (verbal, written and presentation), both in articulating his/her ideas and gathering input from key stakeholders.
Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in SEO and SEM

Job ID: 109775

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