Manager, SEM - Culver City, CA


The Manager, SEM will report to the Director, Digital Marketing and will be responsible for driving the SEM strategy in support of key business initiatives with goals to drive traffic and sales for our retail locations.  

Essential Functions 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Implement a SEM/PPC strategy practice that focuses on paid search media, in conjunction with programmatic advertising, online advertising, third party listings to maximize ROI

  • Work closely with internal teams to develop and implement Paid Search programs

  • Responsible for developing strategies and metrics, tracking and analyzing results, executing media optimizations and program enhancements

  • Research, analyze, and monitor market trends, benchmarks, innovative SEM techniques, and competitive landscapes to identify actionable insights and execution plans

  • Manage SEM vendor relationships including budget control, communication, project initiatives, and delivery  

  • Oversee key processes and workflow necessary to create and manage paid search campaign activities. 

  • Lead and partner with our agency representative to determine campaign optimizations, investment decisions and fulfillment of program KPI’s

  • Document, analyze, and report on key initiatives

Required Education and Experience

  • 3 years' progressive experience in online paid search – either agency or client side (retail preferred), programmatic advertising, digital advertising and agency/vendor management a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably within the field of advertising or marketing 


  • Advanced presentation and Excel skills 

  • Detailed, project oriented, and ability to multi-task is a priority 

  • Flexible person who is comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment 

  • Creative thinking and strong independent motivation are essential to this role, as well as solid communication, project management and time-management skills

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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