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Sr. Manager, Search

Job Description:

The Sr Manager, Search is accountable for successfully managing Paid Search campaigns for SMB/midmarket to enterprise level clients. This team member works under the direction of the Associate Director of Operations and in coordination with a variety of cross-functional team members. The primary responsibilities in this role include successfully leading the day-to-day strategic management of complex and sophisticated Search campaigns, and to act as the central hub of collaboration and problem solving across various departments/resources while delivering against aggressive client objectives.

A successful person in this role is smart, curious, ambitious, willing to roll-up their sleeves, and won’t stop until the goal is achieved. We’re seeking intelligent and inquisitive people who can passionately represent BRUNNER, develop the strategy behind category defining Search programs, ensure superior service delivery to our clients and engage in a manner that ensures a trusting and lasting relationship.


Team Management

  • Provide mentoring and guidance to Search Account Managers and Search specialist.
  • Create and enforce standard operating procedures.
  • Rate and monitor performance of direct reports.
  • Review performance, promotion, salary adjustments with department VP’s.

Search Campaign Management

  • Perform day-to-day campaign activities for enterprise level Paid Search (PPC) campaigns, including: bid management, budget allocation, forecasting, performance monitoring, strategic testing, campaign expansion, etc.
  • Act as the main point of contact for the client, internal departments, and third party providers; spearhead collaboration, facilitate discussions, planning, and project management
  • Contribute to the development and execution of market strategies for Paid Search campaigns, including developing strategic roadmaps, test plans, and risk/benefit analysis; as well as analyzing results and developing actionable insight

Analysis, Thought Leadership & Communication

  • Employ analytical reasoning, data analysis, and problem solving skills to effectively and efficiently manage campaigns. Professionally communicate findings to the client, regardless of the medium (in person, PowerPoint, email, etc)
  • Demonstrate thought leadership and professional communication skills by developing and delivering client facing materials, such as presentations, Point of Views, business cases, and performance reports
  • Utilize business acumen to work closely with client teams to identify and fully understand business needs, campaign performance objectives, and opportunities to grow the relationship

Teamwork & Project Management

  • Effectively communicate task execution and timeline requirements to client contacts
  • Active monitoring and sharing of industry news, on-line marketing trends, industry tools, and internal cross-team key learnings
  • Work comfortably in dynamic, time intensive environments where competing priorities are commonplace; Must manage expectations and priorities

Required Experience:

  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Business Experience
  • 3-5 years of Paid Search Engine Marketing (SEM) experience, preferably on the Agency side
  • Capable of successfully leading small to large-scale campaigns, spending between $100,000 - $2-5M+ annually, with limited oversight
  • Experience beyond managing campaigns in Google + Bing a plus (i.e. GDN, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc.)

Analytical Skills

  • Comprehensive data analysis and problem solving skills; able to draw conclusions and with guidance, you are able to devise strategic recommendations based on findings
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills: pivot tables, Vlookups, and chart building. Working knowledge of Visual Basic macros is a plus.
  • Additional SEM software skills a plus (e.g. Tableau, Hitwise, etc.)

Project Management + Communication

  • Well organized, able to balance client timelines and business needs across multiple clients
  • Comfortable presenting to senior-level client contacts (in-person, via email, PowerPoint, etc) with your audience’s expectations and subject-matter knowledge in mind.


  • B.A./B.S. degree required; Marketing or Business preferred
  • Eager to learn more, and to direct your career path accordingly


Normal office environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time including extensive use of PC equipment. 


We offer your full traditional benefits including: health, dental, vision, and life insurance. We also offer a matching 401K, commuter benefits, and flex funds for you to enjoy your life outside of work. Add to that a good deal of PTO, including half day summer Fridays and all the holiday time off you would expect. Oh yeah, and weekly happy hours of course.

We like everyone, so we are an equal opportunity employer. We do not consider your race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status when deciding to hire you. We just want you to be you.  

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