Director of Global Paid Search (SEM)

Atlanta, New York or Remote

People who work for themselves fuel our economy.  In the US, small businesses employ 60% of the workforce and create 80% of new jobs.  Oftentimes the odds are stacked against them with 50% failing in the first 5 years. Intuit’s Small Business and Self-Employed Group (SBSEG) is devoted to creating solutions to meet the needs and improve the chances of success for these entrepreneurs with a portfolio of solutions from Mailchimp and QuickBooks.  

Mailchimp is a leading marketing platform for small businesses. We empower millions of customers around the world to build their brands and grow their companies with a suite of marketing automation, multichannel campaigns, CRM, and analytics tools.

We are looking for a creative and insightful Director of Global Paid Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to lead our paid search strategy and investments globally.  We are looking for someone who can help build and inspire an ever evolving search strategy. With data as a key focus, the ideal candidate will lead innovative tests and scale initiatives to bring our customers closer to our Mailchimp’s portfolio of offerings.  You and your team will be responsible for collaborating across planning, forecasting, measurement and optimization for paid search to drive efficient customer growth.  

What you’ll do here: 

  • Inspire and lead an internal team and agency partners spanning all aspects of paid search marketing
  • Manage and ideate ways to allocate search investment, ensuring a well optimized media budget across geographies, and understanding how search can support cross funnel-stage strategies to to meet performance and branding goals across the world. 
  • Utilize data-driven methodology, analysis and measurement to improve effectiveness and efficiency across search engines, keywords and geographies.
  • Maintain constant optimization through performance analysis, trends analysis, and identifying areas of growth though A/B testing, campaign structure, audience segmentation, bidding optimization, landing page optimization, etc.
  • Partner with your SEO colleagues to build a holistic cross-device paid and organic search strategy.  
  • Work collaboratively with other internal paid media, web marketing team members and external agency partners and SEM and commerce partners such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Shopify, etc. to drive planning and performance reporting against our business objectives
  • Develop a team with a strong analytical approach to acquisition funnel metrics, measurement and campaign performance.

We’d love to hear from you if: 

  • You have 10+ years of either agency or in-house search marketing experience with a focus on paid performance and new customer acquisition
  • You have 5+ years experience running a global SEM program
  • You have experience working collaboratively in a cross-channel paid media team
  • You have strong leadership and communication skills to drive recommendations, articulate trade-offs and communicate plans 
  • You have a willingness to be deep in the details while also being able to create and communicate higher level strategy
  • You are experienced in managing SEM budgets for subscription based offerings
  • You have experience with Google Ads, Apple Search Ads, and SA 360, as well as various web and data analytics platforms

How you’ll work:  Our Core Leadership Behaviors are the observable and measurable leadership actions and skills that contribute to our effectiveness and success in our roles at Mailchimp. They determine how we do our jobs and how we meet our goals, enabling us to bring out the best in each other and execute on our strategic plans to deliver for our customers.

    • Thriving in Complexity: You unravel and make sense of potentially sophisticated, incomplete, and contradictory information to effectively solve problems. 
    • Nimble Learning: You tackle problems with experimentation, using successes and failures to inform future decisions
    • Expecting the best: You hold yourself and others accountable to meet commitments
    • Collaborating Courageously: You build partnerships across the company and work collaboratively with others to meet strategic goals
    • Cultivating Candor: You act with integrity and earn the confidence and trust of others through honesty and authenticity
    • Inclusive Leadership: You recognize the value diversity brings to our organization and leverages different perspectives to enhance organizational culture and drive performance
    • Customer Obsessed: You listen hard to customers, understand their challenges, develop relationships with them, and deliver products that remove their obstacles
    • Action Oriented: You initiate new opportunities and face tough challenges with a sense of energy, enthusiasm and service

At Mailchimp, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We don’t just accept differences, we celebrate them, support them, and hire peeps from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our company stronger. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience aligns with what we’re looking for (even if you don’t check every single box), please consider applying!

Mailchimp is an all-in-one marketing platform for growing businesses. Mailchimp empowers millions of customers around the world to start and grow their businesses with world-class marketing technology, award-winning customer support, and inspiring content. Millions of businesses and individuals—from community organizations to Fortune 100 companies—trust Mailchimp to help them connect with their audience with the right message, at the right time, in the right place.

Founded in 2001 and based in Atlanta with offices in Brooklyn, Oakland, Vancouver, London, and Santa Monica, Mailchimp has 1,200+ employees. Through Intuit, we offer employees competitive compensation, best in class perks and benefits. We hire collaborative, customer obsessed, problem solvers and give you ample opportunity to grow and succeed. Find Mailchimp on social.

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Mailchimp is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (including gender expression and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, weight, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other factor protected by federal, state or local law. Mailchimp also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories, and complies with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.