Paid Search Manager

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    Irvine, California

  • Group 6411

    $45 - $55 hourly

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Onward Search is a seeking a Paid Search Manager for global pharmaceutical company.

You'll manage the paid search accounts handled by agency partners. The Paid Search Specialist, an SEM expert, will actively analyze data and formulate strategic optimizations and recommendations within Paid Search platforms. Demonstrated success in seeing ideas through from conception to fruition is essential for the ideal candidate.

This is a full-time, 7-12 month contract, remote opportunity with occasional meetings in the Irvine, CA office. 

As a Paid Search Manager you’ll:

  • Act as the subject matter expert in Paid Search, driving innovation and implementing best practices for company's brands.
  • Monitor and analyze campaign performance to provide insights and strategic recommendations based on results.
  • Conduct ongoing keyword discovery, expansion, and identifying optimization opportunities within Paid Search platforms
  • Manage bid adjustments and allocating spend effectively across different channels and keywords.
  • Generate monthly reports, identifying issues, and proposing enhancements to Paid Search strategies.
  • Build and maintain strong external relationships with agency partners, vendors, and internal cross-functional teams.
  • Stay informed about industry updates, tools, trends, and findings, and integrating new opportunities where applicable.

Paid Search Manager Skills & Experience must-haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, or a related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in managing Paid Search Campaigns.
  • Proficiency in strategizing, purchasing, and optimizing on Search platforms.
  • Skilled in Google Ads, Bing Ads, SA360, Campaign Manager, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, including pivot table creation and v-lookup functions.
  • Proficient in strategizing, purchasing, and optimizing on Search platforms.
  • Capable of managing a high volume of work across various business functions to ensure timely delivery and impactful results.
  • Strong analytical skills, adept at extracting actionable insights from data.
  • Excellent communication abilities, both verbal and written, with a talent for simplifying complex concepts.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently.
  • Experience in pharma or healthcare is advantageous.

To learn more about this Paid Search Specialist opportunity, apply now and chat with a recruiter today!

What’s in our benefits packages:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k Program
  • Commuter Benefit
  • eLearning
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Ongoing Training & Development
  • *To qualify for our benefits package, you must work over 30 hours per week and the length of assignment must be a minimum of 10 weeks.

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Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment regarding race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances.


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The application deadline for this role is April 12, 2024.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
  • Onward Search is a nationwide staffing agency and talent solutions provider specializing in creative, marketing and technology. Our clients are continuously turning to us to fill their open positions. Therefore, there is no application deadline for this position, as we are seeking candidates for this type of role across all our clients on an ongoing basis.

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