IHG Manager, Paid Search in Atlanta, Georgia

Description:

When you’re a part of IHG, you’re more than your job title. If you’re anything like Isabella you’re a music lover and an avid soccer player too. And that’s what we love – the individual talents, interests and dreams that make you who you are.

Join the Global Marketing team at IHG and we won’t expect you to conform to any stereotype – because we know that a team with different perspectives and passions can only make us stronger.

What you will need is ambition, talent and some key skills. For this vital role, we’re looking for someone who can…

The purpose of this role is to manager a team of in-house Search Engine Marketers to drive hotel bookings and room revenue at a highly cost efficient level. In this role the Manager of Paid Search will be responsible to move the business forward through innovation and identifying new optimization strategies. The manager will be the product owner of our Kenshoo Bid Management tool and will be tasked with ensuring the platform is fully integrated with all tactics. The manager will be the face and voice of the channel to senior leadership and will provide program updates and recommendations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities(Key Activities)

● Establish and maintain relationships through online advertising, search engines, or similar internet channels. Analyze and implement possible new revenue streams and distribution opportunities with channel-specific sites or search engines which support interactive business strategies and tactics. investigate, negotiate, implement, and manage direct distribution agreements and marketing alliances for online sites.

● Manage ROI and cost of sale metrics for online and search engine marketing and advertising opportunities. Analyze returns to ensure that revenue requirements are being met while staying within the budget. Keep Director informed of any major issues or significant changes in metrics.

● Maintain understanding of current events regarding online advertising, search engine, or related industry and its affiliates. Communicate knowledge of industry landscape to Director

● Manage Campaigns, through media placements and social channel advertising to ensure IHG Brands are getting adequate exposure, while maintaining an effective ROI. .

● Manage the search engine marketing tool and the relationship with external technology provider. help train internal clients on using technology for optimizing, reporting and analyzing search engine marketing campaigns. Track, analyze and report on brand and channel marketing campaigns for assigned accounts or market affiliates.

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Interactive, Marketing or a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

Experience

5 years’ progressive work-related experience with demonstrated mastery of technical and business knowledge and understanding of multiple disciplines/processes related to the position Minimum 3 years interactive marketing experience and 2 years social experience

Technical Skills and Knowledge

● Demonstrated project management experience in organizing, planning and executing marketing projects from conception through implementation.

● Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing information to clients, vendors, senior management and staff.

● Demonstrated proficiency in business software products such as Excel, Microsoft Access, Word and PowerPoint.

● Demonstrated strong knowledge of Internet systems, marketing programs, and affiliate networks.

● Demonstrated ability to build and manage relationships with marketing affiliates, regional teams, franchisees and hotel owners.

● Demonstrated analytical skills and research abilities. Demonstrated ability to use the results of investigation and analysis to make effective strategic decisions.

● Experience creating and managing content for owned social channels (IHG Army Hotels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram pages and blog)

● Must be knowledgeable about social networks and viral marketing

In return for your hard work, you can look forward to a highly competitive salary and benefits package – including 401k, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, and discounts at our hotels. What’s more, because your career will be as unique as you are, we’ll give you all the tailored support you need to make a great start, be involved and grow.

So whoever you are, whatever you love doing, bring your passion to IHG and we’ll make sure you’ll have room to be yourself.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job: Executive / Corporate

Location: GA-Atlanta

Requisition ID: R70215325_