Paid Search Senior Specialist at Kepler (Remote)

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ABOUT ADVZ (pronounced “advise”)

ADVZ is a fully accredited Google Marketing Platform (GMP) sales partner. We help brands build stronger digital connections with consumers through nimble and strategic engagement models, providing advertising and data strategy, training, technology design and hands-on campaign management.

As a Kepler Group company, ADVZ draws from Kepler's strategic, technology-and data-driven marketing expertise to provide world-class Google marketing support.

The ADVZ team is guided by Kepler’s values:

  • ADVZ prides itself on being a great place to work.  In fact, we’re proud to share that AdAge just recognized Kepler as a ‘Best Place to Work” for 2022, validating our investment in our team and our clients.
  • We're transparent with our employees. You'll hear updates on company financials, how we're performing against bonus goals, and how we're responding to challenges we face. 
  • We're growing. For you, that means unparalleled growth opportunities and a role in shaping the direction of the company. 
  • We're fun, authentic, empathetic, and ever-in-motion. You'll work with and learn from the smartest people in the industry and have a blast doing it. 
  • We're human. You'll have an option to join Employee Resource Groups, DEI initiatives, and altruism efforts to bring positive societal impact.

 THE TEAM

Paid Search (SEM) Specialists live within the Digital Solutions Media team, driving expertise of Google Marketing Platform media and analytics products: Search Ads 360 (SA360), Display & Video 360 (DV360), Campaign Manager (CM360), Google Analytics (GA360), and more.

The team is responsible for guiding brands and agencies on their marketing maturity journey, supporting their media and analytics needs through Google technology licensing, media campaign management, dashboarding/insight generation, and more.

THE ROLE

The Paid Search (SEM), Senior Specialist role is one level above our entry level Specialist role, where you'll refine your SA360 search management craft and become more independent, taking  on new leadership responsibilities.

Aside from an advancement in technical skills, this role will offer a unique entrepreneurial opportunity to support a business from the ground up, developing processes, growing the team, etc.  You’ll be very independent and given the opportunity to take on challenges that you feel are mission critical for the business to scale effectively.

Hear what it’s like to work within Kepler Group: watch an Optimization Manager discuss his experiences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MctRNKSrMHQ.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Learn: Refine your search expertise in SA360 while broadening your optimization expertise across Google Marketing Platform products.

Guide: Provide input and hands-on guidance for clients, peers, and reports, around campaign design, innovation, testing frameworks, and data/measurement solutions

Lead: Manage and mentor 1 or more Specialists (entry level). And, help grow the ADVZ team!

Collaborate: 

  • Work with ADVZ peers to provide best-in-class Google support
  • Codify and share best practices across the team
  • Be a strategic partner to your clients and to Google counterparts (e.g., product development)

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • ~1+ years of full-time paid search experience (SA360 is a bonus)
  • Bachelor’s degree or similar alternative, recognized and relevant certification(s)
  • Strong analytical skills, and comfort with MS Excel/Google Sheets, data analysis and internet technologies
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with strong ability to create and build relationships
  • Ability to self-manage, juggle multiple priorities, and pay close attention to details
  • Ability to contribute to fast-paced, entrepreneurial, team-based environment
  • Strong passion to embrace diversity -- to be authentic, empathetic, equitable, and inclusive

Previous hired candidates for this role often have these titles across agencies, consultancies, brands, digital media solutions providers, and ad-tech/mar-tech partners:

  • Analyst
  • Assistant Strategist
  • Coordinator
  • Associate
  • Junior Associate
  • Associate Account Manager
  • Specialist

Candidates are often looking for the next step in their career beyond an entry level role; titles searched often include:

  • Senior Analyst
  • Strategist or Senior Strategist
  • Associate or Senior Associate
  • Specialist or Senior Specialist
  • Coordinator or Senior Coordinator
  • Account Manager or Manager

Examples: 

  • Account Manager, PPC
  • (Senior) Associate, Paid Search
  • (Senior) Specialist, SEM
  • (Senior) Coordinator, eCommerce/Shopping
  • Senior Analyst, Search Ads 360 (SA360)

Is this role close to what you’re looking for, but not quite right? 

Consider other opportunities on our career pages: 

  • Kepler Group: https://www.keplergrp.com/careers
  • Napkyn, a Kepler Group company: https://www.napkyn.com/careers/

MORE ABOUT ADVZ

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive health, vision and dental benefits
  • 401k with employer contribution
  • Paid parental leave: 16 weeks primary caregiver, 4 weeks secondary caregiver
  • Adoption assistance
  • Health & Wellness monthly reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement and training stipend
  • Hybrid Office/WFH Schedules: office supplies, internet, and phone stipend
  • Unlimited Vacation: Minimum vacation days enforced
  • Remote working available as well as offices in many major cities
  • Stocked kitchen, DoorDash meals, and other team outings
  • Collaborative and friendly work space, easily commutable locations
  • Volunteering & altruism opportunities
  • Team building lunches and events, and company celebrations: Summer, Halloween, Holidays, and many multicultural holidays recognized/celebrated

If something is important to you that’s not listed here, let us know!


Career & Development Focus

  • Ongoing learning and development for education opportunities such as webinars, books, classes, relevant conferences and events
  • Opportunities to pursue business related side projects and Hackathons
  • Environment of learning from peers, including 30+ class training program, Kepler University, powered by Center of Excellence and Tiger Team subject matter expert groups
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology and industry thought leaders
  • Kepler Rocket Mentorship Program: beneficial for the development of both mentors and mentees
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): identity and interest based teams to help you throughout your time at Kepler

LET’S TALK: Questions about ADVZ, Kepler, Napkyn, or any of our opportunities? 

Contact [email protected]

Please note that, at this time and for this position, we cannot accommodate long term future sponsorship needs for US work authorization but can accommodate OPT STEM extensions. Please note in your application, if you fall under this category.Protect yourself from recruitment fraud. The only way to apply for a position at Kepler is by submitting a direct application via the Keplergrp.com website or working with a recruiter employed by Kepler with a @keplergrp.com email address. Learn how to stay safe by clicking here 
More Information on Kepler
Kepler operates in the Agency industry. The company is located in New York, NY, chicago , IL and San Francisco, CA. Kepler was founded in 2012. It has 554 total employees. To see all 25 open jobs at Kepler, click here.
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