Sr. Director, Paid Search


  • Responsible for all paid search performance and team within the office(s)
  • Working closely with Head of Paid Search, develop and evangelize overall iP paid search strategy and approach
  • Manage client relationship as it relates to paid search
  • Ensure best practice, consistency, and innovation in all paid search activities; ensure knowledge-sharing across teams
  • Ensure the paid search teams are working collaboratively with client services to manage client relationships as related to paid search strategy, team and performance
  • Manage and develop direct reports; accountable for complete team development
  • Act as point of escalation for broad client issues or needs
  • Liaise with other channels leaders and the other Paid Search Senior Directors
  • Contribute to new business development when required
  • Exhibit leadership across teams and agency; Role model of the DAN Values


  • Exceptional knowledge of paid search, market development and trends
  • Broad range of experience managing across verticals and direct response/branded campaigns
  • Strong managerial experience, including experience developing and mentoring a multi-level team
  • Well-honed communication skills with senior audiences
  • Ability to think strategically and identify and resolve problems in a client-centric environment.
  • Ability to nurture and retain client and employee relationships
  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with financial data and budgets
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations to solve client challenges
  • High levels of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation

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