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Assoc Dir, SEO


Associate Director -Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

DigitasLBi is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning advertising. We use data-driven insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling. Paving the way for this is our powerful Search Engine Optimization team, determined transform the marketing landscape. Right now, we’re looking for an outstanding Associate Director to help lead the charge. Up for it? Read on.

What you’ll do:

ll analyze search data to provide tremendous insights into the motivations of consumers, leading a team that’s on the cutting edge of search technology and search engine marketing strategies. Day to day, your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development of Search Engine Optimization strategies for Fortune 500 clients in our Chicago office
  • Develops scopes of work for new and existing clients
  • Develop a goal based SEO roadmap for each of your clients and ensure that targets are achieved/exceeded
  • Ensures excellence and accuracy in all client deliverables
  • Clearly and convincingly presenting search engine optimization capabilities and strategies to clients
  • Driving integration and education with internal capabilities – Tech, UX, Social, Content, Media and Analytics
  • Collaborates with internal teams for all projects, ensuring that SEO drives our strategic thinking
  • Develops and maintains high-quality talent
  • Evolves and enhances the SEO product offering at DigitasLBi
  • Ensuring excellence and accuracy in all client deliverables
  • Collaborating with Project Managers on project timelines and with Staffing on resource needs

We’re looking for a top-notch Associate Director who is also a delight to work with, which usually includes:

  • A four-year degree in marketing, computer science or a related field
  • 6+ years of experience in search engine optimization for Fortune 500 brands
  • Track record of SEO integration with UX, Tech, Content, Media and Analytics teams
  • Experience working on redesigns for US and Global brands
  • Proven leadership skills and prior experience managing a team
  • Experience scoping projects, providing forecasts and driving ongoing process improvement
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills – and a knack for details
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and make smart, fast decisions
  • Knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Outstanding leadership and people management skills
  • Stellar communication and presentation skills – you’re poised, articulate and convincing
  • Willingness to travel as needed – you’re open to new places, new faces and new ideas

About DigitasLBi 

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – cue Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day. On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

DigitasLBi is an equal opportunity employer.