PayPal Sr. Paid Search Marketing Manager in New York, New York

Sr. Paid Search Marketing Managerin New Yorkat PayPal

Date Posted: 6/18/2018

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  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 6/18/2018

  • Job ID: R0034190

About Us


At PayPal, we believe that now is the time to democratize financial services so that moving and managing money is a right for all citizens, not just the affluent. We are driven by this purpose, and we uphold our cultural values of collaboration, innovation, wellness and inclusion as our guide for making decisions and conducting business every day. It is our duty and privilege to be customer champions and put those we serve at the center of everything we do.

We are one team that respects and values diversity of thought for everyone, everywhere, and we actively seek to create an energizing workplace that brings out the best in all of us. If you’re ready to shape the future of money, join the team at PayPal. We're proud to work here. You will be too.

Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 237 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

At PayPal, we have built an internal marketing shared services team to help plan, execute, measure, optimize, and report digital campaigns for a wide breadth of marketing stakeholders across the business. The Sr. Paid Search Manager role is part of the Paid Channel Strategy and Optimization Team (PCSO). This role will collaborate with Display, Paid Social, and Media Analytics leads in an ongoing endeavor to innovate and drive growth for digital programs. The PCSO team works with a team of digital channel strategy leads (CDI), which in turn support the marketing needs of stakeholders across all LOB. This role will report directly to the Head of US Paid Media.

The Sr. Manager of Paid Search Marketing will be responsible for driving SEM optimization strategy and operations, paid landing page/content optimization and experimentation, and general project management with the prime objective of scaling and optimizing the non-trademark portion of Paypal Search Engine Marketing. He/she will drive the evolution of audience-first planning and MTA optimization for the SEM channel. This role will lead the agency relationship, but will also play a key role in migrating the full end-to-end operations of paid search to an in-house model over the course of the next two years.

The ideal candidate for this role will have several years agency-side experience in supporting the data-driven optimization and analysis of paid search media along with a strong knowledge of today's digital ecosystem. He/she must demonstrate an expert-level understanding of digital data tracking, spanning site-side and ad-side (tag management, conversion/event tagging, ad tagging, etc.). This candidate must have a compassion for data-driven analysis and insights, and an affinity for the proactive discovery, communication & visualization of those insights.

Job Responsibilities

  • Annual & quarterly strategic planning for US Paid Search programs and develop media plans

  • Partner with international paid marketing leads in global forums to facilitate the sharing of insights, and coordinate channel innovation across regions

  • Evaluate new optimization strategies, automated tools and tech, and new opportunities in the search industry

  • Work closely with SEM agency to facilitate long tail keyword optimization and growth, provide ongoing analysis, and report key insights back to the head of paid media

  • Manage SEM budget and campaigns on behalf of a wide breadth of business units and products at PayPal

  • Collaborate with Paid Channel leads in the analysis and transition to multi-touch attribution optimization

  • Partner with Paid Search agency and paid channel leads on tactical-level performance, and help to translate these insights into actionable optimization plans

  • Develop data views and visuals to assist in executive reporting and storytelling of digital channel health and performance

  • Cross-functional collaboration with Product, Analytics and Data Science partners to explore modeling and optimization opportunities

  • Building and enhancing reporting infrastructures and templated data visuals/dashboards

Required Skills

  • 7-10 years of experience: Expert in Paid Search Engine Marketing and Digital Marketing roles

  • Expert-level experience and proven knowledge with AdWords and Google Analytics

  • Team management: Required experience managing a team of SEM specialists

  • Required experience with large marketing budgets (>$10M)

  • DCM and general DoubleClick experience ==> The role will spend a great deal of time proactively compiling insights & identifying opportunities using the various tools offered through DoubleClick, and working with paid channel leads & agency to translate insights into actionable optimization plans

  • An affinity for developing strong data visuals, and the proven ability to develop slides that effectively communicate the story to any level of business

  • Demonstrated understanding of database systems/platforms, data taxonomy, data transfer and general infrastructure

  • Active monitoring and sharing of industry news, online marketing trends, industry tools, and internal cross-team key learning

  • Proven experience with forecasting, channel yield and optimization, marketing funnel analysis, incrementality testing, and audience segmentation

  • Digital Marketing Platform/Tools Experience: Ad serving and ad trafficking, multi-touch attribution, media mix modeling, programmatic marketing, mobile marketing

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Individuals seeking employment at PayPal are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. You have the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.