Digital Marketing Dept. Head Needed

Location: Shalford, Guildford, Surrey
Company: Pull
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable

We need a driven, ambitious manager with outstanding communication skills to head up our expanding digital marketing team.

Pull provides both digital and off-line marketing for blue-chip as well as SME B2C & B2B clients.

The candidate should have hands-on experience within the digital marketing arena with a recent demonstrable competence in setting up and managing successful paid search display advertising, video and social media campaigns. In addition, management experience is essential, and the candidate should currently be responsible for a team of digital specialists.

The candidate will have highly developed written and verbal communication skills, and be comfortable presenting and discussing work with clients at CEO level.

The candidate will take a front-line role in promoting Pull’s digital marketing work both with clients and within the business.  They will be seen by Pull’s clients as an important specialist business advisor, picking up on the leads provided by our sales/accounts team and proposing new initiatives and campaigns with them.

Pull has achieved high levels of growth, and to continue this, we require someone capable of seeing their department as a business in its own right, and expanding and championing their department, playing a key role in winning new digital marketing clients and digital marketing work within existing clients.

To do this, they will need to be able to grasp the ‘big picture’ of client’s business process and profit generation.  They will also be required to assist in tracking ROI of client projects, developing case studies and also working as a member of wider Pull teams.

Must haves:
  • Recent personal experience of setting up managing and optimising high ROI paid search campaigns.
  • Direct or indirect responsibility for setting up online display campaigns.
  • Direct or indirect responsibility for setting up video-based display campaigns.
  • Extensive knowledge of key social media platforms and direct or indirect responsibility for setting up and managing successful social media-based advertising and campaigns.
  • Highly analytical and numerate.
  • Excellent use of office technologies – creative and highly communicative in the use of e.g. PowerPoint, Word, Excel etc.
  • Highly knowledgeable and experienced in using Google Analytics with a demonstrable track-record of using GA to develop client insights and customised reports.
  • Be versed in the principals of marketing practice and understand the basics of ‘traditional’ marketing – brand positioning and brand-building, market segmentation etc.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, and a track-record of building and motivating a team.
Nice to haves:
  • Languages.
  • International SEO experience.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Running the digital marketing department.
  • Leading, managing and motivating the digital marketing team.
  • Building the agency’s digital marketing business and hitting department revenue targets.
  • Representing the digital marketing department on the Pull management team.
  • Influencing and helping shape agency strategy by participating in the management strategy formulation and business planning process.
  • Keeping the agency up to date with references to developments in the digital marketing environment.
  • Helping position the agency at the leading edge of digital design and marketing.
  • Developing a position of influence for themselves and the agency by posting influential blogs, and participating in online debate and digital marketing forums.
  • Maintaining the right mix of skills and staff within the department, recruiting new talent when necessary.
This is a full-time role subject only to normal three-month probation period.  Salary will be competitive and dependant on relevant experience. Pull provide generous benefits with health care and pension after 6 months of employment.
About Pull
Pull is one of the South’s fastest growing agencies.  We have grown our business by an average of 50% a year since we were founded in 2008.
We pride ourselves on offering a highly collaborative team environment.  Our team of 30 employees are based in spacious offices in Shalford, Surrey (a mile south of Guildford).
Pull is a full service online marketing agency delivering strategy, branding & design, development and digital campaigns. We are 100% focused on improving our client’s bottom line, delivering measurable results and high ROI.  We call it Marketing Certainty™.
Working across B2C and B2B brands, we blend timeless communication know-how with leading technologies to transform our clients’ businesses.
Offering all the knowledge and experience of an international agency, without their cost-base, we combine traditional marketing, creativity and best practice approaches and solutions with leading-edge digital marketing.
Our clients include EY, ASDA, John Lewis, ESPA, Zoggs & 1st Central Insurance.

Shalford Surrey – Transport Links
Pull are based in Shalford, Surrey, immediately South of Guildford. It has a railway station which is between Guildford and Dorking on the Reading to Gatwick Airport line and is just 10 minutes from the A3, 20 minutes from the M25.
Call us now or email me at to find out more about this exciting opportunity.
+44(0)1483 424460.


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