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SEA Functional Lead (m/f/d)

Marketing & Communications
Hamburg
Full Time
Permanent
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SEA Functional Lead (m/f/d)


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We are currently looking for a Senior Technical SEA Manager (m/f/d) with functional leadership to join our team. This is a full-time permanent position. The role is fully remote within Germany or at one of our locations in Germany.

Your tasks

  • You provide functional leadership to the SEA team for the german market, fostering a collaborative and high-performing environment.

  • You develop and scale comprehensive SEA strategies cross-domain with a strong focus on AI-solutions for sustainable growth.

  • You collaborate closely with data and tech teams, driving especially automation, and data activation.

  • You champion a data-driven test-and-learn approach to maximize ROI.

  • You stay at the forefront of the paid search ecosystem, proactively adopting and implementing the latest beta solutions and industry best practices.

  • You proactively analyze and report on trends and KPIs, extracting actionable insights to inform business decisions.

  • You mentor and develop the SEA team, enabling them to operate at their full potential and fostering a culture of continuous learning.

Your Profile

  • You have a minimum of 5 years of proven experience in a (technical) SEA role, showcasing a deep understanding of paid search principles and best practices.

  • You have a strong technical marketing acumen and experience with marketing automation platforms and technologies and early adoption of emerging technologies.

  • Ideally you gained experience in laterally leading and mentoring small teams, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.

  • You are proficiency in analyzing large, complex datasets, extracting meaningful insights, and translating them into actionable recommendations.

  • You have a passion for staying ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving digital landscape, continuously seeking out new knowledge and innovative solutions.

  • Excellent communication skills in english as well as interpersonal, and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely.

  • Technical degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, or a related field is preferred.

We offer

  • Be you at IU: We support and empower you to achieve your personal and professional goals. After all, your happiness significantly contributes to a positive and productive environment.

  • Work wherever you want…: Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. You love remote work? No problem! Would you like to work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible.

  • … and flexible in terms of time: It’s your job; We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.

  • Take your knowledge to a new level: Where if not with us? Benefit from free further training, language courses and discounted study programs. With us there is always something new to learn.

  • Rest well: We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday.

  • Make your journey sustainable: Whether it’s a DeutschlandTicket subsidized down to just 7 euros or a Jobrad (bike leasing) offer, enjoy the freedom of mobility for both work and personal activities, while also making an eco-friendly choice.

You find yourself in this profile and are looking for a new challenge? Then apply online now via our career portal.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Marina at marina.meissner@iu.org.

Actions speak louder than words: We cherish our “Culture of Everyone” and would like to take this opportunity to empathize that we do not tolerate discrimination towards any race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. We welcome you as you are and look forward to nurturing our diverse community at the IU!

Your personal contact

Your personal contact - Marina Meißner

Marina Meißner

Tech Recruiter

What we’ll do for you
Decide for yourself how you work
With us you can do almost any job part-time or full-time. Choose what suits you and your life best!
Shape your career
Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we will help you make it a reality.
Reach your destination sustainably
Germanys 9 euro ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing)might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.
Work wherever you want...
Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. You love remote work? No problem! Would you like to work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible.
...and flexible in terms of time
It's your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.
Take your knowledge to a new level
If not us, then who? Benefit from free further training, language courses and discounted study programs. With us there is always something new to learn.
Rest well
We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday. Do you need a longer break? How about a sabbatical?
Enjoy our brand of social
We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.
World’s best colleagues
We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.
The location
City Water tunnel
Hamburg
In central Hamburg, you will find our modern Eimsbüttel Campus, and only five kilometres away is the heart of our marketing office in HafenCity—Europe’s largest inner-city waterfront development blueprint.
About the team
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Marketing & Communications
We are the brand that is making a big difference. We agree that education is the solution to everything—advancing understanding, liberty, equality, and prosperity, for all to enjoy! We work with our teams and partners to ensure our promise reaches everyone who wants to have a better choice in life.

With 70,000+ enrolments we are already the biggest University of Applied Sciences in Germany. And, this is only the beginning!
Our core values
#1

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.
#2

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.
#3

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.
#4

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.
#5

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.
#6

Focus on getting things done on time.

We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.
#7

Put customer focus first.

In everything we do, our customers come first.

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    Marketing & Communications FAQs

    To what extent is home office possible?
    We love to support Home Office arrangements, but some positions naturally require employees to be on campus/in the office. During the pandemic everyone works from home or can work in the office after consultation.
    How many days paid holiday will I get per year?
    All employees working a 5 day week are entitled to 30 days paid holiday per year.
    Why are there so many open positions at IU?
    Good question! We are experiencing explosive growth as students flock to adopt our unique education methods. That’s why we have become IU International University of Applied Sciences.
    How flexible are the working hours at IU?
    Working hours are naturally position dependent at IU but normally you can arrange them the way you want, together with your team and supervisor.
    What is expected to be successful at IU?
    We want team players that love to challenge conventional wisdom, and integrate with open-minded people who support each other within a flat hierarchy. If you like what you hear, then apply at www.iu-careers.com/en/jobs.
    Can I apply for multiple jobs?
    Of course you can! Apply for each position separately and together we will find the job that suits you best.