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Senior Retail Search Manager- CT Office

Location: Stamford, CT, United States

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Mars United Commerce Powered by Marilyn is a global commerce company that delivers all the solutions clients need to grow their business today and tomorrow. Founded by the late Marilyn Barnett, we’ve become global leaders in four key commerce disciplines – Strategy & Analytics, Digital Commerce, Content & Experiences, and Retail Consultancy – that together form a United Commerce Ecosystem that provides all the expertise clients need to navigate the commerce marketing landscape. Our 800+ Martians across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia exist to drive growth for our people, our clients, and our communities all across the globe.   
We’re looking for a Senior Retail Search Manager to help us maintain and evolve our leadership position in the growing Commerce Media space.   
The Senior Retail Media Search Manager will be responsible for leading and managing the retail media search initiatives for one of our largest clients and will report into the client directly with a dotted line to our Director of Search. This role involves developing and executing strategies to optimize our presence and performance across various retail media networks. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in search, have a deep understanding of retail media networks, and data analysis, with a proven track record of driving successful campaigns in the retail space. This role will sit onsite in the client’s office 2-3 days/week. 
Key Responsibilities: 
Strategy Development: 
  • Develop and implement comprehensive retail media search strategies to drive brand visibility, engagement, and sales. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align search strategies with overall marketing and business objectives. 
Campaign Management: 
  • Plan, execute, and optimize retail media search campaigns across various platforms such as Walmart Connect, Target Roundel, Kroger Performance Marketing and other key retail media networks. 
  • Monitor campaign performance, analyze data, and adjust strategies to maximize ROI and achieve KPIs. 
Budget Management: 
  • Manage budgets for retail media search campaigns, ensuring efficient allocation of resources 
Data Analysis and Reporting: 
  • Utilize data analytics tools to measure campaign performance, generate insights, and provide actionable recommendations. 
  • Prepare and present regular reports on campaign effectiveness, trends, and opportunities for improvement. 
Partner Collaboration & Communication: 
  • Work closely with retail media network partners, agency partners, and internal stakeholders to ensure seamless campaign execution and optimization. 
  • Negotiate contracts, manage relationships, and stay informed about the latest developments in retail media platforms. 
  •  Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in retail media search and SEM. 
SEO Integration: 
  • Integrate search engine optimization (SEO) best practices into retail media search strategies to enhance organic search visibility and performance. 
  • Collaborate with SEO and content teams to ensure cohesive and effective search strategies. 
Your Skills: 
  • 4-year college degree + MBA Preferred 
  • 4+ years of experience in search engine marketing (SEM) including 2 years min retail media search. 
  • Proven track record of managing successful retail media search campaigns across platforms such as Amazon, Walmart, and Target. 
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, generate insights, and make data-driven decisions. 
  • Excellent understanding of SEO principles and integration with SEM strategies. 
  • Proficiency in using analytics tools and retail media platforms (e.g., Amazon Advertising, WMC, Roundel, KPM, Criteo). 
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and project management skills. 
  • Strong digital acumen and understanding of current digital/retail media landscape and trends  
  • "Curious Collaborator" who seeks solutions and out-of-the box thinking 
Mars United Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, ancestry, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or handicap, HIV, veteran, marital or family status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state and/or federal laws, except where a bonafide occupational qualification applies. 

Mars United Commerce has developed a wide variety of inclusive benefit plans and policies that address and promote the needs of all employees and their family members, including comprehensive group health plans, a parental leave program that includes paid maternity and paternity benefits for pregnancy, adoption and surrogacy, flexible paid time off, a broad and confidential employee assistance program, ongoing wellness support initiatives, trusted financial health advice and guidance, promotion of education through tuition support and assistance, and a flexible and supportive work environment and culture.
The base salary for this position may range from $90,000 to $100,000. Individual compensation varies based on job related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications.