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Interim Head of Performance Marketing

Department: Ecommerce

Job Type: Standard

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

About the role
Working closely with the Head of eCommerce and reporting to the SVP of Customer Experience, an interim need has arisen for an experienced Performance Marketing professional. This role will own the strategic development of performance marketing to drive improved ROI through our paid channels including SEM, SEO, Display Media and Merchandising.

This role will be on a fixed term contract basis for c9-12 months.

About eCommerce at Abcam
eCommerce is central to Abcam’s business. It’s a very visible department with close working relationships with areas such as Marketing, Website Development and Commercial. The talented team made up of experts in UX, Design, SEO/PPC and Product Owners are forward thinking, creative and solution focussed. They use the best tools available to help us truly understand our customers and their behaviour to maximise our online business and opportunities.

Roles & responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver the strategy for paid search across all websites, search engines and geographical locations
  • Manage and execute complex international campaigns across paid channels, continually reviewing bid optimisation, creative and keyword development strategies
  • Identifying merchandising opportunities through promotions and key landing pages
  • Own the internal attribution model and identify key success metrics to help inform scale of marketing budget to ensure achievement against commercial goals
  • Lead, manage and grow a team of specialists, hiring the right talent to implement the defined strategy

About you
The ideal candidate would be an experienced eCommerce professional with a Performance Marketing specialism. You should have a strong track record in Search Marketing (SEM, SEO, Display Media) and Merchandising with proven
experience in delivering profit growth and ROI. We require someone with expert knowledge of growing a customer base, driving high growth and staying abreast of emerging marketing channels and digital trends.

The successful candidate will possess a highly analytical mindset with the ability to constantly analyse data to improve performance and drive insight to understand customer behaviour. You will need strong people management skills and be confident in picking up and leading a team of highly skilled specialists.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!

About Us
Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we can offer an attractive flexible benefits package which includes share options, a culture focussed on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development.