Manager, Search

Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
Requisition ID 2018-2101
Category (Portal Searching)


A Brand That's What's Now

Express is the sexy, sophisticated lifestyle fashion brand for every occasion: work, weekends, or nights on the town.  Our brand is what's new and what's now for young fashion-forward men and women.  We have more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as franchise stores in Latin America.  We also have a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at that allows our customers to shop whenever and wherever they like.  


A Workplace To Match

We think you'll like it here. 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, casual work environment, and the opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest, most passionate individuals in the fashion business.  We're always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!


Job Summary 


The Search Manager will be responsible for the overall creation, implementation and execution of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Paid Search budgeting, strategies, analytics, communication and vendor management. Responsible for gathering and developing Key Business Requirements (KBRs), technical/ system requirements, functional designs, key category focus and articulated business process to drive technology solutions and paid search optimization while supporting brand strategies for overall traffic growth. In conjunction with the Marketing & Site Operations team, this role will also be responsible for one direct report, lead 2 agencies teams and the day to day production support of website systems, programs, and operations to help build a culture of continuous improvement and flawless execution.


Job Requirements

List the essential and preferred requirements for this job; including years of experience, education, certifications, skills and abilities


Essential Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or equivalent experience
  • Experience: Minimum 2- 4+ years of experience in SEO & paid search
  • Experience using web analytic & search measurement tools (i.e. Omniture, Google Analytics, Adwords, etc.)
  • Strong communication & presentation tools
  • Experience working with direct reports & leading 3rd party agencies
  • Solid understanding of search engine ranking factors, algorithms and principals


Preferred Requirements (skills and abilities)

  • Knowledge of E-commerce platforms
  • Organized, able to act independently, and able to adapt rapidly in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid understanding of SEO fundamentals and best practices, and User Experience (UX) design
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and actively with marketing, creative and development teams
  • Proven ability to effectively manage time and priorities






As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.
Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.


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