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Digital Advertising Manager

Posted 5 March by RS Components Ended

About company

RS Components is a global FTSE 250 distributor for engineers. We operate in 32 countries around the world with over 60% of our business now being delivered online.

In recent years we have created a truly global digital company with 70% of our sales attributed outside of the UK. We have created a digital presence which has won over 20 awards over the last 18 months, generating over 8 million visits to our digital shop per month and driving £3m sales every day, placing RS one of the leaders in B2B highest growing companies globally.

This level of business results in us shipping a parcel to somewhere in the world every 2 seconds…however this is just the start! There's never been a more exciting time to join RS Components - be at the centre of our plan to accelerate our growth and truly dominate the digital world.

RS Components is for the inspired:

Department Profile

Our Digital Advertising team is based in London in our new office in Pancras Square, where we are surrounded by like-minded innovative companies such as Google, YouTube, Universal & Havas.

We are a large, multinational team, supporting the local markets across the globe in delivering best in class digital solutions - we speak over 10 languages and operate across 32 countries! This is a multi-channel role where our campaigns and strategies include PPC, Display and Paid Social. We work with many search engines, from Google and Bing to Yahoo Japan, Baidu, Yandex, Naver and Seznam.

We have huge ambitions and are on a journey to create something very special, we have a clear vision of where we want to get to - a digital powerhouse with a seductive customer experience and a best in class digital team where talent can flourish, develop themselves whilst having a great time doing it.

We also provide an outstanding benefits package, which includes private health care, pension scheme, childcare vouchers, life assurance, season ticket loan and we have flexible working hours which helps supports your work/life balance.

To get a feel for us as a team you can check us out here:


The purpose of the Digital Advertising Manager is to deliver, through your team, the best in class digital solutions for our customers. You will be looking after a huge opportunity for us in the Southern Europe (France, Italy, Spain & Portugal), with particular focus on managing a team of two executives who are responsible for the execution of yours and RS Components' digital strategy.

You will be supporting the Head of Paid Media in short term and long term plans to deliver the most effective result in sales, traffic and other key performance indicators. As we are a global company your team will be responsible for seamless communication with the local teams in the Southern Hub.

Your responsibilities will revolve around the following themes:

Strategy Development


Coaching & Training

Problem Solving

Leadership & Influencing Stakeholders

Hub Stakeholder Management

Collaboration between ourselves in Digital Advertising & other digital departments at RS

Your personality will demonstrate:

Customer Focus: customer focussed at all times, because our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

Enthusiasm: full of energy with a can-do attitude.

Proactivity: eager to work autonomously, take initiative, embrace challenge, proactively seeking new opportunities and innovation.

Curiosity: passionate about all things digital, you will have the passion to stay up-to date with the new technologies, trends & channel developments.

Drive for results: goal oriented, always want to deliver best in class, happily take new challenges and constantly seek new solution to reach business and personal objectives.

Playing well with others: work together towards our global vision. A team player who can gain trust and find common ground to solve problems. If you're overly keen to share your knowledge and experience with your peers you will fit in well here.

You will have:

  • Already gained considerable PPC experience
  • Some coaching/training/people management experience
  • Strong analytical skills with Google Analytics and/or Adobe Analytics experience
  • Experience with bid management tools (DoubleClick a huge plus but not mandatory)
  • Experience in Paid Social, however this isn't mandatory
  • An analytical and/or creative thinker with a curious thirst for knowledge
  • Desire to learn and collaborate with other digital functions outside of PPC
  • Native French language skills (a huge plus but not mandatory)

What some of our Digital Advertising team members say:

"Work/life balance at RS is far, far superior to any company I've ever worked at before, with flexible working we are trusted to work by schedules we know work best for us."

"We're trusted with our own development within this company, and pushed to exceed our own expectations of ourselves. Within the digital advertising team there are no real silos, anyone can push initiatives and help out across all areas across the hubs, whether it be PPC, PLAs, Paid Social or Display."

How to apply

Please apply online and upload your CV in English and follow any instructions online.

Required skills

  • French
  • PPC
  • google analytics

Reference: 34284050

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