Assistant Manager, Paid Search

Sephora - San Francisco, CA4.0

Job ID: 160576
Location Name: CA-FSC SF Off (0174)
Address: 525 Market St, 32nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States (US)
Job Type: Full Time
Position Type (Regular/Temporary): Regular
Job Function: Digital/E-Commerce


Through original thinking, pioneering action, and disrupting the status quo, our Digital team has transformed the beauty retail industry. From social to mobile to site to in-store technology, Sephora is a leading digital player that builds innovative client experiences where the clients are always the focus. With a “Genius” designation on the L2 Digital IQ Index (six years in a row), we’ll continue to set the pace for the industry…especially with you on our team.

Your role at Sephora:
In this role you will assist with strategy and execution of Sephora’s US Paid Search channel performance. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Search & Display, you will work closely with internal and external partners delivering results that are highly visible and critical to online and offline sales for the company. You’ll be part of a high-performing Media center of excellence, partnering with your teammates that run Affiliates, Paid Social, Display, Brand Media and SEO.

In addition, you will:
Assist with developing Paid Search program channel strategy, execution, and optimization recommendations with Sr. Manager and agency partners
Work closely with key cross-functional partners (Product Management, Analytics, Brand Media, etc.) to ensure seamless deployment of paid search campaigns and effectively report results to all stakeholders
Own weekly channel reporting to key stakeholders, working collaboratively with the Sr. Manager and agency partners on insights
Own day-to-day management of paid search campaigns, ensuring execution matches strategic vision
Collaborate with team to monitor delivery of monthly sales goals and channel objectives, ensuring investment strategy mirrors strategic channel guidelines
Track innovation within the industry, and evaluate and identify new opportunities that will drive best-in-class channel strategies for Sephora
Partner with external agencies and vendors
Own billing and invoicing process with Sephora Finance and Agency teams
Demonstrate our Sephora values of Passion for Client Service, Innovation, Expertise, Balance, Respect for All, Teamwork, and Initiative

We’re excited about you if you have:
4 year Bachelor’s degree
1-3 years of relevant experience in digital marketing and Paid Search
Understanding of paid search performance metrics and KPIs and a clear understanding of the paid search landscape and bidding process
Comfort in a culture of testing and agility
Eagerness to learn about Digital Marketing
Experience or certification with Google AdWords and Bing AdCenter
Experience with 3rd party paid search bid management technology, such as DS3, Kenshoo or Marin
Self-starter with high degree of motivation, ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple projects
Superior organizational and problem-solving skills. Ability to draw conclusions and take action based on data
Ability to prioritize, work cooperatively and collaborate with cross-functional teams in an fast paced environment
Exceptional attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills
High proficiency in Microsoft applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), particularly Excel

You’ll love working here because:
The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, smart, and kind leaders and teams – people you can be proud to work with.
The product. Employees enjoy a product discount and receive free product (“gratis”) various times throughout the year. (Think your friends and family love you now? Just wait until you work at Sephora!)
The business. It feels good to win – and Sephora is a leader in the retail industry, defining experiential retail with a digital focus and creating the most loved beauty community in the world…with the awards and accolades to back it up.
The perks. Sephora offers comprehensive medical benefits, generous vacation/holiday time off, commuter benefits, and “Summer Fridays” (half-days every Friday between Memorial and Labor Day)…and so much more.
The LVMH family. Sephora’s parent company, LVMH, is one of the largest luxury groups in the world, providing support to over 70 brands such as Louis Vuitton, Celine, Marc Jacobs, and Dior.

Working at Sephora’s Field Support Center (FSC)

Our North American operations are based in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, but you won’t hear us call it a headquarters – it’s the Field Support Center (FSC). At the FSC, we support our stores in providing the best possible experience for every client. Dedicated teams cater to our client’s every need by creating covetable assortments, curated content, compelling storytelling, smart strategy, skillful analysis, expert training, and more. It takes a lot of curious and confident individuals, disrupting the status quo and taking chances. The pace is fast, the fun is furious, and the passion is real. We never rest on our laurels. Our motto? If it’s not broken, fix it.

Sephora is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Sephora is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

Sephora will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.


SEPHORA has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 1997 then launched stateside in 1998, and is currently home to 200 world-class brands - including its own private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Sephora's curated assortment features more than 14,000 products including makeup, skin care, perfume, hair care, body, professional tools and more. Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes, one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, and exclusive retail technology SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ, and FRAGRANCE IQ. Sephora is an international force in beauty, and its award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it the world's premier digital beauty destination.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland
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