SEO Manager - Lookfantastic
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
22h ago


About The Hut Group :

THG is one of the world’s fastest-growing and largest online retailers. We have over a decade of experience building and growing brands in the Beauty and Wellness sectors, in over 160 markets.

We create brilliant digital brand experiences and our in-house team design, develop and build a bespoke proprietary technology platform that is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

THG is a digital-first brand owner and retailer operating globally in the beauty and wellness market

THG listed on the London Stock Exchange in September 2020, valuing the company at £5.4bn (market cap). THG’s listing was the largest ever technology IPO in the UK and the largest UK IPO since 2015.

About the Division : About the Division

About the Division

THG Acquired our first beauty site - LookFantastic in 2007 and since then we’ve been on a journey to revolutionize beauty across the world and 2020 was no exception.

Sales reflecting a 5 year CAGR of +59% lead digital strategy in beauty, with a platform generating $1.2 billion of revenue (in 2020) across our leading websites, owned brands and subscription boxes.

Our culture is fast-paced and ambitious we like to move twice as fast others believe to be possible. This belief is a fundamental part of the DNA that has supported our incredible growth.

Our people are our strength and we have over 4,000 diverse, smart thinkers across the globe who are encouraged to think creatively and empowered to turn their ideas into actions.

To support our ambitious growth, we are looking for commercially astute, ambitious individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG and play a part in driving the Group forward on its truly exciting journey.

About the Role :

The SEO Manager for Beauty is responsible for driving forward the strategy, framework & performance for SEO whilst acting as a key business stakeholder to influence the platform technology improvements for SEO purposes

Responsibilities :

Strategy Development :

  • Development and implementation of a best in class global SEO strategy for all THG Beauty Sites
  • Ownership of the organic performance targets and KPIs for THG Beauty Sites, driving forward the performance for all direct & in-direct teams
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with our key business partners, both internally and externally
  • Establish workflow process and way of working for the SEO team to achieve organic targets that branches out into the territory structures.
  • Lead SEO discussions with internal and external stakeholders, ensure progress and performance is communicated clearly and regularly
  • Work with the other SEO teams in THG to identify and contribute to areas of best practice and innovation
  • Create and grow a best in class link building / digital outreach strategy and team which scales internationally to improve domain authority
  • Build for the future by developing a Beauty SEO roadmap for projects and longer-term SEO plan to keep us ahead of our competitors, identifying new areas for growth within SEO for THG Beauty sites
  • Develop a clear short to long-term framework around the role and usage of agencies for non-UK markets
  • Stay up to date with the SEO industry and news, share knowledge with the beauty SEO team
  • Build and maintain an effective management team Providing direction to the work and Build and maintain an effective SEO team, motivated and trained to drive SEO performance and who are eager to progress in their own roles
  • Develops skills of the team identifies individual training needs as well as encourages effective teamwork, KPI’s setting and communicating clear goals / targets.
  • Cross Team Collaboration :

  • Work in synergy with the territory marketing leads to drive forward SEO best practice.
  • Collaborate with internal teams including trading, content, social media, CRM, Paid Media, Data and Buying to drive performance and increase SEO performance
  • Establish strong relationships with the tech product management and development team to heavily influence the future growth of the THG platform, ensuring all beauty requirements are prioritised accordingly to improve crawlability, site speed and usability.
  • Support the ecommerce leads in the development of all brand JBP’s from a customer perspective
  • Work with all SEO leads across the group to establish a best in class third party tool relationship and integration roadmap
  • Reporting :

  • Regular reporting of the Global SEO performance vs. agreed targets and previous periods
  • Develop more specific SEO micro & macro KPI’s with appropriate reporting back to the business
  • Active collaboration with the data team to drive process improvements and identify new reporting that can drive growth
  • Regular reporting back to the business around project progression
  • Team Development :

  • Motivates team gives recognition and praise, implementing incentives to drive performance within the team.
  • Acting as a leader for the team that they feel motivated to work for
  • Provides support to new team members ensures a full induction is provided and support during the learning process
  • Requirements

  • Strong commercial ability with knowledge of all key SEO metrics
  • People management : Inspire and motivate a team to deliver a shared goal
  • Prioritise, structure work & effectively manage time
  • Excellent communicator able to give clarity and set direction
  • Awareness of the beauty industry
  • Ability to form good working relationships with internal teams and external clients
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Project management skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strong Technical SEO experience and product understanding
  • Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Onsite Doctor
  • Employee discounts
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