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Senior Paid Media Manager

£30,000 – £50,000 yearly



Last Updated: 8/13/22

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We are looking for a new Senior Paid Media Manager to join our award-winning Paid Media team, based in Bedford. This is a hybrid position.

About Us:
Are you looking for a role where your colleagues are bright and engaged, the work is rewarding, and there’s plenty of opportunity for progression? At Receptional, we love working with challenger brands that are changing the world. It means we’re growing fast and looking for enthusiastic people to grow with us.

Receptional are a multi award-winning team of over 50 creative and digital marketers that have been working with some of the UK’s best-known and challenger brands for over 20 years. We offer a variety of services to our clients ranging from one-off projects to multi-channel campaigns.

A major part of our success are the people that work for us. We hire diverse people with potential and enable them to flourish with training and progression with both team and individual training budgets to support your growth. This is a company where you can build a career, we are long-term focused and reward great performance with clearly defined career progression paths.

We place culture at the centre of our business with an array of annual initiatives ranging from charity to social events. Work / life balance is of utmost importance to us. We believe in providing a supportive and collaborative environment to enable you to reach your full potential.

About the Role:
As a Senior Paid Media Manager, working with a supportive and talented award-winning team of 12, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of multiple Paid Media advertising campaigns, for our larger agency clients. You will work closely with the Paid Media, SEO, Creative and PR teams to execute Paid Search, Display, and/or social advertising strategies across multiple key accounts.

This is a hands-on role where you will get to own the strategy for a range of clients and projects, having a real impact on their performance. Within the role there is a lot of scope to be entrepreneurial, as a company we love it when people bring their fresh new ideas to the table. This is a data-driven and analytical position that would suit someone who is comfortable with numbers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and optimise paid media campaigns efficiency and increase conversions
  • Manage the day-to-day communication with clients, building and maintain good working relationships
  • Ensure PPC best practices are implemented throughout all managed campaigns and for direct line reports
  • Ensure that spend and performance are closely monitored against KPIs
  • Conduct daily checks on accounts to identify issues / opportunities
  • Maintain professional certifications (e.g., Google ads Certification)
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and developments
  • Contribute to internal team meetings, and other groups e.g., Focus Groups and culture initiatives.
  • Provide clients with campaign insights and strategic advice
  • Provide campaign reporting, as per agreed client plans
  • Work with the Head of Paid Media to develop strategy plans for your clients
  • Manage up to 2x line reports on their development and support work
  • Liaise with Platform partners e.g., Google, Facebook and/or LinkedIn strategists, as required

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Essential Skills:

  • At least 3+ years’ experience in paid search and/or social media advertising, preferably agency-side.
  • Have plenty of experience in campaign creation and management on Google or Facebook Ads
  • Be able to manage client relationships, and be capable of preparing client presentations
  • Be Google Ads certified / Facebook Ads certified (either)
  • Have good campaign planning capabilities i.e., budgeting and forecasting
  • Be willing to contributes to Paid Media Audits & new business proposals
  • Be able to work independently / autonomously
  • Be numerate and analytical, with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attend and contribute to internal team meetings and external client meetings.
  • Graduate from the Receptional Academy within six months (running in tandem with our probationary period) to improve knowledge of all our services areas.
  • Contributes to team (sharing info and helping others) and share our agency values
  • Be willing to manage a Paid Media Exec / Consultant to support team & company growth

Non-Essential Skills:

  • Able to train others internally.
  • Maintain the agency relationships with partners e.g., Google, Facebook, Spotify, Pinterest, etc. as the main POC.
  • Contributes to award entries and client case studies

Our Values and Benefits:

Every half-decent agency has a beer fridge and free fruit. It’s all a bit samey, a bit bleugh. We take a different approach, with benefits based around our five core values. But there is, of course, free beer and fruit, if you want it.


  • We have open, honest conversations and strive to communicate clearly and constructively​.
  • Company-wide meetings every Monday
  • Whole-team business reviews every quarter
  • Twice yearly appraisals
  • Transparent pay scale and skills matrix
  • Bonuses split equally among the team


  • We invest in innovation, thought leadership and wellbeing, to improve our people and work.
  • Free fresh fruit and healthy snacks
  • Mental health training and first aiders
  • Annual health check and flu jab
  • Fantastic pension plans
  • Enhanced pay for parental/adoption leave


  • We’re flexible in our work and value creative thinking.
  • Hybrid working
  • Modern, spacious office with table tennis
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Your own high-spec PC
  • Monthly rewards for top performers


  • We’re an integrated team. We see strength in diversity and value collective expertise​.
  • A focus group to make everyone’s voice heard
  • Quarterly days out - from canoeing to falconry
  • Team fundraising for our charity of the year
  • Celebrations for Pride, Black History Month and more


  • We’re inquisitive and think beyond the brief. Information and experience make us smarter.​

Company Details

Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Here since the beginning Founded in 1999, shortly after Google, we’ve been at the forefront of digital for over 20 years Today, we’re a team of 50+ creative and technical marketers, based in Bedford, UK, running campaigns globally. We’re big enough to have specialists for each channel, yet small enough for our team to easily collab...