Role: Senior Account Manager

Location:  London



Working in partnership with our client, a Senior Account Manager who has experience with Search Engine Marketing – both PPC and SEO. The role will have a dual purpose – firstly to build great relationships with existing SEM clients within Dare and support the SEM team in managing client expectations and delivering top quality work – secondly to support new business within the SEM team, creating proposals and pitch presentations with the objectives of growing the team’s remit across all wider group clients. The person in this role will be responsible for leading projects from start to finish and ensuring each is delivered to a high quality and aligns with our clients’ brief and business objectives.


You are someone who likes to work in close collaboration with clients and brands. You are entrepreneurial and relish the opportunity to be a part of something new and dynamic.



You will work closely with all members of the Dare SEM team from technical SEO to PPC, managing internal and external stakeholders and laying the groundwork for a successful future relationship with the client


  • Providing leadership to the agency teams working on your projects
  • Support the Head of SEM by identifying opportunities for growth on your accounts
  • Closely manage client revenue forecasts on a weekly basis and ensure target profitability achieved
  • Keep all senior management up to date with any client escalations or risks
  • Keep team morale high and ensure everyone in the team is focused on delivering our client’s business goals and priorities
  • Craft proposals in the Dare template style to go to clients
  • Work with Delivery to manage all day-to-day communications for projects you are working on – write status reports, contact reports, and ensure risk logs are thorough and up to date.
  • Write statements of work for new projects coming into the Dare SEM team
  • Prioritise team tasks and plan resourcing
  • Monitoring client-led KPIs and delivering budget and performance reports to the client team
  • Delivering projects on time, on budget and to a high standard
  • Set client expectations and interface closely with all client stakeholders
  • Ensure proper performance tracking and reporting systems are in place to ensure programme can be tracked and measured according to the client’s needs
  • Be proactive and ready to roll up your sleeves to get stuck into all aspects of the work where required



  • Excellent and proven project management skills, delivering multi-channel campaigns and understands the production process for digital assets (Social, digital banners)
  • You’ve worked on SEM focused accounts in an integrated or digital agency with minimum three years’ experience, managing multiple client stakeholders and producing work you are proud of
  • A keen interest in digital technology and marketing
  • You enjoy leading a project from start to finish smoothly, spotting potential risks and pitfalls along the way and problem solving to resolve them
  • Be able to handle challenging situations and respond appropriately
  • Good analytical and numerical skills
  • Used to building and developing a strong network of relationships across a variety of stakeholders from marketing managers to product owners
  • Be committed to high quality output and service with an eye for detail
  • Previous experience with managing a team and being able to give direction and get the best out of talent within the agency
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills



Dare has an illustrious heritage as one of the UK’s pioneering digital agencies, famous for its creativity, innovative thinking and rigorous strategic approach. After a few years of hiatus, it is now getting its mojo back, under new leadership from Chris Woodward. Within the Inside Ideas Group, it has the opportunity to act as the ‘strategic nose cone’ helping clients deliver connected brand experiences from the inside.

Dare has always put planning at the heart of its offer, was an early adopter of behavioural science, and pioneered the discipline of Experience Planning. However, with language around ‘customer experience’ now common place, we need to make sure that our strategic offer is distinctive, and that it combines strong brand and commercial thinking alongside user experience capabilities.



We are a company built on our values; we have given you a brief overview below but would love to tell you more.


Be Ambitious – to succeed

Be Imaginative - to push the boundaries of what's possible

Be Inspirational - to do groundbreaking work

Be always learning and listening - to understand

Be Results-focused - to exceed expectations


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