SEO Manager in Rotterdam House vacancy | Vertu Careers

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SEO Manager

Rotterdam House, Gateshead

Basic up to 33,000 depending on experience and Plus Company Benefits
Basic up to 33,000 depending on experience and Plus Company Benefits
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Job description

Vertu Motors is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of over a 155 sales outlets across the UK. Our dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu Motors and Macklin Motors brand names. We are looking for an exceptional SEO manager to join our marketing team at Vertu Motors PLC.

As SEO manager you will help manage and implement an SEO program which will deliver increased organic visibility across the group's websites. Working closely with the wider marketing team you will manage the technical and SEO content requirements to ensure our websites are best in class.

Through an in-depth understanding of our audience needs you will maximise the sites coverage from early customer research through to customers ready to purchase their next vehicle.

We are able to offer a competitive basic salary of up to £33,000 and we also offer Hybrid working for this role. For this role we can offer a substantial relocation package for the right person. The heart of our marketing team is based in Gateshead, and the North East is truly a great place to live - if you are interested in relocating for a brilliant career opportunity with an organisation that is continuing to grow please apply today.

The key focus of this role will be:

  • Delivery of the SEO strategy across our main sites (Bristol Street Motors, Vertu Motors, Macklin Motors) and ancillary properties (including Vans Direct, Powerbulbs & The Taxi Centre)
  • Monitoring and managing SEO performance, working towards ambitious visibility growth targets
  • Maximising all SEO opportunities to achieve best in class results
  • Reporting on SEO KPIs and business objectives

Main Tasks will include:

  • Carrying out technical audits to ensure on-page best practice is maintained
  • Building out the keywords which meet the customers journeys to ensure the users are served the right content for their needs
  • Implement changes in our proprietary CMS
  • Managing internal links and navigation
  • Collaborate on the content strategy to maximise SEO opportunities
  • Local search and Google My Business management (including Bing, Apple Maps and other services)
  • Work with our agencies to manage and deliver successful outreach campaigns

Our ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Hands on SEO experience for a business with multiple offerings, or an agency
  • Proven stakeholder management skills, with the ability to work closely with Product, PR, Content and Paid Marketing teams
  • Clear and confident communication skills
  • Experience in building out keyword research which matches the buyer's journey
  • Experience in managing external agencies
  • Keen eye for detail and pro-active approach to problem solving

Personality & Behavioural Qualities Needed:

  • You are ambitious, for yourself and for the business
  • You constantly stay abreast of the latest developments in SEO and are passionate about the subject
  • You are both creative and data led, finding new ways to innovate and solve problems
  • You have a positive can do attitude even when under pressure
  • You have boundless energy, and the passion it takes to drive the business forwards - a very self-motivated individual that can inspire this with their colleagues
  • You aren't afraid to challenge the status quo, and believe that this is necessary to deliver continuous improvement

We are proud to be the Motor Retailer who invests more in our colleague's personal development than any other, so if you are successful, you can look forward to on-going training opportunities that provide you with the right career path, career progression and a range of benefits you would expect from an employer of choice which includes:
  • 25 days holiday rising with length of service plus bank holidays
  • Access to our online rewards platform giving you cash back and discounts for multiple retailers
  • Preferential Service Rates
  • Colleague Purchase Scheme
  • Share Incentive Scheme
  • Pension
  • Enhanced Maternity
Apply today to be considered for this role!


  • Vertu Reward Scheme
  • Preferential Service Rates
  • Colleague Purchase Scheme
  • Share Incentive Scheme
  • Pension
  • Enhanced Maternity
Apply Now



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, NE11 0HF