Operations Director

As our brand new Operations Director, you’ll be responsible for overseeing the top-level operational functions across Search Laboratory.

The role is integral to the smooth running of Search Laboratory and to ensure that clients receive the required services from both the team and the wider Havas Media Network team.

 

Responsibilities of our Operations Director:

Company Vision and Strategy:

  • Contribute to the creation of Search Laboratory’s company vision and service offerings.
  • Own the delivery plan for company initiatives and business change management.
  • Collaborate with network-level digital and operations teams to effectively implement group initiatives at Search Laboratory.

Team Leadership and Management:

  • Lead and manage our International, Creative, and Central Campaign Management teams. Develop resourcing and recruitment plans with Heads of Departments, and manage salary and campaign delivery costs in line with the budget.
  • Collaborate with network digital leadership to align channel recruitment and resourcing plans with Search Laboratory priorities.
  • Share insights and best practices from Search Laboratory operations with Havas Media Network digital leadership. Represent Search Laboratory at the Havas Media Network Operations Council.

Financial and Budget Management:

  • Contribute to the annual budget creation process, working with departmental Opex budget holders.
  • Understand the P&L, company financial reports, and KPIs.
  • Ensure effective reporting and tracking against the budget in collaboration with Finance and Opex budget holders.
  • Manage finance meetings with relevant department heads.

Pricing:

  • Collaborate with the CEO and Head of Commercial on the Search Laboratory pricing strategy, owning any price calculators/methodologies to achieve target profitability.
  • Review new client pricing for approval by the CEO and CFO.

Business Process and Governance:

  • Ensure effective business processes support client and business goals, collaborating with network leadership and operations teams to share learnings and best practice.
  • Collaborate with the network investment team to support partnerships and facilitate best practices across the Search Laboratory team.
  • Work with managers and internal tech and IT teams to align internal systems and processes with business and client goals.
  • Participate in the Governance group to ensure compliance with legal obligations and third-party certifications (e.g. B Corp, ISO).

Why Join Search Labs?

At Search Laboratory, you’ll enjoy a number of benefits and perks including but not limited to:

  • 🌐 Hybrid Working: Embrace the best of both worlds with 2 days in our Leeds Office and the rest from home!
  • 💰 Competitive Salary: Earn up to £90,000 per annum with an attractive bonus on top.
  • ⏰ Flexitime: Core hours between 10am-4pm to suit your rhythm.
  • 🏖️ Generous Holidays: Start with 25 days, and watch them grow to 30 with length of service, with a holiday purchasing scheme to top up if you wish.
  • 🎂 Birthday Lie-Ins: Because you deserve a little extra shut-eye on your special day.
  • 🏡 Home Office Allowance: Receive a £150 allowance to deck out your home workspace.
  • 🌳 Environmental Impact: We plant a tree for every new starter.
  • 🌡️ Healthcare Benefits: Take care of yourself and your loved ones.
  • 👪 Family-Friendly Policies: We support enhanced maternity and paternity leave.
  • 🎉 Social Butterflies: Enjoy bi-monthly company socials, because we know how to party.
  • 🚗 Stress-Free Commute: Free car parking and electric car charging points.
  • 🌟 Giving Back: Get paid time off for volunteering and charity work.
  • …and so much more!

More about Search Laboratory

Search Laboratory is not just any digital marketing agency; we’re a full-service powerhouse with nearly 20 years of experience. Our work knows no bounds as we serve clients worldwide from our incredible offices in Leeds, New York, and Austin. We craft ingenious digital marketing campaigns for a plethora of household names. The secret sauce? Our talented team, of course!

We’re not just tooting our own horn – we’ve been featured as one of the UK’s ‘Top 1000 Most Inspirational Companies.’ But wait, there’s more! Our fantastic employees have voted us into the prestigious Best Companies Top 100 Places to Work list not once, not twice, but 10 years in a row and counting! Plus, we’re officially a Certified B Corporation, dedicated to making the world a better place.

Join the Search Lab Team

If you’re ready to be an integral part of our ongoing success story, we’d love to hear from you. Check out honest and open reviews about Search Laboratory on Glassdoor, Contact our friendly Talent Acquisition team at [email protected] or ring us up at 0113 2121211 for more information.

We Believe in Diversity & Inclusion

At Search Laboratory, we champion equality of opportunity and seek to attract and retain a diverse range of talent. Our aim is to nurture an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

Reporting to: CEO

Job Purpose: As our brand new Operations Director, you’ll be responsible for overseeing the top-level operational functions across Search Laboratory. The role is integral to the smooth running of Search Laboratory and to ensure that clients receive the required services from both the team and the wider Havas Media Network team.

Salary Range: 80,000 – 90,000

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