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Merchant Account Manager, BNPL & Influencer Marketing.

London, England, United Kingdom

Full time

Skimlinks

Network/Platform

Skimlinks, a Taboola Company, is a global e-commerce monetization platform, with offices in LA, London, Germany, NYC and Tokyo.  We work with over 60,000 premium publishers (Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Buzzfeed Global) and 50,000 retailers around the world (Nordstrom, iHerb, Sephora, NAP, Lowe, Strathberry…) helping content producers get paid commissions for the products and brands they write about. This gives us a direct view of the browsing and shopping behaviors of over 650 million users. Our technology understands the web pages users visit, the brands and products they look at, the links they click on, and the purchases they make, across our entire network. We track over $2.5m affiliated sales every day and have the expertise and the tools to power all commerce strategies on every channel development of new Merchant / Advertiser client relationships.

Skimlinks has been acquired by Taboola to make the first Open-Web Source for Publishers connecting editorial content to product recommendations, where readers can easily buy products related to stories they are reading.

Read more about how we’re changing the game here!

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced and results-driven Merchant Account Manager to join our Client Success team in managing and growing our merchant accounts. In this role, you will be responsible for building strong relationships with our strategic clients, understanding their business goals, and driving revenue growth through effective account management and upselling opportunities. You will serve as the main point of contact for your assigned accounts and work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure client satisfaction and success. If you are a proactive and customer-focused professional with a passion for e-commerce and digital advertising, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Evangelising how Merchants and cross functional Networks  can all benefit from the Skimlinks and Connexity products and network
  • Develop and implement strategies to optimise high-quality editorial partners, Buy Now Pay Later  providers, and influencers to Skimlinks Merchants
  • Track and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) such as revenue, clicks, conversions, and program ROI for Merchants using various internal reporting tools
  • Using insights and data to compile a presentation and provide strategic recommendations to clients directly in the format of a Quarterly Business Review on how they can reach their goals
  • Working on proactive optimisation campaigns with the Publisher team to capitalize on key sales events
  • Cross selling new and upcoming traffic sources to merchants in order to help increase incremental level of clicks, sales and revenue 
  • Working with the Operations team to analyse data and ensure our programs are technically optimised
  • Run benchmarking reports and showcase competitive analysis to merchants so that they know what it takes to remain in the top 10% of their own vertical 
  • Negotiate and set up the most exclusive rates using various commercial models for our partners
  • Attending conferences and industry events to represent Skimlinks to prospective clients
  • Build rapport and establish key buyer personas within your portfolio 
  • Create strategic relationships by identifying growth opportunities, building a trusted working relationship and identifying organisation pain points 
  • Successfully manage a portfolio of UK and potentially other EMEA regions merchant/advertiser portfolio 
  • Work closely with other key stakeholders within Skimlinks/Connexity to ensure client success e.g Marketing, Product, Operations.
  • present  Skimlinks at various industry events and be the face and voice of our vision 
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends in affiliate marketing, BNPL, and influencer marketing, applying relevant knowledge to optimise client campaigns.

Requirements

  • 4-6 Years of Account Management and/or Business Development experience 
  • Experience with and/or strong knowledge of a variety of online marketing channels including performance, display, PPC, SEO
  • Understanding of CPC and CPA cost models and KPIs associated with Publisher ecosystem (revenue per redirect, revenue per session, conversion, cost of sale, etc.)
  • Experience and clear understanding of BNPL and influencer marketing platforms  
  • Comfortable working with technologies and technical teams, particularly as it pertains to the commercial and high-level aspects of implementing technology solutions
  • Demonstrated success in negotiating, relationship building and account management
  • Strong analytic, quantitative and technical aptitude with great attention to detail
  • Drive and motivation to help advertisers find growth opportunities 
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
  • Objection handling and Negotiation skills 
  • Curious about learning and interested in keeping up with industry trends 
  • Track record in networking and familiar with key players in the space 
  • An A-player and works well as part of a large diverse team 
  • Ability to set peers up for success
  • Outstanding organisational skills 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Self-motivated, driven, flexible and adaptable with a proven track record of exceeding goals
  • Salesforce/Microsoft Office/Excel/PowerPoint
  • Be present at London office minimum three times per week

Benefits

Voted “Best Places to Work,” our culture is driven by self-starters, team players, and visionaries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the company operates sites and business services in the US, UK, EMEA and APAC. We offer top benefits including Annual Leave Entitlement, paid holidays, competitive comp, team events and more! Learning & Development is also of vital importance to Connexity where each employee has their own career plan, and receives their own Annual Learning Budget to spend as they wish.

  • Healthcare insurance & cash plans
  • Pension
  • Income Protection
  • Parental Leave Policies
  • Learning & Development Program
  • Flexible work schedules and work from home/work from office policy
  • Wellness Resources
  • Equity

We are committed to providing a culture at Connexity that supports the diversity, equity and inclusion of our most valuable asset, our people. We encourage individuality, and are driven to represent a workplace that celebrates our differences, and provides opportunities equally across gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and all other demographics. Our actions across Education, Recruitment, Retention, and Volunteering reflect our core company values and remind us that we’re all in this together to drive positive change in our industry.

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