Technical SEO Manager

Job Type Comms and Marketing
Location London - Victoria
Partnership Level 7
Closing Date 29/05/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £42,000.00 - £63,000.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35


What’s the role about?

We have an opportunity to join our Digital Marketing team as a Technical SEO Manager. Planning and supporting the delivery of our SEO Strategy; driving its implementation and optimisation across John Lewis & Partners’ offsite and on page architecture. 

We’re heavily investing in how we can reach more customers, and with John Lewis being a 60% online retailer, SEO is at the forefront of ensuring we fulfil this objective. We’ve committed over £1bn to accelerate our online business, making it easier for our customers to shop with us, and ensuring that we’re in the right place, at the right time for our customers. 

What will you be doing?

In this collaborative role, you will support the continuation of our Technology Road map and SEO Strategy: Combining a clear vision and understanding of SEO across all of our Online Selling functions; effectively using all aspects of SEO to drive market share and cost-effective sales whilst ensuring that our brand image is accurately reflected in our marketing activity. 

Representing and influencing SEO requirements across our campaign projects, ensuring implementations are SEO friendly, and that SEO will benefit the project. You will deliver robust solutions to capture insights and analyse results and build our automated reporting; cascading knowledge throughout the Partnership and demonstrating the omnichannel value of SEO to our wider stakeholders and Partnership. 

You will effectively line-manage a small team of SEO Executives; creating conditions for them to thrive and deliver a strong contribution to fulfil their potential and deliver the objectives of SEO and the wider Partnership. Celebrating the value that different life experiences brings to the Partnership and how this contributes towards less-biassed and smarter decision making. 

Why do our Technical SEO Managers love working for us? 

  • Lots of learning opportunities

  • Full programme of SEO training 

  • Fast paced environment, always busy 

  • Opportunities to own projects and learn how to deliver a process end to end. 

  • Team socials

What you'll have:

  • SEO experience in Technical as well as working knowledge of both onsite and offsite campaigns

  • SEO experience in E-Commerce and JavaScript SEO Best Practice.

  • Experience in Reporting Tools such as Data Studio.

What else could you bring?

  • Experience in LogFile Analysis and Enterprise Crawlers.

  • Strong online experience within retail

Additional Information:

  • The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. Head office areas also support a blended working approach. You'll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview and, where it is operationally practicable, they'll do all they can to accommodate your needs.
  • The deadline for applications is Sunday 29th May. To ensure that we screen all applications, we may not be able to provide you with an outcome until after this date
  • Internal applicants - To request a copy of the Job Outline for this role, please contact the Recruiter. 



We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Attachment: Technical SEO Manager JO.pdf 


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