Senior Paid Social Executive

Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Closing date
22 Oct 2023

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Senior Manager
We are looking for a Senior Paid Social Executive to join the eCommerce Marketing department!

Paid Social is an important part of NEXT's marketing activity, both here in the UK and Internationally. As the Senior Paid Social Executive you will report into the Paid Social Lead and be responsible for supporting and driving the strategic planning forward.

We're looking for someone who will be able to form strong plans that help to guide and lead the team / agency in the right direction and deliver upon this. You will have experience in managing large social campaigns and budgets. You will have great technical knowledge of the social platforms, be results oriented and able to work accurately at pace. You will work closely with our media agency and key social media partners to deliver profitable performance campaigns.

We can offer hybrid working with part of the week working at our head office in Leicestershire and part of the week working remotely.

About the role
  • Work alongside key internal stakeholders, plan and execute 'best in class' performance led social campaigns
  • Manage the relationships with your counterparts at our media agency
  • Support the Paid Social Lead in managing the relationship with social media partners
  • Monitor and work with the agency to optimise all activity
  • Support and drive the strategic vision and planning for the channel
  • Work with the partners to explore new and innovative opportunities
  • Manage the reporting for your campaigns accurately and regularly
  • Regularly present key campaign findings/insight identified
  • Stay up to date with the digital media landscape
  • Strong platform knowledge is essential. Ideally in at least two of the key media platforms i.e. Meta, TikTok, Pinterest and Snapchat.
  • Broad understanding of tagging and data.
  • Work with colleagues in our data and finance team to understand the true value of the paid social activity you run

About you
  • 3+ years experience in paid social media or digital performance media
  • Proven experience of planning and optimising performance across paid social channels
  • Experience of managing social partners and/or agency relationships
  • Strong numeracy and excel skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Logical - finds it easy to problem solve
  • Collaborative and works well as part of a team

  • Annual company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Pension 3% Employer/ 5% Employee
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (can also buy/sell up to 3 days)
  • 25% staff discount and free next day delivery to desk for online purchases
  • Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar all onsite at head office
  • Free car parking
  • Outstanding subsidised Nursery onsite at head office
  • Staff shop onsite at head office

About Us
You know Next, but did you know we're a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We're the UK's 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we're the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it's now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we've gone global!

About some of our Benefits
  • 25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking

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