Strategic SEO Director

General Description

The Strategic SEO Director is a seasoned SEO professional and digital marketing strategist. In this senior level leadership position, you are responsible for applying your deep SEO knowledge (focusing on ecomm SEO, content SEO and technical SEO) to address key client business challenges and then translate them in actionable SEO strategies and tactics. This is accomplished by having a thorough understanding of strategic, tactical and technical components of SEO and along with an understanding of the client’s climate, category, company, customer and competition.

You will also have management responsibilities for 5  – 6 Overdrive team members who will be reporting into you and form the core of a team you help oversee. You will be tasked to work, manage, and mentor those on your team to ensure seamless communication of the client’s strategic objectives while providing your team actional guidance around the tactical delivery of Overdrive’s SEO services and solutions.

Strategic SEO Responsibilities

  • Work with senior level client team members, in a fast-paced environment to address their business and strategic challenges
  • Actively communicate SEO-centric and advise, recommendations, and strategy to address client communicated business and strategic challenges
  • Develop and confidently present actionable SEO-centric strategies and recommendations to address client communicated business and strategic challenges
  • Guide and oversee the implementation and execution of all facets of SEO-centric strategies developed with all Overdrive and client team members
  • Ensure flawless and on-time delivery of client developed SEO-centric strategies and roadmaps
  • Ability to leverage and utilize key SEO tools and technologies such as Google – Analytics/Search Console/Tag Manager/AdWords, Brightedge, Deepcrawl, Screaming Frog, Ahrefs, Adobe AEM/Analytics, to inform and drive strategy and tactical recommendations
  • Address and oversee both near-term and long-term SEO-centric initiatives.
  • Monitor both short and long-term performance or all SEO-centric client initiatives
  • Oversee the technical and content initiatives and optimization recommendations/initiatives
  • Review all program analytics and measure as a means to monitor performance and to develop the necessary tactics and strategies to address performance insights
  • Proactively bring SEO-centric solutions and recommends to both the Overdrive and client team
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments within the SEO landscape and be readily able to speak to and address or formulate an associated POV

Management Responsibilities

  • Successfully build, maintain and oversee a team of 5 – 6 Overdrive team members though consistent communication, mentorship and training
  • Manage relationships with senior level client staff as well as day-to-day contacts
  • Provide advanced SEO and marketing counsel and advice to clients and others
  • Develop and implement both short and long-term strategic marketing and SEO programs and initiatives for clients
  • identify client growth and up-sell opportunities as a means to evolve and grow client relationships
  • Provide strategic direction and guidance to agency personnel to ensure fulfillment of client objectives and expectations
  • Ensure complete, timely and actionable direction to all departments on all client programs
  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of specific Overdrive accounts
  • Strategic implementation of Overdrive’s policies, procedures and products
  • Provide agency management with client communications and information relevant to the Overdrive’s overall performance on accounts
  • Analyze agency/campaign reports and communicate key findings, actionable insights, and forward-looking recommendations to client
  • Prepare and present presentations associated with agency and client performance associated with programs being managed
  • Assume other agency responsibilities as directed by agency principals

Required Competencies

  • Comprehensive knowledge, inclusive of best practices associated both technical and content driven SEO, integrated digital marketing and ecommerce
  • Thorough understanding of online and SEO tracking, measurement and analytics platforms and metrics used to measure and track campaign performance, inclusive of Omniture, Google Analytics and others.
  • Commanding knowledge of SEO tools and technologies including: HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Structured data, Google – Analytics/Search Console/Tag Manager/AdWords, SEMRush, Ahrefs, SimilarWeb, Salesforce, Kibana, ScreamingFrog, DeepCrawl, BrightEdge, Conductor, Jupyter, RStudio, Tableau, SiSense
  • Commanding knowledge of SEO tactics such as: A|B testing, SEO audits, Keyword research, Site taxonomy, Information architecture, Link building, International SEO, Technical SEO, On-page SEO, Off-page SEO, UX/CRO
  • Management of agency financial process inclusive of Net/Gross, estimate, time tracking and campaign budgets
  • A thorough understanding of interactive and general marketing principals
  • Demonstrated experience in applying the underpinnings of online marketing, as well as tactical knowledge around how strategies are implemented across various channels inclusive of SEO, SEM, Online Media, Social Media, Application Development and more

Core Competencies

  • SEO program management and strategy
  • Thorough knowledge of interactive and general marketing principals
  • Proven ability to management senior level client relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize client growth opportunities and grow client relationships
  • Initiative and innovation in problem solving and task management
  • The ability to facilitate and evaluate quality communications strategies
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Ability to manage and mentor agency staff (junior and mid-level)
  • Demonstrated team management experience and ability to unite and lead individuals from different disciplines and departments
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven ability to learn and lead a client’s business
  • Uncompromising attention to detail
  • Fluency in MS Office, inclusive of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word


  • Candidate must have a minimum of 5 – 7 years of SEO (technical and content) and Digital Marketing experience, inclusive of 3 – 5 years of personnel/team management responsibilities
  • Current Google AdWords and Google Analytics certification is a plus
  • SEO Ecommerce experience a plus
  • Ability to showcase thought leadership, best practices and marketing prowess via writing for Blogs or industry publications a plus.

About Overdrive

Overdrive Interactive is a Boston-based digital agency with a unique blend of strategic, media, creative and technical services that truly represent the model of what most agencies are striving to become in today’s competitive environment. Employment at Overdrive means having the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment providing some of the world’s leading companies with the cutting-edge online marketing programs they need to succeed and grow. Our team members get their heads around online advertising, search marketing, social media, mobile, digital creative, analytics and more – all the things marketing and creative professionals need experience in to thrive in today’s ever changing marketplace. Want to know more? Check out our site at


  • Health and Dental insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching contribution
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death insurance
  • Industry training
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vision care discounts
  • Free healthy snacks
  • Fun parties and office culture

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