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CARMAX Manager, Paid Performance Media in Richmond, Virginia

8115 - Corp Office Canal Crossing - 101 S 15st, Richmond, Virginia, 23219

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About this job

More than 25 years ago CarMax revolutionized the automotive industry. Today, CarMax is looking to once again transform our business by developing a world-class customer acquisition engine. The Digital Marketing Manager will play an integral role in this important company initiative by leading a collaborative, cross-functional team in our Display and Social Media advertising portfolio to recommend, test, scale and optimize innovative paid media strategies.

What you will do Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop a vision for how advertising programs will deliver on business objectivesand the consumer journey

  • Proactively identify new projects and independently manage the team’s backlog of tests and ideas

  • Coordinate and share learnings with partner teams, including Marketing Technology, integrated media and other paid acquisition programs

  • Manage cross-functional program resourcesto achieve program objectives(including internal analyst, creative, web, etc. and external agencies)

  • Manage relationships and influence stakeholders, platform representatives and department leaders

  • Manage up to $10 Million budget accurately and independently

Purpose of the role

As a strategy manager, you have a critical role within CarMax’s Paid Acquisition team. You will help to define strategic direction and dictate pace for a key paid advertising programs - directly contributing with significant corporate revenue and sales growth. You will be responsible for leading a highly-skilled, cross-functional team to use signals to find the right audiences and deliver thumb-stopping creative that motivates car shoppers to buy their next car from CarMax. Successful candidates will have a natural inclination and comfort for digging deep into analytical data and business insights to build thoughtful, innovative media strategies and continuously improve performance. You will manage multiple programs and serve as a go-to expert for creatively-driven campaigns. Successful candidates should thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 5-7years experiencemanaging Google, Facebook and/or other social media advertisingfor a large brand or agency

  • Experienceleveraginganalyticaldashboardsand data to make programimprovements

  • Experiencecommunicating and gaining buy in for solutions to complex problems

  • Experienceoverseeingand managingthe work ofcross-functional teams

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Proven ability to deliver messages in a manner that is clear, effective and engaging.

  • Experience managingmultipleadvertisingprograms simultaneously

  • Internal Candidates: completion of MDP (Management Development Program)

About CarMax

CarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide.

Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community. We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.

CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application.

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