SEM Marketing Associate at Grubhub

| Chicago
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About The Opportunity

Here at Grubhub we’ve been dedicated to giving diners the most convenient way to order food from their favorite restaurants (whether that’s a late night Chalupa from Taco Bell or a salad for lunch from a local restaurant the day after they enjoyed said late night Chalupa).


While we are food-obsessed, we are also customer-obsessed. We look to constantly innovate our technology so our diners’ food experience is memorable, restaurant owners get more business and individuals across the country looking for work can deliver the food from the restaurant to the diner flawlessly. We take great pride in knowing that we are a part of 22.6 million diners food ordering experience and we feature over 300,000 restaurants in 3,200 US cities across our suite of apps (Grubhub, LevelUp, Seamless, Tapingo, AllMenus and MenuPages).


Want to be a part of the biggest movement in the US that is moving eating forward? If so, we want to talk to you - and hear what’s your favorite restaurant for food delivery! 


As the Paid Search Associate, you’ll play a key role in growing and shaping the strategic direction of Grubhub’s Paid Search programs.This is a multi-faceted role within Grubhub that will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of our Seamless Brand in addition to collaborating with the rest of the Growth team to support B2B Paid Search operations for our Corporate, Driver and Restaurant teams.

Some Challenges You’ll Tackle

In applying for this position you should be comfortable with proactively performing optimizations and analyzing reports to identify areas of opportunity. We are looking for someone who is excited to bring new ideas, take risks and re-think existing approaches to this channel. At Grubhub, we are always innovating our methods to take SEM to the next performance level and this role plays an integral part in that process.

  • Perform day to day optimization efforts to meet campaign objectives, including but not limited to: keyword expansion efforts, ad copy creation & testing, bidding updates and landing page testing
  • Daily/weekly/quarterly budget management
  • Ensure paid search campaigns adhere to best practices and troubleshoot any problems
  • Proactively identify areas of opportunity and take action to improve our paid search program
  • Play a key role in executing paid search tests and reporting insights to senior leadership
  • Work collaboratively with the Manager to translate strategic vision into tactical solutions and results
  • Analyzing reports to uncover data trends and translate the data into actionable recommendations
  • Help influence strategic recommendations for our entire paid search program
  • Assist in: brainstorming, executing, and reporting on experiments
  • Leverage 3rd party bid management tools to improve effectiveness of our bidding strategy and operational efficiency
  • Perform competitive research and stay up to date on the latest search trends
  • Review and analyze reports to ensure campaign goals are achieved
  • Foster relationships with search engine teams to ensure participation in betas relevant to our business

You Should Have

  • 2-4 years experience hands on management of multi-million dollar paid search accounts
  • Experience in ecommerce or online retail is preferred
  • Advanced user capability in Excel
  • A proven track record executing paid search optimizations and accurately reporting results
  • Previous experience utilizing Google Analytics
  • Proficiency with 3rd party campaign management tools like Search Ads 360, Kenshoo, Marin, or similar
  • Strong communication skills: ability to clearly communicate results, key learning, areas of opportunities for SEM program
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, economics, statistics or other related field
  • Recent Google Ads Search Certification

Got these? Even better!

  • Experience writing Google AdWords scripts
  • Experiencing with SQL
  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Experience using feed management tools
  • Familiar building and interpreting cohort analysis
  • Experience managing local SEM programs is preferred
  • Familiar with building Tableau reports
  • Experience managing paid social ad efforts on Facebook / Instagram

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Flexible PTO. It’s true, no strings attached and all the time you need to recharge.
  • Better Benefits. Get quality insurance, flex-spending accounts, retirement options and commuter perks.  
  • Free Food. Kitchens are stocked and free Grubhub each week.
  • Casual Culture. Catch rays on the rooftop or get comfy on a couch and get to know your coworkers — because work, should be a place you want to be.

We deliver favorites every day. Join us as we move eating forward.


Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster. If you are applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.  

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111 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602

What are Grubhub Perks + Benefits

Grubhub Benefits Overview

Health and Wellness: We provide programs that support your overall well-being such as generous medical benefits, employee network groups, company-wide fitness challenges, a comfortable and casual workplace! We also support our parents by offering 8 weeks of paid parent bonding time, a 4 week returnship program, and 6-8 weeks paid medical leave.

Learning and Career Growth: Your personal and professional development is a priority at Grubhub. From your very first day here, you are empowered to lead and be an active participant in your career growth. We provide continuous learning opportunities, trainings, as well as coaching and mentorship programs.

PTO. It’s true, Grubhub employees are provided a generous amount of time to recharge their batteries.

MealPerks: We never let our people go hungry! We provide our employees with weekly credit to use on Grubhub, and offer company-wide meals several times a year to bring our Grubhub family together.

Fun: Every Grubhub office has an employee-led Culture Crew that connects people through fun, meaningful initiatives across our offices. Some of our popular past events include: Wing-eating contests, Grubtoberfest, 5k Runs, Bring Your Child to Work Day, regular happy hours, and more!

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning