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SEO Specialist

| Chicago

About Showpad

Showpad is the leading sales enablement platform for the modern seller. Showpad’s all-in-one platform empowers sales and marketing teams to engage buyers through industry-leading training and coaching software and innovative sales content and engagement solutions.

At Showpad, personalities and cultures connect across oceans to create something extraordinary. As a top 10 software company in the Inc. 5,000 Europe list, Showpad is changing the game when it comes to sales enablement. Our employees create the engagement and impact that drives our success as we expand globally.

In the morning, we’re drinking San Francisco cold brew coffee with a side of Portland doughnuts – English scones for afternoon tea, and in the evening we’re toasting success with Belgian tripel Westmalle to a Chicago house tune.

About the position

The SEO Specialist is responsible for managing SEO activities with a major focus on SEO content and conversion writing for the web, paid ads and emails. landing page creation, traffic monitoring, link building, and keyword strategy to increase rankings across all major search engines. This individual is an expert in all things related to content and platform optimization, brand consistency, and localization. You will be joining a friendly team that is motivated by data-driven decisions for growing demand generation efforts.

Key responsibilities as SEO Specialist at Showpad

  • Create and optimize copy for web pages, landing pages, paid ads and emails for search engine marketing to improve global organic rankings, traffic, leads, and pipeline
  • Collaborate with digital and content teams to define a solid SEO & keyword strategy for Showpad’s online presence and translate that strategy into operational execution
  • Work with content team to drive SEO priorities in content programming
  • Collaborate with Web Developer and Digital team to execute a/b tests, collect and analyze data and results, identify trends and insights to achieve maximum ROI for all organic page and paid search campaigns
  • Perform ongoing keyword discovery and expansion
  • Actively monitor the evolving landscape of search engines, communicating the impact of changes to teammates and ensuring prioritization of content and functionality enhancements
  • Research and analyze competitor keywords,advertising links, and ads
  • Develop and implement “white hat” link building and backlink strategies
  • Recommend changes to website architecture, content, linking and other factors to improve SEO positions for target keywords.
  • Align with paid digital on strategies to drive down keyword costs through SEO and improve on-page conversions
  • Create and maintain a meaningful KPI reporting framework,providing internal stakeholders with actionable data on a daily/weekly basis

Skills we are looking for

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience and proven success in achieving positive SEO results
  • Proficient in writing for the web and deep understanding of optimizing content for conversion
  • Basic HTML and web technology knowledge required
  • Passion for search engine technologies and algorithms
  • In-depth experience with search optimization tools (e.g, Yoast, Moz, SEMrush, Google Search Console, Google Analytics, Screaming Frog, Ahrefs, and more)
  • Prior experience with schema markup implementations
  • Solid understanding of performance marketing, conversion, and online customer acquisition
  • Knowledge of the latest trends and best practices in SEO and SEM
  • Experience with A/B and multivariate experiments
  • Knowledge of key ranking factors and changing search engine algorithms
  • Clear communicator. You can act as a translator, helping non-technical audiences understand your search strategies and tactics.
  • Prior experience presenting and leading basic SEO copywriting sessions across internal teams is a plus
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems
  • Organization, attention to detail and ability to prioritize
  • Results-oriented and eager to take ownership of initiatives, while also collaborating with relevant stakeholders
  • Defines, communicates and executes quality deliverables on time
  • Experience in an international B2B SaaS company is a plus

What you can expect from Showpad

Focus on Impact and Growth

We are building the future in sales and marketing where every sales person is successful. As an international scale-up, we aim for yearly double digit growth that opens many opportunities. We want people who thrive in a fast-paced, performance-driven company, who are not afraid to stretch themselves in a fun environment, and focus on impact and growth.

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • WordpressCMS
    • SageCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


Centrally located in the Loop and easily accessible for all commuters with tons of options for lunch.

An Insider's view of Showpad

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in our Chicago office is unlike any other startup I've ever been a part of. Everyone is smart, humble and effective. Even though we are all busy, everyone is always willing to offer help or guidance - even if it outside of their wheelhouse. We all genuinely enjoy each other's company and want to see our teammates succeed.


Office Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is absolutely key for my team, since we’re tasked with bringing many different groups together. And as an international organization, we’re building relationships not only across departments, but across the world too. The key for us is to show how we provide value and prove how our collaboration impacts both revenue and culture.


Head of Global Business Development and Alliances

What is your vision for the company?

We’re building the future of sales & marketing success, by empowering sales & marketing teams to sell the way buyers want to buy. We’re delivering a better buyer experience, intelligent sales content and an analytics-powered platform that’s smarter than traditional sales enablement.


President & COO

What are Showpad Perks + Benefits

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
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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