01254 919000


Trident Park, Trident Way,
Blackburn BB1 3NU

PPC Manager

One of the country’s largest motor trade organisations, Hippo Motor Group, is currently recruiting for an experienced PPC Manager to work closely with the Head of Marketing and the marketing team. We are a trailblazing, award-winning company, operating in the thriving automotive business community of Lancashire.

We are looking for a highly motivated and high-performing PPC Manager to join our fast-growing team. The successful candidate working closely with the Head of Marketing, will be responsible for managing and developing the company’s pay per click and social media advertising campaigns, ensuring that they meet performance and revenue targets in line with the overall marketing plan and budget. You will be contributing towards shaping the expansion and future vision of the Hippo Motor Group and its range of brands.

This is a hybrid role involving 2 days a week in either our Blackburn or Manchester office.

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£40,000-£50,000 + Bonus OTE
Full Time - Permanent
Employment Type
Job Reference
  • Take strategic ownership of all digital paid media
  • Manage and develop a growing in-house team
  • Build strong relationships working closely with key agencies and suppliers
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments and trends across PPC and Paid Media
  • Create data-led, scalable campaign recommendations and actionable insights that drive efficiency and/or growth
  • Support campaign forecasting and planning
  • Develop and produce management reports
  • Perform day-to-day campaign optimisations across Paid Search & Social channels
  • Manage bidding strategies and budgets in order to meet KPIs
  • Test and implement ad copy, messaging and landing pages to optimise ROI
  • Lead the build out processes for new campaigns
  • Undertake ongoing and ad hoc research/analysis – Keyword, competitor and campaign
  • Assist in developing new strategies to drive further CRO
  • Work closely with the wider marketing team to align performance marketing KPIs with wider business and campaign objectives
  • Promote cross-functional opportunities and ways of working that improve PPC results

You’ll be an ideal fit if you…

  • Are passionate about Google Ads and paid advertising
  • Have at least 3 year of professional experience using Google/Microsoft PPC and Facebook ad platforms
  • Have experience of planning, forecasting and budgeting
  • Are used to creating reports in Excel, Google Sheets and Google Analytics
  • Can demonstrate commercial awareness – understanding some of the internal and external trends that affect the automotive sector
  • Are good at both project management and time management
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment where managing multiple projects to ambitious deadlines is the norm
  • Love being part of a team and an organisation where collaboration is given and expected
  • Sweat the small stuff – excellent attention to detail is a must


  • 30 days annual leave pro rota’d
  • Rapid company expansion providing excellent development and career opportunities
  • Great Staff rates on car finance
  • Friendly and supportive work colleagues and management
  • Regular staff socials
  • Birthday off after 2 years and a £100 Meal voucher
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Complimentary office treats

Hippo Motor Group sell on average 800 vehicles to our customers every month, supplying a wide vehicle range from small city cars right through to high-end luxury cars. We specialise in offering tailor-made finance options to suit customer needs. Continual business growth provides opportunities for our employees to develop and exceed within each role. At Hippo we pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service which means our loyal customer base return to us year on year.

To apply, please submit CV & Cover Letter to our recruitment team at careers@hippomotorgroup.co.uk, or use the form below.  Please be sure to quote the relevant role reference number found at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

Applying for the Job

To apply, please submit CV & Cover Letter to our recruitment team at careers@hippomotorgroup.co.uk, or use the form below. Please be sure to quote the relevant role reference number found at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.