01254 919000


Trident Park, Trident Way,
Blackburn BB1 3NU

SEO Manager

One of the country’s largest motor trade organisations, Hippo Motor Group, is currently recruiting for an experienced SEO 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.

The successful candidate will design the SEO strategy for the group and deliver it using a combination of agency and in-house resources.

You will be focussing on one business.

Your opinion will drive the SEO strategy.

You will get credit for your results in a monthly performance-based bonus.

This role is a hybrid role with a minimum of 2 days a week in either our Blackburn HQ or our offices in Arkwright House, Manchester and the rest worked remotely.  Alternatively, accommodations can be made to work for 5 days a week in either of our offices. Please state your preference when you apply.

£35,000 - £45,000
Full Time - Permanent
Employment Type
Job Reference
  • Plan, develop and implement the company SEO strategy
  • Evangelise and proactively promote SEO best practice throughout the business
  • Coordinate agency and inhouse resources to grow an SEO lead PR strategy
  • Conduct competitor analysis, keyword research, content reviews and other associated research
  • Be hands on with the implementation of onsite SEO tasks include designing information architecture, on-page optimisation, site audits, structured data implementation and so on.
  • Play an integral role in the development and execution of the content strategy
  • Define SEO KPI frameworks and reporting processes
  • Undertake ongoing and ad hoc research/analysis – Keyword, competitor and campaign
  • Provide feedback on insight on how to best optimise new site developments and provide support for large scale technical SEO projects
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments and trends across SEO and content marketing
  • Are passionate about SEO
  • Are used to creating reports in Excel, Google Sheets and Google Analytics
  • Have experience SEO tools including Screaming Frog, SEM Rush, Ahrefs etc.
  • 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
  • Rapid company expansion providing excellent development and career opportunities
  • Excellent incentives
  • Great Staff rates on Car Finance
  • Friendly and supportive Work Colleagues and Management
  • Regular staff socials
  • Your Birthday off after 2 years plus a £100 Meal voucher
  • Company Pension scheme

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.