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Senior SEM Manager - US-Based
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Senior SEM Manager - US-Based

About Toptal

Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. With $200+ million in annual revenue and team members based around the globe, Toptal is the world’s largest fully remote workforce.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun. We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

Job Summary:

Toptal is looking for a Senior SEM Manager. This person will be a pivotal part of Toptal’s Paid Media team. In this role, you will oversee the management of Toptal’s Paid Search campaigns, with the objective of acquiring additional quality client leads who are looking to tap into Toptal’s highly-skilled Experts. You will be supported by the SEM team to tackle all aspects of the channel from strategy to execution to analysis.

This is a remote position. We do not offer visa sponsorship or assistance. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US at the time of hire. Resumes and communication must be submitted in English.


The following information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or required skills.

  • Maximize SEM-driven revenue by providing Toptal with a steady stream of high-potential prospective clients.
  • Own SEM channel budgets and manage all day-to-day operations, from campaign strategy to execution, analysis, and reporting.
  • Constantly ideate new ways for your team to grow and improve channel efficiency.
  • Work with members of the Paid Media, Growth, Product, Content, and Analytics teams to maximize the value provided by SEM.
  • Ensure SEM is running in accordance with industry best practices and maintain immaculate long-term tracking.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Onboard and integrate into Toptal. Meet with the teams and people you will have working relationships with.
  • Start building a fundamental understanding of our teams, product, and business operations.
  • Work closely with the SEM and wider Paid Media team to dive deep into our history, assets, roadmap, and unexplored opportunities that you will be able to lead.
  • Independently start to study and learn the Toptal platform and product suite.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Familiarize yourself with our current SEM strategies and areas for growth.
  • Have a good understanding of Toptal’s historical SEM performance, including seasonal trends and major past experiments, projects and initiatives.
  • Develop an understanding of the niche opportunities in Toptal’s verticals.
  • Gradually take ownership of the SEM campaign management and execution.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Launch and evaluate your own SEM growth ideas, exercising discretion and independent judgment.
  • Deliver successful growth marketing strategies that can be further iterated and replicated.
  • Work closely with other teams on cross-channel initiatives.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Toptal’s SEM growth process.

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Demonstrate significant impact on SEM channel growth and cost-efficiency improvement.
  • Become Toptal’s expert in all things related to the SEM channel. You will hold a pivotal role in generating company revenue and scaling the company.

In the first year, expect to:

  • Be a success story in the Paid Media team. You will be able to show concrete, bottom-line impact.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Mathematics, Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Expertise in Paid Search / SEM at scale, 5+ years of experience with annual SEM budgets in excess of $5M.
  • Experience in the end-to-end ideation, implementation, analysis, and promotion of growth strategies.
  • Experience in the day-to-day management of legacy search campaigns with a focus on long-term performance and improving cost efficiency.
  • Strong experience in A/B testing strategies, summarizing results into slide decks, and presenting to large teams and executives.
  • Experience working with numerous stakeholders, both internal and external, across different time zones and geographies.
  • Comfort with a fast-paced and often rapidly changing environment with a strong emphasis on individual contributions and execution excellence.
  • Innate curiosity and willingness to learn, and an obsession with growth performance.
  • Bonus: Experience with B2B growth marketing (longer revenue funnels).
  • Bonus: Familiarity with the freelance marketplace or software engineering industry.
  • This is a remote position that requires a motivated self-starter. No one will monitor your working hours but you will be expected to consistently contribute value and deliver results.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and handle a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a diverse array of contacts.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.

Essential Job Functions

  • Regularly and reliably attend scheduled virtual team meetings on camera.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Use all required digital collaboration tools.
  • Prioritize and self-manage workflows and deadlines.

US FLSA Classification: Full-Time/Exempt

The US-based salary range for this full-time position is $125,000 - $200,000 per year. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please note that the US-based salary range does not include the value of Toptal’s benefit offerings. In the US, Toptal’s benefit offerings include participation in a 401(k) retirement plan; medical, dental, and vision health insurance plans; basic life insurance coverage and short-term and long-term disability coverage; access to flexible spending, dependent care, and health savings accounts; access to telehealth virtual doctors; an employee assistance program; and flexible paid time off.

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Who You Will Work With

Taso Du Val

Taso Du Val


As Toptal’s Chief Executive Officer, Taso manages Toptal’s core team of hundreds of team members distributed throughout the world, with a focus on innovation. Since Toptal was founded in 2010, Taso has led it to become the largest high-skilled, on-demand talent network in the world. Taso serves on the board of multiple organizations, advising on talent strategy and innovation for Fortune 100s and nonprofits. Taso has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, Wharton, and Oxford on talent management and entrepreneurship.

Luiz Baia

Luiz Baia

VP of Marketing Strategy

As Toptal’s VP of Marketing Strategy, Luiz is accountable for driving the strategy and implementation across all Marketing channels and initiatives. He’s responsible for ensuring that all Marketing deliverables are aligned with our growth strategy and are at the highest quality level to align with Toptal’s level of excellence. Before Toptal, Luiz built and led corporate strategy and partnership teams in various industries, from Private Equity, Management Consulting, Tech, and Healthcare. He had been designing strategy, driving growth, and managing partnerships in organizations like Booz & Company, Accenture, DaVita, Sling TV, and Burger King. Luiz has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

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