Co - Head of SEO (m|f|x)

Job description

Do you live and breathe SEO? Your roadmaps are better than Google Maps? Then idealo is the right place for you!

We love SEO – it's the complexity that gets us every time. As one of the pioneers of SEO in Germany, we’ve been at it since 2000! It’s so deeply rooted at idealo that you can talk shop with everyone - from developers to the C-Level - about pagination pages, the right testing setup and everything in between.


About new role

  • We fill all leadership positions at idealo - including this role - with co-heads consisting of two equal executives. As part of the dual leadership, you will take care of the conception, implementation and monitoring of the SEO goals and thus the strategic orientation, control and management of the SEO team.
  • You observe and evaluate Google changes, the idealo group of domains and their competition.
  • Through your insights, you will make a significant contribution to the optimization and further development of the SEO area at idealo.
  • You report directly to our CMO and are in intensive exchange with the managing directors.
  • Since SEO is not a one person show at idealo, you will work closely with the product, content and international teams.
  • You use your enthusiasm to act as an SEO evangelist throughout the organization.
  • You define the SEO vision at idealo and create goals and expectations for your team to turn that vision into reality.
  • You promote independent work, but stay in touch with developments and results.

Job requirements

Skills & Requirements

  • Your passion for SEO is underscored by least 5 years of professional experience in the SEO field, ideally with large (>1 million sub-pages) e-commerce sites.
  • You are focused on supporting, developing and motivating your team. You actively give them room for growth and your goal is for your employees to be better than you in their area of responsibility.
  • Your deep technical understanding allows you to roll up your sleeves and get involved yourself. Coding experience (JS, CSS, HTML) is a plus.
  • You know the German and European e-commerce market like the back of your hand.
  • You are attracted to data and enchant everyone with your Excel skills.
  • Your strong project management skills help you stay focused and on the ball.
  • You are fluent in English, German is a plus.

Your benefits at idealo

  • Being part of a more and more diverse leadership team that works together on our ambitious goals, while also working to create something new.
  • You’ll never run out of things to optimize and data to base your decisions on
  • A corporate culture that is based on the values of freedom and responsibility.
  • The best colleagues in the world, who make idealo a better company every day.
  • Family friendliness based on deep conviction, including flexible working hours, remote work options and 30+ vacation days per year.
  • So happy: We have been named Germany's best employer in the internet/multimedia sector for the second year in a row! Source: Focus Business, 01/2021, issue dated 19.02.2021

About idealo

idealo is a Berlin success story: in 2000 we started out with the mission of helping consumers make the best purchasing decisions. Right in the heart of Berlin, over 1,000 employees from 40 nations are working on the future of online shopping. We focussing on agile and self-reliant work, sustainability and a healthy relationship between work and private life. These values are firmly anchored in our corporate culture and an integral part of our corporate philosophy.

As part of our team, you can look forward to freedom, an international and inspiring working environment. Your ideas are particularly important to us. Not only our product portfolio is diverse, but also the people who work on it. We want you just as you are! Origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or a severely handicapped degree do not play a role.


Information for applicants with severe disabilities: As an applicant with a severe disability, you can get advice from our Severely Disabled Representation (SBV) during the application process.


idealo continues hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic

We do still hire great talent from around the world! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are checking almost every day with the authorities if and how we can relocate talent from EU and non-EU countries to work with idealo. Please bear in mind that we will take individual decisions in close consultation with the applicant and the authorities.

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