Marketing Manager (Biddable Media)

| Austin
Who We Are
First thing you need to know; Bestow is not your typical insurance company. We’ve completely reimagined industry assumptions, and harnessed technology and big data to create life insurance products that aren’t just delightful to use but deliver on our mission: to make financial products accessible to more people than ever before.
Check us out at hellobestow.com
Who We’re Looking For
“Innovative” and “disruptive” can be overused words. But at Bestow, it isn’t jargon, it’s an everyday rally cry. We are rewriting the rules of the 400-year-old, $7 trillion life insurance industry, serving communities who have been underserved in the past, and we believe the future is a bright one.
So, if you’re excited by the idea of being a part of a well funded startup, working at a mission-driven company and fundamentally shaking up an age-old industry, please read on.
Our ideal Marketing Manager for Biddable Media is a marketer with 4+ years of experience running large (+$50k/month) online media budgets that also has strong analytics and creative skills. This role will be perfect for someone who has worked either agency or client-side who wants the opportunity to use the skills they have developed for a fast-growing, well-funded startup in Dallas and Austin. Reporting to our Director of Growth, you’ll work alongside world-class marketers who have come together to beat the insurance incumbents at their own game by offering digital, click-to-buy insurance over the internet.
As our Marketing Manager for Biddable Media, you will take over the day-to-day management and growth responsibilities for our Biddable Media channels. We have existing campaigns on Google, Bing, MediaAlpha and social channels, and we’d like to grow these, as well as launch other new channels. In this role, you’ll take on the daily management and testing of new ideas, ensuring channel performance constantly improves over time. You’ll also contribute to our other growth marketing initiatives and work cross-functionally to drive the success of our media buying initiatives.

What We'd Like You to Do

  • Manage significant ($2M+/year) biddable spend across Google, Facebook, multiple digital click marketplaces & other insurance-specific media campaigns, driving significant increases in scale and efficiency.
  • Test & learn relentlessly to drive improvements in channel performance, then share what consumers respond to.
  • Collaborate with our creative & design teams to build new ad creatives that drive results optimizing for value propositions, landing pages, and more.
  • Work closely with our Analytics & Finance team to ensure we deliver measurable results by acquiring quality customers, on time and on budget.
  • Collaborate with our underwriting and actuarial teams to understand how to best target eligible and high quality customers.
  • Troubleshoot and solve any technical issues with those platforms, conversion tracking, attribution, etc. 
  • Manage and enable any external vendors, agency partners and consultants that can help along the way.

A Little About You

  • 4+ years experience managing biddable media (ideally SEM-related) in a metrics-driven direct marketing environment.
  • Expert knowledge of Google Ads.
  • Expert knowledge of biddable media strategy & delivery mechanics.
  • Experience managing $500k+ annual budgets.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with finance, analytics, and other organizations at companies to solve complex problems.
  • Strong quantitative (Excel/other BI) skills & deep knowledge of web analytics & Google analytics.
  • Strong business acumen & excellent communication skills.
  • Organized, reliable and professional.
  • Growth mindset and a winning attitude4 year degree from competitive institution, ideally in a quantitative field.

You'd Be an Exceptional Candidate If

  • You have working knowledge of SQL & Python.
  • You have experience in financial services, consumer internet, software, or other subscription business.
  • You have experience with MediaAlpha (please still apply if you don’t know what this is).
  • Experience working in a regulated industry.

What We Can Offer To You:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous PTO
  • Flexible schedule and work/life balance
  • 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Choose your own computer setup (Mac or PC)
  • Office snacks and weekly team lunches
  • Team building events and activities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 
Bestow does not currently sponsor applicants for work visas.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • Python 3Languages
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    • IllustratorDesign
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    • BasecampManagement
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    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
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Location

209 West 9th Street, Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78701

An Insider's view of Bestow

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe can be hectic at times and mellow at others. I feel I am in the good company of others that are trying to create something significant; no one is ever too busy to allocate time in their day for your comments or concerns. I consider a good office atmosphere, one where healthy discourse is encouraged and Bestow Austin has it in spades.

Mikhail

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success is delighting people in unexpected ways. For example, we had someone apply but wasn’t eligible. Our team researched a company that might fit their specific case and helped them apply even though it wasn’t with us! This person was literally brought to tears because they were so grateful. We made a difference for someone. That’s success.

Grant

Director, Customer Experience

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Engineers are most engaged when they have the autonomy to make decisions on how things get built. We provide an environment where they can propose ideas, validate them and safely get to production with minimal friction. We don't micromanage decisions. We give people freedom to bring their good ideas to reality.

Brian

Vp, Engineering

What does career growth look like on your team?

At Bestow, you are not only free to define your own career path, but encouraged to step outside the boundaries and think outside the box on a daily basis. There are no limits placed on your work and you are entrusted with the responsibility and freedom to identify what problems need to be solved and how to solve them.

Lexie

Senior Analyst

What are Bestow Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Caring for our own by covering 100% of employee medical insurance.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
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