SEO Program Manager – Coupons

Chicago, IL, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Requisition ID: R12303
Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

The SEO Program Manager – Coupons is responsible for defining and executing comprehensive SEO strategies across various Groupon Coupons digital assets. Requires tactical and project coordination experience in ALL aspects of SEO including site architecture, content, linking and social strategies. Ensure Coupons properties and digital/social assets meet the optimal architecture, link, content and design criteria of the latest search engine algorithms to improve accessibility, visibility, rank, and relevance in search engines.


Collaborate with business stakeholders, user experience, IT, marketing and creative teams to ensure that all sites are built/optimized utilizing most current SEO best practices for site architecture, content and linking strategies

Collaborate on a regular basis with other Groupon SEO Program Managers to ensure that Coupons SEO practices align with and inform practices for Groupon website SEO as a whole.

Accountable for leading/conducting technical Website audits, information architecture optimization, social media optimization, external and internal linking analysis as they relate to SEO

Identify gaps and opportunities making recommendations and tracking improvements to organic rankings and traffic on all Groupon Coupons web properties

Lead on/off page SEO content marketing ideas in line with set strategy

Develop testing and optimization processes to continually improve efficiencies, program performance and competitive advantages

Create reports and present findings to business stakeholders

Support processes to educate writers, content managers, web developers, business stakeholders and others on SEO best practices and content optimization

Stay current with industry developments and participate in the SEO online community


Bachelor’s degree

2-3 years of experience in SEO or digital marketing

Experience executing SEO strategy for multiple and/or large web properties

Demonstrate proficiency through successful track record in SEO as it relates to; site architecture, content marketing, linking and social media strategies

Knowledge of search engine criteria/algorithms, best practices, trends and industry developments

Experience with leading search engine ranking, traffic and analysis software

Effective troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects and resources in a deadline-driven environment

Strong analytical skills and a data-driven decision making orientation

Experience with and basic-proficiency with SQL.

Proficient with web analytics applications (Omniture, Google Analytics, etc.)

Google Analytics certified (preferred), proficient in Google Search Console

Passionate about digital and interactive marketing strategies and integrating marketing

Motivated, self-starter