This Rakuten Marketing website is automatically set to 'Allow Cookies' as this will help us measure traffic and improve this site over time. You can read about how we use cookies on this site by clicking here. For more information about the EU Privacy Directive and Rakuten Marketing technology click here.  CLOSE

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Business Development Executive


Position Summary

The Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Business Development Executive will be responsible for selling paid search and product-listing ad (PLA) management services to mid and large sized retailers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Cold call, prospect, build relationships and close new accounts
  • Uncover the needs of each client’s business to develop and deliver client presentations and proposals that focus on campaign performance, strategies for growth, and solving pain points
  • Work cross functionally within Rakuten Marketing to leverage existing relationships and maximize sales efforts for the company
  • Continuously study industry trends and client competitors
  • Attend industry trade shows to meet with paid search prospects


  • At least 1 year of sales experience
  • Solid proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint for client-facing reports and presentations
  • Strong desire and ability to think creatively, solve problems and use professional judgment
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in developing and delivering presentations
  • Must be results driven, enjoy problem solving and passionate about being challenged
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Preferably a focus on advertising or marketing
  • Strong knowledge of Google, Yahoo, and MSN paid search programs
  • Understanding of Product Listing Ads (PLAs) is a plus but not required.