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Affiliate Marketing Lead

In the role of Affiliate Marketing Lead, this role will be responsible for Elite SEM’s Affiliate Marketing channels and the day-to-day operations of managing our affiliate partners and relationships. The Affiliate Marketing Lead will optimize and grow affiliate programs and strategically grow affiliate accounts on behalf of our clients as well as prospecting for new accounts. The Affiliate Marketing Lead must thrive in a cross-functional and fast paced environment. We are looking for someone who is analytical, proactive, and ready to hit the ground running! The ideal candidate is comfortable starting a new role from scratch, full of ideas on how to start, build, and grow and affiliate division.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage client relationships and develop a deep understanding of advertisers’ objectives to develop affiliate marketing strategies in order to deliver high impact results
  • Maintain and grow affiliate channels for clients, analyze performance, identify areas of improvement, and recommend ways to increase affiliate-generated revenues
  • Proactively monitor traffic sources on all campaigns
  • Develop affiliate contact management strategy and recruit new affiliates through research, referrals, and other avenues
  • Support sales and new business with involvement in sales materials, calls, and meetings
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop internal strategy and structure for the Affiliate department that will support growth and long-term success
  • Negotiate multiple payout structures including CPL, CPA and CPC
  • Manage integrated marketing campaigns through collaboration with cross-functional teams

Core Competencies:

  • Presentation Skills - Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings, gains positive attention, changes tactics that aren't working
  • Business Acumen - Knows how businesses work, knowledgeable in current/future policies, practices, trends, technology, etc.
  • Customer Focus - Dedicated to meeting and exceeding expectations to customers, establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers.
  • Drive for Results - Exceeds goals successfully, constantly & consistently a top performer and pushes themselves
  • Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.


  • 6+ years of affiliate marketing experience
  • Experience managing affiliate channel for retail/Ecommerce clients
  • Direct experience working with major affiliate networks and platforms
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics
  • General knowledge of paid search, search engine optimization, paid social media, email marketing, display and conversion rate optimization
  • Sales & Account Management skills

Benefits & Perks:

  • Great company culture. We offer flexible work schedules, work from home days, and unlimited paid vacation time.
  • Great team members. We hire people based upon our core values so the people you are surrounded with have similar values that you do!
  • Small team, big impact. Everything you do makes a difference.
  • Fair compensation. Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Executive benefits package. 4 months 100% paid maternity, employer matched 401-K, short & long term disability, educational stipends, and more!
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