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SEO Specialist

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Company Overview

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.


We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger.


You Will


Reporting into the SEO Channel lead, the SEO Specialist will support the SEO team on day-to-day search engine optimization strategy development and implementation. The SEO Specialist will also represent the channel in some end-to-end planning, optimization and management of new marketing projects and facilitate the communication, development and follow-up on actions items with our core internal business partners and external platform partners. The results of these efforts will be a key contribution to the success of the digital marketing and align closely to drive the core objectives of the broader Grainger business.


  • Provide weekly, monthly and ad-hoc SEO reports and dashboards to track performance metrics, including ranking, crawling and indexing status
  • Support ongoing SEO projects from research to post implementation reporting
  • Analyze current site performance, providing feedback and recommendations to internal business partners highlighting SEO opportunities
  • Perform keyword research to drive new content creation
  • Optimize title tags and meta descriptions that will increase search visibility and align with Grainger brand
  • Perform monthly landing page audits to identify errors and effectively communicate cause of issue to the broader team
  • Turn data analysis into actionable optimization projects, identifying trends and providing insights to site performance
  • Perform industry and competitive research
  • Collaborate with business partners to ensure SEO best practices for architecture, content and linking are met
  • Keep pace with SEO and digital marketing industry trends and developments, sharing learnings with stakeholders


You Have


  • 2-3 years experience in search engine optimization
  • Proficient with SEO tools, including Google Search Console and analytics programs
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Understanding of ranking factors and search engine algorithms
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work successfully with cross-functional teams & brands, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines
  • Project management and time management skills are essential
  • High-level proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word



Our Benefits


With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger.

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DE&I Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status