Google Australia Needs A New Managing Director, But What Does It Take To Do It?

For the last few years, Google's Australian office has been under the watchful eye of Nick Leeder — an ex-newspaper man and former CEO of News Digital media. Today it has been revealed that Leeder is off to take up a new role within Google France, meaning Google Australia needs a new head. So what does it take to run Google Australia?

AdNews broke the news of Leeder's departure, before pointing to the new job ad.

The Country Manager position requires a huge level of experience to pursue, even by Google's high recruiting standards.

The job's responsibilities include: • Manage ANZ operations, including the development and execution of the overall ANZ strategy. • Build an advertising sales operations capability to provide premium service to Google’s top advertisers. • Contribute strategically to the growth and direction of Google products and services in region. Ensure new product launches are successfully communicated to your local market. • Establish strong relationships with senior level individuals at advertising agencies, direct advertising clients. • Meet and exceed ANZ revenue targets. Prospect, qualify, negotiate, and assist team in closing these key accounts; establish activities aimed at increasing Google brand awareness and customer acquisition.

...and to even be considered for the job, you'll need:

• Bachelor's degree. In lieu of degree, 20 years of relevant experience. • Experience and proven ability to drive revenue performance and grow businesses in the ANZ markets. • Significant sales and general management experience in technology, advertising and/or internet industries.

Sounds tough. Whoever Google gets to run its Australian operations going forward will be a business ninja.

Best wishes to Nick Leeder as he departs for France. [Google via AdNews]

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