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Programmatic Operations Director

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James Johnson 31/05/2021
Location: London, Greater London Not Disclosed London, Greater London
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 £
Type: Permanent
Seniority: N/A
Specialisms: Programmatic Buying, Account Management, Campaign Optimisation
Date: 31/05/2021
Programmatic Operations Director

I’ve partnered with an AdTech start up founded in 2019 that is hiring for a Programmatic Operations Director. They have already gained massive traction within the programmatic arena and are working with leading agencies on a wide range of UK & global brands.

The team is new however filled with programmatic & social traders lead by ex-agency leaders who have global aspirations for this business. Their tech is used to enhance how data is harnessed at all stages of a campaign lifecycle.

Their proprietary tech & machine learning engine combined with their in-house client service & expertise is what has set them up for success.

The role of Operations Director

You would work very closely with the Head of Operations & Head of Client Solutions, as well as other internal teams such as Data Science and Senior Leadership. You will be responsible for key agency accounts and management of day-to-day campaigns such as optimisation, reporting, analysis, trouble shooting and helping to define best practise. Also, line management of junior ops & traders.

  • Trading in key DSPs platforms including but not limited to Xandr, DV360, Amazon – with an ability to set up a campaign from start to finish (Pixels/trafficking/Strategies…) and optimize to achieve KPI objective
  • Trading in Business Manager (Facebook) – with ability to set up a campaign from start to finish (Pixels/ Strategies/Audience creations/posts…) and optimize to achieve KPI objective
  • Confident working with programmatic in many forms; desktop, mobile, native, VOD, standard display, rich media and more
  • Confident working toward a conversion objective and KPI set by the client
  • Support head of ops and the head of client solutions on new briefs, media plan construction and targeting strategies
  • Managing traders workloads and their development.

About you

  • Experience of related programmatic trading / media agency planning experience
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent understanding of media fundamentals, including media plan development and proposal recommendations
  • Demonstrate strong proficiency Xandr (AppNexus) & DV360 DSP platforms, as well as Facebook Business Manager, other social platforms is a plus i.e Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat
  • Knowledge of attribution models
  • Ability to work within a team effectively, whilst managing multiple projects and campaign assignments
  • Strong quantitative skills, including analytical abilities and math proficiency
  • Client service focused and detail-oriented, with clear and proven organisational skills
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and effective problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exude an energy level that brings new and exciting ideas to the function and inspire internal teammates
  • Exhibit ambition through appropriate participation in team and department initiatives
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and PowerPoint


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