Operations Director

Digital/Mobile London, England


Position at GroupM

About Us:

You might know that GroupM is ‘the world leading investment group’ - but what does this actually mean? Put simply, one in three adverts you’ll see online or out and about in public has been channelled through our network.  We’re also home to some of the best and biggest agency brands in media - Wavemaker, Mediacom, m/SIX, Mindshare and Xaxis so we have a pretty big responsibility on our shoulders.  If that wasn’t enough, GroupM is also a Top Employer (https://www.top-employers.com/en-US/companyprofiles/uk/groupm-uk-limited) meaning that we really value our employees’ wellbeing, we lead and develop our talent.  Considering we’re the only media agency network to have this accreditation, we hope you’ll consider joining us in your next career move.


About the role:

We have an exciting new opportunity to lead the operations arm of our Media Team here at GroupM. The GroupM Media team sits within the interaction group and underpins the media needs of our programmatic buying businesses, including Xaxis and the PBU (Programmatic buying unit). The team has developed a significant volume of direct publisher relationships where we can acquire digital media at a quality, cost and preferred level of access that gives our buying businesses unique competitive advantage.

As Operations Director, Recruitment, training and development are crucial responsibilities as we continue to scale the operations unit, having grown to 12 people within 3 years, so the successful candidate will have proven experience in these. You will be responsible for leading the operational setup and strategy of our support for programmatic products in GroupM UK, assuming 5 direct reports and 6 further indirect reports who are specialists across Video, Display and Inventory Management.


What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will have significant operational experience in the online display space, ideally across video, display and mobile. You will be experienced in the development and management of operational teams within these fields and have a sound understanding of digital media technologies. Developing effective business best practice across technology, systems and process will be second nature to you and you will be a natural and inspiring leader.

We can offer amazing benefits, exposure to a range of projects and a lively and welcoming team.  If you’d like to apply please do so via this advertisement or you can speak to Olivia Woodhead if you have any initial questions on the role.


We are an equal opportunities employer. All GroupM agencies are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender identity, disability, culture/religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.