Programmatic Executive

Entry Level: Recent Graduates and Students London, England


Position at The Exchange Lab


Programmatic Executive


Department Ad Operations




We are looking for a talented and motivated individual who possesses both strong communication skills and an analytical mind-set to join our operations team, which is responsible for architecting and activating programmatic campaigns for advertisers and agencies alike. Successful candidates will thrive in a competitive and fast-moving business environment while adhering to high ethical standards; will exhibit confidence, empathy and intelligence in discussions with business owners and executives; will devote significant off-the-job time to improving their understanding of the online advertising world; will interact in a cooperative and friendly manner with co-workers; will be self-starters who perform at a consistent and high level; and will enjoy working hard and having fun with other members of The Exchange Lab team.




Reporting into the Optimization Director, the Programmatic Executive is responsible for all aspects of ad trafficking including the implementation, uploading, testing, QA, deployment, troubleshooting and analysis of online ad campaigns as well as supporting the client services team on a portfolio of clients, for which they will be overseen by the Senior Account Manager. This involves maintaining the accuracy and organisation of all bid management & trafficking processes and agency interactions related to programmatic campaigns. The ideal candidate will have some prior analytical experience, writing and comprehension skills, and will have done thorough research on the real time biddable (RTB) landscape.

Success in this position is measured by campaign delivery and performance set by meeting client objectives. The candidate must have a desire and motivation to quickly become an expert in the fields of media trading and RTB, working with some of the finest minds in the industry.




  • To manage day-to-day trafficking and setup of online ad campaigns. Ensure smooth delivery and tracking.
  • Manage standard, Rich Media and Video creative in raw file or tag format.
  • Act as an operations liaison to test new and evaluate new features and products.
  • Respond to general queries and reported problems internally and externally.
  • To provide quality assurance (QA) to any trafficked ad, daily data uploads and any data output
  • To escalate any usage concerns or recommendations of the database to the Operations Team Lead
  • If required to, directly escalate any trafficking issues to any technology providers or internal account
  • To monitor campaign data for any data anomalies, spikes or drops (for example ad impressions, clicks, spend).
  • To consider campaign and advertiser objectives and recommend new courses of activity to meet those ends in a clear and concise way.
  • To work on projects which include improving the company’s trafficking and data processes
  • Understanding the online bidding process for the purchase of ad impressions, analysing bidding rates, suggest and implement improvements.
  • Handle daily campaign maintenance including questions regarding tracking and status of various campaigns.
  • Work with media partners to ensure accurate platform implementation when building private marketplaces
  • Identify potential problems with delivery and performance, liaising with the AM team & client where necessary to rectify.


  • Share best practice and learnings amongst the Account Management and Operations teams.
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently both internally and externally to put the client at the centre of planning and decision making at all times.


  • Generate various reports for internal teams and third parties
  • Contributing to the creation of reviews at the end of each campaign, including working with data and providing analysis
  • Assist in the Coordination of campaign assets (pixels, creative, etc.), troubleshooting where appropriate.
  • Supporting the AM team to ensure all clients receive regular weekly reporting with detailed commentary.
  • Assist in the co-ordination of campaign assets (pixels, creative, etc.), troubleshooting where appropriate.
  • Ensure clients’ experience with TEL from day one is both professional and with a ‘go the extra mile’ attitude.
  • Be ‘expert users’ of The Exchange Lab products for Advertisers, capable of managing client’s expectations through any elements of our products (e.g. set up times, optimization and reaching campaign goals etc.)
  • Become an expert in TEL’s internal reporting. Helping to ensure campaign data and setup is accurate and up to date at all times. Responsible for conversion entry into our systems.



  • Fluency in a common second language
  • Exposure to other areas of marketing or advertising
  • University degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences or related field




  • University Degree
  • Technical aptitude; commercial understanding
  • Basic familiarity with web technologies (HTML, JavaScript, Flash, ) or a strong willingness to understand them
  • Analytical and numerate; high attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite (including Excel pivot tables and basic formulas)



The Exchange Lab (, part of GroupM [m]Platform is One for All. One company connected to the world’s largest programmatic digital media marketplace. The company’s Meta DSP – Proteus, unifies all of the top demand side platforms (DSPs), marketing technologies and exchanges into a single touch-point that drives the highest level of efficiency for advertisers.

Proteus, a creative and innovative trading platform, is integrated into eight of the largest and most respected DSPs including; MediaMath, AppNexus, and The Trade Desk. This unique technology creates a holistic view of the media ecosystem providing advertisers with greater audience reach, scale, campaign insights and cost saving efficiencies.

Founded in 2007, The Exchange Lab serves more than 700 clients across 50 markets worldwide with offices in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Singapore.





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.