Senior Trader/Programmatic Specialist • London (Farringdon), UK

Performance London, England


Position at The Exchange Lab

Senior Trader / Programmatic Specialist


Client Services London (Farringdon), UK





We are looking for a talented and motivated individual who possesses both strong communication skills and an analytical mindset to join our operations team. 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 demonstrate enthusiasm for the industry and 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 Operations Director, the Senior Trader is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the clients on their patch from an operational perspective. Working with the Client Director, they will maintain a close relationship with the client, developing a deep understanding their needs and translating this into effective internal working practises. Supported by a team of operational specialists and execs, the Senior Trader is ultimately responsible for the vision, delivery and performance of campaigns on their patch and the communication of this back to the client, representing the Exchange Lab as a programmatic expert. The Senior Trader should work closely with other teams in the business as well as external vendors, using those relationship to deliver creative and innovative solutions for clients.




  • Manage a large global client or multi-client patch of business supported by a team of traders and traffickers
  • Working alongside the Client Director, build long term strategic operational plans for the client that dovetail with the overarching client goals, taking ownership of tasks within the plan and ensuring their successful delivery
  • Ensure full delivery and performance to a variety of success metrics on the programmatic campaigns within your patch, flagging issues to the Client Director and Operations Director when required
  • Provide deep dive optimisation analysis and create informed data-backed recommendations of new tactics and partners to elevate performance against our KPIs
  • Work with the New Business team on strategic RFP’s leveraging both prior campaign experience and in-depth knowledge of available products and solutions
  • Function as a programmatic expert to clients, maintaining regular contact via update calls and meetings and being a key contributor to quarterly/ half yearly business reviews
  • Act as a thought leader within the business, attending events and reading articles to develop an extensive knowledge of programmatic trends and sharing that within the team, the wider business and to clients directly
  • Train and develop staff in the Operations team on our technology, tools and processes. Supervise and mentor the team on your patch identifying development opportunities, flagging performance concerns and celebrating success
  • Proactively seek out ways to identify and solve inefficiencies proposing improvements to processes and workflows. Work with other teams as required including product, technology and business intelligence to implement solutions to the benefit of the whole team
  • Work closely with other Senior Traders to ensure best practise is shared across client teams
  • Maintain relationships with a variety of vendors (DSPs, publishers, data partners) sharing learnings across the team and applying to client strategies
  • Ensure best practise is upheld and processes are documented and shared


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.