GroupM Nexus | Director, Ad Technology & Operations

Technology Singapore, Singapore


Position at GroupM Nexus

Overview of the Job

GroupM is the world’s largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally.

We are currently looking for a Manager, Tech Partnership to join GroupM Platform Services, the digital team across Search, Social, Programmatic, AdOps and our proprietary technology, [m]PLATFORM.

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the Advertising Technology practice and enablement across the region. You will possess advanced technical capabilities and have expert knowledge of systems and a passion for new and emerging technologies.

Reporting of the role:

This role reports to the Director of Technology APAC – Platform Services.

3 Best things about the job:

  1. Be a member of a high performing team focused on technology, data, partners and platforms, a key strategic growth area for GroupM and WPP. 
  2. Work in an environment that promotes freedom, flexibility, empowerment and diverse working styles to solve real business problems. 
  3. Have access to industry leading data assets and technology in the field, where you can develop your skills.

Measures of success:

  • In 3 months:
    • Have a thorough understanding of the Platform Services teams purpose and operations, while establishing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
    • Gained any outstanding accreditations/certifications of relevant technologies utilised by GroupM and it’s clients.
  • In 6 months:
    • Identify an opportunity and lead a client AdTech project from definition to closure, with demonstrated value.
    • Develop a programme covering best practices, processes, documentation and training for AdTech team members.
  • In 12 months:
    • Establish a centre of excellence across the region while rolling out your defined programme.
    • Be viewed as a thought leader across advertising technologies and regularly engage with global counterparts on initiatives.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Establish best practice guidelines for AdTech teams across the region.
  • Manage and optimise operations across all advertising technology processes.
  • Develop and maintain team training, education and certification practices.
  • Lead the creation of POV’s on topics covering AdServing, BAV, DCO, TMS, Tracking Solutions
  • Participate in RFI’s, RFP’s and general assessments as required.
  • Lead AdTech projects for T1 clients (eg audits, implementations, integrations)
  • Act as an escalation point to AdTech team members for troubleshooting.
  • Support the Head of Technology with Partner/Vendor management.
  • Provide consultancy services as a strategic partner for client/agency teams.

What you will need:

  • Degree in a relevant field (eg computer science)
  • 8+ years in a hands-on technical role, in an AdTech/Martech environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and certifications with platforms such as Adservers, TMS, DCO, Verification and Web Analytics.
  • Strong stakeholder management and leadership capabilities.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Highly organised, detail orientated, and can project manage.
  • Flexibility to work in a cross-functional team but also have the initiative to problem solve independently. 
  • Experience in cloud computing and full-stack web development (in particular API development) will be highly regarded.

More about GroupM

GroupM Singapore operates in one of the most dynamic and exciting environments in the world. Although it is a small domestic market, there is a vibrant media industry which is undergoing rapid evolution as digital technology reshapes the way marketing supports advertisers’ needs. Being at the crossroads of Asia means, that aside from the local clients and media owners, we also have a high proportion of multi-national clients, renowned brands and media owners. Making GroupM Singapore the Number One organisation to join and develop your career in media investment.

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.