Programmatic Executive

Future Talent & Entry Level London, England





Job Title:
Wavemaker Programmatic Executive

About the Opportunity:

The Programmatic Executive is a position that will work to buy digital adverting across several quality publishers as well as YouTube in an automated fashion. The AE will have the opportunity to work across several trading and ad-serving platforms such as Google DV360 and The Trade Desk. The AE will also have the opportunity to do programmatic audio and connected TV as part of our wider offering to clients.

We have been working with British Airways for over two years now and the team has grown from strength to strength.  This role will be within Team Horizon, a fully integrated team made up of specialists from media, creative and production.


A Day in the Life: You will work closely with Wavemaker clients to understand their audiences and their behaviour to best decide where and when to show them video and display advertising.  You will be using several different technologies to pull, analyse and make decisions from data as well as informing clients what works and what doesn’t work for their business. This is a rapidly growing area of the agency and the wider advertising industry. You will be trained by a number of people across a variety of the top companies in the market including Google. You will also work closely with the planning team in ensuring we use the best media for the clients.


Testimonial: I have been on the L’Oréal Programmatic team since I started at Wavemaker, I have learnt a huge amount and worked on some interesting projects as well built a great relationship with the client and my co-workers.” – Jack Jones


What’s in it for you!

As part of the GroupM and WPP network, our benefits are incredibly comprehensive.  We provide a flex-fund for anyone joining Wavemaker which allows you to choose which perks best suit you.  We’ve listed a few below - and there are many more on offer:

  • Superb development opportunities and ongoing support throughout your career
  • Stunning London-based offices with on-site canteen
  • 25 days’ holiday from the get-go (plus an extra day for your birthday)
  • Season ticket loan, subsidised gym memberships, private medical (BUPA) and life assurance
  • Impressive discounts across a range of high street and offline retailers


How to apply:

Applications Close- 3rd of January 12pm

Please apply online via this advertisement and send us your CV and a covering letter.


Applications will be reviewed via our GroupM Future Talent team


Please note that we require all applicants to have the full right to work in the UK, without sponsorship.


If you require any assistance throughout your recruitment process, please call the Future Talent Team on 02071585400 to discuss your requirements.










About Wavemaker:

Wavemaker is a media agency, meaning we are the lynch-pin between a brand and customer.  We are the people who put our client’s advertisements in the right place, at the right time, to the right audience.   You can read more about us here: or connect with us on our social channels under the handle @wavemakerglobal to find out more.

A job a Wavemaker may not sound like a job anywhere else - and that’s because it isn’t. We are at the forefront of coming up with new and exciting ideas for our clients, which include, British Airways, Netflix and BMW. Our people are encouraged to become the best versions of themselves and share the values and behaviours of what we refer to as P.A.C.E.D - passionate, agile, collaborative, entrepreneurial, and diverse.

We would love to meet you:

Our values mean a lot to us and if you agree with these 5 points, chances are you’ll be a great Wavemaker:

  • Passionate – you have fire in your belly for the things you care about
  • Agile – you’re able to shift gear easily and change direction
  • Collaborative – you’re able to work inclusively with your colleagues
  • Entrepreneurial – you like to ask why and challenge the norm
  • Diverse – you believe that our variances make us stronger








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