Programmatic Optimisation Manager

Programmatic, Biddable, Paid Media & SEO London, England


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 ( 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 join the Operations team in the Programmatic Buying Unit, a specialist disclosed model programmatic model, here at GroupM Digital. As Optimisation Manager, you will be able to undertake operations, optimisation and consultative tasks delivering stand out results for our clients on programmatic campaigns.

The broader ecosystem that the PBU inhabits includes planners, buyers, traders, technologists and data analysts within each agency, an engagement and commercial team at GroupM, the GroupM Media who manage all supply sources, the Technology and Commercial Development Team who manage third party providers and tech vendors, as well as Xaxis.

As Optimisation Manager, you will be responsible for faultless campaign set up and ‘go live’ QA in multiple DSPs. You will monitor campaign performance including pulling reports, synthesising and analysing them whilst making changes to the AppNexus setup to remove underperforming targeting options and expanding those that perform well in an environment with infinite targeting combinations available.

What we’re looking for:

Ideally you’ll be an individual of one of a new breed of data-driven optimisation specialist with significant experience in hands-on DSP trading (data driven decision making and execution) in the online display space.

The role also includes some ad operations tasks as necessary, however there are other roles within the team more focussed on this. Experience of AppNexus is highly advantageous although not essential.

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.  (


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