Senior Associate, Programmatic

Programmatic, Biddable, Paid Media & SEO Los Angeles, California San Francisco, California Atlanta, Georgia New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Austin, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Dallas, Texas Detroit, Michigan Durham, North Carolina Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fort Worth, Texas Miami, Florida Raleigh, North Carolina Salt Lake City, Utah


Description

WORK LOCATION: A HYBRID WORK EXPERIENCE

At GroupM, we believe that work is a part of life, not the other way around. To support that belief, we have recently adopted a “collaboration-led” hybrid approach to work in order to provide employees with the flexibility to do the best work of their lives no matter where they are working. This means that for roles where it makes sense, you'll spend some of your time in our incredible workspaces (when it's safe to do so) and some of your time remote. Check out this updated list of where we can hire:

  • California – LA or SF
  • Colorado – Denver
  • Florida – Miami/Fort Lauderdale
  • Georgia – Atlanta
  • Illinois – Chicago
  • Massachusetts – Boston
  • Michigan – Detroit
  • New York – New York City tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT)
  • North Carolina – Raleigh/Durham
  • Texas – Austin or Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Utah – Salt Lake City

ABOUT THE ROLE:

The Senior Associate will support teams responsible for creating and executing programmatic media plans using industry-leading media technology platforms. Within this role you’ll gain exposure to emerging digital media technologies, publishers and programmatic strategies that will help create a valuable foundation for a career in digital media. Senior Associates are also typically responsible for managing 1-2 entry-level team members.

OVERVIEW:

As Programmatic has evolved, it has moved from being considered one of those specialty services towards a fundamental aspect of our digital activation strategy. While our programmatic teams are a part of a broader programmatic community dedicated to shaping best practices, our individual trading teams work directly with their agency counterparts to create and execute campaigns that support our client's overall marketing objectives.

YOUR IMPACT:

  • Implement client campaign objectives into programmatic activation strategies; including building audiences and sourcing relevant inventory opportunities
  • Manage campaigns within DV360, The Trade Desk, and other relevant DSPs, by ensuring budgets are pacing effectively and tactics are being optimized towards relevant objectives and KPIs
  • Own operational tasks including budget management, billing and campaign creative trafficking
  • Maintain reports and conduct ad-hoc analysis to identify opportunities for campaign improvement and ensure stakeholders are kept informed on performance
  • Build relationships and own communication with members of the broader digital account teams including planning, investment, operations and analytics
  • Work with publishers to implement, troubleshoot and optimize programmatic deals to help secure access to high-quality media inventory
  • Develop technical skillsets in the utilization of relevant digital ad technology platforms, including DSPs, Ad Servers, DMPs and Third-Party Verification tools
  • Manage the day to day responsibilities and QAing the work of entry-level direct reports
  • Help to train and onboard entry-level members of the team

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1+ Years working within Programmatic, Paid Search, Paid Social, Ad Operations, Digital Analytics or Digital Planning roles supporting a direct response or e-commerce client are strongly preferred. Non-Media related roles with an analytical or quantitative focus may also be considered for exceptional candidates.
  • Familiarity with key programmatic or digital media platforms
  • Proficient in Excel (Pivot Tables, Creating Charts, Basic Formulas, etc.)
  • Experience with other database, visualization tools or coding languages is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and detail-oriented mindset
  • Ability to prioritize tasks effectively
  • Strong analytical abilities and quantitative skills 


ABOUT GROUPM:

GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company responsible for more than $63B in annual media investment through agencies Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. GroupM’s portfolio includes Data & Technology, Investment and Services, all united in vision to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people. By leveraging all the benefits of scale, the company innovates, differentiates and generates sustained value for our clients wherever they do business. 


GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.