Group Director, DCO & Programmatic

Programmatic, Biddable, Paid Media & SEO New York, New York


Group Director, Global DCO & Programmatic


Are you passionate about programmatic and personalized advertising? Do you share our drive to create the best in class programmatic and DCO practice? Are you famous for finding innovative ways to drive impact?

This is your chance to gain high-profile exposure and experience with a premiere global brand in a dynamic and driven environment. You will guide and direct the global programmatic and DCO teams across 6 offices including New York, Dusseldorf, Singapore, Tokyo, Beijing, and Sau Paulo. The team includes a global programmatic director, programmatic traders, project manager and a team of new DCO specialists executing campaigns across multiple channels, platforms and devices including video, mobile, display and native advertising.

As a senior role in our team and agency, you will lead cross-departmental work streams and communication with Strategy, Planning, Direct Investment and Analytics to facilitate best-in-class execution and service to clients. You will contribute to practice-level thought leadership, with responsibility for higher-level programmatic and DCO deliverables including SWOTs, POVs as well as growth roadmaps.

Our mission is to create an industry-leading capability and future-proof it with your passion for all thing programmatic and DCO, dedication to talent management, and ability to create tangible solutions to further our clients’ businesses.


  • Shape the vision and identify the north star for DCO and programmatic. Create guiding principles for the team and establish tangible and measurable goals. 
  • Act as the driver & leader in all of our agency DCO strategy and execution, from organizational structure to delivery, collaborating with the client team.
  • Leadership and mentorship to Directors and work closely with them to grow junior team members.
  • Establish best practices for DCO and ensure seamless implementation globally
  • Actively work to improve processes and client relationships and maintaining a full overview of all work going through the team and ensuring full ownership
  • Create engagement/innovation roadmaps with MediaMath and Jivox and drive development of solutions and that deliver towards clients’ goals
  • Foster excellent relationships with discipline and senior clients and internal stakeholders across planning, analytics, finance, and investment.
  • Collaborate the Directors in each office to create programmatic and DCO campaigns that align with broader client priorities and drive accountability via quarterly check-ins
  • Help lead overall development of desk level programmatic buying strategies; leadership of programmatic specialists; evaluation and identification of optimal partners (tech, data, media)
  • Foster regularly cadenced touch bases with clients via annual meetings, QBRs, provide POVs on relevant industry and client specific topics. Be the resource the clients call on!
  • Provide ongoing POVs on marketplace and leading technology to both internal Agency/GroupM community as well as externally.


  • You'll bring a minimum of 10+ years of progressively senior/technical experience in programmatic and DCO on the media owner, agency (preferred) or ad tech side.
    Experience with Jivoxis critical.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Analytics, Marketing, Communications, Advertising; OR equivalent professional work experience
  • Hands-on experience with ad technologies including data management platforms, DSP’s, SSP’s, DCO platforms, ad-verification, and 3rd party data providers is required
  • Working knowledge of viewability/brand safety solutions (MOAT, IAS, DoubleVerify, Open Slate, Channel Factory, etc.), audience measurement (e.g. Nielsen DAR)
  • Practical experience with ad-serving solutions, tag management and operations a plus
  • Familiarity with MMM, DMM or attribution modeling is advantageous
  • Experience with HTML and Tableau is a plus, but not required
  • You possess exceptional organizational skills, multi-tasking capabilities are notoriously meticulous
  • We know you will showcase your strong analytical abilities and quantitative skills, including math proficiency
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels of an organization, fostering strong cross-functional teamwork
  • Exhibit passion through appropriate participation in team, agency, and industry initiatives
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic and collaborative environment



Get all the benefits of working with Fortune 1,000 clients in a dynamic and open environment where we take pride in what we do. We are looking for smart, hardworking professionals to drive business results as a member of the GroupM family.

GroupM is a WPP company. WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services, with 158,000 employees around the globe. Within WPP, GroupM is the consolidated media investment management operation and parent company to world-famous media agencies.

The work environment is an upbeat, positive, and comfortable one that cultivates creativity and innovation. We have offices in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine, Atlanta, and Seattle.

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 greater work we can create together.