Manager, Programmatic

Programmatic, Biddable, Paid Media & SEO San Francisco, California Los Angeles, California


GroupM Nexus brings together 9,000 practitioners globally across ad ops, addressable content & TV, AI, commerce, programmatic, search and social, among others, to deliver transformational outcomes across digital channels and platforms and create exciting new career paths for our people. GroupM Nexus is the world's largest performance engine that integrates paid, owned, and earned to deliver true business outcomes for our clients.
Role Summary & Impact

As a Manager, of Programmatic, you will be responsible for creating and executing programmatic media plans using industry-leading media technology platforms. Within this role, you will begin to take ownership of your clients’ programmatic media strategy and oversee its implementation and day-to-day execution. Managers will typically be responsible for overseeing the training and workload of junior team members.

Key Responsibilities
  • Translate client campaign objectives into programmatic activation strategies, including defining and building target 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.
  • Develop strong working relationships and with members of the broader digital account teams including planning, investment, operations and analytics.
  • Collaborate with agency teams and publishers to source, evaluate and implement deals that provide our clients with high-quality inventory opportunities.
  • Create and enforce workflow processes to ensure deliverables are completed accurately and on time,
  • Train, support, and manage the day-to-day responsibilities and work quality of more junior team members.
  • Conduct regular and ad hoc analyses to identify opportunities to improve performance within and across campaigns. 
  • Keep key stakeholders including clients and account teams updated on campaign and account level performance via regular and ad-hoc reporting and status meetings.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Analytics, Marketing, Communications, Advertising; OR equivalent professional work experience.
  • 3+ Years working within Programmatic, Paid Search, Paid Social, Ad Operations, Digital Analytics or Digital Planning.
  • Familiarity with key programmatic and digital platforms.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel User.
  • Experience with other databases, visualization tools or coding languages is a plus.
  • Exceptional verbal and written skills, organizational skills and a detail-oriented mindset.
  • Strong presentation skills and comfort in presenting to senior stakeholders.
  • Analytical abilities and quantitative skills. 
  • Desire to manage and mentor junior members of a team; prior experience as a manager a plus.
Life at GroupM

Our passion for shaping the next era of media includes investing in our employees to help them do their best work, and we’re just as committed to employee growth as we are to responsible media investment. GroupM employees can tap into the global GroupM & WPP networks to pursue their passions, grow their networks, and learn at the cutting edge of marketing and advertising. We have a variety of employee resource groups and host frequent in-office events showcasing team wins, sharing thought leadership, and celebrating holidays and milestone events. Our benefits include competitive medical, vision, and dental insurance, significant paid time off, preferential partner discounts, and employee mental health awareness days.    

GroupM is WPP’s media investment group and the world’s leading media investment company with a mission to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people. The company is responsible for more than $60 billion in annual media investment, as measured by the independent research bureau COMvergence. Through its global agencies Mindshare, Wavemaker, EssenceMediacom, and mSix&Partners, and cross-channel performance (GroupM Nexus), data (Choreograph), entertainment (GroupM Motion Entertainment) and investment solutions, GroupM leverages a unique combination of global scale, expertise, and innovation to generate sustained value for clients wherever they do business. Discover more at

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The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $60,000 to $140,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, please visit for more details.