International Programmatic Optimiser


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The Brief

About Mediacom



MediaCom unleashes brands’ growth by helping them See the Bigger Picture. This means that we apply our unique ‘Systems Thinking’ philosophy and technology to all marketing levers: media, message and data. As a result, we design communication strategies that deliver short term results and help brands build for the future.  

As part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm, we have access to the richest data, most robust benchmarks and most advanced capabilities in the market. This helps us provide comprehensive solutions to all marketing challenges. 

Our success is underpinned by our long-standing ‘People First, Better Results’ culture. We know that by investing in our people’s whole-person wellbeing, careers and capabilities, we will help grow our clients’ businesses. 

In 2021 this approach led MediaCom to be crowned Global Media Network of the Year by Adweek and Festival of Media Global, in addition to being Eurobest’s current Media Network of the Year and the most awarded agency at the WARC Media Awards. 

MediaCom is one of the world’s leading media communications specialists, with billings of US$17.6 billion (Source: COMvergence, 2020), employing 8,000 people in 125 offices across 100 countries. Its global client roster includes adidas, Coca-Cola (TCCC), Dell, Hasbro, Mars, NBC Universal, P&G, Richemont, Shell, Sony, Uber and Walgreens Boots Alliance. 

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Job Description

Job Title

Programmatic Optimiser

Reporting To

Programmatic Manager


Worldwide Programmatic




London, with travel (as required by the job)

Date Issued

March 2021


Competitive based on experience

Objectives of the Role: 


We are looking for a driven and enthusiastic programmatic specialist to join MediaCom Worldwide as a Programmatic Optimiser.


This is an opportunity to become part of a specialist team with an international remit across truly global advertisers. We have an integrated approach to planning and you would gain exposure to all media channels with the opportunity to feed insights back into programmatic strategies.


The Mediacom Worldwide Programmatic team services both centrally executed campaigns in multiple languages as well as coordinating and supporting strategic directions across markets.


The Team:


We are the Mediacom Worldwide Programmatic team, servicing both centrally executed campaigns in multiple languages as well as coordinating and supporting strategic directions across markets.  We work on a mix of blue chip clients for both direct and brand led initiatives including but not limited to:  Shell, adidas & Sony


Our vision for programmatic is the integral role it plays in the media mix and the connectivity between medias both on and offline with programmatic acting as a key gateway.  A role in our team therefore allows you to advance your skill set as a subject expert but also exposes you to a much wider media business offering diversified training and development opportunities for a long term career path.  


We are looking for the new Optimiser to come and join the growing Programmatic team based in London. The successful candidate will be able to develop their career with MediaCom as they will be enabled to continually improve and expand on their foundational programmatic skills, with growth opportunities both upwards and sideways.   The candidate will also have the opportunity to work across a diverse client base and help to shape and inform client strategy.


Key Areas of Responsibility and Accountability:


1)      Campaign Briefing

Support Programmatic Account Manager and Director in designing, delivering and managing responses to briefs from the planning team and clients.


2)      Campaign Delivery

          Ensure campaigns adhere to the quality assurance framework and follow pillar guidelines

          Conduct benchmark reporting and analysis on new client campaigns

          Produce, use and deliver suitable historical results & insight from reports

          Support management of viewability, quality, brand safety procedures per campaign e.g. Create and manage white and blacklists, adfraud and audience verification tools.

          Technical Services, support and troubleshooting – e.g. Tag sufficiency, trafficking, Troubleshoot pixel issues with publishers and internal teams.

          Produce commentary and interpretation to insight reports and present to agency (w/ Insight and Analytics)


3)      End of Campaign

          Working with technical partners and the Programmatic Account Manager, produce reports as agreed at planning stage.


4)      Additional

          Develop good working relationships with client teams & manage their expectations, with the support of the Programmatic Manager and Director

          Ensure that clients receive a high level of service at all times

          Develop an understanding of the services we offer and how we offer them

          Develop skill sets to become an expert in Programmatic workflow


Key challenge:

          The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in Programmatic and DSP implementations. You will need to familiarise yourself with Programmatic tools, client campaigns and participate actively in Programmatic internal discussions

          Performance measures: 

          The Programmatic Optimiser will be expected to manage client campaigns as well as display effective communication within the team and with key suppliers and internal account teams.




Skills, Behaviours and Experience Required


          Practical understanding of Programmatic campaigns.

          Must have experience in optimising within at least one DSP.

          Good Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.

          Good project management skills

          Effective and efficient working style

          Language skills desired

          Reporting experience and understanding of analytics tools

          Highly organised

          Interest in programmatic, digital media and advertising

          Team player

          Excellent written & verbal English language skills/grammar; a strong communicator




Programmatic, Biddable, Paid Media & SEO London, England Permanent (Full Time)