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Programmatic Manager

Location: Zürich, ZH.
Company Description:

iProspect, a dentsu company, is a global digital-first end to end media agency. Its unmatched mix of media strategy and storytelling with digital expertise and audience knowledge defines the new territory of performance-driven brand building. By delivering human-centric solutions, iProspect accelerates growth for the world’s most iconic brands including Sonos, Cox, LG, Hilton, Levi’s, Budweiser, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble. The iProspect team works across a network of more than 8,000 media and performance specialists spread across 93 global markets.

Job Description:

Job Description

Role Purpose

This role is to own the end-to-end campaign activation across Dentsu clients and is a pivotal position within the department. This role will be suited to a trading specialist who wants to continue their programmatic career deploying best in class technology and working on international brands.


You will be responsible for driving individual and team productivity, contributing towards short & long-term business processes, activating and optimising campaign performance and supporting technical innovation and integrations. You will efficiently deliver exceptional campaign performance for our clients as well as protect and grow revenue for our business by enabling and empowering our client planning teams to achieve excellence and deliver world-class programmatic solutions.


You will need to be proactive, agile and accountable as this is a high performing and demanding role with tremendous opportunity.


Key Accountabilities

  • The Programmatic Trading Manager, has two main areas of responsibilities:
  • Overseeing campaign management excellence
  • Managing and building the agency and client relationship
  • Campaign Excellence
  • Set up and manage campaigns for success, providing top level and deep insight reporting and analysis
  • Use client’s preferred DSP, data management platform, Media and Data services to make buying decisions in order to optimise campaigns in line with team and client KPIs
  • Test new strategies, optimisation methodologies and programmatic opportunities to innovate and grow connected ecosystems for our clients


Managing relationships

Demonstrate a high level of communication capabilities by seeking and providing clarity, managing internal and client expectations and priorities, delivering a consistent strategic message, stakeholder collaboration and working cross-culturally on a regular basis.


Working with client consultants to deliver on strategy and performance KPIs including data utilisation and activation against audience centric solutions


Day-to-day running and scaling of accounts, growing budgets, developing on-going strategies and proactive optimisations.


Be part of a team that ensures efficient and accurate execution of iProspect Programmatic activities, ensuring maximum value and ROI for our clients


Technical Skills

  • Demonstrate business outcomes, not just results and be able to showcase your approach, methodologies and reasoning for campaign setup and optimisations
  • Experience within Programmatic Activation
  • Strong understanding of the global ad-tech landscape
  • Experience managing campaigns via DSP’s such as DV360, MediaMath, Adform and preferable experience with Google Campaign Manager
  • First-class analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to anticipate issues and be pro-active in producing solutions with measurable outcomes
  • Excellent account, project management and strategic solutions approach
  • Ability to look at data, analyse, simplify and present back to stakeholders
  • A high degree of numeracy and literacy are essential
  • Ability to work under pressure and with short deadlines
  • Aptitude to build and maintain strong working relationships
  • Good communicator, comfortable with showing what data means and how we can take action based on it
  • Effective time management skills with an ability to multitask and prioritise
  • Able to work as an individual and within a flexible team


Core Capabilities

  • Takes the Initiative & Adapts (Agile)
  • Innovates for clients and iProspect (Pioneering)
  • Delivers Results (Ambitious)
  • Takes Accountability (Responsible)
  • Collaborates internally and externally (Collaborative)
  • Opinions and ideas are highly encouraged, as a trading manager you do not only set the direction of your clients, but also your teams
Additional Information:

The role is to be based in Geneva, no remote after health restriction are over. 


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