Programmatic Manager


To apply for this role, you must submit a cover letter, a resume, and a link to your portfolio. In your cover letter, please highlight any experience that demonstrates why you are suitable for the position.

What you need to know about us

M&C Saatchi Performance is a global digital media agency, connecting brands to people. We deliver business growth for our clients through effective, measurable, and evolving digital media strategies.


Who we are looking for?

  • Reporting into the Global Head of Programmatic the candidate will work closely with the agency’s in-house programmatic team based in the UK but be fully responsible for supporting APAC offices in driving programmatic growth in the region.
  • Day-to-day, the APAC Programmatic Manager will work alongside account teams to devise and implement programmatic strategies, provide insights and recommendations to improve campaign performance and make campaign changes as required outside of UK office hours (e.g. uploading new creative, pausing or launching new tactics and optimising live campaigns as needed)
  • The candidate should expect to spend 70% of their time on campaign management and 30% contributing to new business efforts and client meetings/QBR support.
  • A secondary responsibility will be training and educating account teams on the programmatic landscape and ongoing advances in the space.


What you will be responsible for

  • Develop display programmatic strategies across web and app and derive insights regarding the performance of campaigns in terms of segments such as, but not limited to, audience cohorts, content clusters, and targeting groups
  • Assist account teams in packaging campaign reporting and insights in a clientfriendly  manner
  • Own campaign management, when necessary, including bid strategy, campaign trafficking, implementation, launch, execution, and on-going optimization
  • Keep up-to-date with changes within the programmatic space and relay this in monthly update to APAC account teams
  • Identify significant trends and areas of opportunity for campaign expansion. Work with account teams to recommend innovative ideas to clients
  • Liaise with programmatic partners to help promote strong agency relationships, troubleshoot issues, and access new features
  • Interact with client contacts, as needed, to discuss campaign performance and possible improvements as well as help upsell new initiatives to grow accounts
  • Support with programmatic elements of new business pitches, including creating presentation decks and speaking to overarching strategies


What are the requirements of the role?

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in programmatic digital media, preferably for a media agency and preferably with some level of mobile-media experience
  • Proficiency with multiple DSPs. DV360, The Trade Desk, and any other mobile specific DSPs is a plus
  • Experience working towards measurable direct-response metrics is a must
  • Experience managing campaigns driving towards app installs is a plus
  • Knowledge of DMPs, such as BlueKai or Adobe, is a plus
  • Technical knowledge of ad servers, tracking, mobile measurement tool is another plus
  • Ability to work autonomously and with team members in different locations
  • Excellence within the following skill areas: problem solving, data led analysis, organization, collaboration and presentation

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