Associate Director, Programmatic Media


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Position Details

Associate Director, Programmatic Media
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

You will a lead role on strategy development and manages staff and workflow to deliver flawless work while mentoring junior team members to provide ongoing feedback and teaching opportunities. This individual also continually evaluates and improves upon media processes and opportunities, has strong client relationship skills, and has demonstrated emerging internal and external (agency partner) collaboration skills.

What you'll do:

  • Inventory and New Channel Strategy 
  • Meet with, vet inventory, and advance channel partners 
  • Proactively identify opportunities to test partners and bring those ideas to programmatic planning counterparts 
  • Create custom solutions including but not limited to: white lists, custom marketplaces, PMPs, SSPs, cross-channel, etc. 
  • Work with platforms, SSPs, and programmatic buyers to ensure accurate implementation 
  • Troubleshoot supply issues on all pre-production and live campaigns 
  • Oversee supply and new channel QA process 
  • Partner with programmatic buyer(s) on inventory performance analysis and optimization strategies 
  • Develop best practices for inventory solutions/new channels and regularly communicate out to the larger programmatic team 
  • Be an in-house expert on how Data and Programmatic advertising can provide ROI for clients 
  • Manage data strategy for clients communicating strategies/recommendations to clients using a consultative approach 
  • Extract insights from data and effectively communicate to clients in relation to their goals and objectives; share results from audience analytics reports with clients when available 
  • Guide and drive use of audience data to impact media strategies for client account(s) based on overall objective


  • 7+ years of experience working with RTB, DSPs, ad exchanges, ad servers, verification partners, and other supply platforms 
  • Deep understanding of programmatic planning, buying, and ad tech vendors 
  • Hands on keyboard experience utilizing Yahoo DSP, DV360, The Trade Desk, and/or Amazon DSP 
  • Strong negotiation ability 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office solutions, specifically Excel 
  • Analytical thinking and mathematical skills 
  • Excellent communication and writing skills 
  • Strong project and time management skills 
  • A desire to collaborate and contribute to a team

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