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11 August 2017

Head of Programmatic

  • Reference: elw110817c
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: Up to £60,000
  • Type: Permanent
  • Sector: eCommerce
  • Consultant email:
  • Consultant telephone: +44 161 833 1044

Do you have experience working in the programmatic landscape and ready to lead an eCommerce giant in Manchester City Centre? Become Head of Programmatic and lead a department through successful strategies for an award winning company. This is a chance to work with some of the biggest brands who already use programmatic

This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual to grow a newly established department, which will form the central part of all future advertising. Our client is a giant influence on the market and is always ahead of their competitors, which is proven by the many awards they have won. This business that is famous for having some of the most talented technical team in the industry and with the booming digital development in the North West, the successful candidate will be part of a giant office in Manchester.

The Head of Programmatic will lead and manage an already established operational team, so minimum 8 years’ experience in digital with at least 2-3 years being focused on programmatic. The successful candidate must have an excellent knowledge from working in an agency and optimisation requirements of platforms like SSP/DMP/DSP/biddable. Our client is looking for a talented individual who possess excellent interpersonal skills, where outstanding management and attention to detail are key skills to succeed in this role.

Main responsibilities for the Head of Programmatic Specialist

  • Create and implement programmatic strategies for the business
  • Train and manage teams within the company
  • Building relationship with core suppliers and publishers
  • Maintain and create relationships with internal teams and clients
  • Responsible for overall performance and profitability of key accounts
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Stay up to date on all industry trends and developments

Essential requirements of the successful candidate

  • Outstanding knowledge of the programmatic landscape and media platforms
  • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrate a positive perspective on set tasks
  • Excellent communication and presentations skills to explain technical and digital concepts for key clients
  • Positive attitude and outstanding management skills
  • Experience with data technologies like Bid management, 3rd Party, 1st Party and Tracking
  • Great understanding of view ability and Ad fraud and the ability to tackle issues within programmatic
  • Proven experience in working successfully with clients on strategy, managing, optimisation and performance across all levels of programmatic channel solutions
  • Excellent understanding of all major advertising platforms and dynamic creative solutions
  • Proven negotiation expertise with the industry
  • Evaluate and report performance
  • Strong knowledge of the overall digital TV landscape

Are you a creative individual and a natural leader who is ready to take on exciting responsibilities? This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly creative and award winning agency, which continuously deliver excellent campaigns and influence the industry. If you are interested in this top role contacted one of our award winning team on 0161 833 1044 or email your CV to 

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Laura is one of those rare recruiters that takes the time to really understand both the business and recruit to make sure they're the perfect fit through exhaustive prep, screening, research but also an uncanny understanding of what people really want. I can't recommend her enough for her professionalism and patience.

Finn, Candidate, November 2017