Programmatic Account Director

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Location: Wood Lane, London W12, UK

Programmatic Account Director

Full-time | Media Performance | Marketing And Advertising | Mid-Senior Level
Job ID: REF234961A

Company Description

Spark Foundry make up part of a thriving global media network and are part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading communications groups. We are globally connected with over 8,000 employees in 110 offices across 70 countries.

Who We Are in the UK? 

Spark Foundry, the Acceleration Agency.

We help brands to identify, learn and respond to opportunities faster than the competition.

Every client has an area of their business they need to accelerate, from short-term goals to long-term transformation.

We’ve proven our approach during the most difficult year on record. Now we’re using it to provide a launchpad for their future.

Come be an accelerator with us.

How we accelerate

  • Planning: an approach that works in practice rather than theory, arming planners with the ability to create cutting edge campaigns
  • Intelligence: a suite of tools that give definitive answers to big questions, and uncovers actionable insights about real people
  • Trading: a model built on flexibility and trusted relationships, underpinned with bold guarantees
  • Relationships: a culture of asking challenging questions to better understand the brief – we are not a ‘yes’ agency
  • People: a strong history of recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds and accelerating their careers

Our Commitment

We are diverse though our experience, people and the clients we look after - and we celebrate that diversity. Our people hold us accountable to our beliefs and via regular surveys and our grass roots D&I team, The Collective, and internal next generation board, Firestarters, we hold regular events and work continually towards generating ideas, initiatives and educating our people to ensure we are a diverse and inclusive agency.

As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Spark Foundry is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. 

Job Description

The role of the Account Director will be to ensure Programmatic is at the forefront of Digital Media buying across our biggest clients. The individual will be the primary bridge between the activation team, clients and senior agency Leads.

There will be a responsibility to grow programmatic budget through regular communication with client teams as well as keeping them updated on new products and solutions.

This role will require the individual to also manage the internal workflow, overseeing the pathway from strategy building into the activation of activity via the trading team. The individual will also be an effective Project Manager, working towards deadlines to ensure delivery of client projects.

 

Responsibilities

▪ Own the Programmatic strategy for all clients within the team.

▪ Effectively communicate new products or solutions to clients and key internal stakeholders.

▪ Manage and oversee campaign workflow within the team.

▪ Work effectively with internal departments to ensure an integrated approach with other media channels.

▪ Understand and effectively communicate Spark Foundry’s value proposition, technology, and processes.

▪ Be the Programmatic expert for clients and internal agency leads.

Qualifications

• Extensive knowledge of the digital ad tech landscape; 

o DSPs – Preferably DV360 & The Trade Desk

o Adservers – Preferably Campaign Manager

o Brand Safety solutions – Preferably IAS & DoubleVerify

o Contextual Solutions – Preferably Oracle

• Ability to present ideas in a clear and succinct manner

Additional Information

Spark Foundry has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. In addition to the classics, Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical and Income Protection Plans we also offer;

  • WORK YOUR WORLD opportunity to work anywhere in the world, where there is a Publicis office, for up to 6 weeks a year.
  • REFLECTION DAYS - Two additional days of paid leave to step away from your usual day-to-day work and create time to focus on your well-being and self-care.
  • HELP@HAND BENEFITS 24/7 helpline to support you on a personal and professional level. Access to remote GPs, mental health support and CBT. Wellbeing content and lifestyle coaching.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave.
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING, BANK HOLIDAY SWAP & BIRTHDAY DAY OFF You are entitled to an additional day off for your birthday, from your first day of employment.
  • GREAT LOCAL DISCOUNTS This includes membership discounts with Soho Friends, local restaurants and retailers in Westfield White City and Television Centre.

Full details of our benefits will be shared when you join us!

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with full time employees being office-based three days during the working week. 

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.

Please make sure you check out the Publicis Career Page which showcases our Inclusive Benefits and our EAG’s (Employee Action Groups).

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