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Group Trader Manager

MiQ / London / Client Services & Strategy
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Job Overview

This is an opportunity to work with the leading Independent Marketing Intelligence Company. You will join a global company with a global culture to match. We live and breathe our MiQ values in order to help businesses win and support our employees’ professional and personal development.

We are looking for a Group Trader Manager to join our world class trading team, managing a team of 6 and being responsible for the UK’s largest commercial relationship. As the department, and business, are growing rapidly there is scope for you to really make this role your own.


Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading & Supervising
    • Leveraging your experience and the wider business to enhance the experience of each Trader
    • Providing direction and advice on each Trader’s campaigns with the view of enhancing performance and monitoring delivery and margins
    • Monitoring insights workload requests and quality of insights being provided
    • Bringing more commercial awareness into the Trading team
    • Championing, monitoring and enhancing the Trader / Analyst relationships
    • Working closely with MiQ Management to ensure clear and timely communication on campaign, industry, and team opportunities and risks
    • Recruiting and training world class trading talent, and providing continuous development for your team
  • Commercial Strategy
    • Driving the commercial strategy to grow client partnerships
    • Ensuring that MiQ’s reputation for best-in-class service is maintained
    • Leveraging your experience to raise the standards of service within the Trading team
    • Identifying opportunities with existing Media clients and using client relationships to drive growth, new business opportunities and profit
    • Working with our Sales and Account Management teams to maximise commercial opportunities
  • Campaign Execution
    • Delivering excellent campaign performance and client success across a diverse portfolio of accounts
    • End to end campaign ownership and performance monitoring
    • Using data to enhance buying strategies, resulting in overachievement vs. client- stated KPIs and internal profit objectives
    • Using insights to build client rapport to up-sell and earn incremental opportunity
  • Portfolio Management
    • Monitoring and managing margin and delivery across campaigns
    • Ensuring client retention rate is always kept above 95%
    • Troubleshooting and supporting on any client or technical issues which arise, providing expertise on new or intricate campaigns
    • Managing the workload and campaign distribution of each trader
    • Liaising with the Sales and Account management teams, as well as relevant agencies, where necessary on campaign issue
  • Innovation
    • Testing new products and features from our external partners and internal Product team
    • Ensuring new and existing processes are deployed in the most efficient fashion and adhered to by all relevant stakeholders
    • Encouraging team-wide adoption of new targeting tactics, optimisation methods and ways of working.
    • Being the voice of reason within your pod, as well as awareness outside your pod, and ensuring new initiatives are adopted across the wider MiQ Trading team.


  • Proven programmatic trading experience
  • Thorough understanding of the programmatic landscape and industry ecosystem
  • High degree of experience in at least one of Appnexus, DBM, or The Trade Desk
  • Previous management experience, managing at least 3 people
  • Desire to support and develop your team, providing opportunities for them to learn and grow
  • High level of organisation and conscientiousness
  • Desire to learn from other markets and the wider MiQ team
  • Alignment with MiQ's core values/culture
  • The ability to provide energy, drive and enthusiasm for your team
  • The dream to grow your career as the company scales


  • 6 months fully paid parental leave for all new mothers, fathers and adoptive parents
  • Private health cover for you and your family
  • Free lunch provided in the office, in addition to complimentary snacks, fruits and drinks
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • 2 extra paid days of Inclusion Leave per year to acknowledge and celebrate cultural holidays, community endeavours, and inclusive initiatives that are meaningful to our employees beyond the standard holidays.
  • The chance to apply for internal roles domestically after 12 months service, and international roles after 18 months of service
  • Company contributions toward eye tests and/or optician approved eyewear
  • 4% pension contribution
  • Lump sum life insurance paid to the person of your choice
  • Referral bonus scheme
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Annual season ticket loan
  • CycleScheme & TechScheme
  • Annual season ticket loan
  • Early finishes on Fridays

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We’re MiQ, a programmatic media partner for marketers and agencies. Our better connected approach to programmatic advertising means we can connect data, discover insights and activate them in high-performance campaigns to deliver real business outcomes for our clients in an increasingly divided world. Making the most of your data is complex. You need to connect all your first party data, enhance it with the right second and third party data, analyse it with data science technology and resources, then use the insights you gather to build creatives with the right messages and target them to the right audiences with expert programmatic trading. We connect the right people, industry partnerships, and technology in a complete programmatic stack so we can solve your precise business challenges by maximising the value of your data.

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