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Senior Associate - Programmatic Trading


Xaxis / New York / Client Services & Strategy
Job Overview

The Programmatic Specialist, is the core of a fast paced, solutions-oriented team. As a Specialist, you will work closely with Programmatic Coordinators, Analysts, and Managers to ensure the success of programmatic advertising campaigns. The responsibilities of this role include campaign setup, QA and optimization of programmatic media campaigns, troubleshooting campaign issues related to pacing, performance and margin, and developing strategic recommendations that support the objectives of our clients and create incremental revenue opportunities for Xaxis. The Specialist has a mastery of multiple programmatic platforms, a deep understanding of the digital media industry, and demonstrates programmatic expertise through their ability to identify actionable insights from data and provide them to clients as tactical recommendations.

YOUR IMPACT:

  • Setup and launch of campaigns in the media buying platforms (DSPs)
  • Communicate thoroughly, respond rapidly and escalate urgent matters to senior support
  • Execute all aspects of campaign maintenance, including proactive performance checks and optimizations, pacing updates, optimizations, and profitability
  • Monitor campaign health, issuing projection analyses and reallocation recommendations when necessary
  • Assist with campaign analytics, derive insights from data, and contribute strategic recommendations to improve campaign performance and pacing
  • Use programmatic knowledge and DSP capabilities to provide smart, operationally-sound programmatic recommendations
  • Collaborate with Programmatic Coordinators, Analysts and Operations teams to ensure fiscal accountability, to monitor and proactively optimize towards performance goals, provide audience insights, and ensure smooth campaign execution
  • Work closely with the account management team to turn insights into recommendations that align with or enhance client strategy
  • Continually contribute to the knowledge sharing the culture of the trading team
  • Keep abreast of industry trends through trade journals, workshops, and current events
  • Provide data-backed actionable insights for campaign optimization notes
  • Occasionally lead trading training and provide mentorship for new hires

YOUR QUALIFICATION:

  • 1 year of experience in the with hands-on-keyboard programmatic media trading experience
  • Strong, foundational knowledge of DSPs, SSPs, ad servers, programmatic execution, verification partners, and data partnerships
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, etc.)
  • Familiarity with optimization strategies to deliver against standard programmatic KPIs for client satisfaction and budget growth
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to de-mystify programmatic jargon for clients and agency counterparts
  • Analytical aptitude and strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of productivity while managing multiple timelines, competing priorities, and agency relationships.
  • Quick learner who loves to pick up new tools for reporting and analysis
  • Proactive; can troubleshoot technical issues through to resolution
  • Intelligent, resourceful, entrepreneurial type with strong technical acumen
  • An innate curiosity for advertising technology

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Xaxis Overview

Xaxis transforms digital media into business outcomes. We maximize the ROI of our clients’ digital media investments by combining purpose-built AI, advanced cross-channel solutions, and dedicated programmatic expertise to develop and optimize to success metrics that connect directly to their business goals. Founded in 2011, Xaxis is GroupM’s advanced programmatic media arm, delivering outcomes for more than 3,000 brands in 48 markets around the world.

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