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Programmatic Operations Manager

We are Argos, the UK’s leading multi-channel retailer. So, whether you’re shopping online, from our smart phone app or popping into one of over 840 stores across the UK you’ll probably know that the service, value and variety we offer our customers is awesome - and the same goes for a career at Argos too!

Right now we have an awesome opportunity as a Programmatic Operations Manager to work in a hugely successful department for a digital retail leader with serious ambition!

We are looking for a bright and ambitious Programmatic Operations Manager to develop, implement and grow our programmatic media within the Media Business. The Argos Media Business is responsible for a revenue stream into Argos by creating omni – channel campaigns and utilising new technologies to monetise digital platforms. We work with brands to create targeted and inspirational content for our customer’s objectives which generates interest, awareness and/or sales for their products and brand.

Now you as the Programmatic manager would be responsible for supporting the advertising and programmatic operations of the Argos’ business by executing efficient operational processes that deliver multiple commercial solutions and advertising programs. You will join a small yet dynamic team, your input will be essential to our future growth as you utilise your expertise to guide the team, business and clients to achieve optimal set up of all programmatic platforms.

As you would expect from a business that moves at the pace Argos does, no two days tend to be the same, however, some of your day to day tasks will include..

Trafficking, implementing & reporting on campaigns via google DFP for client & programmatic bookings. You will also implement Criteo private markets client bookings.
Be an expert, leader and champion in programmatic best practice. Keeping abreast of emerging technologies, making recommendations’ and incorporating into future plans.
Provide reports for forward sales planning, including inventory forecasting and providing performance analysis to support strategic decision making.
You will investigate and examine technologies and get the best of them, developer tools (F12) are your best friend and you are able to converse with technical teams in their language on new opportunities.
Educate the sales team and wider business in a straightforward manner on application and benefits of monetisation of programmatic media - providing knowledge and training.
Astute relationship management, including influencing and excellent interpersonal skills required both across the breadth of the Sainsbury’s Argos business including: Marketing, Digital Marketing, Digital Development and Commercial functions as well as externally.

So, as a result of this we are looking for someone...

Highly proficient in understanding of ad serving technology including experience setting up and executing programmatic platforms.
Excellent project management, technical knowledge and experience with technologies including DoubleClick, AdX & Rubicon.
You may have come from a development background or have learnt on the job to be able to look at how technologies work and support investigations to identify root cause issues.
Ability to think creatively through both customer and commercial lenses to deliver market beating plans.
Comfortable working with ambiguity, changing situations and stretching targets.
High level of resilience and tenacity required – must be able to deal with challenge from across the business whilst maintaining a positive and proactive style.
Drive and passion that is infectious - delivering as an individual as well as motivating within the broader team to deliver stretching sales targets.

If the prospect of working for the UK’s best retailer (yes, we’re biased but we don’t care) isn’t enough, we’ll even pay you for the pleasure! As well as a competitive salary, our company benefits include, 24 days holiday, save as you earn, discretionary annual bonus, private medical insurance and company pension scheme, you will work in an exciting environment with the potential to develop your skills for a career that fits with your own aspirations.

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