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Media Business Ad Operations Manager

In a nutshell

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.

As the UK’s leading omni-channel retailer, Argos provides a unique offer of choice, value and convenience to meet customer needs, selling products through over 800 stores, website and mobile apps. This is an exciting and rare opportunity as an Ad 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 highly specialised Ad Operations Manager to develop, implement and grow our ad media within the Media Business

Responsible for supporting the advertising operations of the Argos’ business, executing efficient operational processes that deliver multiple commercial solutions and advertising programs.

Joining a small yet dynamic team, input will be essential to our future growth utilising your expertise to guide the team, business and clients to achieve optimal set up of all ad technology platforms.

What I need to do

•Trafficking, implementing & reporting on campaigns via google DFP for client & adx bookings.

•Implementation of Criteo private markets client bookings.

•Investigate and examine technologies and get the best of them, use developer tools and able to converse with technical teams in their language on new opportunities.

•Provide reports for forward sales planning, including inventory forecasting and providing performance analysis to support strategic decision making.

•Educate the sales team and wider business in a straightforward manner on application and benefits of monetisation of 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.

•Be an expert, leader and champion in ad operations best practice. Keeping abreast of emerging technologies, making recommendations’ and incorporating into future plans.

How I will succeed

•Contribution key to £13m revenue target

•Growing the ad operations revenue opportunity

•Integration into Argos Media Business team and creating a vision of a publishing model

What I need to know


• Highly proficient in knowledge of ad serving technology and managing multiple digital campaigns and understanding of programmatic landscape

•Excellent project management, technical knowledge and experience with technologies specifically DFP

•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

•Attention to detail & proficiency with Excel

•Problem solving and analytical skills


•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

•Good understanding of the Google tech stack including DBM

What I need to show

•We are trusting each other, working and winning as one team

•Builds great working relationships

oIntegrating into the Argos Media Business team

oBuilding strong internal relationships with key stakeholders

oWorking closely and building rapport with 3rd party providers

•Confident communicator across all levels internally & externally up to Director level

•We are making it simpler:

• Identifies opportunities to improve processes and ways of working

•Challenging the status quo and citing example of industry best practice

•Ability to simplify complexity and communicate in an easy to understand manner

•We are doing the right thing for our customers to grow sales:

•Customer focused and champion

•Overtly understands and communicates any impacts to the customer and their journey with Argos

• We are making it happen at pace:

•Can do attitude who is able to work in a streamlined and focused manner

•Able to work in an ambiguous environment and find a path to work from

•Using external/industry best practice to review and recommend new ways of working

•We are treating every pound as our own:

•Has a thorough understanding of the business and team performance

• Understands the business impact of the tech areas with daily monitoring, understanding the impact of role to profitability of Argos Media Business.

•Sizing the revenue opportunity of trials/rollouts and clear understanding of impact of decisions

•We are cheering on our progress:

•Recognises when colleagues have made great progress and actively acknowledges this

Resources available to me

Contributor to delivering company profit

What decisions I can make

Sole responsibility for digital ad operations within the Argos Media Business


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