Programmatic Manager
Wood Lane, London, W12

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 Department

You’ll join the digital team as a Programmatic Manager, working across strategy projects (e.g. Cookieless, Gaming, DE&I) on behalf of the client's consumer brands for Northern Europe. You will be working with a highly programmatically literate client across strategy, implementation and also finance and operational projects.

This role sits in a collaborative team and allows you to work in a dynamic team on a well-esteemed client. Day to day, your role will include troubleshooting campaigns, identifying issues, coaching junior members of the team and overseeing the optimisation of campaigns. You will also be a main point of contact for the client.


We're looking for someone who has experience with:

  • Hands on DSP experience. Ability to confidently implement and oversee best practice setups across multiple DSPs. E.g. DV360, Xandr, TTD, Amazon
  • Reporting: comfortable presenting monthly performance reporting calls to local Brand Managers. Sharing performance results vs campaign benchmarks and providing specific and relevant campaign insights.
  • Strong programmatic basics: confident grasp or programmatic basics and ecosystems, particularly UK. Google, TTD, TAM or Amazon certificates highly desired.
  • Campaign management: must be comfortable and experienced in troubleshooting common campaign issues, e.g. creative rejections, landing page issues, slow pacing. Ensure clear and early flags to Cross Channel Planning team and Brand Managers as well as focus on solutions where under deliveries appear likely.
  • Projects: demonstrate previous experience and comfortability in leading strategy projects. Examples: campaign benchmarking, Cookieless, Attention & Measurement, Diversity, Equality & Inclusion, Gaming)
  • QA: ability to accurately QA campaign setups and identify errors. Ability to offer clear strategic guidance which junior team members can implement. Close attention to detail to sport oversights, e.g. wrong dates, incorrect budgets, missing ad tech fees etc.
  • Finance: reconciliation experience

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with employees being office-based on Mondays and two other days during the working week.

If you have any adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.


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