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Programmatic Trading Manager

Dentsu Aegis Network
Contract Type
Marketing & Public Relations, Media & Communications
Expiry Date
Programmatic sits in the heart of our business and is a key pillar as we work toward Dentsu’s global 2020 vision and beyond.

Job Description


Since being established in 2014 as the media investment platform for the Dentsu Aegis Network, Amplifi has seen tremendous growth and now stands at over 350 media investment specialists across AV, Digital, Publishing, Amnet, The Story Lab, Business Partners and our Commercial and Trading division.

Programmatic sits in the heart of our business and is a key pillar as we work toward Dentsu’s global 2020 vision and beyond. Programmatic within Amplifi is not a specialist silo but the future of how we will buy media across all channels and we therefore have Amnet fully incorporated within Amplifi UK and not run as a separate business.

Amplifi has a very clear purpose: To drive profitable and sustainable business outcomes through partnership and media innovation.


The Role & Mission

Our programmatic trading teams drive exceptional business results for our clients through a combination of highly talented people and the smart application of data & technology.

The role of trading manager is a pivotal position within the department, managing a team that consists of a junior and senior trader you will oversee their trading to ensure best practice is followed as well as trading some of the networks more challenging & rewarding campaigns, to ensuring our advertisers campaigns hit their KPI’s.

This role will be suited to a trading expert who wants to take their career to the next level and gain experience of managing traders, leading client calls and inputting into quarterly business reviews.


The Candidate

  • You will have significant programmatic trading experience either at a holding company or independent network.
  • You will be an expert user of DoubleClick Bid Manager, AppNexus APP, Adobe & Amazon’s AAP. You will also be a seasoned user of DoubleClick campaign manager.
  • You will have excellent attention to detail, quantitative and analytical skills with the ability to draw conclusions based on data and importantly use this analysis to drive an optimisation agenda.
  • Support and mentor the Senior Trader in identifying opportunities and delivering high quality campaigns – as well as training the Trading Executive.
  • Work with Trading Director in implementing best practices to the wider team.


Why It’s a Great Job

  • Opinions and ideas are highly encouraged, as a trading manager you do not only set the direction of your clients, but also your teams.
  • You’ll be given ownership of a client base and have the opportunity to establish yourself as a thought leader in programmatic trading for their business, ensuring the latest tactics & strategies are adopted where appropriate.
  • There’s a great work environment, you will lead and collaborate with smart, diverse, and extremely dedicated team whom are all passionate about digital media.