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Manager Programmatic Solutions

Inner London, Permanent, Full-time, m/f/d

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Programmatic Specialist working with Austria’s leading PPC Automation Company. We are looking to build up our products in the UK and have identified a role for a talented person who can lead our product strategy for programmatic advertising. This role will connect with key retail clients and partner stakeholders in the wider display and RTB/programmatic eco-system in the UK. We are looking for an inspirational market specialist with a proven track record to lead up the Programmatic division. In close cooperation with our business units and in alignment with existing clients you will be responsible for establishing a programmatic strategy for smec in the UK and related markets. In this position you will report directly to the smec headquarter in Linz, Austria.

Your tasks

  • You are responsible for the conception and establishment of the business unit Programmatic at smec.
  • You lead our proposals for all major new business initiatives, isolating winning programmatic strategies that will differentiate us from competitors.
  • As programmatic visionary you act for the wider business, with the ultimate goal to increase revenue and share of this channel.
  • You will ensure smooth programmatic campaign delivery and are in charge of the setup, monitoring and optimization of programmatic deals.
  • You will maintain and build relationships with key media and technology partners and serve existing clients in the UK.
  • As an essential link between our departments you will update them regularly with latest market information.
  • You will have a supporting role in delivering annual channel forecasts in line with our planning team.
  • You work closely with media and tech community to capture changes in the programmatic ecosystem, identify those which will impact our clients and future proof our product output. You will lead and develop relationships with colleagues in Austria to ensure the smec product stack is developing in line with agreed expectations.
  • You will execute competitor and market analyses derive adequate measures to meet market conditions with our strategy

Your profile

  • Experience within an international media agency environment with deep knowledge and contacts within digital performance, namely programmatic
  • Experience of working with multiple technology platforms, DSPs, verification tools,  analytics etc.
  • Experience gained with media owners or in a role that build strong relationships with media owners.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a sales-environment, where you have built relationships from scratch with new and existing customers and converted those relationships into significant sales
  • Commercially minded, you understand the practical delivery of services in line with client objectives, service level agreements and terms of business.
  • The ability to motivate and train individuals, and be a key stakeholder in people development
  • Pre-empts issues and pro-actively produces solutions which engage all stakeholders.
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt the plan, on multiple tasks and with time critical deadlines
  • Willingness to travel to Austria, visit clients and attend events in other European countries.
  • Strong analytical skills and performance-oriented approach
  • Excellent communication skills and German language skills would be beneficial

We offer

What we offer:

  • Room for personal and professional development
  • Working in a fast-growing company with international customers
  • Working in a young and committed team
  • Competitive salary dependent on experience & uncapped performance related bonus
  • Competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience (between GBP 60-80 K pA) plus bonus and benefits



  • Curated training and career development 
  • Company MacBook and iPhone
  • Fun events, seasonal parties and great office space
  • Free fresh coffees, teas and quality refreshment choices
  • Healthcare voucher

We offer the following benefits

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Flexible workhours

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Free coffee/tea

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Free fruits

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Employee events

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Buddy system

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Skateboards & e-bikes

Competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience (between GBP 60-80K pA) plus bonus and benefits.

About the company

Smarter Ecommerce (smec) is a SaaS+ company committed to delivering propulsive, best-in-class software solutions custom-tailored to Google AdWords. Our approach is to leverage the balance of machine and human brainpower in order to maximize KPI-driven results while minimizing tedious and iterative taskwork. We work with leading retailers and agencies in Europe with an enviable client roster of some of the leading UK e-commerce players in this sector. Our products create outstanding business outcomes for our customers and we are growing year on year. Our plans are ambitious and our people are the vital asset in executing and delivering the highest value to our customers. Smarter Ecommerce is a diverse company and we offer big opportunities to smart, motivated and results driven people to achieve their career goals whilst working in a supportive, energetic and future-focused company culture.