Director, Advertising Technology at Peapod Digital Labs

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What’s Our Dish 

Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when, where, and how consumers choose to shop.  

Peapod continues to be a consumer-facing eCommerce brand, and is part of Peapod Digital Labs, focused on growing Peapod sales to consumers.  


Browse the Aisles

The Media Partnerships group at Peapod Digital Labs creates the fuel needed to grow a thriving omnichannel business at each of the local brands of Ahold Delhaize USA.

The Lead Advertising Technology sets the strategic framework for generating profit from PDL's portfolio of monetized advertising channels. They are responsible for developing and executing the long-range plan that will drive non-linear growth of the media portfolio. As an expert in modern AdTech and retail media this person will have direct ownership of all digital, in store, print and other non-digital advertising channels that scale across multiple or all local brands and that are critical to driving media monetization revenue. An entrepreneur at heart, this person will use their expertise, as well as sound financial and risk analysis to vet prospective and existing channels, and to maximize profitability and effectiveness while minimizing risk and opportunity costs. They will set and direct PDL Media's near-term and long-term strategy for utilizing best-in-class AdTech to meet or exceed media publishing standards (ie. DSP, DMP, Ad Servers, Data Onboarding, Online/Offline Attribution). 


They work hand-in-hand with IT teams at agencies, PDL, RBS, as well as brand teams (i.e, Store Operations and Digital Merchandising), to identify, develop and grow monetized channels. This person also supervises and directs an Advertising Technology Manager by setting strategic vision, ensuring operational excellence and individual development. 

Recipe for Success - What's "in store" for the role

  • Responsible for the supply of retail media inventory sold by PDL on behalf of the local brands of ADUSA, ensuring that solutions are at parity or better than comparable retail media groups. 

  • Owner and Driver media supply strategy, including the development, deployment and management of online, instore and data-enabled advertising technology and monetization channels for PDL. 

  • Develop, propose and deliver digital and in-store product roadmaps to ensure the PDL Media ecosystem is modern, effective and best-in-class. 

  • Optimizes business efficiency by exploiting synergies, eliminating redundancy and driving shared solutions throughout the AdTech stack. 

  • Track ROI of mature and developing monetized channels to ensure that revenue targets are being hit, and lead efforts to make adjustments as necessary. 

  • Create SLAs and develop/utilize tools that enable proactive performance and health monitoring of advertising products, maximizing uptime and minimizing negative impact on media revenue. 

  • Implement tagging/tracking tools in accordance with industry best practices to improve transparency of vendor-funded advertising and it's impact on the underlying retail business. 

  • Work directly with the Vendor Success Lead to maximize the value of each monetized channel (fill rates, sell through rates, customer engagement) to hit short- and long-term financial targets.

  • Provide training to Vendor Success Managers on existing and emerging media platforms. 

  • Partner with internal stakeholders and key support agencies to manage the advertising technology stack, including creating connections with third party ad networks, trading desks and re-marketing capabilities. 

  • Management of the onsite and email ad servers, including first-and third-party data integration. 

The Essentials In Your Cart - The required ingredients

  • 7-10 years of experience in digital advertising technology, retail media, place-based media or other relevant service 

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in digital advertising technology, publisher monetization or yield management, digital advertising operations or sales, online advertising technology sales or services. 

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree is a plus

  • Advertising Technology and Marketing Automation, particularly within retail applications 

  • Ad serving, publisher yield, fill rates and performance optimization 

  • Retail media trends and best practices 

  • Data management platforms 

  • Data onboarding/matching (i.e. Liveramp) 

  • Online/Offline media measurement, attribution 

Extra Spices - What you should bring to the table

  • Ability to work within a fast-paced manufacturing environment

  • Experience working within the eCommerce grocery delivery industry

  • Effectively communicate to various levels of management

  • Ability to work within a team centered environment


Join Us at Our Table  

Peapod Digital Labs is a forward-thinking company with a strong legacy of innovation. We recognize who powers our progress – our people! We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees, including: great health care options, including PPO and HSA plans (with company contributions), dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, a 401k with strong company match and immediate vesting, and generous and flexible paid time off. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, marital status (including civil unions), military service, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, legally recognized disability, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Right next to Union Station, we are easy to get too and surrounded by food in Downtown and the West Loop.

What are Peapod Digital Labs Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Building a cutting edge eCommmerce center of excellence means our teams need to focus on their work challenges, not whether their benefits are activated. With a one-stop shop for online benefit management, competitive bonus potential, and a flexible, brand new office, our employees are able to focus on making the customer experience amazing.

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