Programmatic Media Manager

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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we allow our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products to allow our clients to trade the world in the palm of their hand. Our Chicago office is in the heart of the financial district in the Loop, and is made up by our Leadership, Marketing, IT, Analytics, and R&D teams.  

We are seeking a Programmatic Media Manager to join our rapidly growing global workforce in Chicago. A strong candidate for this position must have a proven track record of leading programmatic media buying, managing ad operations and reporting and for an international brand and/or managing multiple brands simultaneously in an agency-led environment. They must be comfortable in a distributed workforce environment and able to collaborate and work well with all levels of leadership. This role is based in our Chicago office and reports to the Head of Performance Marketing.

Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the end-to-end process of programmatic media buying globally
  • Oversee all hands-on-keyboards DSP media campaign buying and pacing objectives
  • Lead the ad tech strategy, driving best practices and platform recommendations
  • Develop and define ad-operations for the business – using lean methodology to standardize for global stakeholders
  • Define campaign planning, budgeting and buying across multiple platforms
  • Stay up to date on the programmatic landscape and best practices around the globe, recommending change where necessary
  • Lead our testing strategies across key ad platforms and geographies – ensuring accurate attribution to major KPI’s
  • Manage the ad creative spec development with our internal agency while developing best practices to increase testing capabilities
  • Develop strong relationships with our worldwide experts to effectively build regional media plans
  • Co-lead the move to DCO
  • Liaise with data science team to ensure accurate data capture and drive analytic value
  • Operate with a sense of entrepreneurship and purpose to drive meaningful and effective change in marketing practices

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience managing advertiser programmatic buying
  • Significant in-platform experience media buying via DSPs, Ad Networks and Exchanges
  • Demonstrated experience in leading best in class ad-ops and tag architecture
  • KPI driven and results oriented to drive innovation across media execution
  • Strong attention to detail and with campaign planning and set up
  • Fintech experience is a big plus
  • DCO set up and trafficking best practices are a plus

Our Benefit Offerings:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage available
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Transit deduction options
  • Global Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k and Roth 401k (retirement planning) options available and competitive company match
  • Generous Paid Holidays
  • Monthly gym reimbursement
  • Fresh beverages and snacks in office
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Location

We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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