KROGER PRECISION MARKETING – PROGRAMMATIC MEDIA PRODUCT STRATEGY & INNOVATION LEAD CINCINNATI/CHICAGO

Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) powered by 84.51°, is a leading retail media advertising solution. KPM closes the loop between media exposure and store sales by using first-party purchase data to make brand advertising more addressable, actionable, and accountable. Launched almost three years ago, we have activated campaigns for over 1000 brands. Our vision is to become the preferred media company for advertisers by creating a more accountable media supply chain that increases the effectiveness of investment dollars. We are a growing team of passionate and talented analysts, data scientists, marketing consultants, and media strategists who are committed to transforming the media industry.

Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) enables brands to deliver relevant messages, offers and experiences through direct-to-consumer communications through digital advertising and in-store activation. As Programmatic Media Product Strategy and Innovation Lead you will be responsible for developing new media products for Kroger Precision Marketing’s programmatic and Private Marketplace offerings. The ideal candidate has background in building media and product strategy, with experience in programmatic ad technologies. This candidate fully understands the advertising landscape, ad tech environments, and has a passion for pushing the status quo. In this role, the candidate will create and assist in building the KPM roadmap, implement business processes, and collaborate with programmatic ad tech partners inclusive of DSPs, exchanges and ad servers. You will work closely with the Director of Media Product Strategy to deliver against financial commitments for the programmatic product mix, continually strengthening the product suite & delivering strong ROAS to advertisers. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This job will focus on several key initiatives:

  • Bring new, and innovate existing programmatic products to market
  • Work with cross-functional teams within product, data & analytics and engineering teams to bring new opportunities to market
  • Monitor and recognize key industry trends and evaluate product market impact and provide recommendations
  • Develop strong relationships with media and ad tech partners to build and create new and unique product offerings
  • Develop and scale new solutions from ideation, stakeholder assessment and alignment, capability requirements development, partner evaluation, pilot testing and launch
  • Own launch plan for new solutions across deliverable design & sales team training
  • Develop and create monetization strategy for your product portfolio in partnership with KPM’s finance teams
  • Act as the subject matter expert for our core solutions both internally and externally – continually evaluating the industry landscape, staying current on competitive research and maintaining distance for our product portfolio

 

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

The right person will thrive in a fast-paced environment and must possess the following:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in marketing, finance, statistics or analytics.
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant digital marketing experience (ad tech or agency), with a minimum of 3 years of relevant programmatic ad tech experience as a product strategist or buyer
  • Knowledge of key DSPs inclusive of Google, TheTradeDesk, Adobe, MediaMath, DataXu and more
  • Knowledge of key programmatic exchange platforms & operational elements
  • Experience in developing requests for proposals, negotiating terms & reviewing contracts
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation, people, and diplomacy skills are required
  • Innovative thinker that can deliver thought leadership in consumer-focused digital media
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Initiative, detail orientation, strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work under pressure, and adapt to sudden changes in the work environment

  

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

 84.51° knows customers, and we know how to connect you.

Using a sophisticated, proprietary suite of tools and technology, we turn customer data into actionable knowledge. With unparalleled customer data and predictive analytics capabilities, we deliver personalized marketing strategies and ensure the best experience for customers of Kroger and more than 300 consumer-packaged-goods companies. We put the customer at the center of everything we do, resulting in a more dynamic, informed and personal approach to driving customer loyalty.

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