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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