Programmatic Trader

Havas Media Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

Agency :

Havas Media Boston

Job Description Summary :

The Role:

Graduate and new industry entrants are a vital part of Havas' growing business, and the Biddable Team is proud to offer one of the best training schemes in the industry. You'll be working alongside fellow enthusiastic, motivated and ambitious traders who are keen to not only develop their knowledge in programmatic trading but also to lead the way in its application to Clients such as Tracfone, TripAdvisor, Avocados of Mexico and Titleist.

There is a wide network of specialist support within the rest of the Biddable team - across Trading, Planning and Supply - as well as other specialisms within Havas. You would also liaise closely with Programmatic Planning and the Digital Client teams on campaign performance or programmatic approaches as your learning develops.

The role is perfect for someone who has a strong analytical background and thirst for learning - there is a steep learning curve which is highly rewarding and there are huge development opportunities for those with a strong trading foundation.

There is a big focus on training & development within the Programmatic Biddable team, so candidates will not only be evaluated on their strengths but also their attitude to learning new skills.

What we expect of the person in this role: (base level assumption)

  • Ability to be on time when showing up at work and attending meetings

  • Providing support and assistance to others where possible

  • Communicating often with those around them and with their line manager

  • Following instructions from Senior members of the Team

  • Engage with all those that provide training, both internal and external vendors

  • Ability to work to deadlines provided, with the support of senior team

  • Proactively ask questions and be curious

  • Proficiency in MS Office, PowerPoint, Word and Excel

What you will be responsible for:

  • Developing a level of programmatic knowledge across platforms, technology and vendors

  • Completion of all training provided

  • Daily reporting updates to the Trading Team

  • Daily campaign pacing adjustments to deliver campaign budgets and achieve campaign KPIs

  • Weekly reporting analysis of programmatic campaigns, including campaign statistics, optimizations rationale and basic dimension analysis

  • Supporting Senior Traders on ad-hoc reporting or larger strategic campaigns

  • Developing an understanding of the wider programmatic ecosystem and the media agency

  • Deploy testing methodologies on campaigns under the director of Senior Traders/Trading Managers

  • Proactively feeding back on results and findings, contributing to wider team learning

Who we're looking for:

  • A graduate with a degree in an analytical or quantitative discipline

  • Highly numerate and comfortable with data processing and interpretation

  • Good attention to detail and process orientated

  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and able to take the initiative

  • You enjoy working autonomously but also within a larger team that work collaboratively.

  • You're open to new ideas and developing your knowledge.

  • You have passion and curiosity for the industry, and can demonstrate this passion in your output for clients

  • An enthusiastic approach to all aspects of the role.

  • Conscientious and takes pride in the quality of your work

  • Keen to contribute with ideas on new ways of working or processes that will benefit the wider team and/or agency.

  • Previous active experience with data processing and analysis platforms (for example in banking sector or during degree projects) desirable, but not required.

  • An understanding of web delivery technology, especially marketing technology (e.g. cookies, Adservers, http protocols) desirable, but not required.

Job Description :

The Role:

Graduate and new industry entrants are a vital part of Havas' growing business, and the Biddable Team is proud to offer one of the best training schemes in the industry. You'll be working alongside fellow enthusiastic, motivated and ambitious traders who are keen to not only develop their knowledge in programmatic trading but also to lead the way in its application to Clients such as Tracfone, TripAdvisor, Avocados of Mexico and Titleist.

There is a wide network of specialist support within the rest of the Biddable team - across Trading, Planning and Supply - as well as other specialisms within Havas. You would also liaise closely with Programmatic Planning and the Digital Client teams on campaign performance or programmatic approaches as your learning develops.

The role is perfect for someone who has a strong analytical background and thirst for learning - there is a steep learning curve which is highly rewarding and there are huge development opportunities for those with a strong trading foundation.

There is a big focus on training & development within the Programmatic Biddable team, so candidates will not only be evaluated on their strengths but also their attitude to learning new skills.

What we expect of the person in this role: (base level assumption)

  • Ability to be on time when showing up at work and attending meetings

  • Providing support and assistance to others where possible

  • Communicating often with those around them and with their line manager

  • Following instructions from Senior members of the Team

  • Engage with all those that provide training, both internal and external vendors

  • Ability to work to deadlines provided, with the support of senior team

  • Proactively ask questions and be curious

  • Proficiency in MS Office, PowerPoint, Word and Excel

What you will be responsible for:

  • Developing a level of programmatic knowledge across platforms, technology and vendors

  • Completion of all training provided

  • Daily reporting updates to the Trading Team

  • Daily campaign pacing adjustments to deliver campaign budgets and achieve campaign KPIs

  • Weekly reporting analysis of programmatic campaigns, including campaign statistics, optimizations rationale and basic dimension analysis

  • Supporting Senior Traders on ad-hoc reporting or larger strategic campaigns

  • Developing an understanding of the wider programmatic ecosystem and the media agency

  • Deploy testing methodologies on campaigns under the director of Senior Traders/Trading Managers

  • Proactively feeding back on results and findings, contributing to wider team learning

Who we're looking for:

  • A graduate with a degree in an analytical or quantitative discipline

  • Highly numerate and comfortable with data processing and interpretation

  • Good attention to detail and process orientated

  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and able to take the initiative

  • You enjoy working autonomously but also within a larger team that work collaboratively.

  • You're open to new ideas and developing your knowledge.

  • You have passion and curiosity for the industry, and can demonstrate this passion in your output for clients

  • An enthusiastic approach to all aspects of the role.

  • Conscientious and takes pride in the quality of your work

  • Keen to contribute with ideas on new ways of working or processes that will benefit the wider team and/or agency.

  • Previous active experience with data processing and analysis platforms (for example in banking sector or during degree projects) desirable, but not required.

  • An understanding of web delivery technology, especially marketing technology (e.g. cookies, Adservers, http protocols) desirable, but not required.

Skills :

Contract Type :

Permanent

Here at Havas across the group we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability and other factors that have no bearing on an individual's ability to perform their job.

Due to high volume of applications, only eligible or matching candidates will be contacted by us.


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