Senior Programmatic Trader

Job ID
2017-1235
US-IL-Chicago
Discipline
Media


At C-K, our mission is simple: Make friends, not ads®. This philosophy has helped fuel seven years of the best sales Porsche has ever had, 28 quarters of record Corona Extra results while the rest of the industry’s major brands are in decline, recording-breaking attendance at Cedar Fair’s amusement parks and similar results for Vitamix and Edward Jones. It’s also how we helped make the BIC Flex 5 the #1 disposable razor.

 

Our friend-making mindset not only drives our ideas; it also drives our structure. We’re built without silos or competing interests to truly tap into an ever-expanding range of disciplines, from advertising to SEM/SEO to social to analytics—whatever it takes to create compelling brand experiences. It has also fueled our growth, making C-K the nation’s second-largest independent ad agency and placing us among the top 20 advertising and digital firms in the country with nearly 500 employees and $900 million in annual billings.

 

Headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and Milwaukee, we represent major brands across virtually every industry, including Benihana, BIC Razors and Stationery, Cedar Fair Amusement Parks (Cedar Point, Knott’s Berry Farm and 10 others), Casa Noble Tequila, Corona Extra, Edward Jones, General Tire, Nikon, Pacifico Beer, Paper and Packaging Board, Porsche, Roundy’s (Pick ‘n Save and Mariano’s) and Vitamix. We are all about outcome, not output. And our results prove it. For more information, visit C-K.com.

 

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About C-K Chicago:


Chicago’s independent spirit makes it the perfect headquarters for C-K, one of the nation’s oldest and largest independent agencies. C-K’s Chicago office, located just off the Magnificent Mile, is full of native Midwesterners and transplants alike that are united in the values of hard work and collaboration.


At C-K in Chicago, we work with major global and national brands like Porsche, Corona Extra, Cedar Fair, BIC, Edward Jones and many others. We’re proud of these partnerships and the integrated approach we take to every client and every element of a campaign, be it large or small.


Our experts here have backgrounds spanning every marketing, advertising and communications discipline across all categories imaginable. C-K Chicago is a hub of innovation and the nerve center of the agency.


We also apply our work ethic to the community. Our flagship charity in the Chicago office is Off the Street Club (OTSC), the oldest boys and girls club in the city. Throughout the year we participate in the planning and execution of several key OTSC fundraising events such as Swing for the Kids, The Firefly Ball, Summer Bake Sale and Holiday Luncheon. We also participate in the Battle for Hope, the Chicago-area advertising agency battle of the bands. In 2015, our house band, the Angry Pickles, won the Battle for Hope and helped raise thousands for OTSC in the process.


Does the thought of being on the leading edge of the media industry excite you? Have you ever wanted to help shape the future of a newly created team? If so, look no further than the Senior Programmatic Trader position at C-K Chicago.

 

About the role:

  • Responsible for creating, managing, and optimizing programmatic campaigns for a broad array of accounts across the C-K network
  • Deep knowledge of the capabilities of current DSP partners and able to make recommendations against campaign objectives
  • Manage all operational aspects of the programmatic campaign, from campaign setup and tagging through post campaign analysis
  • Leverage different data sources from programmatic platforms, ad servers, and third-party partners to inform campaign recommendations including tactics, budgets, bids, and data providers
  • Make optimization recommendations based on performance and audience insights to drive against campaign KPIs
  • Provide clear communication to and collaborate with media planning teams on programmatic strategies, campaign performance, and expected deliverables

 

About you:

  • 3-4 years of hands-on experience managing programmatic campaigns
  • Strong technical knowledge of the programmatic landscape including DSPs, DMPs, ad exchanges, PMPs, data providers, etc.
  • Have a strong working knowledge of how third-party ad servers, measurement technologies, and ad verification technologies are implemented
  • You’re professional, creative, a problem solver, and proactive

 

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