Manager, Trading & Programmatic Strategy

Location: New York
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Our mission at NCC Media is to connect brands with consumers by offering data-driven advertising solutions for our clients. Jointly owned by Comcast Corporation, Charter Communications, Inc. and Cox Communications, our company provides unparalleled access to video and digital inventory for advertising placement. Using a multitude of primary and syndicated data sources NCC Media is poised to drive business through insightful analyses of audience delivery, the media landscape, and consumer behavior.


Manager Trading & Programmatic Strategy is a senior-level contributor with experience in programmatic media execution and strategy, data enabled problem solving, and excellent account servicing. This person works closely with the Sr. Director, Trading & Strategic Partnerships and other members of the senior leadership to help drive innovative initiatives for the business. This person is expected to employ and continually define state-of-the-art techniques to drive innovation and excellent performance against business objectives through a thorough understanding of digital technologies and a passion for creative problem solving grounded in data.


• Expert user of programmatic technologies including, demand side platforms, ad servers, ad exchanges, supply partners, and data management platforms
• Manage a team 4-6 programmatic traders
• Understand client performance objectives and help develop successful investment strategies including data, platform and an understanding of how to exceed client expectations
• Assume accountability and ownership for operational successes and failures in client media performance of team campaigns
• Consult programmatic traders by helping with complex campaign setups and identify and deliver new programmatic solutions
• Work closely with sales leads to develop and deliver strategic insights to cultivate long term execution plans from client’s business objections and implement them
• Identify client growth opportunities and successfully communicate to clients
• Serve as a point of escalation for campaign and strategic items related to media optimization practices
• Act as a thought leader among client teams for all issues relevant to platforms, performance, and industry topics
• Train team members and others on trading best practices to foster an environment of collaboration
• Partner with other departments (Product, Analytics, Partnerships, Operations & Supply) to enhance existing programmatic technology platforms and processes
• Help with managing relationships with media, data and supply partners


• 4-6 years of agency or client experience working with data and analytic solutions, preferably in programmatic media buying
• Familiar with digital media planning elements and measurement tools
• Highly analytical with great problem-solving skills
• Ability to pre-empt issues and be proactive in producing solutions
• Ability to analyze and interpret large amounts of data
• Capable to work under pressure and with short deadlines
• Aptitude to build and maintain strong working relationships
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Ability to organize and manage detail workflow
• Advanced experience in working with Excel (e.g. PivotTables, Pivot Graph, Data Table, etc.)
• Proficient in other MS Office products like Word and PowerPoint
• Hands on keyboard experience in various DSPs