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March 7 2022

Our ‘Role of the Week’


Programmatic+ Account Director

Reporting directly into a Business Director, the Programmatic+ Account Director will be tasked with leading client accounts (such as Chanel, Red Bull and Princess Cruises) and managing client relationships in the display and programmatic space.

  • You will also assist the BD with managing client relationships and communication around display campaigns, inductions and client roadmaps
  • Ensure team are adhering to processes to deliver brilliant basics across all channels. Assist BD with any supporting documents on best practice
  • Deliver best practice brand safety and ad-verification, delivering to target KPI’s and building on learnings for each client
  • Support the BD’s and Head of Display to deliver trading deals, programmatic and OMG product targets
  • Support the team with their knowledge of clients first, second and third party data sets for Programmatic plans
  • Ensure team have in-depth knowledge on inventory and data opportunities across each DSP

The opportunity

This is a perfect opportunity to become a strong leader within the agency. By keeping abreast of developments in across display and the programmatic landscape, you will constantly encourage integration of other digital channels whilst also driving development programmes for your team.

You will also get the chance to spot growth opportunities for additional PHD services outside of display to help drive revenue for the agency as well as upskill your own expertise in digital with the likes our newly launched Digital Academy training platform.

The people

Sitting within the Programmatic+ team, you will get to work collaboratively with each other as well as teams, such as content to spot more opportunities for both personal and business growth.

There are also many opportunities to engage with more people across the agency outside of your work remit by getting involved with our agency experience team. Whether you want to run your own social club, be part of our D&I change, help our moments team celebrate achievements and occasions or find ways to improve our working environment, via our Future of Work Group, PHD is an agency of collaborators and will bring more than expected to your experience of agency life.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be in an Account Manager or Group Account Manager looking to take the next step up in your career. You will have a background in Display, used to running a high performing team, operationally very strong, with the ability to orchestrate a team to ensure deadlines are met and the work produced is of the highest standard. You will possess strong technical knowledge of the programmatic marketplace and a history of developing trust and building strong relationships with clients, suppliers and internal teams.

We take Inclusion seriously and provide adjustments for individuals throughout the recruitment process, so you can be at your best.

Please discuss any specific adjustments with your Talent Attraction team member or if you would feel more comfortable, please reach out to [email protected] and let us know (confidentially) how we can be of help.

Knowledge and experience required

  • Microsoft Office 365 proficient (Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Teams, Hive etc)
  • Significant display experience, having executed campaigns in this channel
  • Excellent technical knowledge of the programmatic marketplace
  • Senior management experience
  • Working knowledge of Teams, Hive and DCO
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in digital marketing
  • Practical and operational knowledge of Demand Side or equivalent trading platforms, preferably with display experience
  • Experience in management of a team with ability to set personal development plans, lead and encourage the best out of people
  • Proven ability to build strong partnerships with media, data and technology partners and work collaboratively to meet shared goals
  • Confidence in presenting and educating on programmatic concepts and strategies
  • Experience in developing business cases and recommendations across team and client needs

Personal attributes required:

  • Excellent people skills with history of developing trust and building strong relationships with clients and internal teams alike
  • Confident presenter and storyteller
  • Must have capacity to work under pressure and be self-motivated
  • You will be energetic, enthusiastic, determined and proactive
  • Excellent communication skills & work well in a team as well as independently
  • Have strong organisational skills, and be able to manage multiple projects at once

What else do I need to know?


We have an underlying belief that our agencies and specialist services should reflect the society in which we live. Be that Age, Disability, Education, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender identity, National Origin, Religion or Sexual Orientation.

Simply, we believe that Inclusion and Diversity makes for a more stimulating and inspiring working environment, where people are treated with respect and can be comfortable being themselves. Embracing these different approaches and thinking helps deliver tangible and positive results for us and our clients’ businesses.

Apply direct

If this role sounds up your street  apply direct via our OMG Careers website and find out about even more benefits of joining our award winning team.

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