Ad Operations Director - Leading Media Agency

Ad Operations Director - Leading Media Agency

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Ad Ops & Programmatic, Ad Ops

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    James Johnson

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Our client is a leading Media Agency and in this role as an Ad Operations Director. You would be responsible for the leadership and management of the ad operations team on a day to day basis. Making sure that all deliverables are hit within agreed SLA's

You would have full ownership of the end to end trafficking process and be responsible for managing the team's daily workload.


The Role

  • Managing the day-to-day operational efforts relating to the Ad-Operations team, including the delivery of Display advertising activity
  • Producing and managing key documents such as briefing templates, trafficking sheets, ways of working documents, etc.
  • Manage creative delivery and ensuring the AdOps team implement campaign schedules and assets.
  • Verify technical specifications, QA, service and troubleshoot complex ad creative.
  • Overseeing campaign ad-serving is set-up correctly and liaising directly with our global ad-servers (DoubleClick, Sizmek, Flashtalking & Adform).
  • Monitor campaigns to ensure delivery and identify/highlight and resolve any issues.
  • Troubleshoot and provide advice on problems such as tagging or reporting issues.
  • Be the first point of call for issue escalation within the team.
  • While trafficking will not be a core responsibility, you will be expected to traffic where required and QA colleagues work before setting live.
  • Internal training and education of wider teams via AdOps



  • Knowledge and experience with working with ad platforms such as; Sizmek, DoubleClick, Flashtalking, Facebook Advertising, YouTube Advertising, Twitter Advertising and other 3rd party digital and mobile ad serving, and tracking platforms, tools, processes and policies is preferable.
  • Ability to thrive and work independently in an incredibly fast-paced, dynamic environment. The ability to be agile across multiple clients, being able to multitask is a must.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills; ability to quickly and creatively solve issues (both technical and operational).
  • Significant experience of working with ad-servers and configuration of tags/pixels/tag management systems, HTML & JavaScript is preferable.
  • Extensive experience working for a digital media agency.
  • Significant proven experience managing a AdOps team.
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to non-technical individuals.
  • Track record of delivering high quality results in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
  • Working knowledge of Tag Management Solutions such as GTM, Tealium, Ensighten, etc.
  • Knowledge of DCO and how to execute DCO campaigns.
  • Certifications with platforms such as "Google AdWords/Analytics" beneficial.


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James Johnson

Consultant - Global Executive Consultant

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