Assistant Manager Programmatic Display

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


The adidas performance team is seeking a Programmatic Assistant Manager to coordinate and optimize our day-to-day programmatic activities. As a Programmatic Specialist, you will be responsible for campaign planning of lower and mid-funnel campaigns throughout EMEA for both adidas and Reebok.
The role holder will be required to plan and deliver profitable display campaigns through our agency/vendors using best practices across the conversion funnel (prospecting and retargeting).

He or she will have knowledge about advertising technologies such as ad servers, DSP’s, ad exchanges, cross-device tracking technologies, dynamic creative tooling, audience modelling and bid management.

Paid social experience is a plus.

The role holder will report directly to the Senior Manager Paid Social & Display.



Role & Responsibilities:


  • Taking full end-to-end responsibility of Display Programmatic and setting discipline leadership across Performance media agendas.
  • Working closely with our Media agency for Campaign planning, management and execution to deliver against media and business outcome KPIs, managing account, campaign tactics setting, reporting and optimisation.
  • Harness 1st party data sets to deliver effective segmentation and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the Audience Manager to build audiences based on campaign strategies.
  • Align and execute pan-European campaigns across Brand & eComm [shared responsibility between Media team and MAT Display[GF1] ]
  • Establish comprehensive campaign analysis and optimise campaign using reporting platforms.
  • Ensure the right creative format and naming convention are used, fulfilling media quality and personalisation goals, demonstrating A/B testing approach.
  • Establishing strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.




  • Quality Traffic, platform revenue, ROAS and net sales.



Key Relationships:


  • Media Activation Team (MAT) – Performance Media & Brand
  • Global Ad Tech Product Team
  • Global Performance Media Team.
  • EU Digital Activation Team (DAT)
  • Global Business Units
  • Creative content vendors: Adaptation and DCO agency
  • External media agency


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Bachelor degree required, 3+ years relevant experience in media industry – client, agency or consultancy side.
  • Good understanding of Programmatic advertising based on hands-on experience of managing display and video & App-install campaigns, across multiple channels and devices.
  • The ability to demonstrate delivery of results across large scale performance campaigns.
  • A solid understanding of display and Programmatic technology (e.g. DSPs, CRM, DCO).
  • Knowledge of Campaign Manager, DV360, IAS, feed management technology and App-tracking technologies across both Android & iOS14 environment.
  • Good working knowledge of analytics, tracking, tag management/implementation, managing set up of DCO campaigns, and working with CRM, with experience of creating audience segments, campaign optimisation, and evaluation.
  • A passion for data analysis, you must have experience in using Adobe, Google Analytics and/or Tableau.
  • Paid social experience is a plus: Experience with setting up Facebook and Instagram ads, running an audience analysis and familiarity with Smartly.
  • Strong communication skills, written & oral and ability to quickly build strong relationships
  • High attention to detail; strong analytical skills and excellent organizational & planning abilities.
  • Proficient in written & spoken English, an additional European language be beneficial. 




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Job Title:  Assistant Manager Programmatic Display

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Digital
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  291812
Date:  Jan 13, 2021