Social & Programmatic Manager – Mississauga, Canada | Permanent

Our pharmaceutical client in Mississauga is seeking a Programmatic & Social Manager to add to their fast-growing digital team, full-time.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter who can play a huge part of the team.


  • Attain and maintain mastery of media buying-related technologies, including DSPs, walled garden self-service tools, DMPs, tag management and ad servers
  • Manage accurate and responsible budgeting for annual digital brand spending by informing and providing council / perspective on anticipated cost (media and technology) and sales impact
  • Select optimal best practice campaign line item set up to maximize optimization options, breakout reporting pivots and performance
  • Proactively monitor daily campaign performance to identify optimizations that maximize return on programmatic / social ad spend and ensure brand objectives are met on an ongoing basis
  • Triage and resolve escalated campaign launch and management issues
  • Manage the billing process and ensure accurate reconciliation and payment processing occurs in a timely manner
  • Define and manage daily / weekly / monthly iterative optimization tests
  • Scale implementation of tested improvements to campaign performance across all biddable channels and brands to exceed portfolio profitable revenue growth goals  


  • 4+ years’ experience at major digital platform, ad tech start up or brand
  • Advanced knowledge of media buying strategy with a focus on programmatic or social
  • Track record of growing complex digital media programs from an efficiency and volume standpoint
  • Experience with ad management interfaces and bidding tools (Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and/or Programmatic Ad Tech platforms)
  • Track record of success achieving upper funnel and performance marketing goals via programmatic and/or social
  • Experience with targeting tactics, including site retargeting, lookalike modeling and search retargeting, with an understanding of how to leverage them to achieve business goals
  • Clear communicator able to support POVs with solid rationale
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work quickly and decisively to meet deadlines and troubleshoot
  • Ability to analyze and draw meaningful & actionable insights from data
  • Strong project management skills; detail-oriented and able to coordinate multiple projects
  • Proactive self-starter and able to work in collaborative, matrixed, dynamic and fast-paced environments
  • Proven ability to work with and influence cross-functional teams
  • Proficient with Excel, Keynote and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Google ad technology stack
  • SQL query experience
  • App user acquisition or ecommerce marketing experience
  • Experience managing media buying margin for an ad tech company

Please apply now for immediate consideration.

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