Product Manager (Ad Ops)

Product Manager (Ad Ops)


Role: Product Manager (Ad Ops)

Location: Bath (Hybrid options available)/Remote (within UK only)

Closing Date: 31st January 2022 - We reserve the right to close this advert early if sufficient number of applications have been received

Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Competitive


Working for Network N

We’re a fun and friendly company offering an informal working environment with offices in central Bath. We are always growing, work fast but accurately, have an international reach and are nerdy as hell! We are committed to being an inclusive workplace and have various groups and events to hear underrepresented voices including Women @ Network N, Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ @ Network N.

Our people make our success, so it is only fair we give plenty in return, including:

  • 28 days holiday

  • Your birthday off 

  • Private medical plan through Vitality with enhanced mental health provision

  • Auto-enrolment pension

  • Profit share scheme for all

  • EMI scheme (after one year of service)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Techscheme

  • Cyclescheme

  • Discounted Gift Card scheme

  • Employee social events, including Christmas & summer parties


About us

We are a global media business specialising in the gaming industry.  We have a publishing arm consisting of a dozen owned websites including PCGamesN.com, and over 100 network site partners such as TrueAchievements.com.  We produce class-leading content for clients via our creative agency team, and work with publishers and advertisers to unlock audience value.  We are based in Bath but are open to taking-on remote employees within the UK too.


The Role

This role is in our Product Development team which sits within the Network department that consists of Product Development, Programmatic, Data, Operations, Delivery and Growth. The aim of the Product Development team is to build, maintain and develop our product offering and deliver digital revenue growth.


You’ll have experience working in Ad technology or Ad Ops at either a publisher, network, agency, SSP or DSP. You’ve got a practical working knowledge of major ad serving technologies, especially on Google Ad Manager (DFP) and Prebid and want to work with a team where you can put what you’ve learnt into practice.

We’re looking for someone who is comfortable communicating with everyone from Developers to Commercial teams and able to break down complex technologies so they are accessible by all. 


You will be responsible for:

  • You’ll be building, developing and maintaining advertising technology across Network N. Therefore a practical working knowledge of Google Ad Manager and Header-bidding is essential

  • You’ll be working closely with our Commercial teams to ensure that our ad products remain relevant to meet buyers needs

  • You’re comfortable producing product documentation and sales collateral, ensuring that products are utilised to best effect

  • You’ll be able to run regular qualitative health-checks on ad tech products to ensure that performance remains at an optimal level and present back findings/recommendations from the data

  • You’ll work closely with Development, Programmatic and Delivery teams to ensure that the ad tech has a positive impact on our websites

  • You’re comfortable with all campaign metrics including CPC, CTR, CPA and viewability and have ideas on how we can move beyond current action based metrics to more engaged and meaningful metrics for both Network N and advertisers

  • You are able to make assessments of and onboard new advertising technology partners with a full breakdown of capabilities and rationale

  • You’ll work closely with our AdOps team to ensure that our ad tech remains operationally fit for purpose.



You will be expected to:

  • Demonstrable experience in the ad tech industry, preferably in Ad Ops 

  • Deep understanding of Google Ad Manager (DFP), including but not limited to trafficking Display and Video ads, reporting and debugging  

  • Understanding of the Display and Video online advertising landscape, and the technology that powers it, including ad servers, exchanges and networks, SSPs, DSPs, DMPs, Rich Media/Dynamic Creative tools and CMPs

  • Skilled in creating product roadmaps and comfortable with presenting these to various levels of internal stakeholders such as Exec, Development and Commercial teams

  • Comfortable with debugging using tools such as Google Chrome Console

  • Experience in working within and managing an Agile team.

  • You must have the right to work in the UK by start of employment


If it sounds like you are the right fit, please apply with a CV and a covering letter outlining your experience with Google Ad Manager.

Please also note that this role is based either in our offices in Bath on a hybrid working contract or can be remote within the UK. 



NO AGENCIES PLEASE