Ad Tech Product Manager


Ad Tech Product Manager

Role: Ad Tech Product Manager

Location: Bath/Remote in the UK - all candidates must be able to work 9.30am-5.30pm GMT

Closing Date: 28/02/2021

Type: Full-time, Permanent


About Network N


Network N is a global media business specializing 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.  The company is based in Bath, UK.


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


  • 28 days holiday (excluding bank holidays)

  • Auto-enrolment pension

  • Competitive salary

  • Profit share scheme for all

  • EMI scheme (after one year of service)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Techscheme

  • Cyclescheme

  • Staff social events, including Christmas & summer parties



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 at either a publisher, network or agency. You function well in a fast-paced environment and work well under pressure. You’ve got a practical working knowledge of major ad serving technologies including Google Ad Manager and Prebid.js 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. Ideally you’re as happy talking about javascript and JSON as you are about eCPMs and auction mechanics.



Responsibilities include:


  • You’ll be building, developing and maintaining all advertising technology across Network N. Therefore a practical working knowledge of Google Ad Manager and Header-bidding (ideally prebid.js) 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.



Required skills and experience:


  • Minimum 3 years experience in the ad tech industry

  • Detailed 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

  • Hands-on experience complying with privacy laws, regulations and frameworks, specifically TCF and CCPA

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

  • Ideally you’ll have experience in web-related languages, particularly with HTML, CSS and Javascript

  • 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 the start of your employment. 

Interested?


Great, we look forward to reading your application!  Make sure you include:


  • Your CV

  • A cover letter. We weigh cover letters heavily, so you can (and should) write more, but we won’t evaluate applicants that doesn’t answer this one question:


What product do you use in your daily life that excites you and why? It can be any product, physical or digital.


We know it is a time commitment to prepare an application and we respect that effort by thoughtfully reviewing every complete application and responding one way or the other. But that kind of thoughtful review means that it sometimes takes us a while to get back to applicants, so please be patient with us.



If this sounds like the role for you, apply now!