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Media Planning & Buying Manager (Programmatic)

About the role

Tug requires a Media Planning & Buying Manager to join our growing Media team. This role would be ideal for someone currently in an agency programmatic role that wants to expand their knowledge to include channels such as OOH and AV, but would also be great for someone currently working in AV and OOH with a background in programmatic buying.


Line Manager: Group Media Director

Salary:  Competitive Salary (depending on experience)

Hours:  9.30am-6.00pm

Location:  Shoreditch (up to 2 days a week WFH)


Main duties

The Account Manager will be responsible for the client’s accounts including strategy, planning and execution.


  • Managing use of DV360 (and GMP suite) as primary DSP and recommend other, specialist DSPs (e.g. Amazon) where required
  • Set up new accounts across multiple channels including (but not limited to) Banner, Video, YouTube, OOH & Audio
  • Day to day contact with clients, media owners and tech providers
  • Management of relevant deliverables and actions for clients
  • Operational lead and management of existing accounts across multiple verticals & countries
  • Ensure accounts achieve client’s KPIs and business objectives
  • Forecasting KPIs and cost for new and existing accounts
  • Management of tracking, analysis and insight
  • Weekly & Monthly internal and client reporting
  • Face to face meetings with clients
  • Managing client needs and expectations
  • Daily optimisation of accounts for continual improvement
  • Innovative and strategic thinking on all client activity

Our Dream Candidate

Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • 2-3 years programmatic experience – preferably agency side
  • Client-facing experience
  • Expert user of self-serve DSPs such as DV360 or The Trade Desk
  • Experience using DCO tools
  • Proven ability to manage multiple accounts & strategies
  • Proven ability to think strategically for media clients
  • Advanced Excel user
  • Analytics package knowledge

Things you’ll get from the role

  • Expanded channel knowledge such as how to plan and buy OOH, TV, Audio and Print campaigns
  • Growth potential in an expanding team and continued senior management support
  • An agency where everyone’s opinion matters
  • Working for an agency where the people are the biggest selling point (both professionally and personally)!


Please include a covering letter along with a CV in your application that addresses any experience, interests or examples that demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements laid out in “Skills” section.

    Life at Tug

    Want to work at an ambitious international digital performance marketing agency? Apply today and we’ll be in touch!


    • Flexible working hours
    • Pension scheme
    • Private healthcare
    • Free breakfast every morning
    • Fresh fruit daily
    • Complimentary tea and coffee
    • Happy hour and snacks every Friday
    • Regular social events
    • Tug tuck shop
    • Annual Summer and Christmas parties
    • Tickets to industry events and conferences