Programmatic Manager – MENA

Assembly MENA is searching for a Programmatic Manager who will offer a mixture of strategy and trading with the use of data and analysis leveraging ahead of the curve technology. We are looking for an experienced relationship builder and commercially savvy manager, with a passion to shape the development of programmatic buying across the MENA landscape.

You will also be a part of an organisation that has grown year on year since its establishment, we are currently a vibrant team of 125+ scaling rapidly through the MENA region with silos across Dubai, Cairo and Bangalore. We’ve gone through the lifecycle of being a global business start-up and are now truly a pan Middle Eastern enterprise. In addition to being a co-founding member of MENA Programmatic Team, if you would like to be a part of a diverse culture that consistently redefines digital identities and would be interesting in exploring further, we would love to hear from you.

Some of the things we would like you to do:

Oversee the execution of programmatic campaigns to ensure the highest standards across our portfolio, in line with client objectives and budgets using leading DSPs.
Build strategic optimisation and testing frameworks to deliver outstanding results for clients.
Test new technologies, data and betas to deliver innovation.
Creating and monitoring programmatic campaigns (KPIs, bid strategies, targeting, budget).
Work with display managers and planners in developing programmatic elements of media plans and support new business pitches.
Be a main day to day contact for programmatic campaign strategies, for internal and external partners.
Support internal product development and implementation in programmatic campaign management.
Review inventory sources to identify buy opportunities and negotiate deals.
Relationship building with publishers and ad technology providers.
Support and mentor junior team members with their training and development.
Troubleshoot issues on all pre-production and live campaigns.
Develop campaign management processes and best practice.


Comprehensive experience of campaign implementation, management and optimisation in trading media in DSPs (DV360 experience preferred).
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in planning and activating DR and Brand programmatic activities.
Hands on experience with key programmatic and AdTech platforms (DV360 experience is required).
Experience managing multimarket and large-scale campaigns across the MENA/EMEA region(s).
Ability to examine account-wide results and pro-actively suggest improvements.
Strong analytical and advanced Excel skills are essential.
Strong presentation skills and comfort presenting to senior stakeholders.
Exceptional organisational skills and detail-oriented mindset.
Experience in programming and datasets is an advantage but not essential.
Past management or supervisory experience is strongly preferred.
Natural curiosity and desire to learn.
Knowledge of third-party ad servers and ad trafficking, in particular CM would be a good to have.

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