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Programmatic Trader

Rommatic -

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
8 June 2022
28 August 2022

Job Purpose

We are looking for a Programmatic Trader to join our programmatic trading team in the fastest growing area of The Freethinking Group. The right candidate is someone who has the necessary skills, expertise and experience in digital trading to independently and diligently manage all aspects of a programmatic media activation, from planning and implementation, through to optimisation and problem resolution, to campaign reporting and insight delivery. You’ll have the opportunity to shape the future of Rommatic’s trading operation and progress rapidly as programmatic plays an increasingly important role in the media mix to reach today’s highly connected consumer.

The Role

Our new Programmatic Trader will join a rapidly growing business based in Manchester that is striving to be the biggest trading desk outside of London and encourages flexible working. The right candidate will need to; put integrity above all else, be passionate about digital advertising, show fearlessness when testing new optimisation methodologies, be motivated by success, be intrigued by questions that require lateral thinking, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and enjoy working within a small team in an independent company.

You’ll be joining the Rommatic team with a focus on activating and optimising standard/native display, in/outstream video including YouTube, digital audio, connected TV and digital outdoor campaigns. You must therefore have a strong technical understanding of programmatic buying through major DSPs and extensive trading experience with at least one major platform, such as DV360, Xandr, Amazon DSP, The Trade Desk, etc. You will have high levels of responsibility for the Republic of Media account base and work across a wide range of brands including The Scottish Government, Beaverbrooks, ScotRail, STV, Magners, Tennent's Lager and more.

Required Competencies

Required Competency

Our Expectation


A strong ability to interpret and contextualise different areas of expertise

Confidence to deal with stakeholders, clearly, effectively and in a polite manner


A minimum of 12 months experience in a programmatic trading role

Experience and competence within at least one of the highlighted DSPs

Confidence in running reports, analysing and interpreting raw data using Excel to make performance optimisation decisions and deliver insights based on findings

Experience with Campaign Manager 360, Google Analytics 4, Google Tag Manager and/or one additional DSP is desirable, though not essential


You’ll be an inquisitive, highly numerate and detailed individual

You’ll have a passion for programmatic ad tech and digital media in general

You’ll enjoy learning about platform developments and get the best out of them

You’ll be able to manage your time and prioritise tasks effectively

Who are The Freethinking Group?

The Freethinking Group is the holding company for operating the companies; Republic of Media Ltd., Intelligence22 Ltd. and Rommatic Ltd. It exists to work with the individual company Boards and task them with growth objectives. The Freethinking Group also allows current and future employees of any of the operating companies to explore entrepreneurial initiatives, pursue career interests across the group, and launch new businesses with the support of an agile and creative parent company. It further allows for investment in new and high growth businesses externally that sit in the communications and media fields. The Freethinking Group companies are based in offices in Manchester and Edinburgh.

Diversity and Inclusion

Rommatic is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We actively aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. Please advise of any reasonable adjustments that we can make to allow you to apply and at any stage in the process. 


To apply, please send your CV, covering letter and location preference to

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