Team Lead Ad Operations & Programmatic

Berlin, Germany

The Role

With more than 10 experts in the field of ad operations, ad sales and programmatic, the advertising team is managing all advertising related topics in-house. Advertising of dynamic video inventory itself is a growing business and plays an important role at Zattoo. On the one hand, for Zattoo itself because it helps to finance our Zattoo DTC Free offering and on the other hand, we help Broadcasters by technically enabling them a monetization of their own ad breaks via either a server-side dynamic ad substitution (SS-DAS) or a client-side dynamic ad insertion (CS-DAI) solution. Both are TV platform developments that are used by Zattoo B2B tenants and our DTC subscription offering. Having the right advertising team in place secures a relevant revenue stream for Zattoo with a share of 25% from our overall revenue target.

The Team Lead's AdOps & Programmatic primary task is to lead and empower the ad operations and programmatic team to ensure smooth day-to-day execution of advertising campaigns on Zattoo and partner platforms. They will closely work with the CAO, the Head of Sales of each country and the PO-Ads to facilitate a smooth ad operations experience to advertisers, agencies and other internal and external stakeholders. Together with the PO-Ads, they will continuously monitor and improve Ad Tech topics to optimize processes, continuously improve performance and hence support overall sales and business targets. Besides the above-mentioned tasks, one of the main responsibilities is to ensure that all sold campaigns will be invoiced correctly and thus he/she/it is also responsible for gathering an ads budget of more than multi-million.

What You'll Do

  • Lead and empower the ad operations and programmatic team
  • Conduct regular team meetings and 1&1 with direct reports to discuss employee development
  • Ensure and maintain collaboration with sales team and processes such as bookings meet current requirements or needed support files are up to date (technical specifications)
  • Monthly invoicing check with finance and team
  • Support and advise sales team regarding all technically related ad sales matters
  • Manage ad server settings and look after connections to backfill partners
  • Be in close exchange with ad tech partners such as Google, The Trade Desk or Yieldlab etc. to be up to date with industry trends and inform PO-Ads about the new requirement

What You'll Bring

  • Able to build strong working relationships, communicate effectively and help others to further develop and strengthen their skills to successfully perform their job

  • Good knowledge of the programmatic ecosystem and operational tasks

  • Good knowledge of the campaign management and optimization

  • High interest in technical aspects of advertising

  • Analytically driven and able to understand and communicate complex topics

  • Knows the advertising market, important players and processes on the advertiser’s side

  • Deep understanding of financial coherences and accuracy in handling invoices


  • Experience in agile process/project management tools (eg. with Jira)

What We Offer You

    • Reward: strong market competitive salary

    • Recharge: 30 days vacation plus public holidays

    • Regulate: trust-based flexible working hours and the option for remote working 8 weeks per year


    • We’re sharing: Free access to the best streaming experience on the market

    • We’re developing: your own development budget, German classes and Zattoo all-company hack days

    • We’re inclusive: ‘Zattooies’ are a fun, engaged, and diverse team made up of 44+ nationalities

    • We’re healthy: yoga classes, health checks, team sports, organic fruit, vegan options and more!

    • We’re responsible: we are carbon-neutral, an active employee Green team, discounted BVG tickets and free bike rentals

    • We’re sociable: a calendar of events with fireside chats, lunches, in-house bar, BBQ’s, monthly socials, summer party and an annual off-site event

Zattoo enables our users to view indiscriminately and we reflect that in our team too. Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law we encourage everyone to apply and will give everyone equal consideration. We are an equal opportunities employer, join us and help build a diverse team dedicated to the future of TV.

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