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Digital Activation Director - Multi-Channel

£90,000-100,000 Basic Salary - Agency - Marketing
Ref: 1778 Date Posted: Friday 19 Feb 2021
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Digital Activation Director

Global Network Agency



Are you a highly experienced digital professional with a track record of leading large teams across programmatic, paid search and social within agencies? Pivotal are excited to be supporting our client to recruit a Digital Activation Director in which the role ranges from being heavily client facing, to leading a team of 70 in this role which is of crucial importance to the business.


The Opportunity:

The company are a multi-award winning global network agency and this role reports into the Chief Digital Officer.

This is an opportunity to join one of the largest global media agencies doing award-winning work daily, in a senior leadership position and reporting to C’level within the business. Pivotal have worked with this client since 2015 and one of the things that they pride themselves on is the culture within the business – it has been described by individuals we have hired there as inclusive, positively challenging, collaborative and supportive.


The Role:

You can expect to wear multiple hats in this highly strategic role, some of the key elements including:

  • Senior client/internal relationship management and digital development (Search/Social/Programmatic) on key accounts

  • Grow relationships with clients and lead senior level client meetings

  • Identify opportunities for potential upsell opportunities

  • Direct team management of the Activation team (70+ people)

  • Integration with the rest of the PHD Global client teams (channels beyond search/social/programmatic)

  • New business development, including upsells on current clients

  • Management of digital execution output across all channels, ensuring product and service quality

  • Some international travel may be required in Europe…when we are able to travel again safely


What We Are Looking For:

  • 8+ years’ experience within digital, ideally focused on programmatic, but you have also been exposed to paid search and paid social

  • Strong leadership experience and a track record of developing and leading great teams

  • Passionate about remaining client facing and being involved with key strategic clients and new business pitches

  • Strong organisational skills, being able to manage multiple projects at once

  • Strong spoken and written English; ideally fluent in another EU language


Salary: Up to £100,000 Basic Salary


Key Skills: Performance Marketing, Digital Activation, Programmatic, PPC, Paid Search, Paid Social, Paid Media, Leadership, Management, Director, Head of, Partner, Digital


Pivotal is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications regardless of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation, and any other protected status as required by applicable law.