Senior Director, Client Service, Advertiser

The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers — and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency. We are proud of the culture we have built. We value the unique experiences and perspectives that each person brings to The Trade Desk, and we are committed to fostering inclusive spaces where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work every day.

So, if you are talented, driven, creative, and eager to join a dynamic, globally-connected team, then we want to talk!

What we do:

  • The Client Services, Advertiser Team is focused on creating deeper, more innovative and more productive long-term relationships with our largest global advertisers and their agency partners. These team members support 2-3 brands, often at a global level, enabling the deepest understanding of the client’s business needs. We take a consultative approach to designing mid- and long-term engagement plans that support our client’s most ambitious growth goals with bespoke integrations across media, data, technology and business processes and work with our global counterparts focused on campaign management, solutions architecture and technical account management, product, insights and sales to execute and demonstrate business impact to c-level stakeholders.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage a portfolio of business across key strategic clients alongside teammates on Account Management, Trading, and Business Development teams.
  • Balance long-term (12 months+) planning with short-term objectives in order to meet and/or exceed revenue goals.
  • Study your client’s business opportunities, challenges and growth strategies to advise on strategic integrations across data, technology and business processes
  • Influence & execute corporate level strategy by driving growth with key clients.
  • Lead cross-division client communication, projects, and deliverables
  • Use creative and strategic problem-solving skills to find solutions that are mutually beneficial to TTD and our clients.
  • Possess innate understanding of the varied business models employed by clients and ability to capture essence of a problem and drive to solution.
  • Constantly review and optimize workflow & processes for health of client’s business, which involves project management of cross-functional teams.
  • Contribute to global account ownership for performance against revenue targets and P&L management.
  • Quickly develop business acumen across multiple verticals & advertisers with ability to become trusted subject matter expert
  • Build, maintain, and execute engagement plans, both internally & externally, with Clients and partners.
  • Inform our product roadmap and the global client services vision & strategy.
  • Work closely with the client services team(s) to develop and execute an onboarding plan that will make customers successful with our programmatic buying platform.
  • Govern global strategy, planning, and relationships for long-term growth of key global partners
  • Create and evangelize thought-leadership
  • Help to create and/or optimize ways of working and client-facing playbooks

Who you are:

  • Proven relevant experience in media or a related industry, ideally with strong programmatic experience and/or background in TV. Experience working with global teams is a plus. Experience in consulting a plus.
  • Extensive experience in developing, nurturing and managing client strategy and executive-level relationships and C-Suite relationships
  • Proven track-record in designing and executing client multi-year engagements and growth plans
  • Successful in creating and evangelizing new thought leadership, ways of working or customer-facing solutions
  • Ability to build strong, influential relationships with internal and external stakeholders, executive teams, and industry groups through superb communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to grasp and communicate with gravitas on media, marketing and technical subject matter.
  • Understanding of marketing strategies and how media, programmatic, data, measurement and technology fit into the full picture
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail.


The Trade Desk does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of The Trade Desk. The Trade Desk is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

The Trade Desk will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652.

NY, CO, CA, and WA residents only: In accordance with NY, CO, CA, and WA law, the range provided is The Trade Desk’s reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount may differ based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and location. All employees may be eligible to become The Trade Desk shareholders through eligibility for stock-based compensation grants, which are awarded to employees based on company and individual performance. The Trade Desk also offers other compensation depending on the role such as sales-based incentives and commissions. Plus, expected benefits for this role include comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) with premiums paid in full for employees and dependents, retirement benefits such as a 401k plan and company match, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, well-being benefits, reimbursement for certain tuition expenses, parental leave, sick time of 1 hour per 30 hours worked, vacation time for full-time employees up to 120 hours thru the first year and 160 hours thereafter, and around 13 paid holidays per year. Employees can also purchase The Trade Desk stock at a discount through The Trade Desk’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

The Trade Desk also offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to learn more.

Note: Interns are not eligible for variable incentive awards such as stock-based compensation, retirement plan, vacation, tuition reimbursement or parental leave

At the Trade Desk, Base Salary is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for this role is

$134,400-$246,400 USD

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