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Senior Manager, Commercial Strategy

New York, New York

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Our Story

Xandr is a technology platform powering one of the largest global Advanced TV and Video advertising marketplaces in the industry. We scale our business as WarnerMedia people who independently build the Xandr platform and brand. For more than a decade, our data insights, premium content, powerful technology, and scaled direct-to-consumer distribution have given us a competitive edge — leading us to improving advertising for all brands, publishers, and consumers.

How do we do this? With talented, passionate people like you! We bring together people from diverse backgrounds and give them an opportunity to bring their ideas to life. Join our community to Make Advertising Better!

The Job

The Xandr Strategy team is seeking a Senior Manager to join our dynamic, high-energy team. The group’s mission is to enable the effective definition, orchestration, and execution of the company’s strategy. The team supports the creation of the company’s long-term vision and annual priorities, partners with leaders across the organization to ensure cross-functional alignment, and ensures communication and implementation of the company’s strategy. The team also serves as Xandr’s internal consulting arm, solving key challenges across the business.

The Senior Manager of Commercial Strategy will partner with leaders across the organization to identify and assess growth opportunities for the business, with a focus on commercial and go-to-market related efforts. This role will be responsible for ensuring alignment of commercial strategies to Xandr’s broader mission and vision, developing materials supporting near-term strategic commercial initiatives, and building executive-facing presentations. The individual will also work closely with marketing and communications leaders to ensure the effective positioning and communication of Xandr’s strategy.

The ideal candidate should have significant experience in the ad tech industry that includes hands-on experience with prior sales and/or strategy groups. Being well versed in executive presentation, sales data analysis, persuasive written and visual story-telling, and the ability to coordinate across various functional teams are all desired skills.

You Will

  • Work closely with domestic and international commercial leaders to solve problems and develop strategic recommendations to drive growth of new and existing business
  • Manage strategic projects from inception to execution including development of project objectives, scope, timelines, and key deliverables
  • Support development of investment business cases including financial modeling in partnership with Finance team
  • Support the annual strategic planning process to deliver a company-wide vision, strategy, and supporting metrics / KPIs
  • Partner with Xandr’s marketing & internal communications teams to ensure the successful socialization and communication of Xandr’s strategic priorities and other strategic projects
  • Create presentation materials and ad-hoc analyses based on the needs of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT)
  • Build trusted relationships across the various Xandr teams, organizations, and partners
  • Demonstrate confidence and poise in presenting analyses and recommendations to senior management

You Have

  • Bachelor’s degree, pre-MBA candidates preferred
  • 4-7 years relevant industry experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Established credibility with upper management, experience with sales executives preferred
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication, and cross-functional collaboration skills
  • Proven track record of delivering results by working independently on multiple complex projects at once

Our Perks

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Flexible time off including volunteer days, vacation, and holidays
  • Professional development resources and education reimbursement
  • Paid parental leave
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • AT&T internet/phone and HBOMax discounts
  • 401k with company match

Our Culture

Xandr strives to foster a diverse, inclusive and engaging work environment. Our inclusivity in action includes:

  • Staying connected and embracing this new normal as we work from home - we may be social distancing but we're #InsideTogether
  • Creating meaningful change for our communities and pathways for future generations of diverse talent through our employee volunteerism efforts
  • Sharing insight and stories on what it’s really like to work here
  • Partnering with organizations to support our commitment to women’s advancement in tech
  • Providing accommodations for persons with disabilities, both for interviewees and for employees. Should you require an accommodation, please let us know and we’ll make arrangements


Awards

Xandr, its products and its executives have received several prestigious awards. In 2020 alone, Cablefax's annual The Faxies awards named Xandr’s EVP and GM Innovator of the Year and the Xandr technology organization Tech Team of the Year. In the same year, seven female executives were included in the Cynopsis list of Top Women in Media, and several of its products, innovations and client partnerships were recognized by esteemed outlets globally, including AdExchanger, Digiday, The Drum, ExchangeWire and Cynopsis. Concurrently, the company’s dedication to corporate social responsibility was recognized in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas issue. Xandr was also included on Business Insider's Hottest AdTech Companies list in 2019 and 2018. 

Xandr is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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Job ID 2162723X Date posted 11/29/2021
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