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Digital Marketing Executive- Paid Display

Unit :  MarComms
Salary :  £33,797- £40,322
Location :  Milton Keynes
Please quote reference :  17958
Fixed Term Contract for 12 months- Full Time. Based in Milton Keynes- Flexible and home working can be discussed
Closing Date :  1 March, 2021 - 12:00

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

As Digital Marketing Executive – Display you will assist the strategy and oversee the delivery of our always on Display/Programmatic campaigns. You will be responsible for Paid Display budget in excess of £1M and will work closely with our media agency in London as well as tech providers such as DV360, Media IQ, Schibids. You will be a key driver of the identification and execution of direct buys and PMP strategies. The ideal candidate will have proven experience of successfully planning, executing and optimizing Programmatic campaigns. With a keen eye for detail, you will be committed to constantly improving performance and achieving targets through a data-driven approach to optimisation.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have a degree and relevant professional qualifications or equivalent experience within a marketing, advertising or business-related discipline with significant demonstrable experience of managing Display/Programmatic acquisition campaigns, for an organization of similar size/market leader position.

You will have a strong understanding of Programmatic best practices such as buying strategies, formats and audiences as well as a proven ability of managing substantial Display marketing budgets (circa £1M plus).

A highly tuned creative flair is a must as well as the capability and experience of collaborating with topflight creative, media and marketing agencies.

Full list of responsibilities and requirements can be found in the job description.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this post before making an application, please email

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Benefits for this role include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

How to apply

Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online via the OU Job’s page and following the instructions below and clicking the “APPLY NOW” link below. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be considered.

Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, quoting the vacancy reference above.

For any queries or updates regarding your application please contact

To apply for this role please submit the following;

  • Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job description.
  • CV

The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.

To ensure your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: Reference number, surname, first initial.

You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.

Please submit an electronic application following the above instructions by clicking on “Apply Now” below:


Remember to attach your CV and Personal Statement as ONE DOCUMENT.

Closing date: 1 March 2021 - midday

Interview date: Early March to be held online

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Job related information : 

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Posting Date :  11 January, 2021 - 09:45

Contact us

If you have any queries or questions about the recruitment process, or regarding your application, please contact:

If you have any feedback regarding the recruitment process, please contact the Senior Resourcing Account Manager who will look into the matter.

Senior Resourcing Account Manager,
Resourcing Hub,
The Open University,
Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes,