Platform Partnerships Director

New York, New York, United States

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New York, New York, United States

About Index Exchange:

Index is a global advertising marketplace enabling media owners to grow their revenue by helping marketers reach consumers across every screen. We’re a proud industry pioneer with nearly 20 years of experience accelerating the evolution of ad technology for the world’s leading experience-makers.

We are all in on video this year. We recently rebuilt our platform from the ground up specifically for this new channel, allowing our customers to transact across every device and screen as efficiently as possible. We’re reimagining streaming TV, and it has become one of the fastest growing areas of our business.

Index is an exciting and fast-paced place to work, and our company is built on our values of change, support, learning and teaching, trust, and intention. You will be able to feed your ambition, lean into trust & transparency, and feel genuine support from your colleagues here.

We pride ourselves on our independence and openness, not only in our technology, but in our teams, too. Our diverse and inclusive culture celebrates how we can leverage our unique differences to help drive Index forward.

We have more than 550 Indexers around the globe dedicated to building a safe and transparent marketplace that provides a trusted experience for consumers, and we’re looking for talented professionals to help take us to the next level.

Are you ready to join the programmatic evolution?

We’re searching for a Director, Platform Partnerships to lead our DSP team across the Americas.

What we are looking for: 

Experienced leader with a deep understanding of the programmatic ecosystem, proven track record, and results obsessed.

Knowledgeable: Expert level understanding of the DSP landscape. You are technical in nature, understand the nuances of this business, and enjoy operating as the bridge between technical and commercial people.

Strategic: You will draw upon your experience to formulate, track, and drive to completion initiatives designed to enhance and strengthen our DSP partnerships. This includes plans for onboarding, scaling, and future optimizations that improve efficiency, increase ad spend, and protect against SPO.

Accountable: You are metrics obsessed. You will implement, manage and report regularly on key metrics to help guide and drive growth across our DSPs. You bring strong planning, operational excellence, and experience setting and reaching goals that align with overall company strategy.

Seasoned mentor and coach with passion for developing and guiding all levels within an organization.

Leader: You will be directly responsible for building and leading the Americas Platform Partnerships team and charged with identifying, and driving regionally relevant strategies

Mentorship: Nurture and guide the team by leveraging your experience mentoring, coaching, leading, and providing feedback.

Open and Transparent: Your partnership with the current and future team should reflect that of our open and transparent culture, capitalizing on employee retention and career development.

Key Talent: We are growing quickly. High comfort level with hiring top talent, retaining key employees, and providing career development and upward mobility.

Develop and nurture strong relationships with senior leaders across key partnerships

Highly Motivated: Ensure that Index Exchange exceeds our clients’ expectations through strong operational excellence and alignment with partnering teams. The ability to encourage, support, take responsibility, be enthusiastic, curious, proactive, and self-motivated is a must.

Growth: Work closely with key clients to identify opportunities to accelerate growth and leverage new capabilities delivered by Index.

Work cross functionally with various stakeholders to drive forward progress across Platform Partnerships Communication: Extensive communication skills, knowledge sharing, and partnering with Product, Finance, HR and Executive leadership.

Collaborative: You’ll work cross-functionally with other Commercial and Product teams to implement operational strategies, provide feedback/insight/reports and document new processes to help improve the client experience.

What you will be doing;

Growing your Business

  • You will manage a portfolio of DSP partnerships and act as a consultant and trusted partner for them

  • Execute Index Exchange initiatives through consultative sales approaches

  • Be an expert on your partner's performance to identify issues

  • Provide expert level customer service to our DSP partners

Upselling and more

  • Serve as expert and evangelize the value of the Index offerings across your portfolio

  • Work with a global, omnichannel, and revenue driven mindset.

  • Look for ways to optimize DSP relationships to increase ad spend and Index share of voice.


  • Manage a team of account managers. Provide coaching, mentoring and guidance

  • Driving overall strategy and serve as escalation point

  • Remain accountable for goals and KPIs.

Partnership & collaboration

  • Collaborate with the Index Product team to assist in future product development and strategic planning that

    will enhance the business and create additional value to our DSP partners

  • Work alongside global counterparts to collaborate on strategy to grow accounts globally

What you Have: 

  • 7-10+ years of experience in digital media

  • A deep understanding of the programmatic advertising landscape

  • Extensive experience building and managing successful relationships/partnerships

  • Proven leader with strong track record leading teams

  • Excellent business acumen and ability to develop long term strategic plans

  • The rare balance of creative problem solving and detail oriented

  • You’re an organized, self-starter, and are your own “best” critic.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong attention to detail

  • External speaker – panels, industry events

  • Genuine curiosity

The base salary for this role is $123,000 – $166,000.  The total compensation package may vary depending on job related knowledge, skills and experience. ​​

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans at no cost to you
  • Time off and flexible work schedules
  • Retirement plan with a 5% company match
  • Stock options and equity packages
  • Generous parental leave
  • Monthly wellness stipend plus fitness discounts and quarterly wellness group activities
  • Home office stipend
  • Community engagement opportunities and donation-matching program
  • Annual virtual company retreats and regular community-led team events
  • One day off per year to volunteer 
  • A workplace that supports a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment – learn more here

Equal employment opportunity

At Index Exchange, we believe that successful products are built by teams just as diverse as the audience who uses them. As such, we are committed to equal employment opportunities. We celebrate diversity of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Additionally, we realize that diversity is deeper than any status or classification—diversity is the human experience. For those who show grit, passion, and humility—Index will welcome you.

Accessibility for applicants with disabilities

Index Exchange is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please let us know if you’d like to request a reasonable accommodation.

*COVID-19 guidance: We have re-opened offices in various cities following local guidelines, but are continuing to maintain a flexible work environment.