GumGum

GumGum

Chief of Staff to President

Full-time
Santa Monica, CA
May 22, 2024
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Chief of Staff to the President

Overview

GumGum is a contextual-first, global digital advertising platform that uses advanced AI technology to serve captivating creative ads that drive consumer attention, without the use of personal data. We don't need to know who you are to deliver relevant and engaging ads that align with your active frame of mind. We believe that a digital advertising industry based on context rather than personal data builds a more equitable and less invasive future for the internet and is better for consumers, publishers, and advertisers alike. Our blueprint for the future, The Mindset Matrix™, combines the power of context and creative in digital advertising to deliver superior attention and drive consumer action without sacrificing personal data.

Job Description

The Chief of Staff to the President is a strategic thinker who will focus on global strategic priorities with the President and drive and execute work aligned with business needs. This individual will work in lockstep with the Senior Leadership team to articulate and execute overall revenue and business strategy across the North America, APAC, and EMEA regions.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a strategic advisor to the Global President:
  • Work directly with the President to set the strategic direction and operational priorities of the company and the global Media Organization.
  • Conduct and lead data-driven analysis/synthesize market research to inform strategic decisions related to the business, with opportunities to present to the executive team.
  • Provide insightful analysis, conduct thorough research, and offer well-supported recommendations on critical business decisions.
  • Partner with the senior leadership team and leaders from the Media team to drive strategic planning.
  • Champion Strategic Initiatives:
    • Manage a variety of key projects from inception to completion, ensuring alignment with organization goals and timely delivery.
    • Measure progress on company-wide projects to help drive to successful outcomes.
    • Leverage internal data to create or validate sales strategies in fast-growing verticals, product segments, and other areas (e.g., mid-market sales).
    • Lead strategic initiatives within the Media team such as leading pilot programs for new products, etc. (video, gaming, etc.)
    • Work with leaders from the Media team on goal management and tracking.
  • Act as a proxy for the President:
    • Advise key leaders on best practices for getting alignment on decisions.
    • Build strong relationships with key players across the organization and externally; representing the President in meetings and communications.
    • Work hand-in-hand with the President's executive assistant and ensure that the President's time is spent wisely.
    • Anticipate challenges and solutions:
      • Monitor key industry trends across the adtech and marketing industry, identify potential obstacles, and proactively develop solutions to optimize the President's effectiveness.
      • Provide industry digest to the President and senior leaders.
    • Proactively manage workflow and delegate tasks; drive efficiency within the President's office, assigning and overseeing work for other team members.

Requirements

  • BA/BS or equivalent working experience
  • Master's in Business Administration (MBA) degree preferred
  • 6-8+ years of experience in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • 3-5 years of experience at a top-tier management consulting or investment banking firm
  • Experience in adtech or martech preferred
  • Proven track record of success in managing complex projects and initiatives
  • High IQ with an inquisitive mind and passion to connect the dots
  • EQ with significant experience and comfort partnering with and influencing all levels of the organization
  • Experience in organizing and directing multiple teams and departments
  • Team-oriented professional with a passion for driving both strategic outcomes and operational accountability and improvement
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize, manage deadlines, and thrive under pressure
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with cross-functional teams to the benefit of GumGum
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Data and metrics-driven with experience analyzing markets and trends, anticipating and identifying opportunities, and developing insight at a strategic level
  • Proficiency in project management tools and Microsoft or Google Suite
  • Self-starter with a high desire to learn and grow
  • Consulting experience, with a focus on operations management
  • Personality profile to fit into a high-growth, venture-backed entrepreneurial culture that requires teamwork and significant interaction with employees at all levels
  • Comfortable influencing all levels of the organization
  • Discretion, tact, and the ability to maintain confidentiality in sensitive situations
  • Nimble business mind, focused on developing creative solutions

What We Offer

  • Competitive base pay: $152,000 - $175,000 annually
  • Total rewards package including benefits, an emphasis on recognition, development, and wellness
  • Employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan
  • Depending on the role, participation in a bonus, commission, or stock incentive program

Awards

  • Shortlisted for Marketing Technology Company of the Year for the 2023 Mumbrella Awards
  • 2024 Winner of 7 BuiltIn Awards on a national, regional, and remote scale - including Remote Best Places to Work at #25 and Best Midsize Places to Work in Los Angeles, CA at #9
  • Ad Exchanger Programmatic Power Player 2022 and 2021
  • CTO Hero Award of OTT.X 2023
  • Digiday Media Awards Europe finalist 2022 and 2021
  • Finalist for the 2023 AdExchanger Awards Best Video Technology For Media Suppliers
  • Gold Award at the IAB Mixx Awards in Belgium in the “Best Use of Advertising Technology” category
  • The Drum Award Digital Advertising: Game-changing Technology for Domino's case study

Employee Benefits

At GumGum, we believe in cultivating an environment where our team members can bring their authentic, whole selves to work. Encouraging identity and belonging is one of the many aspects of our culture that makes us stronger as an organization and drives innovation. We are committed to building and delivering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce that is representative of the world around us, where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity - and to act swiftly if this value is ever threatened. We are constantly striving to be better, and we continue to take strategic steps to advance representation. Learn more about our DEIB programming at gumgum.com/deib.

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