Job specification

Title: Graduate Systems Executive | Media Agency | Central London | £19k

Industry: IT and programming

Role/Sector: Media   |   Coding   |   IT and computing   |   Analytics account management   |   Data intelligence   |   Operations and logistics

Location: Central London

Placement: Graduate job (permanent)

Paid or Expenses: Paid

Salary: £0 (per annum)

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Information on the company

This leading customer acquisition/direct response media planning and buying company was formed in 1995. 

The agency bills over £100m per annum across all media channels and employs 115 staff between London and Leeds offices. 

They have recently seen a sustained and successful period of growth in new business as well as increased spend from existing clients and are now ranked the 16th largest media planning and buying point in the UK. The agency has enough clout and presence in the market to act ‘big’ given its level of billings and status but also retains the flexibility and nimbleness of a small / medium sized agency which many of it's clients require.


This is a graduate job with a starting salary of £19k. 

Key responsibilities of the role:

The common theme with the company’s clients is that they are looking to drive direct business from their marketing activity. As such, ideal candidates will have an ability and desire to be immersed in business numbers, measurability, and accountable advertising through systems and operational support. Their bespoke system is an essential part of what they do and indeed is ever evolving in the modern world where there is blurring of media channels, response and effectiveness. This role will help the team to ensure the system operates as efficiently and effectively as possible.  

The nature of the business requires a high level of flexibility, common sense, and attention to detail.  While the specific content of the role will be clearly defined, this may evolve over time and needs a proactive, hands-on approach to duties.

Day-to-day tasks will include the following.

  • Managing client setup and configuration on the ARM ARMalytics system.
  • Updating and maintaining system administration information and user access.
  • Monitoring website tracking and client logins.
  • Writing client KPI SQL queries.
  • Assisting the team with data and operational queries re. the bespoke ARM systems.
  • Accessing, investigating, and extracting data as needed (from SQL Databases mainly).
  • Formatting Excel reports and data.
  • Providing data to ARM Teams.
  • Assisting developers with User Acceptance Testing of operational system features.

You can also expect to acquire and develop the following skills.

  • Data Analysis and Presentation.
  • Writing MS SQL database extract queries.
  • Learning the basics of JavaScript coding.
  • In-depth understanding of website traffic analysis and Direct Response marketing operations.
  • Progression towards becoming a system administrator with improved support and communication skills.

Key candidate requirements:

  • A recent graduate with a degree in maths, science, engineering, or a related analytical subject.
  • Highly numerate and analytical.
  • Logical, methodical, and a problem-solver.
  • Proactive and a lateral thinker.
  • Business-minded and organised with strong attention to detail. 
  • Entrepreneurial, adaptable, and a self-starter. 
  • An excellent communicator with an articulate manner.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office.
  • Interested in technology. 
  • Full training will be provided, but any experience using Microsoft Excel, JavaScript, VBA, and/or coding would be a bonus.

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