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Index Exchange // global advertising marketplace
Toronto (Downtown)    Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019
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Reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis will support & design the activities of the Commercial Analytics team, ensuring commercial teams & business partners receive relevant data-driven analytics & insights to support short & long-term business planning & strategies.


The following duties outline but do not limit the regular position requirements which are subject to change from time to time at the discretion of the company.

Business, Strategy & Tactical Responsibilities:

  • Partner with commercial organization key stakeholders across Commercial teams to maintain deep understanding of business activities & priorities to define & continually evolve analytic requirements;
  • Collaborate with peers across other analytic teams to build consistent processes & ensure alignment with overall strategy of the analytics function across the Commercial Analytics Team;
  • Direct the preparation of advanced analytics & data-driven insights derived from financial & exchange data to the Commercial teams;
  • Review & refine as required interpreted data sets & recommendations for optimization of publisher revenue & demand partner spend prepared by Analysts & roll up into consolidated reports as required;
  • Build & maintain strong internal relationships, while solving the resolution of complex problems & delivering simple solutions;
  • Educate SLT stakeholders & clients on industry & business trends to align commercial efforts & maximize revenue;
  • Maintain & develop ongoing budgeting, forecasting, & revenue targets for Commercial teams to conduct performance appraisal & continuous resource allocation,
  • Support the creation & design of ROI, cost of acquisition, & profit model standards to guide Sales & Marketing strategy;
  • Oversees & executes on driving quality control & standardization throughout the Commercial Analytics team establishing goals in partnership with peers.
  • Manage & develop team to deliver & support the business

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Creating an inspiring a positive team environment, culture, communication & collaboration
  • Demonstrate personally & promote others to exhibit the IX Core Values;
  • Establishes, articulates & monitors team goals, performance & development aligned to business strategies & individual career goals of team resources;
  • Ensures consistent administration of company programs, policies & associated tasks; and
  • Delegation of tasks & set deadlines within team.


The following skills & experience are requirements for success in the role.

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Economics or a similar quantitative discipline combined with a minimum of 5 years of experience performing the responsibilities outlined above, or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience;
  • Strong oral & written English communication skills, proficiency in other languages including French, German, Spanish and/or Italian would be an asset;
  • Superior attention to detail including the ability to review the work of team members;
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint, experience with Tableau & similar tools is considered an asset;
  • Strong analytical mind & a keen interest in conducting research, interpreting data & translating to insights for various audiences;
  • Advanced working knowledge of digital advertising industry, participants, technologies & advertising ecosystems (e.g. Ad server, Ad network, Exchange, SSP, DSP, agency trading desk);
  • Ability to multitask while directing others to meet the demands of a dynamic & fast-paced environment;
  • Comfort with ambiguity & a self-starter with an aptitude for defining & directing new processes;
  • Ability to directly, & to direct others, to find & apply syndicated & internal data & research to uncover opportunities;
  • Natural ability to articulate, present & tell a compelling story using data & data-driven insights as a foundation;
  • A tendency toward evidenced based decision making; and
  • Capable of productively working independently, collaborating with, contributing to & leading teams.

Leadership Qualifications:

  • Strong ability to organize effectively, delegate responsibility, solve problems, make decisions quickly & thoughtfully & communicate clearly;
  • Proven leadership skills, including the ability to negotiate, mediate, influence, coach, manage time effectively & handle both internal & external conflicts;
  • Ability to build consensus & relationships among executives, partners, & team members;
  • Understanding of people & talent management; and
  • Ability to inspire confidence & create trust.


This position will require global travel on a frequent to infrequent basis based on business requirements.


This position will provide analytics that will influence financial decisions & planning, monitor & approve department expenses & provide input towards department budgets & will make recommendations for salaries & headcount requirements.

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