Design Project Manager



Design, Operations
Düsseldorf, Germany
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

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. At GumGum, 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.

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In the role of Design Project Manager, you’ll be working closely with the wider Design team, the German Account Managers and German Commercial Leads to create unique and engaging ad experiences on a daily basis for our international portfolio of clients. Speaking native German is necessary for this position.

Note: GumGum fosters a flexible work environment, offering GumGummers the ability to work either in-office or remotely/from home. However, for occasional in-person collaboration, we kindly ask that this position be located within a 'commutable' distance to our office.


What You'll Achieve

  • You are responsible for coordinating, managing and planning the German campaigns across the Design team
  • Manage incoming creative requests by German clients and schedule them amongst the Design team
  • Closely work with the other Design Project Managers in all aspects of process & planning the workload
  • Make sure the Design team has clear briefings and assets to do what they're best at
  • Manage incoming feedback professionally and translate it to clear actions for the Design team
  • Be the first line of communication between clients and Design
  • Successfully manage internal and external stakeholder expectations
  • Provide input on design capabilities to stakeholders when required
  • Brainstorm about ways to improve current processes and workflows
  • Ensure a high level of creative output by doing Quality Control checks
  • Oversee the end-to-end production of campaign designs and be a general safeguard of the Design process
  • Attend in-person client pitches and creative showcases along with the Commercial Leads as needed
  • Be the face of Design & GumGum’s creative ambassador across all virtual and in-person client encounters
  • Confidently speaks with clients about campaign performance data as it relates to Design
  • Be the creative point of contact on client calls whenever required

Skills You'll Bring

  • 2-5 years of proven experience with ad product creation, trafficking, and creative troubleshooting.
  • 2+ year experience in a Traffic/Project/Media position
  • 2+ years of proven experience within a media or agency role
  • Experience in and are able to review Adobe CC files (especially Photoshop)
  • German verbal and written communication skills at a native-level
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Very strong in organizing people and processes
  • Thrive on structure, organization and prioritization
  • Excellent at multitasking and problem-solving
  • Motivated by being the key person of contact for all things creative
  • A social team player, capable of seeing potential on both team and personal level
  • You are detail-oriented — eye for detail
  • Highly motivated by being the key person of contact for all things creative
  • Highly self-motivated team player
  • Open to ongoing feedback while maintaining a growth mindset
  • Self-organized and proactive
  • A solution-oriented mindset

What We Offer

  • Learn about our benefits & perks package at If you'd like additional information, your recruiter can share more specifics during the hiring process!


  • 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

GumGum is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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. - Phil Schraeder, CEO

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