Senior Director, Commercial Operations

| Greater NYC Area

The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media-buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers — and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency.

So if you’re talented, driven, creative, and hungry to bring something entirely new and wildly ambitious into the world (and have some fun doing it), then we want to talk.


The Sr Director, Commercial Operations will manage all commercial operations for The Trade Desks North American business. As a member of a global team this role will hold responsibility for managing the executive stakeholders that oversee the Sales and Client Service teams. You will hold accountability for the functioning and continued development of operational commercial processes across the region and for integrating those functions into a broader global structure. Considered an integral part of the leadership team you will utilize this influence to drive results and deliver outcomes, frequently abstracting from regional planning to deliver and collect best practice insights across regions. Keeping the pulse on organizational capabilities you will deliver direction, vision and leadership for necessary changes.  

  • Seasoned leader with deep business acumen who understands operations to be part science and part art. You have an ability to manage to outcomes by principle in addition to process and are adept at getting to the right result via light touch incentive-based solutions. You know how to enhance productivity and performance without compromising innovation or culture.
  • Exhibiting high emotional intelligence and integrity at all times and build deep consultative partnerships with your business stakeholders. Exhibiting a passion for helping teams communicate better with each other to drive results.
  • You will have a proven record of driving alignment to decision by utilizing clear frameworks, excellent communication, and thoughtful data driven analyses. You will work deeply and dynamically with all the teams that support the commercial organization including Commercial Training, Commercial Activation, Finance and Legal.
  • You know how to manage through change in a fluid growth environment and the challenges this may bring. You have experience managing many concurrent interconnected initiatives in complex matrixed environments and experience making actionable decisions in the absence of perfect information and shifting circumstances.
  • You employ a diplomatic and consultative approach to identifying inefficiencies to create innovative solutions that empower people to be better at what they do
  • You possess strong analytical acumen, you understand and recognize patterns – putting this super-power to use to recognize trends and drive best practices, access opportunity, and deliver the high impact strategic benefits.
  • 10+ years of work experience in a functional ownership role or an operational capacity at the intersection of media and technology
  • A consummate, empathetic and experienced leader of people – with ability to manage employees through growth and change and have a desire to lead and contribute to a fast paced, hands-on, visionary culture.
  • Demonstrated track record of owning outcomes during a measurable business transition
  • Experience influencing individuals at the executive level and driving strategic business transformations
  • Strong technical and operational aptitude
  • Able to travel 10-25% of the time


The Trade Desk does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of The Trade Desk. The Trade Desk is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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Our NY office is sandwiched between Flatiron and K-Town, close to lots of great restaurants.

An Insider's view of The Trade Desk

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our most recent Connected TV (CTV) launch was exciting because CTV is a big industry game changer. A lot of people from the London office worked on the project, so I know about the problems we had to solve in order to get us to the point where we could push it live. I’m excited to see how well it takes off.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

Unrelenting curiosity. When you’re given a problem or task, you’re so curious that you become obsessive about solving it. I always know that I’ve found great engineers when they refuse to let go of a problem I’ve given them until they figure it out. This quality proves especially useful for a lot of the problems we work on.


Senior Software Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

During the Engineering Palooza event three years ago, a group of 25 engineers, spent a week in Boulder just brainstorming ideas and talking about our next-gen infrastructure. The sheer brain power in that room was absolutely amazing! Since then, the team has grown, ideas have expanded, and we’re tackling more complex problems than ever before.


Principal Lead Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Those moments usually involve us looking at vast volumes of data to answer a question or inform a decision. A few examples are investigating how a client uses a certain feature, so we can build a new one to increase efficiency, or helping partners write an attribution model or build a custom report, so they can gain new insights from their data.


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What are The Trade Desk Perks + Benefits

The Trade Desk Benefits Overview

At The Trade Desk we think what you do outside the office is just as important as what you do inside the office, which is why we offer a range of benefits to help our employees lead a healthy and balanced life. We offer competitive benefits ranging from parental leave to savings and investments plan that help you plan for the future. We have offices around the world and they all have something that makes them unique, whether there's a fridge stocked with local craft beer, or daily ping pong tournaments, there's always something fun happening at our TTD offices.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Hours. Meaningful Stock Options. Full health, dental, and vision coverage. Awesome office location with fully stocked fridge, gourmet local coffee, games and breakfast & lunch 2X per week.

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