Head of Ad Technology & Operations

San Francisco

We’re looking for a strong leader to establish, lead, and grow Asana’s first Ad Technology & Operations team. This new function will own the end-to-end management of our ad tech stack and operations. In this role, you’ll play a critical role in instilling the strategy to increase first party data, campaign automation, and process to power the acquisition of new customers.


What you’ll achieve

  • Deeply understand our business and define the strategy on how to increase the acquisition of new customers through technology and automation
  • Hire and lead Asana’s first ad tech & operations team
    • Foster a culture of speed, agility, and collaboration
    • Be the catalyst for your team to continuously reflect on how they can improve and create business impact
    • Build credibility with leadership, partnering with Growth Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Business Technology, Engineering, and Data Science leadership to identify and address opportunities for improvement
  • Establish an Ad Ops function, identify ways to increase ad automation and data accuracy
    • Triage and support technological issues with ad platforms (pixel bugs, API/pixel updates, coordination with vendors)
    • Oversee creative automation (design, configuration, and QA of pixels and tracking)
  • Define the process, policy, and standards for our ad tech stack, work with your team to:
    • Identify new ad technologies, work with technical partners to prioritize, instrument, and enable end users
    • Define standards for the administration and governance of our ad tech stack
    • Establish a process to implement new ad platforms (RFP, security review, pixel implementation, new user onboarding)
  • Be abreast of  industry trends and shifts, continually seeking ways to us to improve
    • Design Asana’s approach to third party cookie deprecation by identifying:
      • Areas of risk to our channel strategies, targeting, and measurement
      • Build a strategy around leveraging first party data within our ad platforms
    • Partner with Legal on privacy policies (GDPR, CCPA), translating policy into system requirements and process changes

About you

  • 3+ years of managing teams and developing top talent in the ad tech/ad operations space
  • 10+ years in the digital marketing space: ad operations, management of ad technology for search, social, & display advertising (e.g. GA360, DV360, GTM, Tealium, Adobe Audience Manager, Segment, etc.)
  • Experience navigating changes in global privacy policies and their impact to digital advertising
  • Strong collaboration and influence, you build bridges and knock through walls 
  • You inspire others through values and lead by example
  • Proven track record of continued success over time
  • You celebrate cultural differences and diversity


About us

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Millions of teams around the world rely on Asana to achieve their most important goals, faster. Asana has been named a Top 10 Best Workplace for 5 years in a row, is Fortune's #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area, and one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s Best Places to Work. After spending more than a year physically distanced, Team Asana is safely and mindfully returning to in-person collaboration, incorporating flexibility that adds hybrid elements to our office-centric culture. With 11+ offices all over the world, we are always looking for individuals who care about building technology that drives positive change in the world and a culture where everyone feels that they belong.


We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status.

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