Manager, Affiliate

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About Ovative Group

Ovative Group is one of the only firms in the country uniting strategy, media, and measurement under one roof to drive enterprise results. Our teams work together to drive business impact for clients such as General Mills, United Healthcare, Lane Bryant, Facebook, and more. Recognized five consecutive years on Star Tribune’s list of Top 150 Workplaces and four years on Inc.5000’s list of the fastest growing private companies in America, we pride ourselves in always overdelivering for our clients, our teams, and our communities.

About the Role

Digital Marketing is a critical part of every consumer journey, but many companies only measure its impact on their digital outcomes. Our approach to digital marketing at Ovative Group can’t be found anywhere else. We measure and optimize at the enterprise level, both online and offline. Our clients are household names that span multiple industries, including retail, healthcare, education, CPG, and hospitality.

The Ovative Group Manager, Affiliate Marketing position is an opportunity for an experienced candidate to take the next step in a leadership role at a fast-growing company that has the highest standards for talent, fun, and client success. The ideal candidate demonstrates, phenomenal client management, inspiring team leadership, great critical thinking, and sophisticated understanding of the digital media landscape. Their role will play a pivotal role in helping Ovative build and drive new capabilities toward measuring and optimizing paid media to the true enterprise impact, not solely ecommerce impacts.


  • Affiliate strategy & thought leadership:
    • Act as a subject matter expert for Affiliate strategies by continually evolving Ovative’s approach to best practices, managing planning and execution tools, and staying on top of emerging trends
    • Develop and drive forward Affiliate strategies and roadmaps aligned with client program growth goals
    • Lead forward-thinking team strategies within the client mix in partnership with other team members
  • Performance media management & execution:
    • Lead day to day management and optimization of Affiliate marketing campaigns with exceptional execution; including:
      • Planning, prioritization, and execution of campaign and roadmap tactics
      • Strategic partner identification, recruitment, activation, and optimization
      • Analyzing program performance and actioning on data and insights
      • Publisher agreements, billings, transaction inquiries, and compliance
      • Test ideation, planning, and management
    • Partner with our in-house measurement team to develop industry-leading measurement capabilities
    • Create proactive communications and POVs for internal teams and clients regarding Affiliate opportunities and other digital media topics
    • Vet and partner with new publishers, develop relationships with existing publishers, and foster strategic relationships with key publishers and tools that pull the channel forward
  • Client relationship management:
    • Own, manage and grow the overall relationship and performance of some of Ovative Group’s largest clients
    • Lead development and delivery of client-facing solutions, including:
      • Clearly defining program objectives, tactics and KPIs
      • Developing and delivering client communication
      • Build strategies for clients and lead tactical planning and execution
    • Effectively manage & grow client relationship and establish trust and credibility
  • Team leadership and employee development:
    • Develop team members through trainings, SME development, and support
    • Foster a culture of open communication and 360-degree feedback
    • Inspire your team and direct reports to reach their quarterly, annual, and long-term goals


  • 4+ years of relevant experience in affiliate marketing
  • Proven track record of success driving strong positive results through marketing or merchandising programs
  • Ability and desire to leverage data and analytics to drive channel strategies
  • Strong communication skills


  • Experience directly responsible for enterprise-level affiliate marketing programs
  • Familiarity with affiliate leading marketing networks and tools
  • Strong digital agency experience or digital lead on the client-side

Benefits of working at Ovative Group

We provide strong, competitive, holistic benefits that understand the importance of your life inside and out of work


Culture matters and we’ve been recognized as a Top Workplace three-years running because of it. We demand trust and transparency from each other. We believe in doing the hard and complicated work others put off. We’re open in communication and floor plan. We’re flat – our interns sit next to VPs, our analysts work closely with senior leaders, and our CEO interacts with every single person daily. Put together, these elements help foster an environment where smart people can support each other in performing to their highest potential.

Compensation and insurance:

We strive to hire and retain the best talent in digital. Paying fair, competitive compensation, with a large bonus incentive, and phenomenal health insurance is an important part of this mix. We’re rewarded fairly and when the company performs well, we all benefit.

Tangible amenities we enjoy:

  • Flexible paid vacation policy
  • 401k match program
  • Free parking and on-site fitness center with locker rooms
  • Sabbatical program
  • Charitable giving via our time and a financial match program
  • Shenanigan’s day

Working at Ovative won’t be easy, but if you like getting your hands dirty, driving results, and being surrounded by the best talent, it’ll be the most rewarding job you’ll ever have. If you think you can make us better, we want to hear from you!

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