Announcements, analysis and opinions on industry trends around the mobile programmatic world.

The Impact of DOOH Ads on Holiday Purchase Decisions

Imagine this scenario: a shopper, in the midst of approaching the register to quickly complete an errand, encounters a compelling DOOH ad that...

Read More

    Looking for a People Manager (Global)

    Olatz Goicoechea
    Posted by Olatz Goicoechea

    We are looking for a passionate, dynamic, and experienced People Manager as a full-time addition to our team. This newly created position will be pivotal to ensure every single “mediasmarter” lives up to the company values, and that the vision of the business is properly communicated both across the organization and to potential candidates. The People Manager will be the main HR contact across mediasmart and will report directly to the CEO, working very closely with the leadership team and the rest of the employees for the development of their maximum potential. 

    mediasmart is part of the Affle group - a global technology company that is listed on the stock exchange in India. Affle group has been in the AdTech/MarTech business for over 15 years and runs multiple ad platform businesses like Appnext, Vizury, RevX, MAAS in addition to mediasmart. Our mission at mediasmart is to allow advertisers to effectively reach mobile audiences in real-time, while maximizing engagement with campaigns and their incremental value to advertisers. mediasmart was one of the first players to enter the programmatic mobile ecosystem and to date, our proprietary technology stack comprises of a DSP, DMP & Ad-Server, as well as direct connections to more than 30 ad exchanges where we buy display, video and native ads on mobile apps, web, connected TVs and desktop.

    At mediasmart, our employees are our most important asset, and this is a very exciting and challenging time for mediasmart, as the organization is growing fast across the world with current teams in Spain, France, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Thailand, UAE and Singapore. The following summarizes our culture and values:

    • Be a generous leader. One that helps others succeed and celebrate their success.
    • Love curiosity. Keep learning and stay relevant.
    • It’s a team effort. Collaborate and cooperate to build a smart company.
    • Go farther. Be an example for others. Set the bar.
    • Love what we do. Love our work with passion and respect.
    • Do good and do well. Our work matters.

    We work hard and never forget to have fun in the process. Absolutely devoted to our customers and to building the best mobile advertising company out there, our passion shines through everything we do.

    Summary of the Role

    The People Manager will support the development of talent throughout the company and manage the full employee lifecycle in collaboration with the team managers, to help each of our employees reach their maximum potential within the organization and ensure the work environment reflects the company values. 

    The ideal candidate for this role will be an experienced People Manager, used to managing a team, ideally from a support-based function. You will be passionate about management and enjoy working closely with people to get the best from them. Alongside the background in management, you will also see the bigger picture, and be able to work strategically to support the leadership team. You must also be a confident communicator, equally comfortable giving positive feedback as well as having more difficult conversations where required.

    As our People Manager, you will embrace an agile approach to developing, delivering and driving continuous improvement across all people and culture initiatives. Below are some of the core responsibilities and requirements we envision for the role, which will preferably, but not necessarily, be in Madrid. 

    If you are looking for challenges, growth opportunities and a great learning experience with a young team that strives for innovation and quality of service, this is the company for you. 

    For more information on the company and our team, please go to our website:


    • Champion and continually reinforce our culture, ensuring all employees are aware of our ideals and associated desired behaviours 
    • Work with senior management to create and implement a long-term Culture Strategy to encourage further inclusivity, connection and understanding of the team
    • Hold responsibility for all employee relations matters (including supporting and guiding managers on all disciplinary matters), maintain all employee records, and work with our external payroll agency to ensure all documents and policies are in line with current legislation and best practices
    • Provide strong but supportive management to the team, ensuring the smooth running of teams and support to team managers, including individual development and succession planning
    • Oversee recruitment, interviewing and hiring of new staff
    • Review and update existing onboarding and offboarding processes to ensure every employee has the best experience whether they are joining or leaving
    • Lead employee engagement & happiness: implement a variety of people focussed initiatives (e.g. Team Building & Personal Development) and establish effective mechanisms for employee feedback
    • Support and develop the current employee review process: assist in the implementation of OKR’s, training and development & champion excellent people management practices
    • Work with the marketing team to review and maintain effective internal communications and engagement channels
    • Manage internal tools such as Affle Connect and Mi Registro Laboral for reporting
    • Identify areas for improvement and work with senior management to implement changes as and when required


    • The candidate must be fluent in English, both oral and written, as this is a common language across the organization
    • 5+ years of experience as an HR generalist or a management position in a support function
    • Experience in developing the HR function within a high-growth international environment
    • Highly professional with a strong commercial focus, project management experience and evidence of facilitating business growth through your role
    • A true people person who can help celebrate the wins, whilst learning from mistakes and keeping the team at the forefront of decisions
    • Experience working in an agile, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with the ability to lead and adapt in a changing business environment


    • Analytical, curious, goal-oriented. A problem-solver who is proactive and not satisfied until effective solutions are found
    • Strong orientation to detail, with an ability to collect and organize data, understand the results and communicate them effectively
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
    • Ability to motivate others to reach company goals
    • Strong influencing and negotiating skills, with experience managing conflict
    • Ability to take personal initiative and prioritise workload whilst being a team player within a collaborative environment

    Send your CV to

    Topics: job, mediasmart, announcement, cross cultural teams