The Trade Desk

Data Partnerships Director

Posted 25 August 2023
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

Job Description

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. We are proud of the culture we have built. We value the unique experiences and perspectives that each person brings to The Trade Desk, and we are committed to fostering inclusive spaces where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work every day.

So, if you are talented, driven, creative, and eager to join a dynamic, globally-connected team, then we want to talk!

What we do

Working as part of the Data Partnerships India team. This role will be based in our Gurugram office to lead the data partnership strategy and manage relationships with data providers across India. As the Director, Data Partnerships, you will work on a small and highly impactful team focused on driving one of TTD’s top-most strategic initiatives in India.


We are looking for a Data Partnerships Director to establish and to manage relationships with data partners in India. The ideal candidate will already be familiar with existing and potential data, analytic/ measurement partners as well as the B2C technology ecosystem in the region and will understand how to build long term strategic partnerships that create value for all participants.

Key activities include optimizing partner performance, evaluating opportunities, and on boarding new partners. The ideal candidate must enjoy an entrepreneurial, competitive, and rapidly shifting environment. 


  • Establish the India market’s partnership strategies based on market dynamics and business opportunity, with specific emphasis on Data partners, Retail/E-Commerce platforms and Broadcasters/OTT platforms in the region

  • Act as a key figurehead for the Trade Desk in the market, representing TTD’s partner ecosystem and strategic objectives

  • Partner closely with India Leadership team

  • Identify partnership opportunities; collect feedback on existing/potential utilization from agency teams ; conduct research on top prospects

  • Initiate partnerships based on strategic planning or clients’ needs in the India market, and prioritize based upon business impact

  • Drive optimal relationship structure for partnerships in alignment with Product, Legal, Finance, and other internal stakeholders 

  • Maintain regular communications and checkpoints with management and with partners to report on status on future opportunities 

  • Facilitate communication internally and externally related to partnerships (demands, strategies, roadmaps, operational requirements) 

  • Provide sales enablement support to drive adoption of TTD’s retail, identity and measurement solutions including Unified ID

  • Drive thought leadership and be a strong advocate for TTD in trade press, events etc.

  • Manage Relationships with Key Industry Bodies on Data Related Priorities eg. BARC India


  • 10+ years in commercial data, adtech environments, programmatic, media orgs

  • Experience initiating and/or managing relationships with strategic partners, especially among the senior levels at B2C digital platforms, retail and/or ecommerce companies and broadcasters.

  • Self-motivated problem-solver comfortable wearing different hats 

  • As the first Data Partnerships lead in India they’re going to need to be able to traverse C level strategy discussions with Digital platforms right through to technical implementation discussions

  • Proven communication, questioning, and listening skills in formal and informal settings 

  • Comfort with fast-paced, dynamic working environment with shifting priorities 

  • Ability to build excellent rapport with internal (Legal, Finance, Product) and external stakeholders; strong teamwork is a must 

  • Must be comfortable working in a distributed / remote team environment as teammates are in many different regions