Performance Marketing Director, Financial Services Vertical

  • 35 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Location- any CJ Affiliate office or remote.


With over 20 years of experience, CJ Affiliate is the most trusted and established name in affiliate marketing.  As a performance-based marketing channel, we help advertisers acquire new customers and increase sales to current customers, while facilitating compensation to publishers for every action they drive. We reach billions of consumers by creating fair, transparent, and successful partnerships between advertisers and publishers.

We take just as much pride in our innovative technology and comprehensive data as we do in the expertise and dedication of our people. Our collaborative teams are equipped with advanced tools, training, and career development opportunities in order to provide our clients with cutting edge solutions, strategies, and support that drive meaningful results.

Under Publicis Groupe’s solution hub Publicis Media, CJ Affiliate has the resources and commitment to offer a truly customer-centric approach to affiliate marketing across our 14 offices worldwide. Above all else, our greatest asset has always been our people, and we are honored that that some of the best and brightest in the industry choose to call us home. We hope you will, too. 

Job Description

The Finance Vertical Director will shape the publisher strategy in the Finance Vertical. The AD will guide CJ’s approach to creating the right solutions, be involved in pitching new advertisers and publishers as well as advocating for the channel across the industry.  


With a focus on expanding our global reach and revenue growth with finance publishers, this individuak will actively own a portfolio of high potential finance-forward publishers within the network.  The AD will generate new qualified relationships and help publishers identify incremental business opportunities to earn more revenue within CJ.  Additionally, the AD will build relationships with the day to day and executive team for this group of publishers, to develop and meet mutual goals.  


This individual will be responsible for the success of the Account Manager, Finance regarding their collective clients, mutual goals, and development.   


Responsibilities include:  

  • Identify, escalate, and guide CJ solutions needed to advance the entire Finance vertical, in collaboration with the Finance Vertical team.  

  • Create publisher advocacy for both CJ & the affiliate channel by establishing partnerships, identifying investment opportunities with CJ advertisers, and providing strategy plans to build their business. 

  • Advise brands and internal teams on how to best optimize and grow within the respective practice by utilizing data insights and industry trends. 

  • Be the Subject Matter Expert internally to educate advertisers and publishers on the Finance vertical and business benefits to partnering with CJ with an eye on the competitive landscape to help keep CJ ahead of the pack from a product and relationship perspective. 

  • Optimize publisher accounts, position publisher business model effectively and build publisher brand awareness with Client Development teams 

  • Build publisher growth plans that showcase complementary category development opportunities within the finance space.  Provide revenue assessments and recommendations to grow child categories within finance. 

  • Educate publishers on CJ's interface, tools, and data assets in accordance with general business and affiliate marketing best practices to better position clients for success. 

  • Proactively seek out and participate in stakeholder groups. Collaborate with supporting departments, and stakeholders to drive growth with publisher adoption and innovation at a global scale.  

  • Lead, manage, train, educate and mentor Enterprise Account Manager on best practices, team goals, publisher client needs and CJ innovations and how it will benefit their own portfolio of clients. 





  • 5+ years of Digital Marketing experience (preferably Affiliate Marketing) 

  • 2-5 years in a Finance-related role 

  • 1-3 years' experience managing 1 or more direct reports 

  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities 

  • Effective decision-making skills  

  • Excellent organizational and communications skills with a strong attention to detail 

  • Ability to work across departments and divisions by building consensus and delivering upon stated objectives 

Additional Information

Why CJ Affiliate? 

CJ Affiliate is the leader in Affiliate Marketing.  We take pride in our innovative technology, comprehensive data solutions and our people.  We equip our teams with advanced tools, training and career development opportunities all to provide cutting edge solutions, strategies and support to deliver high quality results for our clients. We work in an energetic, results-oriented, collaborative, team environment that recognizes exceptional performance. As we evolve and grow as a business, so do you.   

We're a community of creative and passionate problem solvers who go the distance to tackle the tough questions, think outside the box, and drive intelligent growth, for our clients—and ourselves. We foster and embody an inclusive and collaborative culture where diverse perspectives are sought, relationships are valued, and people feel accepted with a sense of belonging in expressing themselves authentically. We pride ourselves in having a workplace environment that values both work and play. Business Resource Groups, Fun team outings, office events, and flexible time off mean a work life balance with colleagues that turn into lifelong friends.

Conditions of Employment

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of certain background checks which unless prohibited by applicable law may include criminal history checks, employment verification, education verification, drug screens, credit checks, DMV checks (for driving positions only) and fingerprinting.

Great People Deserve Great Benefits

We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly.  If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career. 

CJ Affiliate is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CJ Affiliate’s policies prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on actual or perceived race, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.   CJ Affiliate also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

CJ Affiliate will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.

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