Senior Account Executive (B2B Clients)

Performance London, England


Position at Wavemaker


Future Makers

GroupM recently merged two of its leading global networks, MEC and Maxus, to form a brand new media, content and technology agency – one of the largest in the world. WAVEMAKER exists to be Future Makers: to build brands that pioneer the future, inspire society and move customers to action. What started with a blank page and a fresh perspective has resulted in building an agency of future.

Bound together by our Purchase Journey approach, we help clients translate audience behaviours and insights into smart decisions today, for a prosperous tomorrow. Our organizational capabilities and specialisms, along with the talents of our 8,500 people are united through our focus on understanding, accelerating and optimizing purchase journeys. Our obsession with purchase journeys is apparent in the solutions we create for clients, in how we structure ourselves and in the job roles our people perform. So a job a WAVEMAKER may not sound like a job at any other agency, and that’s because it isn’t.

Our people are encouraged to become the best versions of themselves and share the values and behaviours of what we refer to as PACED -  passionate, agile, collaborative, entrepreneurial, and diverse. With our combined global heritage coming together to create something new; our people are the brains, the data experts and the thinkers of the GroupM family.

WAVEMAKER is a leader in its field.  We’re in front of transformation, making waves by making bold choices. It means the impact of our choices today creates momentum into the future.

Our vision is simple: To become the most distinctive and admired media, content and technology agency in the world.

The future is not only coming, it’s now.


Job Title:                      Senior Account Executive – Performance

Reporting to:                 Account Manager - Performance

Role context:

This role encompasses more than most Senior Account Executive roles out there, with planning and activation across multiple clients, markets and a strong focus on performance. Performance media encompasses paid search, paid social (Facebook/ Twitter/ LinkedIn) and lead gen activity.

We are looking for someone who is ambitious and driven, willing to get stuck in straight away to all elements of the team. Someone who has an established background in performance media, including paid search and social, but is looking to broaden their skillset working in an end to end team who looks after planning, and activation across all channel, not only performance.

As a B2B specific team, we look after all of the B2B clients across WM, from finance, to tech, to automotive, to telecoms. Another big part of this role includes the marketing of our division itself, being relatively new, and working on new business prospects.

The SAE core role will be supporting the Account Manager and Account Director and will work with an AE and account apprentice, overseen by our head of WM Business.

Client servicing will be in a supporting role, with greater remit on owned account/campaigns.

Knowledge and skills development will still be a focus and you will be expected to provide guidance to the other Executives within the team

Core Responsibilities:

  • Client servicing: frequent contacts via phone, emails and in person, for day to day activities and client support.
  • Building of bespoke PPC, social and lead generation campaigns, including: campaign structures, keywords, ads, ad extensions, tracking implementation, audience research and implementation.
  • Management of existing PPC, Social and lead gen Campaigns with best practice application, with: budget tracking, bid optimisation, testing, account expansions, financial reconciliation, implementation of process to improve efficiency.
  • Reporting: building and management of standard and ad hoc reports and analysis, post campaign analysis, support on monthly/quarterly reviews
  • Growth support: recommendations on optimisation actions, insights from current performance and the market

We are an equal opportunities employer. All GroupM agencies are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender identity, disability, culture/religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.