Business Development Executive | Wavemaker UK

Marketing & Business Development 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.

The New Business and Marketing team sit at the core of WAVEMAKER. The team manages and executes the entire agency response for a pitch brief (whether this is a re-pitch for an existing client or a pitch for a potential new client.) They are also responsible for building WAVEMAKER’s industry leading reputation in the market place, liaising with key influencers such as journalists, intermediaries, media owners, clients, and prospective clients.  


We are constantly innovating and striving to do better work as a result, we are looking to grow the team with a WAVEMAKER Business Development Executive. Working at the heart of the agency you will help to ensure we always remain ahead of our competitors by providing vital support to the New Business team consisting of Managing Partner, Business Development Director, and Creative Manager.

You will be required to work with colleagues across the agency to gather client data, run new business reports, design, and document creation, while familiarising yourself with pitching and prospecting processes. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the biggest client pitches, giving you a real insight into how we help to grow both our clients’ businesses as well as our own. This is an exciting and unique role where your creative flare and business acumen will be equally valued. You would need to be competent in Adobe Creative Suite to help bring to life our business credentials across all relevant collateral.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide end to end pitch support through, prospecting, assisting in client contact pieces, idea generation, pitch theatre creation, document design and film / general production.
  • Support the logistical requirement for pitch teams; liaise with facilities, coordinate room bookings, catering arrangements, IT / AV logistics etc.
  • Responsible for WAVEMAKER UK and GroupM New Business reports as well as WAVEMAKER Global reporting requests.
  • Assist the team with adhoc admin requests as required including UK business spend reports, client research and supplier payments.


We are looking for someone who matches our hunger to succeed as well as having personality and creative flair to make a positive difference to a team that is often as pressurised as it is fun. You will be working in a fast paced environment and will require a dynamic can do attitude with confidence to challenge the status quo. Our ideal candidate would be an ambitious, creative, energetic person who is naturally curious and eager to learn.


  • Self-starter: resourceful, enthusiastic, resilient, entrepreneurial and curious.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Innovative and creative with strong initiative.
  • Numerate, analytical, and comfortable with interpreting data.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to anticipate potential problems.
  • Highly organised.
  • Confident and comfortable working with all levels of the agency (from graduate to senior leadership/Exco).
  • Brilliant organisational skills, able to juggle multiple projects at once.
  • Team player but equality able to show initiative to work autonomously.
  • Key interest in creativity and design.
  • Proficient in creating attractive PowerPoint presentations that adhere to the WAVEMAKER brand guidelines.
  • Experience in using Adobe Creative Suite.


  • Operating camera equipment.
  • Proficient with Excel with good numeracy skills. 

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.