Head of Client Group

Media Planning, Implementation & Activation Helsinki, Finland


Position at GroupM

We seek a highly skilled and motivated Head of Client Group to join our local team.  

You might be the person we´re looking for if you are skilled at leading people, curious about learning new, comfortable with a fast pace, a self-starter, and enjoy working with clients. 

In more detail, your responsibilities would be:  

  • Be a leader and manager for a team of client, media, and project leads who work together on the client portfolio 
  • Act as either client or media leads for your clients, responsible for either the commercial ownership of the client (client lead) or the media planning and strategy for all digital and non-digital media (media lead). For your clients, you work very closely together with client/media leads, project leads, and various specialists. 
  • Nurture, develop, and grow your clients and support your team in doing the same for theirs 
  • Participate in new business pitches and cases 
  • Participate in different types of development projects in the organization 
  • Work closely with the other Heads of Client Groups and Agency COOs to develop processes, improve skills, and nurture talent for continuous learning and growth. 

Experience and skills to apply in this role:  

As our Head of Client Group, we would appreciate your leadership experience, excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, organizational abilities, problem-solving capabilities, and a customer-centric mindset to support client relationships and promote business growth effectively.  

You may be the person we are looking for if you have..

  • Several years of experience within the media agency business. Other agency business, media, or client-side expertise can be considered if combined with a couple of years in a media agency 
  • Ability to lead professionals 
  • Understanding consumer behaviors, industry and media trends, and roles of media channels 
  • Working knowledge of strategy and media planning 
  • Familiarity with campaign evaluation metrics and media buying 
  • Key decision-making skills 
  • An organizational mind with a passion for statistics and math 
  • An innovative, proactive, motivated, and efficient way of working 
  • A great attitude 
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English 

we offer:

  • This is an excellent opportunity to work with the leading global and local brands and a real chance to learn something new daily 
  • Access to world-class training, tools, data, and systems offered by WPP and GroupM globally.  
  • A fantastic network of highly skilled, helpful, and friendly colleagues worldwide - also in Finland! 
  • Focus on putting people first and high-quality leadership 
  • Extended occupational healthcare 
  • Focus on mental health. Our people are a priority and understand that without them, we have no business.  Every year, a company-wide mental health day off 
  • Phone benefit 
  • Complimentary breakfast in the office 
  • Lunch and sports & culture benefit 
  • Flexible work time 
  • Enjoy organized working models: We offer the possibility to work remotely from abroad for one month per year, with certain restrictions regarding role and country 



We're pleased if you are excited, and we could be a match. If so:     

Please send your CV, cover letter, and salary request here as soon as possible        

We will review ongoing applications and start the process when we find qualified candidates.    

If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch with Cristian Vuorivirta, Head of People & Culture, at cristian.vuorivirta@groupm.com 
Please note that we are all equal-opportunity employers. GroupM is committed to adjusting our recruitment process to enable you to demonstrate your full potential. Should you require reasonable assistance, please let us know when applying.   

About GroupM   

GroupM is the leading global media agency group and part of the WPP, the world´s leading marketing communication group. GroupM includes media agencies, such as Mindshare, Wavemaker, and EssenceMediacom. GroupM's primary purpose is to maximize the performance of WPP's media agencies by operating as a leader and collaborator in trading, insight, digital, finance, proprietary tool development, and other business-critical capabilities. GroupM delivers unrivaled marketplace advantage to its clients, stakeholders, and people. GroupM Finland, including the agencies, currently has approximately 100 people. We are located in superb premises in Kiila Korttelit in Ruoholahdenkatu 21.