EssenceMediacom | Performance Director

Melbourne, Melbourne


GroupM Nexus is the world’s leading global media performance organisation that unites
GroupM Practices (search, social, programmatic, ad-ops, commerce) and Solutions (Finecast,
Xaxis, Sightline and Goat) into a single unit. The global organisation will be underpinned by a
new cross-channel performance platform, AI and international delivery hubs to set new
benchmarks for innovation, effectiveness and efficiency for GroupM’s agencies and clients.
With +350 people across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, our primary purpose is
to deliver unrivalled advantage to our clients, stakeholders, and people.
We have a clear vision for our business, to lead the next era of media performance. We believe
that this spans how we make advertising work better for our people, our planet, our
communities, and our clients. Our Nexus mission statement is to place transformative technology at the centre of human experiences. We’ll achieve this by connecting our technology, talent and thinking.
The Performance Director oversees and coordinates the delivery across a team of biddable
experts. You will manage all operations, from ensuring quality implementation planning to
improving operational efficiency & delivery, to acting as a senior consultant to clients for their
activation and performance management. 
This role includes taking accountability for talent management, including reviews, training, coaching, performance management, and recruitment.
You will work closely with other directors to support national initiatives designed to improve
key indicators.
Collaborating closely with internal teams
Establishing strong relationships with relevant media, data, and technology partners
Foster deep trust and understanding with agency client teams
Contribute to great teamwork in your immediate team
People – 40% of your time
Oversee team workflow, dealing with issues as they arise to a satisfactory resolution
Ensure your team is adequately trained, resourced, motivated, and engaged to deliver
on campaign requirements
Conduct regular 1-2-1s with your team, providing leadership and modelling our
behaviours at all timesProduct – 30% of your time
Help define and deliver best practice, supervising your team's output and intervening
where necessary
Contribute to product development and direction, leveraging vendors and partners to
achieve this
Anticipate future challenges, trends, and changes to both your clients and our industry,
proactively forming a view of strategies to mitigate risk and create opportunity
Client – 15% of your time
Lead key client relationships as it relates to implementation planning & buying,
ensuring team output is to the required standard
Be the voice of GroupM Nexus initiatives with your teams and your clients, driving best
practice and innovation.
Navigate the complex media, technology, and data landscape, providing counsel and
support to both your team and clients
Elevates both team and client thinking through expert opinion and leadership, including
tackling sensitive conversations with confidence
Commercial – 15% of your time
Responsible for the overall delivery of client investment, with flawless accuracy across
all aspects
Identify commercial opportunities with the ability to make a compelling case for their
Provide robust and accurate internal forecasting, both across client investment and for
required resources to manage campaign delivery
Attention to detail: monitoring the quality and accurate of your own work, and that of
Organisation: manages expectations across all stakeholders, sets clear priorities
Team & collaboration: assumes extra responsibilities to facilitate the achievement of
team goals
Communication: effectively communicates business objectives, issues, and outcomes
clearly, applies strategic thinking
Analytical: recognises causes & consequences of actions and events that are not
readily apparent
Flexibility: recognises changing circumstances quickly and proactively implements
successful action plans across team
Proactivity/taking the initiative: consistently contributes to improve work methods,
outcomes, and team performance
Problem solving: identifies root problems and proactively implements solutions, acts to
minimise risk across all implementation processes and procedures
Apply now and send your CV via the link!

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