Media Operations Lead

Media Planning, Implementation & Activation
Madrid, Spain


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About EssenceMediacom

We are a global communications agency leading with breakthrough thinking, building explosive growth for brands, and helping our clients see the bigger picture. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers helps our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth. EssenceMediacom challenges conventional thinking to build, propel, and supercharge our clients’ businesses at scale and lead our industry in critical areas such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.  

EssenceMediacom understands that our people are tasked with big goals: building breakthrough growth for brands and leading with breakthrough thinking in our industry. Our people are at the heart of this work because their ideas will enable us to decode the intersections of people, content, and technology to bring our aspirations to life. Our success is down to our eclectic, diverse, and talented people. EssenceMediacom is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceMediacom is committed to building an agency culture that supports our people, puts diversity at the forefront of our operations, and creates opportunity for all. This collective culture will be our “new power” where ideas are freely exchanged, and collaboration is actively encouraged in a place where you can innovate in our hyperconnected world.  


*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at EssenceMediacom London*


Studio X Media Operations Lead


We are proud to be the global partner for #Coca-cola, a client with whom we share both values and ambition. In what has been called “the biggest advertising pitch in history,” WPP was chosen to connect our talent and skills in a truly borderless way to create an open platform that will multiply the power of creativity for one of the world’s largest and most beloved brands. Welcome to OpenX, our transformational approach that marries WPP, the #1 global network and largest communications holding company in the world, with iconic Coca-Cola, valued at 71 billion dollars, and with a portfolio of brands that includes Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, Fanta, Dasani, Smartwater, Minute Maid, and Powerade amongst others.


Responsibilities of the role


  • Oversee multiple markets in East Europe (23) acting as a trusted advisor for the Regional Coca-Cola Medial Lead.
  • Line manage Audience Activators whose key responsibility is ensuring that local activations align with the strategy created by StudioX Europe teams.
  • Address major structural changes within the region, ensuring teams are on track and supporting commercial and scope oversight of markets.
  • Ensure WOW alignment across different teams and processes.


  • Support EU Media Operations directors with specific requests and keep them informed about ongoing projects and hot topics.
  • Solve hot topics and challenges that arise, ensuring smooth operations and strategy implementation.


Implementation Excellence:


  • Be highly knowledgeable in media planning and buying excellence across the markets within the cluster.
  • Gather and enforce principles for best practice across planning & buying for offline/online.
  • Coach and mentor the team of implementational managers, ensuring adherence to best practices.
  • Collaborate with Category Leads, Strategists, Capability Leads and the wider WPP team on big award-winning ideas.
  • Actively participate in building E2E planning and buying processes across clusters.


Learning Agenda:


  • Identify workstreams within The Coca-Cola Company CX’s team to elevate learning across the network on various topics, including media planning and buying guidelines, attention planning, and media vendors showcase.


People Management:


  • Daily management and mentoring of East Audience Activators
  • Conduct 360 reviews and design clear career paths for direct reports.
  • Ensure workloads are managed and priortised according to the client's needs and SLAs.


What You Will Bring:



Extensive experience in campaign planning & implementation.


  • Proven management experience in teams of planners & buyers across offline and online media.
  • Strong organizational and operational skills
  • Local planning and buying experience with a strong background in AV.
  • FMCG or CPG experience is a plus.


Behaviours We’re Looking For:


  • Leaders who are ready to guide and inspire ready to guide and inspire.
  • Creative mindsets that can think outside of the box.
  • Individuals with a lean-in attitude, demonstrating initiative and proactivity.
  • A curious mindset eager to learn and explore new solutions.
  • Action takers who lead by example and not just by delegations
  • Positive influences within the team and with clients, fostering a supportive environment.
  • Calm and collected individuals who can manage stress and maintain composure under pressure.



Sounds good? We’d love to hear from you!




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