Manager, Commerce Planning

Media Planning
New York, New York


Manager, Commerce Strategy

This role is designed to deliver Commerce strategic support to our clients and omni-commerce agency team. The role is responsible for operationalizing best practices, developing commerce solutions, and delivering client business objectives.


GroupM Nexus Commerce is a team of highly skilled performance marketers who drive measurable business growth for iconic brands across GroupM agencies. Our Commerce capability is comprised of Strategy, Activation, Creative, and Data & Technology, working as an interconnected unit and living on the cutting edge of modern marketing. Through proprietary tools, partnerships, processes and training, GroupM Commerce delivers industry leading Commerce solutions to our clients with global scale, local nuance, and effectiveness.

The Manager, Commerce Strategy role will understand the capabilities of commerce platforms including retail media networks and adtech partners and will assist in solving complex business problems through simplified POVs. The role will identify product, process, or solution opportunities based on client needs and unlocking new growth opportunities across channels for clients. 

This role will have the opportunity to work across multiple client accounts, work with retail partners, and support highly dynamic cross-functional project teams. This role will have the ability to infuse the best of our network capabilities into our client’s day-to-day deliverables.  An entrepreneurial spirit with a bias for action and problem-solving is necessary to be successful in this role.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to upleveling account management and improve how we serve GroupM Commerce clients across agencies.
  • Support agency teams (investment, search, social, programmatic, data, and analytics) to deliver comprehensive solutions that accomplish client’s business objectives.
  • Support the integration between commerce and brand media to develop end-to-end media plans for clients.
  • Manage relationships to ensure delivery of first-to-market media solutions.
  • Stay up to date on the latest trends and best practices in retail media. Develop and cascade POVs on changing industry dynamics.
  • Engage with internal and external leaders across WPP agencies, technology providers, and retailers to develop go-to-market solutions.
  • Assist in developing commerce and retail media content for the organization, including educational trainings, POVs, and frameworks.
  • Lead the adoption of GroupM Commerce for new business and existing accounts.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in commerce across paid media, trade strategy, retail, consulting, and/or analytics.
  • Ability to execute effective media plans that achieve business objectives.
  • Experience across the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Drive to learn and understand the retail landscape and the latest trends in commerce media.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas.
  • Deep understanding of retail commercial elements such as profit margin, inventory levels, forecasting, and demand planning to inform media decisions.
  • Deep understanding of how different media channels work together and how retail media fits within the wider ecosystem.
  • Experience with retail bid management platforms, such as Pacvue or Skai.
  • Experience in campaign management and optimization across multiple retail platforms (Amazon, Instacart, Walmart, Target, Kroger, Criteo, Google, Meta, etc.).
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with internal teams and external partners.
  • A self-starter attitude that thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent project-management skills; able to coordinate projects across multiple teams and functions.

About Essence Mediacom:

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 help 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.  

GroupM provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard for factors such as race, religion, national origin, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected status.

GroupM is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to, among others, individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a career opportunity with GroupM, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call (212) 297-8507 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $60,000 to $140,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, please visit for more details.

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