Wavemaker | Performance Group Director

Performance Brisbane, Queensland


Position at Wavemaker


At Wavemaker, we believe there always is a better way to grow. By Positively Provoking Growth for our clients and our people, we shape decisions and experiences through media, content and technology.

 Wavemaker is a global media, content and technology agency. In Australia, we are currently ranked as the #2 Media Agency.  We have over 250 people working across six offices: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Auckland, New Zealand. We are part of GroupM and WPP; the largest media buying alliance and marketing communications group in the world. For the last four years we have rated in the top 20 ‘Best Places To Work Australia’, we pride ourselves on our culture and our people.

About the role

The role of the Performance team within Wavemaker is to deliver the highest excellence in Digital Strategy, Implementation Planning & Buying, spanning Social, Search, Programmatic and E-Comm, powered by data, technology, and automation, ensuring client campaigns are executed and amplified in an effective, efficient, and future facing way.

The role of Group Director within the Performance team is to lead, with overall responsibility for the direction, workflow and quality of Digital Strategy, Implementation Planning & Buying for the client team. This role will unlock and drive Digital Transformation Projects across all key clients with a focus on Data Strategy, MarTech and AdTech projects to empower advanced media activation.

Skills & Experience

  • Proven capability in managing a large diverse team
  • Passion for Search, Social, Programmatic, E-Comm, Data and Tech, with extensive agency experience
  • Strong, up to date, media landscape knowledge (confidently able to articulate macroeconomic and consumer trends and forecast challenges/opportunities for clients).
  • Inspiring communicator with clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the patience to examine detail and create solutions.
  • Collaborative and astute - able to build trust and respect within a network.
  • First class negotiation skills
  • Results Driven.
  • Passionate about delivering business results for clients, with the ability to identify and clearly articulate what’s working and why.
What success looks like: 

The easiest and simplest way to see if you have done a great job is when:

In 3 months:

  • Established collaborative relationships with all key stakeholders and internal reports.
  • A strong understanding of and can clearly articulate the agency and group proposition, core Performance processes and our way of working.
  • Immersed yourself in the team with an understanding of the status of all active and upcoming campaigns.

In 6 months:

  • Demonstrated your ability to deliver on all aspects of the role in an efficient, effective and proactive way.
  • Strengthened your key stakeholder relationships to deliver great team work consistently.
  • Leading the Performance processes for the team’s clients from end to end, ensuring that your manager and wider team are regularly updated. 

In 12 months:

  • Taking on greater ownership for campaigns and clients – responsibility and volume.
  • Building strong relationships with publishers, representing the Wavemaker team appropriately and ensuring that campaigns are delivered to the highest quality
  • Elevating your impact and influence within the business, with demonstrable benefits for the agency and our clients.

About GroupM Australia

GroupM Australia takes pride in being a group built on a set of core values that extend to every aspect of our operation. We are committed to providing an empowering workplace that offers opportunities to learn, succeed and grow. GroupM is the largest media investment management company in Australia. GroupM is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We believe that diversity is vital and positively influences the environment in which we operate. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment that is free of discrimination, harassment or bullying. Race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions, we encourage all applicants.

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