Wavemaker | Marketplace Manager

Buying, Trading & Investment Sydney, Sydney Requisition ID:35066


Position at Wavemaker

Marketplace Manager

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

 We are part of GroupM and WPP; the largest media buying alliance and marketing communications group ranked #1 in the world.  In Australia and New Zealand, we have over 250 people working across six offices: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Auckland. 
Across 2022 and into 2023 we have won at the MFA Awards, AIMCO Awards, B&T 30 under 30, Festival of Media Global, Campaign Women to Watch, Mumbrella Travel Marketing Awards, MediaWeek, Festival of Media Cause, UnLtd Hall of Good, Campaign Asia, DRUM Awards.

We pride ourselves on our culture and our people. Our goal is to make our workplaces as vibrant and diverse as the cities we work in.  We are achieving this by building a workforce that represents the complete spectrum of backgrounds and experiences.  We’re committed to cultivating a work environment which is diverse in representation and thought, that promotes and celebrates inclusivity and provides equitable opportunities to all.

About the role

The role of the Marketplace team within Wavemaker is to deliver the highest excellence in Implementation Planning and Buying, spanning both offline and online media types, powered by data, technology, and automation, ensuring client campaigns are executed and amplified in an effective, efficient, and future facing way. The scope of Marketplace incorporates traditional media (TV, Cinema, Out of Home, Radio, Print, Digital Video and Display) and the online evolution of traditional media (Addressable TV, Programmatic OOH, Music Streaming and Podcasting).

The role of Manager within the Marketplace team is to manage the delivery of client media plans, ensuring campaign objectives are met. 

Skills & Experience

  • Experience managing a team
  • Passion for Implementation Planning and Buying
  • Strong, up to date, media landscape knowledge (confidently able to articulate macro consumer trends and the challenges and opportunities they bring).
  • Attention to detail
  • Extensive media buying experience
  • Problem solving mentality
  • Clear communicator, with strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrates well developed negotiation and Investment planning 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 Marketplace 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.
  • Managing the Marketplace processes for the team, 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

Working at Wavemaker

Wavemaker is our name, our mission and our method. We believe there is always a better way to grow. Our attitude, Positive Provocation, is defined by the idea that what got you here, won’t get you there. Today that seems more appropriate than ever. We don’t provoke for the sake of it, we provoke to create innovative and better outcomes for our clients.  This attitude is behind our growth, helping us attract and retain some of the most iconic brands across ANZ.

Being a provocateur means

Being experts in the known, but curious about the unknown

Inspired to do anything, but deliberate in our choices

Delivering on-time in-full, but knowing it’s always in beta

Making media, not just buying it

Bringing 100% of ourselves, 100% of the time

·       Belonging at Wavemaker
Greenmakers Sustainability
Mental Health Wavemaker Allies 
Inclusive policies

  • Flexible work environment
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.
  • Discounts and corporate benefits
  • Continuous training and development opportunities

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria.  Here, we strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested: we'd love to know how you can positively impact our team with your experience!

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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