MediaCom I Associate Partner, Investment

Buying, Trading & Investment Jakarta, Indonesia


Position at MediaCom

Overview of job

MediaCom is an agency of GroupM, the world’s largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally. We are currently looking for a Associate Partner Exchange to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for one in every three ads you see globally.

At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

Reporting of the role

This role primarily reports to the Exchange Partner.

Best things about the job:

  1. A learning environment with mentorship from within MediaCom Indonesia, GroupM Indonesia and MediaCom Regional
  2. Opportunities to work across local and international client and agency teams
  3. You will always be the at the front line in getting and implementation of the latest insight, trend and new media innovation and technology
  4. On top of continuing excellence delivery in traditional media, also huge focus on growing the integration with digital planning product including performance or e-commerce, search and content also included.


Measures of success –

In three months, you would have:

  • Adapted and bonded with the internal team across the agency
  • Understood past work and plans to the best of your ability within the category/brand that you will handle
  • Understood category and brands objectives and the challenges
  • Started to build relationships with the key decision makers within the client and agency organisations

In six months, you would have:

  • Proven yourself as a reliable point of contact for client stakeholders
  • Shown significant signs of growth potential within MediaCom
  • Integrated effectively and in good manner with clients, teams, vendors and partners

In 12 months, you would have:

  • Grown existing client businesses

What you’ll bring:

  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of the of different marketing channels including different roles, advantages, formats, potential partnerships, distribution
  • Quickly builds strong relationships with marketing channel owners and leverages these relationships to deliver the best outcomes for MediaCom and our clients
  • Demonstrates a high degree of numeracy and IT literacy in order to monitor and manipulate data to deliver the best outcomes for the business, e.g. forecasting, delivery against plan, conforming to share deals
  • Understand the implications for the business and communicates potential impact to clients and the MediaCom team
  • Mid to large budget account management experience preferred
  • Filters and adapts the different options and applies good judgement combined with hard facts to select which ideas will produce the best results
  • Understands what the client's business needs by understanding the history of the brand and what the client wants it to stand for. Understands the client's strategic intent and the implications for building the client's business
  • Communicates information and decisions with the full range of stakeholders involved in a project
  • Supports the development of others by expressing positive expectations towards their initiatives and giving constructive feedback

What you will need:

  • Under graduate degree in communication, media or business management is a plus (Post-graduate/masters preferred)
  • At least 7 years of working experience media planning experience or related field. Or experience that requires strong analytical and strategic thinking leadership and team management. Creative capability is a plus.
  • At least 4 years’ experience managing a team
  • Knowledgeable about and experienced with the concepts, approaches and issues involved in tactical media planning
  • Familiar with the timelines, processes and needs of the implementation of all media
  • Knowledgeable about new approaches to and developments in tactical planning
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to work successfully with teams, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to make decisions and use critical thinking
  • Knowledge and use of various research systems
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English (both written and spoken)
  • Has to understand and able to operate Nielsen tools is important, but what we prefer to see is how you use the relevant data for your clients.
  • Open minded attitude to accept and embrace agile changes, learning new things, and seeking solutions and improvement
  • Independent in ways of working.
  • Ability to lead and be a team player
  • Discipline and have a good time management skill.
  • Candidate should be able to present thoughts, plans and ideas in a clear and succinct manner (on a PowerPoint, Excel, or otherwise)




More about MediaCom

Welcome innovators, initiative takers and instigators. 


Founded in 1986 and established in Japan for over 10 years, we have grown to become 8,500 of the world’s leading media communications specialists, in 125 offices, across 100 countries.

We are proud to be recognised as the Japan Media Agency of the Year in both 2017 and 2018 with a Silver Award in 2019. With clients including Adidas, Mars, SK-II, Dell, The Coca-Cola Corporation, Cartier, IKEA, Peugeot and Citroen, working at MediaCom is a gateway to working with leading global brand organisations and connecting to people across the planet.

But the real secret to our success is simple (and not really a secret). It’s our People First, Better Results philosophy.


About GroupM Indonesia

With a population of 260 million, Indonesia is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic markets in the world. With an increase in consumer disposable income, Indonesia is now firmly on the radar for multi-national companies seeking to invest in emerging markets.

Whilst the Indonesian media landscape is still dominated by terrestrial TV with 65% of all advertising spend, digital media is now poised to go through a period of exponential growth.  There are around 170 million internet users in Indonesia and more than 70% of them are accessing the web via mobile. The opportunity to transform a media landscape on such a scale is unprecedented in the APAC region.

We're looking for creative and diligent people to join us on this exciting journey of transformation. We're ready to create impactful solutions for media challenges, shaping the next era of media with our diverse and passionate team.

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.