Mindshare | Marketplace Director

Buying, Trading & Investment Sydney, Sydney Requisition ID:35559


Position at Mindshare

GroupM is the leading global media investment management company serving as the parent to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, EssenceMediacom and Wavemaker, as well as the programmatic digital media platform, Xaxis, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions.  With 800 people based in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, GroupM’s primary purpose is to maximize performance of WPP’s media agencies by operating as leader and collaborator in trading, content creation, sports, digital, finance, proprietary tool development and other business-critical capabilities. GroupM’s focus is to deliver unrivalled marketplace advantage to its clients, stakeholders and people.  
A bit about us!  
We are Mindshare, a media services company that accelerates Good Growth for our clients. Our company values of energy, empathy and impact bind together our diverse global family of 10,000 people from every culture and with every specialist skill you can imagine. People at Mindshare create ideas and solutions that help not only our clients, but also people and the planet.  
You can check out some of our people stories and client work and awards on LinkedIn or Instagram or hear about Mindshare in the words of our own people here.  
What we offer  
At Mindshare ANZ, we offer a competitive salary package, with 20 days holiday increasing with service to a maximum of 25 days, with the option to purchase extra leave of up to 4 weeks per year. We also offer a flexible working environment, paid parental leave, flexible public holidays, birthday leave and early finishes during the summer months. These are just some of the great perks we offer.  
Based in North Sydney / Melbourne Southbank, our office has 180 degree views of Sydney Harbour/Melbourne Skyline and is a great space to hang out with colleagues and friends!  
We have a culture of learning where we invest in your career growth and development through a range of learning and development opportunities. We offer a supportive and inclusive workplace culture that values diversity and collaboration and we provide mental wellness support via our Employee Assistance Program.  
Our Values   
Our new values, of Energy, Empathy and Impact not only align with our Good Growth ambition but represent our commitment and dedication to our people, helping them grow their careers, fostering creativity, embracing humanity, and changing the world. At Mindshare we are open to different. We believe in being open and supportive of our people and all their differences to help them succeed. Be different at Mindshare and use your difference to shape the world through media.  
Our Commitment  
We want you to have the best opportunity to show us your skills and talents, please let us know if there is anything we can do to make the application/interview process work for you. Should you require any adjustments or if you require this document in another format, such as large print or audio, please contact our Talent Lead, Brooke Daffern([email protected]).  
If you require any information on what to expect during the interview process, please also reach out to Brooke Daffern.  
Marketplace is fundamentally responsible for leading, managing and inspiring the investment team to deliver Purple standard implementation and trading practices.  
  • Living and breathing the Mindshare values everyday whilst possessing a proactive mentality and approach to workloads
  • Possessing a strong commitment to creating a positive, motivating, and inspiring team culture with the ability to contribute POV's and follow leadership directives.
  • Communicates confidently and effectively on all matters with clear articulation holding both excellent written and spoken capabilities when communicating internally and externally.
  • Be an effective, committed, and participative leader and team member, providing feedback to contribute to their continued development.
  • Delivering a gold standard implementation of media planning and buying
  • Identifying the right products and services to meet the client’s needs and briefs.
  • Building an effective knowledge and use proprietary and industry tools & systems to deliver market leading campaign implementation.
  • Demonstrating knowledge, understanding and application of the Mindshare Process and the roles and responsibilities at each stage
  • Obtaining necessary certifications for required platforms.
  • Leading the upfront media negotiation process for your clients in conjunction with the State Head of Investment, utilising industry, and proprietary media system tools to analyse rate, reach and value metrics.
  • Demonstrating a strong understanding of your client and their category whilst responding to all requests in a timely manner, consistently managing expectations
  • Developing trusted relationships with media owners to build knowledge of product suite and formulate opinions on the media landscape.
  • Developing strong internal partnership relations and builds knowledge of product offering.
  • Manages clients’ expectations effectively regarding the delivery of all work across the team.
  • Ensuring financial procedural adherence is met across all touchpoints including pro-formas, MBA's, bookings, and loadings with an aim for zero account queries.
  • Follows GroupM SOX Compliance and auditing processes with 100% adherence.
  • Ensures timesheets are completed regularly with 100% accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Understands contractual and commercial client requirements and ensures all external stakeholders follow compliant financial processes.
You will have considerable career experience across major agency and channel related topics, including leveraging deep experience of application to deliver advanced client and brand outcomes.  This will be underpinned by 5 - 10 Years experience in Media Agencies or broader Media Industry using SME tools, techniques and processes.  
What we value the most  
            Being ‘open to different’  
            Living our values of empathy, energy and impact  
            Achieving Good Growth for business, people and the planet  
What is your pathway for Good Growth?  
We’d love to hear what your ambitions are to achieve personal growth, and how we can help you realise them with us!