MediaCom | AOR Director

Comms & Strategic Planning Manila, Philippines


Position at MediaCom

A pivotal client lead role with a significant people management, operations and innovation aspect to it. Manage complexity both internally and externally, drive excellence across the product (planning and implementation). You will implement MediaCom’s communications planning process and will apply MediaCom’s proprietary tools, systems and research data in effectively addressing the brand objectives and requirements.

3 best things about the job:

  • Exposure to the various disciplines of digital media advertising – from strategy and planning to implementation and analytics
  • Opportunity to handle the country’s top companies and brands
  • Being part of an organization that promotes excellence through mentoring and talent development programs while maintaining an environment of fun and camaraderie

Measures of Success:

In 3 to 6 months, you should have established a clear understanding of the client’s business and the specific agency deliverables for the accounts assigned to you.


What your day job looks like at MediaCom:

Business Responsibilities:

  1. Managing the overall AOR delivery ensuring client delight with MC deliverables
  2. Driving new revenue streams via value added services, especially around content and digital. 

People Responsibilities:

  1. The person will be responsible for the AOR team (circa 15 people). S/he will need to set and share the vision for the team with them and ensure they are suitably focused and motivated to realize it.
  2. The person will to report to the local Managing Director of Mediacom.

Skills and Behavior:

  1. Leadership: Define opportunities and vision to consolidate & grow business in planning, buying & digital. Define clear roles and responsibilities for the team members and enable them to succeed
  2. Collaboration:Work with internal team members, GroupM supporting cast, and Mediacom local management to define and gain success via common vision, goals and working relationship.
  3. Technical Competence: Demonstrate strong technical competence in media planning and a willingness and capability to develop sufficient understanding of buying and Digital to lead business growth in these areas
  4. Relationship building: S/he will need to build strong relationships across marketing, media and purchasing functions, to navigate the different cultures and needs to create the opportunities to develop the business

Minimum qualifications:

  • Graduate of a Business, Marketing or Research-related course: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management, Marketing Management, Advertising, Economics, Communication Research, Communication Arts, etc.
  • At least 8-10 years of work experience with at least 1 year team management experience in a media agency or marketing/advertising/brand management/research-related field

About MediaCom

We believe in People First, Better Results.

MediaCom unleashes brands’ growth by helping them See the Bigger Picture. This means that we apply our unique ‘Systems Thinking’ philosophy and technology to all marketing levers: media, message and data. As a result, we design communication strategies that deliver short term results and help brands build for the future.

As part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm, we have access to the richest data, most robust benchmarks and most advanced capabilities in the market. This helps us provide comprehensive solutions to all marketing challenges.

Our success is underpinned by our long-standing ‘People First, Better Results’ belief. We know that by investing in our people’s whole-person wellbeing, careers and capabilities, we will help grow our clients’ businesses.

In 2020 this approach led MediaCom to be crowned Global Media Network of the Year by Eurobest and Festival of Media Global, in addition to being the most awarded agency at the WARC Media Awards.

MediaCom is one of the world’s leading media communications specialists, with billings of US$17.6 billion (Source: COMvergence, 2020), employing 8,000 people in 125 offices across 100 countries. Its global client roster includes adidas, Coca-Cola (TCCC), Dell, Groupe PSA, Hasbro, Mars, NBC Universal, P&G, Richemont, Shell, Sony, Uber and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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About the Philippines

In recent years, the Philippines has emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia. Al-Jazeera noted the market demonstrating “an unprecedented period of macro-economic buoyancy and political stability”, spurring both domestic and international business growth. It is also one of the largest and fastest-growing digital markets in Southeast Asia, with growth expecting to increase exponentially in the next few years.

With a population of 109.5 million, 59.2% of these currently have access to the internet. By 2022, the Philippines' internet population is forecasted to be 73%. Coupled with the Philippines’ vibrant economic growth and the expansion of its digital footprint, GroupM Philippines is well-positioned as an exciting and innovative organization for media players and talent to be.

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.