Mindshare | Partner Client Leadership

Media Planning Mumbai, India


Position at Mindshare

Job title – Partner – Client Leadership

Overview of job
Mindshare 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 Partner – Client Leadership to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and selling integrated communications strategy based on brand understanding, consumer insights and market/media dynamics

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 reports to the Vice President – Client Leadership

3 best things about the job:

  • You get to create a footprint in the fastest growing agency in the network on well-known brands and be part of a winning team
  • Completely managing the plans from brief to planning to execution
  • High adrenalin work under pressure and short turnaround times and ability to shape the course of the agency

In this role, your goals will be:

In three months:

  • Get a complete handle on the client structure, media planning requirements of assigned clients
  • Built a working relationship with key internal stakeholders, brand managers and media managers at client end.
  • Familiarize completely with the media planning process and delivery structure

In six months:

  • To be recognized as the reliable, independent and integrated media planning and go-to face for the key stake-holders at the client
  • Built a strong relationship with the client and all internal stake holders
  • Worked on and delivered at least 2 key showcase award worthy projects

In 12 months:

  • Supervised a market shaping AOP process for the clients
  • Worked on 2 Cut through, award winning and business defining projects for the clients
  • Worked on award entries along with the extended team members
  • Ensured delivery of a culture of seamless and high-quality execution resulting in high client satisfaction
  • Create a positive vibe within the team

What your day job looks like at m/six:

  • Manage the day-to-day relationship with the client
  • Ensure timely, high quality delivery & execution of media planning, competitive and market understanding for the clients as per the aligned process
  • Ensure that deliverables are sent as per the engagement calendar
  • Manage individuals & oversee their work to ensure it meets quality standards either through direct or allied teams
  • Arrive at actionable solutions using secondary data analysis (IRS/BARC/TGI/GroupM tools etc) and by drawing upon media planning experience.
  • Look for positive solutions rather than problems
  • Ensure timely team appraisals and clear development goals for team members; identify and follow through on appropriate training and career development for the team
  • Participate in new business pitches as relevant from time to time

What you’ll bring:

  • Minimum 10-12 years total work experience in media business consulting, market research/analytics or a strategic planning role, of which at least 3-4 recent years have been spent working on media planning related business on consumer product businesses
  • Be an independent self-starter who can take the ball and run with it to the end
  • A collaborative, positive person who can work in a matrix structure


More about Mindshare

We were born in Asia in 1997, a start up with a desire to change the media world. Now we are a global agency with more than 7,000 employees in 116 offices across 86 countries, operating as one team - #teammindshare. We believe that in today’s world, everything begins and ends in media. We aim to be our clients’ lead business partner, to grow their business, and drive profitability through adaptive and inventive marketing. We do this through speed, teamwork and provocation and by operating as a network of networks rather than a rigid hierarchy. We create new things and have fun doing it. Whenever and wherever you join us, you open a door to opportunities in any and of all aspects of media, technology and innovation. We will support you, recognize you and reward you, making Mindshare the place where you do the best work of your career.

Mindshare APAC has won 500 awards in the last year alone, including “Agency Network of the Year 2017” by both the MMA SMARTIES™ and Campaign Asia for the fifth and third consecutive year, respectively. Mindshare is part of GroupM, the media investment management arm of WPP, the world’s leading communications services group. To learn more about Mindshare and our philosophy of Original Thinking, visit us at www.mindshareworld.com and follow us on Twitter @mindshare and facebook.com/mindshareapac and linkedin.com/company/mindshare.

About India

2020 brought opportunities for brands to innovate because of which we saw an evolving media stack. The growth of digital is set to soar high because of changing consumer habits. With approximately 500 million smartphone users, low-priced data plans, 45 to 50 million e-commerce shoppers, approximately 60 OTT offerings and a young population, India is a mobile-first internet market. It is also one of the top 10 ad spend markets in the world and is set to climb the ranks. Global big tech corporations have made considerable investments in top e-commerce/retail ventures and Indian start-ups, blurring the lines between social media, e-commerce and mobile payments, resulting in disruption on an unimaginable scale.

At GroupM India, there’s never a dull moment between juggling client requests, managing vendor partners and having fun with your team. We believe in tackling challenges head-on and getting things done.

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.