EssenceMediacom | Group Digital Director

Advertising & Creative Services Melbourne, Melbourne Requisition ID:30282


Position at EssenceMediaCom

Hello. We are EssenceMediacom. GroupM’s newest and largest agency, committed to delivering marketing breakthroughs for brands. We have disrupted the old models across media, creative, innovation and analytics to find new opportunities for advertisers and deliver truly integrated media solutions. Born out of two pioneering agencies, EssenceMediacom fuses Essence’s performance, data, analytics and creative technology DNA with MediaCom’s scaled multichannel audience planning and strategic media expertise.

About the role

As Group Digital Director, you will lead the digital function of our Melbourne team overseeing all strategic planning and implementation across our client teams. You will work collaboratively with the strategy and planning teams to execute multi-channel campaigns delivering best in class media solutions for our clients. You will have the opportunity to cultivate and help grow an award-winning team of Directors and Associate Directors leading the way in digital innovation. Notably, Amazon’s #catinthebox campaign which took home three awards at the Festival of Media Global Awards; Gold for Best Engagement Strategy, gold for Best Event or Experiential Campaign, and silver for Best Direct to Consumer Marketing Campaign.

What will make you stand out

  • A forward-thinking digital strategist that is highly proficient at communicating to senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Identifies and executes plans that capitalise on opportunities to utilise data & technology deployment
  • Builds and maintains a robust relationship with the clients and the media, with face to face interaction, managing WIPs and delivering on key KPI metrics
  • Recognises commercial & proactive opportunities with the ability to sell in media initiatives over and above media recommendations
  • Maintains a healthy team culture, through training and development initiatives, managing people related issues as a priority to ensure overall happiness levels of team
  • Manages the workflow and quality control of your group
  • Hold regular performance reviews across the year ensure standards and talent development
  • Actively take steps to improve staff retention
  • Creating long terms development opportunities fostering your teams career growth during their time at EssenceMediacom

More about You

  • Either currently in a Group Director level or have a minimum of 2-3 years as an experienced Director
  • Experience leading small & medium teams in variable environments
  • Strong knowledge of the digital media industry in Australia with experience across all digital mediums
  • Solutions orientated, with a deep understanding of the continuously changing digital landscape
  • Experience in digital analytics platforms is advantageous

What we can offer you

  • Our ‘Strive’ flexible working policy
  • Learning and Development Academy
  • WPP Global Employee Discounts
  • Reconnect Program (work in our offices overseas)
  • Industry leading parental leave
  • Birthday leave, Summer days, Culture initiatives across the year
  • DE&I program