GroupM | Commercial Manager

Finance & Commercial Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Position at GroupM

Commercial Manager

The position

  • Act as Finance Partner and key Commercial contact of Business Team Heads
  • Commercial support (e.g.) client matters, contract, fee proposal/review, tenders
  • Management reporting and analysis (e.g.) CP%, time sheet analysis
  • Manage Budget and Forecast process
  • Month end Revenue and costs review and accrual
  • Gather supporting documents for SOX compliance (Business)
  • Conduct performance/revenue/cost analysis, compile related reports for management’s review, and provide recommendations based on major findings of analysis
  • Develop, along with senior team members to develop project artifacts and track project progress and provide updates to the business. Report business concerns to senior team members
  • Business analysis planning and monitoring to determine which activities are necessary in order to identify and define relevant stakeholders, select appropriate techniques and processes to manage requirements and constant assessment of progress
  • Effectively communicate requirements to stakeholders, managing conflicts, issues and changes in order to ensure that stakeholders and project team members remain in agreement on solution scope and actual needs.
  • Effectively identify and define business needs and problems/issues to enable a feasible solution scope to be developed.
  • Assess and document the current state of business to identify and recommend improvements and verification and validation of resulting requirements




  • strong analytical mind and can identify problems for mgt discussion
  • follow through the action points and monitor the progress
  • ensure timely report prepared in an efficient and effective manner
  • understand well on the information require by user (i.e.) Mgt and BDs etc and properly communicate with relevant parties
  • proactively improve reporting. (e.g.) automation, introduce new tools
  • able to analysis handle full set of financial data including balance sheet items

Process and controls review:

  • familiarize with internal controls and SOX requirements
  • capable to review and enhance workflow and procedures aiming to improve efficiency

Operation support

  • strong sense in both business and financial risks and able to take prompt measures in minimizing risks
  • experience in handling legal document review and tax issues
  • experience in handling international business with knowledge in doing business with different countries
  • experience in fee proposal and negotiation
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills both internally and externally



  • Degree holder or above, preferably in Business/Commerce/Legal/Finance/Accounting
  • Minimum 5-8 year relevant experience where at least 2-year as supervisory/ managerial level
  • Candidate with experience in Marketing Communication/Media/eCommerce would be an advantage
  • Good conceptual knowledge in legal and contracts
  • experience in working on or leading projects
  • Proven leadership skill, problem solver with energetic and dynamic, and the ability to perform multitasks under pressure
  • well organized and detail minded
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, multi-tasking skills and networking capabilities
  • A good team player, pro-active, aggressive and result oriented
  • Good command in both spoken and written in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Proficiency in MS Office


Candidate with more experience will be consider as Senior Commercial Manager, and with lesser experience will be consider as Assistant Commercial Manager.

More about GroupM

GroupM is the leading global media investment management group serving as the parent to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the programmatic digital media platform, Xaxis, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. GroupM’s primary purpose is to maximize the performance of WPP’s media agencies by operating as leader and collaborator in trading, content creation, sports, digital, finance, and proprietary tool development. GroupM’s focus is to deliver unrivaled marketplace advantage to its clients, stakeholders and people, and is increasingly working closely for the benefit of clients with WPP’s data investment management group, Kantar. Together, GroupM and Kantar account for over 50% of WPP’s group revenues of more than $20 billion.

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