Associate Investment Director

Buying, Trading & Investment Melbourne, Melbourne


Position at Mindshare

About Mindshare

Mindshare is a global media agency network with 116 offices in 86 countries and is a part of both GroupM and WPP, the world’s largest media investment companies. Mindshare started in Asia in 1997 and for more than 20 years our values of Speed, Teamwork and Provocation have guided us in the media world.


We are the Cannes Lions Media Network of the Year 2019 and WARC Media 100 #1 Media Network 2020, with the top 3 most creative campaigns in the world for the past year. In Asia Pacific we have been Campaign Asia’s Media Agency Network of the Year every year since 2015 and we are also Performance Agency of the Year.



Our Vision

To be our clients’ lead business partner.


Our Mission

To help our clients achieve their wildest ambitions.



Our Values

We have three company values which are the operating philosophies that guide our conduct internally as well as with our Partners (clients, media and other agencies).

  1. Speed: make decisions that utilise time efficiently, be quick to manage expectations, keep things moving, perform tasks in a timely manner and have the ability to be nimble and adaptive.
  2. Teamwork: treat everyone with respect, be willing to help out, be a good collaborator, respect the working environment and get involved with the agency outside of your day job.
  3. Provocation: have an informed POV, challenge the norm in the day-to-day, identify opportunities to do things differently.


You Role’s Location: Melbourne, VIC


Role Reports To:

Client Leader - who leads a team of professionals that are aligned with their particular client.

They will lead their teams to be able to deliver effectively utilising resource allocation, prioritisation and effective communication to manage the workload and flow of work in and out of the agency. They will be responsible for developing the skills and experience of their team members and ensuring that they are progressing through their careers.


Overview of the role

This Associate Director role will be responsible for implementing senior planning and buying demonstrating ability to strategise, plan and deliver multi channel investment to meet the client objectives. It is a connections planning role where you will have the opportunity to build exciting multi-channel strategies and see these come to life across media both traditional and digital.


A well known client within the Australian market, that has an international footprint. The role will allow you to lead a strong team, interact with senior leaders within Mindshare and GroupM and work closely with senior people on the client side.


You will work very closely with the creative agency, which is also a WPP agency. The creative and media agency relationship is very strong


Your Team

Investment are fundamentally responsible for leading, managing and inspiring the investment team to deliver Purple standard implementation and trading practices. This team have developed trusted and influential relationships with client’s, media and agency partners. And is responsible for driving innovation in the field of investment.

Career Stage

Mid Career Role  - You will have meanginful career experience across major agency and channel related concepts and application to deliver effective client and brand outcomes. This will be underpined by a Professional Marketing Qualification or Equivalent Experience of 5 - 10 Years experience in Media Agencies or broader Media Industry  using SME tools, techniques and processes.