Wavemaker | Managing Partner

Executive Leadership Singapore, Singapore


Position at Wavemaker

You will have responsibility for running a portfolio of high-profile multinational brands with services scope focused on innovation, communications planning, and media campaign implementation management, by leveraging your insights, digital and strategy skill set.

There is frequent high level client contact, and you'll be the face of Wavemaker to the regional and global clients. You will lead the client relationship while also being responsible for maintaining the quality of contracted services, lobbying additional assignments as well as developing appetite for and building revenues from out-of-scope offerings and value add services. As well as driving top-level client scores you’ll also be aligning market teams on the global tools, driving test/learn digital innovations and apply analytics in a consistent fashion to steer investment decisions.

As the Regional Managing Partner, you will be tasked with meeting KPI’s, driving adaptive marketing initiatives, the allocation of resources, process, and systems, across the portfolio.

Reporting of the role:
This role reports into the Wavemaker APAC CEO

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Entrenching senior client relationships that position Wavemaker as a principal business partner of the client/s. Be unafraid to push back, be audacious and stand your ground in terms of ideas. 
  • Build client satisfaction by soliciting feedback and operating like a consultant 
  • Acts as a client visionary by bringing a highly valued perspective to the client based on a deep understanding of their business, issues, and opportunities
  • Overall strategic approach on the account/s designed and delivered to meet Client’s business objectives and strategies. Oversees the implementation of the annual planning in conjunction with the client team
  • Generates and communicates a shared goal and unifies a team in the pursuit of a common objective.
  • Leading and provide timely and actionable feedback to the team to aid in their development and progress to the regional Wavemaker team.
  • Ensuring operational excellence in delivery to the customer
  • Engagement with internal stakeholders and support teams


What you’ll bring:

  • Extensive experience in client communication and management, working with senior client stakeholders
  • Experience managing multiple brands/clients in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to create/interpret content and clearly communicate to senior client stakeholders
  • Able to work to get the best from every member of the team, motivating the team to over-deliver against client expectation
  • Experience managing process-driven client requirements
  • Ability to provide strategic digital direction across multiple brands
  • Experience in Digital Transformation projects (eg. using 1stparty data, customer journey mapping)
  • Understanding of the role of channels to meet business objectives
  • Knowledge of Facebook, Google GMP & Ads, analytics and ad tech platform knowledge
  • Understanding of the Digital Media Landscape to identify opportunities

About Wavemaker

We always believe there is a better way to grow our client and our people. We do this by positively provoking growth for our clients and people. We work with clients to help them grow and shape their consumers’ brand decisions and experiences through media, content, and technology.

We have one single attitude – Positive Provocation.

Our name is our mission and our method. To make waves, you need to be provocative, even fearless. We always make sure we have each other’s backs through our inclusive culture.

We do our best work for brave brands and people who want to be challenged to go further and faster. We know it’s not easy, but if it’s in you, we will get it out of you.

Our attitude of Positive Provocation is enabled by:

  • The deep Knowledge we have of our clients’ business
  • The confidence to Challenge what’s gone before
  • The Support to go further than we thought possible

We are a part of GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management company. Discover more on wavemakerglobal.com, Twitter and LinkedIn  

About GroupM

GroupM Singapore operates in one of the most dynamic and exciting environments in the world. Although it is a small domestic market, there is a vibrant media industry which is undergoing rapid evolution as digital technology reshapes the way marketing supports advertisers’ needs. Being at the crossroads of Asia means, that aside from the local clients and media owners, we also have a high proportion of multi-national clients, renowned brands and media owners. Making GroupM Singapore the Number One organisation to join and develop your career in media investment.

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.