GroupM | Media Trading Manager

Buying, Trading & Investment Manila, Philippines


Position at GroupM

As a Trading Manager, you will have the primary responsibility to assist the Pricing & ATL Assoc. Trading Director in Deal & Vendor Tracking/ Monitoring, evaluating new and existing prop media deals, revenue and budgets; where superior media skills (strategic and operational) are essential given that majority of spends and revenue is invested in ATL. Given how media is evolving, the candidate needs to have deep understanding of the media landscape (ATL, OOH and Digital).

Likewise, you are expected to demonstrate a future-facing understanding of the evolving tech-enabled consumer experience landscape; and to support in the overall consumer experience planning process.

Reporting of the role
This role reports to the Pricing & ATL Assoc. Media Trading Director

3 best things about the job:

1. Opportunity for growth within the Investment team.

2. Working with an advanced media agency means having access to advanced knowledge both in Digital & ATL.

3. The Media Trading Manager will be part of an established Investment team that values teamwork and work-life balance.

In this role, your goals will be:

  • Delivery of ATL Trading revenue targets for the full year, whilst also delivering on sustainable Trading revenue target (as a % of the Total Trading revenue) i.e. Prop Media Inventory, Enhanced Media and other ATL trading models.
  • Establish, manage and maintain strong ATL (including OOH) vendor relationships to ensure strong collaboration between GroupM and its vendors on trading.

What your day job looks like :
  • Meetings with media suppliers.
  • Interaction with agencies trading leads and, if needed, clients.
  • Implementation of campaigns.
  • Tracking of revenue.

What you’ll bring:
  • Must be able to interact with agencies and vendors with diplomacy, confidentiality, and professionalism.
  • Must have good organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be able to remain proactive, flexible, resourceful, and efficient.
  • Must have a strong written and verbal communication skills, advanced excel, and powerpoint capability.
  • Must possess a supportive attitude.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Must be knowledgeable in both ATL and OOH trading, planning & buying.
  • Must possess strong negotiation skills.
  • Must be a fast-learner.
  • Must be attentive to details and high comfort level to numbers.

More about GroupM

GroupM - GroupM leads and shapes media markets by delivering performance-enhancing media products and services, powered by data and technology. Our global network agencies and businesses enable our people to work collaboratively across borders with the best in class, providing them the opportunity to accelerate their progress and development. We are not limited by teams or geographies; our scale and diverse range of clients let us be more adventurous with our business and talent. We give our talent space, support, and tools to innovate and grow.

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About the Philippines

In recent years, the Philippines has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. Al-Jazeera noted the market demonstrating “an unprecedented period of macro-economic buoyancy and political stability”, spurring both domestic and international business growth. It is also one of the largest and fastest growing digital markets in Southeast Asia, with growth expecting to increase exponentially in the next few years.

With a population of 109.5 million, 59.2% of these currently have access to the internet. By 2022, the Philippines' internet population is forecasted to be 73%. Coupled with the Philippines’ vibrant economic growth and the expansion of its digital footprint, GroupM Philippines is well-positioned as an exciting and innovative organization for media players and talent to be.

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.