Wavemaker | Manager - Media Buying

Buying/Trading & Investment Mumbai, India


Position at Wavemaker

Wavemaker India

Overview of job

Wavemaker is an agency of GroupM, the world’s largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally. We are currently looking for a Manager - Media Buying to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for dealing with media partners, integrations, interacting with key clients and closing key deals.

At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

Reporting of the role

This role reports to the Business Group Head

3 best things about the job:

  1. Working with one of the largest advertisers in India and India’s Most Trusted Brand of India since last 7 years
  2. Opportunity to innovate across touch points and work as an integrated team with Creative, Digital, Rural, Digital, Shopper, Ecommerce and PR partners
  3. Role that covers all media in the POE spectrum

Measures of success 

In three months, you would have:

  • You would have started understanding day to day deal management and CPRP impact
  • You would have an understanding of WM Redfuse operating processes
  • You would have started building relationships with the key decision makers within the current pipeline

In six months, you would have:

  • You will have independent control over cluster deal management
  • KPI Control (quantitative as well as qualitative parameters)/ data management for monthly meetings
  • You will be building a pipeline of new opportunities

In 12 months, you would have:

  • You will need to contribute in deal strategy and closure process
  • You will have accountability of deals (Timely recos, recovery)

What your day job looks like at Wavemaker:

  • Be responsible for the overall planning & implementation for your set of brands
  • Identifying opportunities to value ad on the existing deal
  • Timely reports management
  • Delivering on agreed KPIs
  • Out of the box thinking Work single-handedly on media plans for the brand
What you'll bring:
  • Good communication & analytical skills
  • Understanding of BARC and fluency on operating the same.
  • Demonstrating process orientation and ensuring KPIs are monitored and delivered

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Overall experience of at least 3-5 years
  • Understanding of BARC, IRS and fluency on operating the same on Planning and Buying Modules
  • Hands on TV buying & implementation and sound understanding of TV media.
  • Proactive nature and interaction between internal and external stakeholders
  • Good communication & analytical skills
  • Demonstrating process orientation and ensuring KPIs are monitored and delivered
  • Good team member who contributes positively to the overall success of the agency
  • Eye for detail

More about Wavemaker

Wavemaker is a billion dollar-revenue next generation agency that sits at the intersection of media, content and technology.  We are obsessed with the customer's purchase journey and is what connects our mission directly to our client’s business challenges. We invented WM Momentum, the world's most comprehensive study into how people make purchase decisions and have conducted over 375,000 surveys in 70 markets and across more than 30 categories. We are a business that is powered by the creativity and curiosity of our 8,500 people in 90 countries, united by our PACED values. We are a part of GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management company.

For more information, go to www.wavemakerglobal.com

About India

Digital media advertising in India continues to grow at 30% in 2017, cementing India’s position as the second largest internet market with close to 450 million users. The Internet growth is driven by mobile data and connectivity, making it an exciting market for all integrated marketing services, fueled by the collective market investment in data and technology. With a booming economy, both traditional and new age industries are witnessing a boost in consumption, making India a high potential advertising market. With renewed foreign investments across several industries, India is an exciting market for any advertising professional.