Mediacom | Marketplace Executive

Buying, Trading & Investment Sydney, Sydney


Position at MediaCom

Overview Of Job

MediaCom 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 an Investment Manager to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for investment & implementation of campaigns for a group of clients on a fantastic and passionate team.

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

3 Best Things About The Job
  • You will work on innovative clients who are seeing huge success in fast paced and dynamic categories and who are always looking for ideas to help them standout.
  • You will have the opportunity the develop strong client relationships and work collaboratively with other agency partners
  • Being a part of a fun culture in a highly driven team and instrumental in coaching and developing junior members of the team.
What Makes a Good Marketplace Executive
  • Is a go-getter who can motivate the team to deliver the best for the clients
  • Has established relationships with media owners, tech vendors, data providers
  • Is an expert on industry tools and how to take data and turn it into great work
  • Knows that the latest industry news, trends and developments are and how they can benefit the client
  • Seamlessly builds connected systems that deliver against business solutions
  • Is a trusted advisor who can quickly understand the clients business needs and develop a solution
  • Can educate a client on the market and industry
  • Understands the importance of forecasting and managing a budget
  • Has the foresight and ‘know how’ to convert media outputs into revenue
  • Numbers are a second language to you and you can translate between both fast, accurately and effectively.
  • Demonstrates excellent presentation skills, both in constructing the presentation and delivering it
  • Always provides rationale behind media recommendations
  • Demonstrates financial and numerical astuteness
  • Has a growing understanding of their people management skills and an understanding of how they like to work
  • Has a problem solving mentality
  • Shows attention to detail with exceptional levels of accuracy
What You Will Need
  • Positive attitude and ability to motivate your team to deliver the best for your clients.
  • An expert on industry tools and how to utilise them and their output within your work and client recommendations.
  • Keeps up to date with latest industry news and trends and can provide clear POV on how it might impact the client.
  • Excellent presentation skills, both in constructing persuasive and engaging content and well as delivering it.
  • Commercially minded, with ability to identify business revenue opportunities
  • A passion to grow your people management skills and an understanding of how people like to work.
What Success Looks Like

The easiest and simplest way to see if you have done a great job is when:

In 3 Months You Would Have
  • Been inducted into MediaCom and have a good understanding of our process and structure & can confidently articulate our offerings & point of difference in the market.
  • Have lead an implementation response with support from the team, taking in a client brief, developing implementation strategy, briefing key partners and negotiating best outcomes and then presenting with clear rationale supported with relevant data points to the client.
  • Set up 1-1s with your team, checking in regularly on their progress & supporting their development and growth
In 6 Months You Would Have
  • Have developed strong relationships with both internal stakeholders including client leadership, strategy and planning and SBUs, as well as external partners both key clients contacts and media owners.
  • Leading the day to day management of the team, to ensure client media campaign objectives and KPIs are being delivered.
In 12 Months You Would Have
  • Considered a collaborative and motivated member of the Marketplace Investment team, contributing to monthly department meetings, fortnightly managers meetings and helping to drive development of junior team members.
  • Become the go to for all information on your client campaigns, keeping the Investment Director informed and communicating to Head of Marketplace and National Head of Investment when required.
More About MediaCom

MediaCom helps brands unlock growth through media. We do this by applying our unique Systems Thinking approach to data, technology and creativity to design communication strategies that build brands and generate sales.

As part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and part of GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm, we have access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business, enabling us to identify the best avenues for growth and unlock the potential in every brand.

Our success is underpinned by our long-standing belief that if we invest in our people, we’ll deliver better results not only for our teams but also for our clients. “People First, Better Results” means that we invest in our people’s careers and capabilities to help grow our clients’ businesses.

In 2018, this approach led MediaCom to become the first network to hold all six major Media Network of the Year titles concurrently: Adweek, Campaign, Cannes Lions, Festival of Media Global, M&M Global and WARC Media 100. The agency retained the WARC Media 100 title in 2019, also winning Agency of the Year (MediaCom Israel) and Campaign of the Year (Gillette - I Don’t Roll on Shabbos, MediaCom Connections Israel).

MediaCom is one of the world’s leading media communications specialists, with billings of US$13.5 billion (Source: COMvergence, March 2019), employing 8,000 people in 125 offices across 100 countries. Its global client roster includes adidas, Coca-Cola (TCCC), Dell, Mars, NBC Universal, P&G, PSA, Richemont, Shell and Sony.

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About Australia

GroupM Australia takes pride in being a group built on a set of core values that extend to every aspect of our operation. We are committed to providing an empowering workplace that offers opportunities to learn, succeed and grow. We do this through our dedicated in-house training team who tailor our programs for every level of employee in every discipline across the group. GroupM is the largest media investment management company in Australia with 30% market share and over 800 employees. With such a unique culture, GroupM embraces workplace diversity, allowing our employees to bring different ideas and solutions to the workplace.