Wavemaker | Digital Associate Manager

Performance Melbourne, Melbourne


Position at Wavemaker

Digital Associate Manager

At Wavemaker, we believe there always is a better way to grow. By Positively Provoking Growth for our clients and our people, we shape decisions and experiences through media, content and technology. 

Wavemaker is a global media, content and technology agency. In Australia, we are currently ranked as the #2 Media Agency.  We have over 250 people working across six offices: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Auckland, New Zealand. We are part of GroupM and WPP; the largest media buying alliance and marketing communications group in the world. For the last four years we have rated in the top 20 ‘Best Places To Work Australia’, we pride ourselves on our culture and our people.

The Role

The role of the Digital department is to work closely alongside the client and C&C team as the interface between WM product teams, GroupM specialist divisions and our media partners, to ensure client campaigns are executed and amplified in an effective, efficient and future facing, Wavemaker way.

The role of an Associate Manager within the digital team is to provide support to the digital manager through planning and buying of digital campaigns. The Associate Manager should be operating under the guidance of the Digital Manager but also, ensure a cohesive transition from plan approval into implementation.

What you will need:

  • MFA Digital Foundations Certification I and II
  • Internal Programmatic Foundations Training
  • Passion for Digital
  • Well developed, up to date, media landscape knowledge (able to articulate current consumer insights).
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Established media systems knowledge (Pathmatics, Symphony, Sizmek, DCM, MOAT, Nielsen and Excel)
  • Problem solving mentality
  • Media buying and trafficking experience
  • Experience putting together digital media recommendations
  • Experience building digital media plans 

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:

  • Immersed yourself in the team with an understanding of the status of all active and upcoming campaigns.
  • Established collaborative relationships with all key stakeholders and internal reports.
  • A strong understanding of and can clearly articulate the Wavemaker proposition, core digital processes and our way of working. 

In 6 months, you would have:

  • Provided great support on planning and buying for specific allocated clients/campaigns
  • Effectively briefing in internal WM and GroupM team members to ensure seamless transition from planning to execution
  • Working well with your direct reports
  • Demonstrated your ability to deliver on all aspects of the role in an efficient, effective and proactive way.
  • Strengthened your key stakeholder relationships to deliver great team work consistently

In 12 months, you would have:

  • Beginning to own and lead campaign recommendations and planning for specific clients
  • Taking on greater ownership for campaigns and clients – responsibility and volume. Proactively adding value to the team based on campaign performance
  • Building strong relationships with publishers, representing the Wavemaker team appropriately and ensuring that our campaigns are delivered to the highest quality

About GroupM 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. GroupM is the largest media investment management company in Australia. GroupM is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We believe that diversity is vital and positively influences the environment in which we operate. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment that is free of discrimination, harassment or bullying. Race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions, we encourage all applicants.


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