GroupM Nexus | Manager, Reporting

Data, Analytics & Insight Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Position at GroupM Nexus

Overview of job  

GroupM is 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 the Manager, Reporting joins us.  In this role, you will be the expert of reporting platform and will be responsible for supporting and enabling the adoption of common “reporting platform(s)” by all GroupM Agencies in local market.

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: Reporting Lead.

3 best things about the job:

  1. Opportunities to transform traditional ways of reporting by creating powerful new solutions.
  2. Increase efficiency of businesses with data driven decisions.
  3. One of the fastest growing roles of the century. Hence any experience is good to equip oneself with the growing demand.  

In this role, your goals will be:

In three months:

  • Familiarize yourself with all core 3rd party measurement tools, visualization tools, as well as all the reports that the department generates.
  • Learn basic media planning/buying knowledge and basic media jargons.
  • Understand how GroupM works, and its clients’ business wants and needs.

In six months:

  • Able to champion several existing reports independently.
  • Manages crises in a level-headed and decisive way.

In 12 months:

  • Able to create new reports from scratch.
  • Proactively creates opportunities which deliver profitable business.

GroupM Services Responsibilities:

The GroupM Services team adopt a collaborative and customer-centric approach in delivering high-value and innovative solutions for our Agencies and Agencies’ clients, including the activation and execution of dynamic media campaigns.

The GroupM Services Reporting Team is tasked with the extraction of data from various technology systems/ platforms and to transform and visualize the extracted data into templated format to provide Agencies and their clients with crucial business-intelligence. 

Following are the responsibilities of the GroupM Services Reporting team and the varying degree of complexity is subject to individual job level. 

  • Working closely with GroupM Agencies to continuously improve reports produced for Agencies and their clients as well as identify new reports from Agencies that Reporting team can provide additional support.
  • Proactively engage and collaborate with other GroupM Services teams and demonstrate keen interest in learning from colleagues with different expertise.
  • Champion the adoption of reporting platforms by GroupM Agencies and their clients, which transform and visualize data into business intelligence crucial for making informed business decisions
  • Keeping track of developments in Marketing-Tech, Ad-Tech and raise awareness about the short and long-term implications of such developments for the Reporting team
  • Ensures all work and projects are delivered to achieve 100% compliance with GroupM policies and procedures
  • Designing detailed project plans with various GroupM Agency teams, including business justifications as well as time-line, planned with key milestone for tracking project progress

What your day job looks like at GroupM:

  • Complete and organised project documentation which outlines report requirements from various GroupM Agency teams, including data-fields required, as well as data sources for extraction of required data-fields.
  • Managing challenges by evaluating options and adopting solutions with minimal negative impact of team’s deliverables.
  • Manage project team with clearly defined roles and responsibilities, ensuring they can meet their objectives within time and budget constraints
  • Maintaining regular communication with all GroupM Agency key stakeholders’ and teams to ensure that all parties are informed and aligned at each crucial stage of projects
  • Any other project or tasks as assigned from time to time

What you'll bring:

  • Past leadership experience and people management skills such as holding direct reports accountable, able to mentor, coach and motivate people.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal form
  • Good organization skills and has keen eyes for details
  • Analytical thinking, including using reporting and statistics tools
  • Experience leading or managing complex projects or campaigns with multiple stakeholders and inter-dependent time-lines
  • Strive for excellence demonstrated by setting high standards for yourself and others, committed to continuous improvement and deliver results despite constraints 
  • Relationship skills and aware and respectful of diversities

Minimum qualification:

  • 5+ years of experience in offline and online media planning/ buying with a media agency
  • Preferably, have experience working in the digital advertising sector or advertising technology
  • Passionate about data analytics, statistics and reporting and eager to keep learning
  • Experience in managing projects in at least one of the following domains: Big data, Complex systems, Marketing BI solutions
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle; ability to adjust and apply this knowledge
  • Familiar with media measurement tools (Nielsen, Kantar, GfK) as well as digital media measurement platforms (DCM, FB Ad Manager, Ad Words etc)
  • Meticulous attention to detail and effective communication skills
  • Able to efficiently prioritize and delegate tasks in a fast-changing environment
  • Demonstrate leadership through self-confidence, good judgement, sound decision-making, empathic listening, flexibility, self-motivation and ability to challenge the status quo.
  • Team player intended as receive and provide feedback professionally, thrive and collaborate in a cross-functional environment

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 lets us be more adventurous with our business and talent. We give our talent the space, support and tools to innovate and grow.

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About Malaysia

GroupM Malaysia is situated in the prime location of Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.  Malaysia is a multi-racial and multicultural country, there is a strong “Muhibbah” culture and the office environment is full of “Semangat” as half of our talent are below the age of 30. 

You can expect diversity, strong collaboration and a fun yet dynamic environment here! With endless growth opportunities for marketing, media and branding professionals,  we provide the support to enable ambitions to come to life. If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career in media, there is no better place to be in than Malaysia.

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.