Wavemaker | Investment Executive

Buying/Trading & Investment North Sydney, Sydney


Position at Wavemaker

Wavemaker Australia

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 an Investment & Activation Executive to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for buying all approved media, to support the (Investment & Activation) Director and Manager in becoming the interface between Wavemaker and the media whilst ensure client campaigns are executed and amplified in a relevant and leading manner

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: I&A Manager

3 best things about the job:
1.A fun environment: that encourages work life balance
2.An ambitious team: we are passionate for our clients; we are always finding new ways to push the boundaries of what is possible, to deliver results
3.Abundance of Training: Opportunity to develop and drive both personal and professional growth

In this role, your goals will be:
In three months:

  • Developed a sound understanding of the clients’ needs, knowing how to work closely with our partners to deliver them the very best results, week in & week out
  • Deliver successful campaigns that achieve the weekly targets
  • You will have started to build relationships with the Agency Executive team, key Client and Trading leads within Wavemaker
  • Establish a strong relationship with the media, clients and creative agencies
  • Gains responsibility for buying across all media. Supports Manager with overall buying product and delivery of all campaigns within their client portfolio

In six months:

  • Active role in briefing media owners and contributing to recommendations
  • Presenting to the client where required (weekly or monthly, or both) in conjunction with I&A Manager or Director
  • Be able to use Group M suite of tools to gain additional insights

In 12 months:

  • Proactively lead and build successful reports, and guide them to progress in their roles in their own right
  • Proactively highlight any issues with the buy, upcoming challenges and media developments or trends in the marketplace which will impact buying performance
  • Continue to further develop and grow not just within the I&A team, but within the agency, delivering to an even stronger culture


What your day job looks like at Wavemaker:

  • Establish a strong relationship with the media, clients and creative agencies
  • Responsible for buying across all media. Supports Manager with overall buying product and delivery of all campaigns within their client portfolio.
  • Example; Television Buying, R&F goals, TARP delivery, budget management, programme access and quality parameters.
  • Responsible for completing weekly tracking on all campaign parameters on all TV buys.
  • In conjunction with the I&A Managers assists in the training and development of Analysts.
  • Ensures that Analysts deliver on all key responsibilities.

What you’ll bring:

  • Minimum 1 year experience with a strong trading focus
  • Confident TV buyer for both Metro and Regional market
  • An understanding of all key mediums and how the marketplace impacts media buys
  • A passionate individual with a strong work ethic
  • Collaborative and values a team approach
  • Holds a professional approach with all people you come in contact with, internal & external

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 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.