Wavemaker | Marketplace Associate Manager

Buying, Trading & Investment Sydney, Sydney Requisition ID:35664


Position at Wavemaker

Marketplace Associate Manager
At Wavemaker, we believe there always is a better way to grow. By Positively Provoking Growth for our clients, our people and our partners, we shape decisions and experiences through media, content and technology.   
 We are part of GroupM and WPP; the largest media buying alliance and marketing communications group ranked #1 in the world.  In Australia and New Zealand, we have over 250 people working across six offices: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Auckland. 
Across 2022 and into 2023 we have won at the MFA Awards, AIMCO Awards, B&T 30 under 30, Festival of Media Global, Campaign Women to Watch, Mumbrella Travel Marketing Awards, MediaWeek, Festival of Media Cause, UnLtd Hall of Good, Campaign Asia, DRUM Awards.
We pride ourselves on our culture and our people. Our goal is to make our workplaces as vibrant and diverse as the cities we work in.  We are achieving this by building a workforce that represents the complete spectrum of backgrounds and experiences.  We’re committed to cultivating a work environment which is diverse in representation and thought, that promotes and celebrates inclusivity and provides equitable opportunities to all.  
About the role  
The role of the Marketplace team within Wavemaker is to deliver the highest excellence in Implementation Planning and Buying, spanning both offline and digital media types, powered by data, technology, and automation, ensuring client campaigns are executed and amplified in an effective, efficient, and future facing way.

Skills & Experience  
  • Passion for Implementation Planning and Buying
  • Strong, up to date, media landscape knowledge (confidently able to articulate current consumer insights and trends).
  • Attention to detail
  • Media buying experience
  • Problem solving mentality
  • Clear communicator, with well developed presentation skills
  • Results Driven. Passionate about delivering business results for clients, with the ability to identify and clearly articulate what’s working and why.

What Success looks like:
In 3 months:
  • Established collaborative relationships with all key stakeholders and internal reports.
  • A strong understanding of and can clearly articulate the agency and group proposition, core Marketplace processes and our way of working.
  • Immersed yourself in the team with an understanding of the status of all active and upcoming campaigns.
In 6 months:  
  • Demonstrated your ability to deliver on all aspects of the role in an efficient, effective and proactive way.
  • Owning the Marketplace processes for specific allocated clients/campaigns from end to end, ensuring that your manager and wider team are regularly updated on the performance of each campaign demonstrating excellent attention to detail
  • Strengthened your key stakeholder relationships to deliver great team work consistently.
In 12 months:  
  • Taking on greater ownership for campaigns and clients – responsibility and volume.
  • Building strong relationships with publishers, representing the Wavemaker team appropriately and ensuring that campaigns are delivered to the highest quality
Working at Wavemaker  
Wavemaker is our name, our mission and our method. We believe there is always a better way to grow. Our attitude, Positive Provocation, is defined by the idea that what got you here, won’t get you there. Today that seems more appropriate than ever. We don’t provoke for the sake of it, we provoke to create innovative and better outcomes for our clients.  This attitude is behind our growth, helping us attract and retain some of the most iconic brands across ANZ.  
Being a provocateur means  
Being experts in the known, but curious about the unknown  
Inspired to do anything, but deliberate in our choices  
Delivering on-time in-full, but knowing it’s always in beta  
Making media, not just buying it  
Bringing 100% of ourselves, 100% of the time  
  • Belonging at Wavemaker
  • DE&I
  • Greenmakers Sustainability
  • Mental Health Wavemaker Allies
Inclusive policies  
  • Flexible work environment
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.
  • Discounts and corporate benefits
  • Continuous training and development opportunities
Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria.  Here, we strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested: we'd love to know how you can positively impact our team with your experience!  
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.   
Apply now and send your CV via the link!