Worldwide Connections Manager

Comms & Strategic Planning London, England


Description

Position at m/SIX & Partners

Who is mSix&Partners

mSix&Partners is the fastest growing media network in the world. We have marked the chapters of our expansion with new client relationships: TalkTalk helped us open our doors in the UK, Toyota enabled us to grow into EMEA and EA has strengthened our presence and offering in APAC and North America. Today we have 49 offices operating in 41 markets, and this role of Marketing and New Business Executive is key to our continued growth and success

Our business is Built to Pioneer:

mSix&Partners is a joint venture between independent creative agency The&Partnership and WPP, the world’s largest advertising group, drawing on the best of both worlds. Because of this unique structure, we create new operating models that integrate agency functions and often embed our people into our clients’ marketing teams. Our ability to come together with our clients, regardless of whether co-located or working remotely, has proven critical to our success. We have grown 31% in terms of billings and 51% in terms of net sales year to date, versus 2020. Over the past year, there have been an impressive 9 new business wins in the UK.

 

The way we behave - Honest, Energetic and Pioneering:

  • Honest: we build trusted relationships through openness, focus & clarity
  • Energetic: we meet people with warmth & positivity. We say ‘yes, and not ‘yes, but.’
  • Pioneering: we drive forwards, looking for new technology, new ideas & new sources of growth. We are driven to look for the next innovation, to meet our clients’ challenges

 

We are known for delivering great award-winning work for our clients. Last year we won The Drum’s Automotive Social Media Awards for Toyota and the Prolific North Award for best use of data and insight for Talktalk. We have also been shortlisted for many awards including the Digiday Awards for Most Innovative Media Agency and Best Place in Young People’s Careers.

 

We have been awarded the IPA CPD Gold accreditation in the UK for continuous professional development of our people for 3 years in a row. We have won Campaign’s Best Places to Work 2022, which recognises mSix as one the best employers in our industry, showing our commitment to our culture of learning and our focus on the professional development of all mSixers, in order to become the most important place in their careers.

 

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitment:

We are committed to being a diverse, equitable and inclusive agency with the aim to build and retain teams that represent the communities we operate in. Our Global employee-run DEI group, The Collective, are pioneers in delivering and maintaining accountability of these commitments.

 

We were the first media agency in the UK to launch an internship programme – Ambitious About Autism, designed to actively champion neurodiversity and unlock the potential of young autistic adults. Now in its third year, our commitment continues, expanding our already successful internship programme and calling the industry to open their doors and minds to young autistic talent.

 

Further to this commitment to pioneering diversity and equality in our business, we welcome people of all backgrounds into our agency. We want our people to bring with them diverse attitudes, opinions and beliefs into a culture where they are treated with respect, can be comfortable being their authentic self and feel like they belong. We are therefore keen to encourage applications from people from all walks of life and we want you to be at your best throughout the recruitment process. Please reach out to us to discuss any specific adjustments, or how we can help you throughout the recruitment process.

 

What is the role?

We are looking for a talented and experienced Worldwide Connections Manager to join the m/SIX Hub team in London, working on two exciting accounts. Your role will be divided between the Bridgestone Hub team and Karo Pharmaceutical Hub team.

Your role will encompass supporting both teams, setting the direction for the wider local network, working with the client and agency planning teams, market coordination, supporting strategic planning and digital teams, as well as pan-European brand partnerships.

You will be able to build strong relationships across key European markets, and the confidence to govern day-to-day processes that strive towards ensuring network excellence. You will be comfortable managing external and internal stakeholders at various levels and able to lead meetings where appropriate.

The role has the opportunity to influence how we work with the clients and how we create a culture internally and externally that produces the best work in the category, as well as having some fun along the way

Bridgestone have been an mSix and Partners client for four years, we operate a hub and spoke structure with the hub team being responsible for planning, coordination and best practice implementation across the network, as well as daily interfacing with the key central clients based in Brussels.

As an Olympic partner, Bridgestone have a big focus on Paris 2024 and we are working on a campaign roadmap from 2022-24 with them currently, as well as a number of other brand and product campaigns to run this year.

Karo are undergoing a period of rapid transformational growth, acquiring new brands to their product portfolio and reinventing their approach to media, led by a new Chief Marketing Officer. They have chosen mSix and Partners as their agency partner for this exciting journey and we are setting up a hub and spoke structure led from London of which this hub role is a crucial part.

Where is the role based?

The role is based in our London Hub, we are operating a hybrid working structure combining working in our London office and working from home

What will be your responsibilities?

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise across multiple demands
  • Help in the management of client briefs; ensuring appropriate teams are briefed and proposed plans/schedules are sent to clients in a timely manner
  • Strong experience of working with different international markets.
  • Ability to project manage and coordinate multiple stakeholders in respect of agreed timelines across markets
  • To foresee and proactively resolve client and regional planning issues, with the support of wider team
  • Support in setting out the structure, process, tools and talent by market to service our current and future International requirements
  • Good understanding and planning experience across all media channels and be able to deliver integrated plans.
  • Ability to formulate campaign proposals and present confidently to clients
  • Able to write and deliver presentations and explain principals of digital to clients
  • Day-to-day relationship building with clients and media owners
  • Be aware of new developments across media channels and propose when appropriate
  • We are looking for a highly motivated person with a strong willingness to learn and progress; a self-starter, digital at heart.

Who are you?

  • Enthusiastic, energetic and a strong team player
  • Confident self-starter with the ability to motivate others
  • A willingness to take on big challenges
  • Great social skills and a love for building relationships
  • Digital native and technically minded
  • Understanding and respecting the importance

How will success in this role be measured?

  • Positive feedback from the manager and broader team
  • Client satisfaction and positive feedback
  • Becoming the clients’ and local teams’ go to person for operational day to day questions