Senior Global Investment Executive

Buying, Trading & Investment London, England


Description

Position at MediaCom

Operating Company

Mediacom

Job Title

Senior Investment Executive

Department / Team

Global Investment Management

Reporting To

Monika Brandon

Location

London

 

About MediaCom

Welcome innovators, initiative takers and instigators. 

 

We are 8,500 of the world’s leading media communications specialists, in 125 offices, across 100 countries.

 

We have a global client roster that’s the envy of our peers. Adidas, Coca-Cola, Mars, P&G, Richemont, Shell and Sony to name but a few.

 

We help brands unlock growth through media. We do this using our Systems Thinking approach to data, technology and creativity and design communication strategies that build brands and generate sales. We’re part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, which gives us access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business.

 

All this has helped us become the first network to hold the big six Media Network of the Year titles concurrently.

 

But the real secret to our success is simple (and not really a secret). It’s our People First, Better Results philosophy.

 

We know that when we invest in our people, we’ll deliver better results not only for them, but also for our clients.

 

We also know that talent comes in all shapes, sizes, genders and ethnicities. That’s why our agencies are open environments that celebrate difference.

 

Do you want to work with smart, creative, enthusiastic people? So do we.

Welcome to MediaCom

 

 

The Role Objective

 

Following a number of Global new business wins, MediaCom Worldwide are seeking to expand it’s current team and to manage a series of new and current assignments, where our clients require a centralised measurement of media buying performance. 

 

The investment management function has three core objectives: leading the buying and pricing elements of international and multi-local pitches; managing client cost deliveries and incentive schemes across the MediaCom client portfolio; disseminating trading best practices within the network and supporting local trading operations in their roll-out (tactical processes, new trading models, strategic execution...).

 

 

Role objectives and tasks:

 

1.       Investment Management for Bayer and Siemens

The main objective of the role is to track the media buying performance globally against agreed targets for a number of clients.

It is expected that the Senior Investment Executive will support on the tracking process for Bayer and Siemens, with appropriate senior support. This also involves working with external auditors to ensure the delivery is validated.

The buying performance is evaluated across a range of media in key European markets, the Americas and Asia (Television, Digital and Print). Results are reported against various frequencies.

 

Further to the above; due to the team’s wide range of clients and relatively horizontal structure, there are a number of opportunities for the Senior Investment Executive to directly manage projects (work directly with MediaCom’s Account Teams, build auditor relationships, and handle benchmarking-related client queries, drive investment strategies, liaise with clients and partners).

2.       Supporting New Business RFQs

 

Although new business support is not seen as an immediate focus for this role, each and every agency resource gets involved if necessary. From a Senior Investment Executive’s perspective this will be particularly true in the case of a large consolidated regional or global procurement processes where a number of central ‘cost experts’ would need to be involved in the RFP. Resilience is the key quality required in such situations. The time allocation to new business is of course difficult to predict, but in any case should not reach too significant levels over the whole calendar year.

 

 

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

 

 

The candidate must possess a minimum of 2 years’ experience gained in a buying role or investment role in a media agency or alternatively at a media auditing firm.

It is essential that the candidate possesses solid knowledge of cost aspects across all media types, especially television / online, ideally gained in an auditing environment on-top of direct media buying experience.  Due to the increasingly digital profile of the accounts in scope, experience in online buying would be a particular asset.  

Given the technicality of the benchmarking, where very precise and quantified outcomes need to be delivered, excellent numerical and IT skills, as well as great attention to detail are essential. 

The candidate will need a good eye for organisational structures and procedures, as well as a very “hands-on” attitude. Working with a network of local operators on globally aligned businesses can often present big challenges in terms of collaboration and a certain degree of resilience and patience is therefore required.