Precision Manager - PPC

Programmatic, Biddable, Paid Media & SEO London, England


PPC Precision Manager
Wavemaker Precision

About Wavemaker

We believe there always is a better way to grow. We positively provoke growth for our clients by reshaping consumer decision-making and experiences through media, content and technology. The Wavemaker way is globally consistent. Fuelled by the world’s most powerful consumer data, we understand where and how marketing can intervene decisively to help brands win more sales.

Our name is our mission and our method. To make waves, you need to be provocative, even fearless. We do our best work for brave brands and people who want to be challenged to go further and faster. We know it’s not easy, but if it’s in you, we will get it out of you.

Our 7,600 people across 90 markets provoke growth for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses. Our attitude of Positive Provocation is enabled by:

  • deep knowledge we have of our clients’ business
  • confidence to challenge what’s gone before
  • the support to go further than we thought possible

We are a part of GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management company. Discover more on, Twitter and LinkedIn 


What you’ll get from working at Wavemaker

A clear career path. when the time is right for you to move on from the PPC Precision Manager role there is a clear next step: PPC Precision Director. Beyond that you are able to choose between three alternate routes:

  • PPC Platform lead. If you want to continue your expertise in PPC but spread this knowledge to more clients and people, then this is your next step.
  • Precision Lead. If you’re keen to broaden your skills and be able to help clients across a number of platforms (PPC, Paid social, Display, Programmatic + others) then this is your next step.
  • Something else. This could be a move into another specialism (Paid Social Platform Lead or Programmatic Platform lead for example) or in to any of our other roles such a Design, Delivery, Content, Analytics, Audience Science…the list goes on.

Develop your expertise. Clients increasingly recognise the value of deep platform expertise in growing their business. Therefore, we will help you develop and grow your expertise in PPC, it could be in specific areas such as analytics, copy writing, scripts, automation, bidding strategies etc. You find the area/s you’re interested in and show how it benefits our clients and we’ll help you become an expert in that area through a combination of training, mentoring (this can be from specialists from other parts of WPP) and giving you the space to develop this expertise.

A lot of benefits: It’s no accident we’ve been a Times Top 100 company for quite some time. Our Care, Create and Grow framework is something you’ll become very familiar with.

What do we want from you?

We’re looking for super talented paid media specialist, with PPC as their primary skillset, but competent within Display and Social. Its crucial that you help grow our clients’ businesses while growing our people. To that end when we meet we’ll be looking for you to show us examples of work and experiences you have had that help you achieve those two goals.

The image below shows you what we’re looking for in our PPC Precision Managers:

You’ll notice we’ve not said anything about being exceptional at writing slides or presenting. It’s fantastic if you have those skills, but we’re much more interested in finding people who have a very high standard of PPC technical expertise, knowledge of other paid media and are able to coach and mentor their teams to attain the same (or higher) levels of expertise and performance.


The details of the role

Your line manager will be a Precision Director, who reports into one of the Precision Leads.

People management typically a PPC Precision Manager will be responsible for at least one PPC Precision Executive.

You will be a PPC specialist. This means you will be focused on PPC work for your clients, but as part of a digital team, this does mean you will be required to assist in other digital disciplines. In fact we will encourage and help you become qualified in other channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc.

Client teams or specialist teams. You will sit within a client team and will be managed by someone with vast PPC experience. But you will also belong to the PPC/Social/Display community.

Flexible working is a real thing. The rules are simple: do brilliant work in a way that:


  1. Works for your client
  2. Works for your team
  3. Works for you




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.

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