Global Account Executive

Future Talent & Entry Level London, England


Position at MediaCom

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Job Description

Job Title

Global Account Exec

Reporting To

Taylor Lockhart-Lang


MediaCom WorldWide




London, with travel (as required by the job)

Date Issued

May 2022


Competitive based on experience

Hello. We are MediaCom.  


We believe in People First, Better Results. 


MediaCom unleashes brands’ growth by helping them See the Bigger Picture. This means that we apply our unique ‘Systems Thinking’ philosophy and technology to all marketing levers: media, message and data. As a result, we design communication strategies that deliver short term results and help brands build for the future.  


As part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm, we have access to the richest data, most robust benchmarks and most advanced capabilities in the market. This helps us provide comprehensive solutions to all marketing challenges. 


Our success is underpinned by our long-standing ‘People First, Better Results’ belief. We know that by investing in our people’s whole-person wellbeing, careers and capabilities, we will help grow our clients’ businesses. 


In 2022, this approach led MediaCom to be crowned Global Media Network of the Year by Adweek and Spikes Asia, in addition to being the current Media Network of the Year at Eurobest, Festival of Media Global, M&M Global and the #1 agency in the world, according to the WARC Media 100 ranking (MediaCom New York).


MediaCom is one of the world’s leading media communications specialists, with billings of US$17.6 billion (Source: COMvergence, 2020), employing 8,000 people in 125 offices across 100 countries. Its global client roster includes adidas, Coca-Cola (TCCC), Dell, Hasbro, Mars, NBC Universal, P&G, Richemont, Shell, Sony, Uber and Walgreens Boots Alliance. 


To find out more about MediaCom visit us here:



The Team: 


Shell is one of MediaCom’s largest Global accounts and holds a very prestigious position within the agency.  It’s held up as being one of the most innovative, exciting clients to work on – and for good reason.  A combination of strong leadership, sizeable media budgets and meaty communications briefs has led to multi-award winning work, and critical business results.


The Shell Downstream Business refers their activities that are consumer facing – i.e. Retail (Petrol Forecourts, Fuels etc) and Lubricants (Motor Oil for Cars/Trucks and Motorcycles).  Whilst Shell’s ultimate goal is to increase sales and revenue, the evolving market and business context (particularly growing concerns over Climate Change and widespread demand for action) mean that Shell has many fundamental challenges to overcome in order to do this.  For us, this might mean helping them to launch their new Electric Vehicle offering as they diversify into cleaner energy solutions or working on a brief to help them bring their new Zero Carbon Product positioning to life in a category where there are high levels of cynicism and negative sentiment.  There are many initiatives and strategies to get your teeth into to help develop and effectively bring to market. 


You would be joining a dedicated client team at MediaCom and be part of a friendly team of high performers with diverse skillsets and backgrounds, from planning, through to strategy and digital.


The Role: 


The Media Executive will support the Shell Global Client Team across the Downstream Business (Retail and Lubricants). As a team we work towards developing global strategies and campaigns that make a real difference to our client’s business.


A key focus for this role will be handling day to day relationships with our network to maintain accurate global reporting tools, reconciliation of local market media investment, instilling best practice ways of working and outputs (roll out of global guidance, sharing learnings, adherence to global templates and timelines etc.), maintaining accurate records and assisting in ongoing and ad hoc account tasks (status reports, calls, meetings, timelines, competitive/finance/campaign reviews etc.).


The role will require communication with multiple managers within the team, various specialist teams within the agency and multiple Shell clients.


Three best things about the job:

  • You will be assisting with and gaining experience of working on a major account and a truly global client (and one of the largest companies in the world - 5th largest in 2018 according to Fortune 500).
  • You will be exposed on a day to day basis to a variety of stakeholders – clients and internal (within the global team and in local markets) – and work with specialists across the MediaCom business to grow your knowledge of media and the running of a global account.
  • MediaCom is the fastest growing media agency globally (RECMA 2018) and you will be working in a team which has committed to deliver on innovative, award worthy work. 


In 3 months you will have:

  • Become familiar with your key deliverables and demonstrated a proactive and positive approach to building up the knowledge and information required to perform these tasks. By now you will have learnt the basics of how a global media account is run and how we can make the biggest difference for our clients.
  • Shown passion for the role and ongoing desire and ability to deliver work to a high standard, delivering accurate and timely outputs.
  • Started to build good relationships with the immediate team and your network and client contacts, and be receiving positive feedback from key stakeholders.


In 6 months you will have:

  • Become fluent in the skills required to perform the role, ensuring attention to detail and rigour is applied to all tasks.
  • Established good relationships with our local markets and be acting independently to obtain the information you and the wider team require to deliver on global tasks.
  • Expanded your media knowledge to a level where can proficiently provide opinions and feedback on the quality of market data and work outputs.



Where you will be at the end of your first year:

  • You will have one year under your belt on a demanding, innovative client, with a firm foundation to accept more responsibility in the planning of global media and running of a global account.
  • You will have firmly established yourself as essential and go-to point person for local markets and internal team, well trusted to deliver at a consistently high standard. 


What is in it for you!


As part of the GroupM and WPP network, our benefits are incredibly comprehensive and you’ll have plenty of fantastic benefits to choose from.  We have listed a few below - and there are many more on offer:

                      Superb development opportunities and ongoing support throughout your career

                      Stunning London-based offices with on-site bar, cafe and roof terrace

                      25 days’ holiday from the get-go, increasing with length of service

                      Season ticket loan, subsidised gym memberships, private medical insurance

                      We also have a regular events calendar including company socials, sports clubs, a range of on-site services including health screenings, financial management workshops, manicures and massages.



About You:


  • A collaborative mindset, with a strong appetite to learn
  • Curious, both about the drivers of consumer behaviour and the drivers of media campaign success
  • Proactive attitude and a desire to learn and develop a thorough understanding of the work and projects you are involved in
  • Determined and investigative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Able to work across multiple workstreams at once
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A good basic working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.




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