Account Director, Digital Paid Media

Programmatic, Biddable, Paid Media & SEO London, England


Position at Mindshare Worldwide

Account Director

Job title: Account Director, Direct Investment

Group: Mindshare Worldwide

Client: Eight Bar

Reports to: Business Director


Mindshare is global media agency designed to make media exciting, fun and life changing. For the last 20 years our values of Speed, Teamwork and Provocation have guided our 10,000 people who work with some of the world’s best brands and companies. Located in 116 offices across 86 countries, we are the largest media agency in GroupM, WPP’s media investment management arm, which is the #1 media holding group globally. Mindshare Worldwide is the headquarters for Mindshare based in London. We are a team of 400+ people, co-ordinating media campaigns for our global clients. 

Learn about our culture and values and meet some of our people here.

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What We Can Offer You

At Mindshare Worldwide, we offer a competitive salary package, with 25 days holiday increasing with service to a maximum of 30 days, with the option to buy an extra 5 days per year. We also have an enhanced pension scheme, Bupa healthcare, a monthly wellbeing fund and early finishes on a Friday during summer. These are just some of the great benefits we offer.

Based ten minutes from London Bridge tube station, our office has a rooftop with 360 views of London – a great space to hang out with colleagues and friends!

We also offer an extensive training programme to help guide your career development whilst you’re with us. There’s a wide range of options to suit everyone at all levels of your career.

Our Values & Behaviours

Our attitude is reflected in our core values of Empathy, Energy and Impact, which drive our people and our business.

We want Mindshare Worldwide to be a place where everyone feels that they belong, everyone can be themselves and everyone has the same opportunities to develop their careers. Over the last 12 months we have made important steps in progressing on our journey to a truly inclusive organisation. We have launched The Collective and have seen the birth of a range of Employee Resource Groups who have shown some amazing and inspiring work.

Our Commitment

We want you to have the best opportunity to show us your skills and talents, please let us know if there is anything we can do to make the application/interview process work for you. Should you require any adjustments or if you require this document in another format, such as large print or audio, please contact Ellie Macdonald ([email protected]).

If you require any information on what to expect during the interview process, please also reach out to Ellie Macdonald.

The Role

Eight Bar is a group of strategists, planners, creators, traders, and scientists united around a common purpose: to use technology and data to make marketing as simple, streamlined and effective as IBM’s Watson has made data science.

The AD within the Direct Investment Team supervises all day to day implementation of site direct activity; with a particular focus on Content Syndication, native & display channels (digital & Print) as well as Digital OOH. Reporting to the Business Director, the Direct AD provides buying recommendations internally and directly to the client. The AD oversees the team’s execution of media plans, optimization, reporting, as well as other internal and client facing deliverables. The AD is also in charge of overseeing the Manager & Associates in their day to day work.

The Ideal Candidate

                      Provide clients with channel insight & recommendations across Brand to Demand channels supported by data.

                      Ability to provide strong data analysis, & insight for optimization based on historical performance.

                      Develop a good understanding of client’s business and competitive landscape.

                      Collaborate with Integrated Planning to ensure plans are on strategy and meet client objectives

                      Recommend optimal vendor mix & finalise/Approve RFP List

                      Responsible for adequate briefing to partners, ensuring briefing sessions are well prepared & detailed.

                      Negotiating/review all media pricing.

                      Plan Usage & management of media credits.

                      Review performance with junior team and recommend tactical changes to maximise campaign outcomes.

                      Oversee team optimisation sessions with Key partners.

                      Campaign maintenance ensuring quality control and adherence to overall media plan objectives throughout.

                      Oversee correct invoicing with the team, being the point of escalation for any invoicing issues that cannot be resolved.

                      Act as a liaison between agency & partners. Developing a point of view for relevant partners and new opportunities.

                      Ownership of all global tasks i.e. procurement docs, spend projections, quarterly value management.

                      Mentor Manager & Associates & aide their development.


Essential Criteria

                      3 to 5 years ofSignificant experience in digital paid media, with a focus on investment and execution.

                      Strong leadership and managerial skills to help junior team members grow

                      Client management skills to interact with stakeholders at multiple levels in the media planning process

                      Excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to identify a problem and jump in to find a resolution

                      Ability to pull key insights for Corporate clients on ways to improve campaigns       

                      Mindset towards process optimisation, both through manual processes and through technology

                      Ability to work on multiple projects, demonstrating a mature ability to handle many things at once under pressure

                      Maintain a strong familiarity, if not outright expertise, with Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables and macros

                      Strong organisational skills with attention to detail

                      Strong quantitative and analytical skills

                      Strong communication, project management and time management skills

                      Detail oriented with exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

                      Understanding of 3rd party media tools such as Comscore

                      Strong understanding of interactive media tools; Prisma, Google Analytics and Sizmek

                      Knowledge of all aspects of Digital Media, including Social, Search, SEO, SEM, Mobile etc.



What we love about this position:

                      Opportunity to work on and own anbe a key contributor to the IBM account, a top brand in the world.

                      Ability to be innovative and propose new performance marketing ideas as well as learn new channels i.e. Content Syndication / digital OOH & Addressable TV.

                      Great client collaboration and partnership

                      Strong integration with globaled digital and analytics teams


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