Platform Director - Digital - WM Select

Programmatic, Biddable, Paid Media & SEO London, England


Job Specification

Job Title:                      Precision Director (Social and Display)

Reporting to:               Precision Lead

Key reports:                 x2 Precision Managers, x2 Precision Execs

WM Select:

WM Select was created to provide better focus and leadership to grow potential clients outside of our top 10, and to strengthen our position and credibility in the market for mid-level pitches.

WM Select operates as an agency within an agency. We’re currently a team of around 70 (growing rapidly) who work across 40 clients covering a broad range of categories, offering an end to end service for our clients who prefer a more boutique agency feel. We can offer the best of both worlds; a truly bespoke service to our clients, but with all the support, tools, specialisms, and trading power from the wider agency. Since launch we’ve seen huge success. We have won many new clients (most recently Campari), as well as expanded our remit into social engagement. We have delivered significant levels of incremental revenue from additional projects and services, and we have created award winning work, winning 4 industry awards been shortlisted for many more!

WM Select Key Clients for this role:



Jules Verne

Irwin Mitchell

+ others as and when required

Role context:

Working in Social and Display and Digital Video, you will be responsible for translating digital strategy into action plans to deliver best in market, data driven and effective integrated digital media campaigns.  Your role will be to work closely with the Precision Managers/Execs to ensure the team is focused on the outcomes and that there is gold standard campaign set-up and optimisation.

Client Servicing

  • Key day-to-day and first point of contact for clients of equivalent level regarding digital media campaigns, whether activity is in planning, live or post campaign.
  • The conduit between those clients Precision Managers/Execs.

Strategy & Planning:

  • Responsible for taking the brief and working with your team to create media plans and rationale documents that deliver on clients’ objectives
  • Create measurable forecasts and projections and actively challenge legacy measurement techniques
  • Ensure that the appropriate technology and data is available to track performance against core KPI’s within Social platforms and Display.
  • Ensure the digital channel approaches follow best practice set out by Platform Leads (Social, Display, Partnerships), are in line with overall strategy and are deliverable and commercially viable
  • Present cross channel digital plans to clients and lead digital reporting calls
  • Manage feedback and amends along with wider planning teams
  • Work with the Precision Lead, your team, media partners and the client to create at least two pieces of ‘award winning’ work each quarter

Campaign Management & Performance

  • Quality control the Display and Social outputs from your team on a week by week basis
  • Agree reporting schedule and templates with clients and internal teams in advance of a campaign launching. Ensure schedule is adhered to throughout the campaign lifecycle
  • Work with your team to deliver end of campaign report with analysis that covers all digital media channels, optimisation recommendations and next steps
  • Track and reconcile spend across all digital media channels
  • Work with your teams to ensure every account has a clear 30/60/90 optimisation schedule which delivers against the target objectives
  • Ensure specialists are focused on delivering against the target KPI’s and are therefore spending the majority of their time on optimisation and account set-up.
  • Chair weekly meetings to review client performance against targets and to review 30/60/90 day optimisation plans.
  • Ensure team members are conducting daily visibility and budget checks and tracking actions for monthly and quarterly reviews.
  • Ensure paid social & display accounts pass quarterly audit scores.


  • Responsible for ensuring your team complete digital reconciliation & SOX compliance for all campaigns in line with agency process
  • Deliver campaigns that meet digital PRF requirements outlined in client contracts
  • Work with the Precision Lead to deliver audit requirements where relevant
  • Plan campaigns within trading and investment guidelines set by the Precision Lead and the Commercial team

Team Management

  • Lead and line manage your team ensuring they deliver work on time and to a high standard that is aligned to the clients’ digital media strategy
  • Responsible for development of your Precision AMs/Execs within the team, with support from Social and Display Platform Leads
  • Identify specialist training and develop needs of your team and work with the Platform Leads to facilitate
  • Escalate any incidents (positive & negative) with your team to your Precision Lead/Precision Partner
  • Ensure all members of the team are adequately qualified: Facebook Blueprint, Twitter Flight School and other media platforms in line with training opportunities

Innovation & Collaboration

  • Work with Platform leads and media owners to identify new products and features our clients should be testing
  • Aim to get key clients in your group onto at least 3 beta tests in a year
  • Produce case studies with proprietary products, eg. Xaxis and preferred media partners
  • Work with your team and Platform Leads to produce case studies each quarter which will be shared with clients or that Wavemaker can publish within trade press.
  • Develop strong relationships with relevant media owners within Display and Social Platforms
  • Regularly review account performance with media owners – ideally once a month, along with a quarterly business review.

Technical Skills & Experience

  • A solid background in digital media is essential, with extensive activation experience of display, and paid social being at the core of this.
  • Facebook Blueprint, Twitter Flight School qualified
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience of using DCM (both trafficking and reporting) and other digital ad servers
  • Experience of using Metis/Prisma (not essential), and strong working knowledge of eTelmar, Addynamix & Comscore
  • Proficient use of social technology, Facebook Business Manager, Snapchat self-serve etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of social and display auditing, programmatic & IO buying.
  • Strong presentation skills and a high level of articulation are required
  • Expert Excel knowledge. Advanced Excel training completed. Must know how to use Vlookups, Pivot Tables, and web queries.
  • Experience with using analytics packages such as Google Analytics, Adobe, etc.
  • Relevant / transferable client leadership experience

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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