Senior Account Executive - Strategy

Comms & Strategic Planning London, England


Position at Mindshare Worldwide

Global Strategy - Senior Account Executive

Job title: Global Strategy - Senior Account Executive

Group: Mindshare Worldwide

Client: Unilever – Beauty & Wellbeing

Reports to: Global Strategy Manager


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

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Purpose of the Role:

The Global Strategy Senior Account Executive will be part of a dedicated strategy and innovation team, working with the Global Strategy Director and Strategist to develop global media strategies, as well as working with the local markets to guide local implementation and share best practice and learning.


Reporting and Responsibilities:

The role reports directly to the Global Strategy Manager.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Support Global Strategy Manager and Director in the development of global communication strategies. In collaboration with local markets to inform creative development and local media implementation.
  • Working with specialist functions within Mindshare WW, especially the insights and innovation specialists, to create compelling audience and channel insights
  • Build relationships with local Mindshare offices
  • Provide regular inspiration through understanding trends and desktop research, be our ‘case study library’.
  • Provide continued communication and active support to the team in all issues related to BET (brand engagement toolkit) development


Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Experience and Capabilities: Unilever is one of the largest and progressive marketing and media organisations in the world. We are looking for an individual with a positive, enthusiastic can-do attitude. A team player who is willing to learn about the world of global media, FMCG.
  • Mindshare Knowledge: Accelerate knowledge of Mindshare, including the skills and services available and the key people who deliver those services. Across the wider Unilever Central Team, The regional/local Centres of Excellence and the Mindshare network
    • Awareness and understanding of research tools, including Mindshare proprietary tools, syndicated services and publicly available data.
  • Partners and Suppliers: Up to date knowledge of media owners, content owners, production agencies, research companies and other suppliers which Mindshare or our clients can partner with.
  • General Skills: Excellence in communication, presentation and team building. Excel skills / data analysis for uncovering compelling insights and for report building. Ability to manage many projects/tasks at one time.
  • Key Attributes:
    • Curious – about humans, what makes them tick, what makes them connect. About channels, new, old and changing, always asking how can we break the mould of how things may have been.
    • Creative – always looking for new and exciting ways to bring brands to audiences. For the extra ‘spark’ or stretch in the plan that may not be expected.
    • Challenging – themselves and others to consider if there is a new way, a better way or an uncharted way to solve business challenges



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