Associate, Shopper

Future Talent & Entry Level New York, New York


Position at MediaCom

About MediaCom

As “The Content + Connections Agency,” MediaCom develops fully-connected communications systems, fueled by the best, most engaging content. Our objective is to help clients meet their business objectives, and we are experts at optimizing exactly the right mix of traditional and digital media, along with creating the content that consumers love. MediaCom is one of the world’s leading media communications specialists, with billings exceeding US$33 billion (Source: RECMA 2015). We employ 7,000 people in 125 offices across 100 countries around the globe, and service exceptional clients that include P&G, Dell and Revlon. We are a member of WPP, the largest marketing communications services group in the world.

Objectives of the Role

The Associate, Digital Investment will work closely with the Digital Investment team in supporting the digital processes, benchmarking and negotiations across MediaCom’s Clients. S/he will be responsible for updating and gathering various investment documents/spreadsheets as well as aggregating or pivoting the data for various forecasts, requests, and savings documents for accounts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Learn the digital planning and investment processes
  • Work with the Digital Investment team to learn about the negotiation and planning process
  • Work with the Buyer with Data aggregation/ analysis (comScore, historical performance, delivery)
  • Help explore partners
  • Work with Digital Investment team in providing thoughts on vendor RFP selection 
  • Set up Investment Negotiation Templates
  • Assist the team in benchmarking and negotiating the buys
  • Develop Creative specs
  • Aggregate RFPs (Request For Proposal)
  • Provide support in building the tactical plans
  • Ensure buy is live (screenshots, reporting, etc.)
  • Help Buy Enablement with Buy Management/ Pacing
  • Help create savings summaries
  • Meet with vendors on an ongoing basis
  • Learn about the various media and technology companies, innovations, ad models, objectives/kpis, etc.
  • Build strong media and technology vendor relationships
  • Create POVs and/or summaries from media partner meetings

People Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with digital investment, digital planning, Xaxis, technology, etc. partners
  • Ability to work in a team environment that promotes collaboration
  • Capable of working successfully within a team as well as independently
  • Able to establish and maintain effective relationships interdepartmentally as well as those outside the team

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Solid understanding of mathematical concepts
  • Strong communication, project management, time management and follow through skills required
  • Ability to multi-task, work successfully with teams, and work under pressure 
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with media teams
  • Capable of working successfully within a team as well as independently 
  • Advanced Excel skills, intermediate PowerPoint and Microsoft Word skills

Welcome innovators, initiative takers and instigators. 

We are 8,500 of the world’s leading media communications specialists, in 125 offices, across 100 countries.
We have a global client roster that’s the envy of our peers. Adidas, Coca-Cola, Mars, P&G, PSA, Richemont, Shell and Sony to name but a few.
We help brands unlock growth through media. We do this using our Systems Thinking approach to data, technology and creativity and design communication strategies that build brands and generate sales. We’re part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, which gives us access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business.
All this has helped us become the first network to hold the big six Media Network of the Year titles concurrently.
But the real secret to our success is simple (and not really a secret). It’s our People First, Better Results philosophy.
We know that when we invest in our people, we’ll deliver better results not only for them, but also for our clients.
We also know that talent comes in all shapes, sizes, genders and ethnicities. That’s why our agencies are open environments that celebrate difference.
Do you want to work with smart, creative, enthusiastic people? So do we.

We are an equal opportunity employer

GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.