Associate Director, Commerce Strategy

Comms Planning & Strategy New York, New York


GroupM Nexus brings together 9,000 practitioners globally across ad ops, addressable content & TV, AI, commerce, programmatic, search and social, among others, to deliver transformational outcomes across digital channels and platforms and create exciting new career paths for our people. GroupM Nexus is the world's largest performance engine that integrates paid, owned, and earned to deliver true business outcomes for our clients.

Role Summary & Impact

The Associate Director, Commerce Strategy role will understand the capabilities of commerce platforms including retail media networks and adtech partners and will assist in solving complex business problems through simplified POVs. The role will identify product, process, or solution opportunities based on client needs and unlocking new growth opportunities across channels for clients. This role will have the opportunity to work across multiple client accounts, work with retail partners, and support highly dynamic cross-functional project teams. This role will have the ability to infuse the best of our network capabilities into our client’s day-to-day deliverables. An entrepreneurial spirit with a bias for action and problem-solving is necessary to be successful in this role.

Key Responsibilities    
  • Contribute to upleveling account management and improve how we serve GroupM Commerce clients across agencies.
  • Support agency teams (investment, search, social, programmatic, data, and analytics) to deliver comprehensive solutions that accomplish client’s business objectives.
  • Support the integration between commerce and brand media to develop end-to-end media plans for clients.
  • Manage relationships to ensure delivery of first-to-market media solutions.
  • Stay up to date on the latest trends and best practices in retail media. Develop and cascade POVs on changing industry dynamics.
  • Engage with internal and external leaders across WPP agencies, technology providers, and retailers to develop go-to-market solutions.
  • Assist in developing commerce and retail media content for the organization, including educational trainings, POVs, and frameworks.
  • Lead the adoption of GroupM Commerce for new business and existing accounts
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in commerce across paid media, trade strategy, retail, consulting, and/or analytics.
  • Ability to execute effective media plans that achieve business objectives.
  • Experience across the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Drive to learn and understand the retail landscape and the latest trends in commerce media.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas.
  • Deep understanding of retail commercial elements such as profit margin, inventory levels, forecasting, and demand planning to inform media decisions.
  • Deep understanding of how different media channels work together and how retail media fits within the wider ecosystem.
  • Experience with retail bid management platforms, such as Pacvue or Skai.
  • Experience in campaign management and optimization across multiple retail platforms (Amazon, Instacart, Walmart, Target, Kroger, Criteo, Google, Meta, etc.).
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with internal teams and external partners.
  • A self-starter attitude that thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent project-management skills; able to coordinate projects across multiple teams and functions.
Life at GroupM

Our passion for shaping the next era of media includes investing in our employees to help them do their best work, and we’re just as committed to employee growth as we are to responsible media investment. GroupM employees can tap into the global GroupM & WPP networks to pursue their passions, grow their networks, and learn at the cutting edge of marketing and advertising. We have a variety of employee resource groups and host frequent in-office events showcasing team wins, sharing thought leadership, and celebrating holidays and milestone events. Our benefits include competitive medical, vision, and dental insurance, significant paid time off, preferential partner discounts, and employee mental health awareness days.    

GroupM is WPP’s media investment group and the world’s leading media investment company with a mission to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people. The company is responsible for more than $60 billion in annual media investment, as measured by the independent research bureau COMvergence. Through its global agencies Mindshare, Wavemaker, EssenceMediacom, and mSix&Partners, and cross-channel performance (GroupM Nexus), data (Choreograph), entertainment (GroupM Motion Entertainment) and investment solutions, GroupM leverages a unique combination of global scale, expertise, and innovation to generate sustained value for clients wherever they do business. Discover more at

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The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $75,000 to $180,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, please visit for more details.