Global Account Manager
Department / Team
MediaCom Worldwide (Tempur, iRobot team)
James Lawrence; Business Director
MediaCom unleashes brands’ growth by helping them See the Bigger Picture. This means that we apply our unique ‘Systems Thinking’ philosophy and technology to all marketing levers: media, message and data. As a result, we design communication strategies that deliver short term results and help brands build for the future.
As part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm, we have access to the richest data, most robust benchmarks and most advanced capabilities in the market. This helps us provide comprehensive solutions to all marketing challenges.
Our success is underpinned by our long-standing ‘People First, Better Results’ culture. We know that by investing in our people’s whole-person wellbeing, careers and capabilities, we will help grow our clients’ businesses.
In 2021 this approach led MediaCom to be crowned Global Media Network of the Year by Adweek and Festival of Media Global, in addition to being Eurobest’s current Media Network of the Year and the most awarded agency at the WARC Media Awards.
MediaCom is one of the world’s leading media communications specialists, with billings of US$17.6 billion (Source: COMvergence, 2020), employing 8,000 people in 125 offices across 100 countries. Its global client roster includes adidas, Coca-Cola (TCCC), Dell, Hasbro, Mars, NBC Universal, P&G, Richemont, Shell, Sony, Uber and Walgreens Boots Alliance.
To find out more about MediaCom visit us here: www.mediacom.com
*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at MediaCom London*
About the Team
Our team are a global client team within MediaCom Worldwide. We are passionate, close-knit group of individuals, with wide ranging experience in media, who work in global media planning, activation and local market co-ordination for our clients.
The team is led by James Marples an experienced global account director of long-standing service at MediaCom, with support from a well-established account team of 6.
Clients within the team include Tempur, AkzoNobel, iRobot, Suntory, with combined billings of €120m.
We work with global clients based in Europe, and with our local offices on assignments that cover EMEA, APAC and LATAM. They are all well-established clients and we enjoy solid relationships and foundations on which to build. Our range of clients give us a valuable variety of experience and skills – strategy and guideline development, thought leadership, business development, best practice management, co-ordination and account management.
Key clients relevant to this role are iRobot and Tempur.
We’re searching for a Global Digital Manager to act as support for the team specifically managing campaigns and key projects across multiple clients.
The role will be responsible for the global digital management of Tempur and iRobot supporting the Business Director with a particular focus delivering strategies, roadmaps and best practice to executional teams locally or centrally.
A key aspect of the role is to navigate clients through an increasingly complex media landscape where more and more emphasis is placed on digital and performance media. This requires a focus on outcome-planning, share and reapply, building innovation frameworks and working with local markets to deliver results.
The role also requires close integration with the core planning/account team to ensure digital is fully integrated in wider comms system, and developing solutions with other colleagues in specialist functions.
The candidate we are looking for:
The role will require daily communication with multiple stakeholders including the wider network, creative and social agencies and clients.
The role will be supported by an Account Executive.
People and Team Management
Essential skills, knowledge & experience
- Team player
- Ability to get results and hit deadlines
- Proven interest in media and understanding of planning disciplines
- Strong digital know-how
- Enthusiastic and proactive with an appetite to learn
- Analytical mind set and strong attention to detail and ability to troubleshoot
- Ability to work to deadlines as part of a team and autonomously
- Able to multi-task and handle multiple projects at one time
- Excellent organisational skills as well as knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel
- The ability to collaborate and develop strong relationships with clients and colleagues around the business, as well as external stakeholders
- Keenness to keep abreast of all new opportunities and industry developments
- Good communication skills
- Network/international agency experience an advantage
- Languages an advantage but not essential