Head of Business Development, EMEA


Head of Business Development, EMEA



Reporting To: Global Head of Business Development & CEO EMEA

Function: Business Development

Location: London (with travel)





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.


Welcome to MediaCom!





The Global Business Development team is integral to the growth of MediaCom. As such, it is fast paced, challenging and offers people the chance to experience all facets of MediaCom. Integrating with a cross section of divisions and markets and working with people at all levels, means that we have an in-depth knowledge of how we can utilise our expertise in marketing and raise our profile.


It is our responsibility to manage the multi-market Business Development process effectively and to market MediaCom to clients and prospects. It is our role to promote MediaCom as the thought leader in the media industry.

It is also incumbent on us to champion New Business excellence through all markets, including for the role those in the EMEA region and make sure that we are proactively feeding the global business development pipeline.


We are looking for a Pitch lead who will sit as part of the global Business Development team but with a specific focus on the EMEA region. The candidate must be from a planning or senior client leadership background (with a proven track record in winning business pitches) in a media agency.


Reporting into the Global Head of Business Development from a functional perspective, the successful candidate must be a self-starter and able to lead a pitch with confidence. The role is fundamental to the continued success of MediaCom in EMEA so will also sit as part of the regional leadership team and have a duel reporting line into the CEO, EMEA.




To be successful within the role, you will:


          Have a background in senior planning or client leadership roles in a media agency, ideally as part of an international team

          Have experience running or having a key role in multiple New Business pitches including strategy and storytelling

          Possess strong leadership qualities, attention to detail and ability to prioritise completion of multiple deliverables to deadlines

          Be flexible and adaptable as this role requires working across different time zones and travelling to various regional and global locations

          Can motivate a team, be approachable, bring a collaborative attitude and approach to solving problems

          Have excellent attention to detail and strong written communication