AV Manager - PSA + LVMH
MediaCom AV Investment Buyer - PSA + LVMH
Overview of the role
MediaCom handles the media planning and buying for some of the world's smartest advertisers. Supported by keen consumer insight, analysis and experience, we are part of the largest media planning and buying network in the world.
We are the only agency to simultaneously hold the title of Agency Network of the Year across all 5 of the industry’s biggest awards, whilst MediaCom London has recently been named the Number 1 agency in the world in the 2018 Gunn 100 report.
We are looking for a diligent buyer with at least one year of TV buying experience and has some knowledge across other AV channels such as Online Video, Addressable TV, OOH TV, Cinema and Radio, so they are equipped to work on some of the UK’s biggest and most forward-thinking advertisers.
Responsibilities of the role:
The AV team is a team within a team. MediaCom has recently restructured into 7 Business Groups – and this role sits within the largest of these, Business Group 2 (internally known as Planes, Brains and Automobiles – due to Air France, Peugeot, and a preponderance of brains!)
You will work as part of a team of 14 AV specialists who plan and buy all AV campaigns for clients including Mars, Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall, Bayer, TUI, Muller and Akzo Nobel. With some of the UK’s most challenging targets this team will need to be the best of the best – every member of the team will need to have a very strong understanding of how video works, be an innovator, and have a willingness to learn.
The AV Investment Buyer will oversee executives across their accounts and will ensure campaigns are delivered in line with the plan/budget. The Buyer will monitor and push the development and quality of output from the Executives, who they must inspire and challenge, ensuring they are motivated and given the right opportunities to develop their video and multimedia knowledge.
Along with the Senior Buyer on the account, the Buyer will take part in the commercial exchange process and ensure the Comms Planning and Connect teams are aware of market moves and commercial opportunities. The Buyer must have strong negotiation skills and be able to fight for the very best airtime possible, along with operating as part of a wider team.
What you will need:
- At least a year of TV buying experience
- Knowledge of the UK TV marketplace, along with other AV media such as radio, cinema and VOD
- Attention to detail is key
- Organised and be able to prioritise tasks
- Drive and enthusiasm to work on huge clients
- Knowledge of industry media buying tools (all media e.g. BARB, Media Ocean, Caria, Prisma and Jet)
- Pro-actively forge relationships with media owners
- Commercially astute and excellent negotiation skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and good communicator
- Collaborative and ability to build strong relationships
- Excellent numeracy skills
- Ensuring all billings are accurate and all financial queries and issues are resolved in a timely manner.
- Communicating booked plans to implementational planning
- Natural drive to make money
- Driven & committed
- Multi skilled in media buying
- Up for the challenge of helping shape the commercial product of MediaCom
- A real team player who has the ability to share their knowledge
- Willing to muck in and get your hands dirty
*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at MediaCom London*
MediaCom is “The Content + Connections Agency”, working on behalf of its clients to leverage their brands’ entire system of communications across paid, owned and earned channels to step change their business outcomes.
Employing over 1,200 staff across 5 regional offices, MediaCom is the leading agency in the UK in terms of billings. Its client roster includes British Sky Broadcasting, DFS, Coca-Cola, Tesco and Cancer Research UK.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do; we firmly believe in our “People First, Better Results” philosophy and want to be certain that work is always challenging, engaging and satisfying. We aim to ensure that that our employees’ skills are constantly evolving, and so provide all MediaCom staff with training and development and regular appraisals to enhance their performances and guarantee great results for them and the company.
We also strive to change traditional attitudes to workplace culture by offering a more holistic view of employees' aspirations. There are numerous initiatives for MediaCommers to take part in, from the Social Club to Mindfulness Training, to help ensure that our employees thoroughly enjoy their experience here.
We aim to be the only agency that talented people want to work for. We do this, not only by stimulating and challenging our people through great work and outstanding clients, but by providing a variety of learning programs, cultural initiatives and an exciting environment to invigorate our employees personal and professional career development.
MediaCom was named Campaign’s Agency of the Decade and received top marks in its 2016 School Report.
MediaCom is a member of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and part of GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm.
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