Global Partnerships Executive


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The Brief

About Mediacom



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. 

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*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at MediaCom London*



About the role/Team


This Global Investment Executive role is key in supporting the Partnerships Associate Director in linking Global Strategy and Account teams with and media partners (including proprietary media partners), with the aim of delivering content partnership excellence. A key part of this role will be in bridging partnership resource gaps in teams to ensure we are able to activate and deliver strategic partnerships across priority partners within our key global client groups. 


Job Description

Job Title

Global Partnerships Executive

Reporting To

Partnerships Associate Director






London, with travel (as required by the job)

Date Issued



Competitive based on experience

Objectives of the Role: 


This person will be expected to support and facilitate conversations across our key global client groups (e.g. The Coca-Cola Company, Uber, Google and Mars), on best in class partnership best practice, planning strategy and delivery – including bringing relevant opportunities to MediaCom teams from our proprietary partners. This role will require an understanding of how media partnerships are briefed and executed, experience in managing projects from start to finish, and good attention to detail.


We are proud to be the global partner for #Coca-cola. A client with whom we share both values and ambition. 

In what has been called the “the biggest advertising pitch in history”, WPP was chosen to connect our talent and skills in a truly borderless way to create an open platform that will multiply the power of creativity for one of the world’s largest and beloved brands.

Welcome to OpenX, our transformational approach that marries WPP the #1 global network and largest communications holding company in the world with iconic Coca Cola valued at 71 billion dollars and with a portfolio of brands that includes Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, Fanta, Dasani, Smartwater, Minute Maid and Powerade amongst others.



Key Areas of Responsibility and Accountability:


1 Strategic and Leadership Skills

  • Support the Partnership Associate Director and wider Global MediaCom Strategy and Account teams, delivering innovative content and media-first partnership ideas to the client teams
  • Build a strong understanding of our proprietary media partners and their offerings within internal teams, to identify opportunities for long term partnership across our Global client base
  • Leverage relationships within the agency and group to better understand key client challenges and growth opportunities, and be an available resource to support client leads where partnerships are being explored with clients


2.  Client Account Management

  • Demonstrate an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with clients, global media vendors, proprietary media opcos and internal strategy teams (such as client planning, and Creative Systems teams)
  • Support Partnership Associate Directors with product opco JBP management, and client investment tracking


3.  Operating and Technical Requirements

  • Present confidently, to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Understand and review partnership media proposals, challenging vendors on delivery and planning approach to ensure strong client outcomes
  • Work closely with key client teams to understand their annual strategy, and client challenges to deliver best in class partnership proposals that meet client objectives
  • Support in ensuring strong central output across client groups and ensure delivery of gold standard communication solutions, and execution.
  • Build relationships with client teams, acting as an external consultant support when new briefs are received, and work with them to media partnership responses with considered best in class negotiation and implementation. 
  • Liaising with client planning & buying teams, to support in provision of impactful content partnership opportunities that elevate client businesses at a Global level. Support in the creation of client presentations & media plans to rationalise recommendations
  • Develop a full understanding of in all areas of the MediaCom suite of products and services, in order to speak confidently with clients about them, ultimately increasing client adoption
  • Ensure the most relevant media partners are briefed, in line with MediaCom’s defined partner criteria, with the correct objectives and success metrics in place
  • Analyse partner responses, feedback and augment with media partner, to best meet client needs – always ensuring best practice implementation – including brand safety, sustainability and diversity objectives are met
  • Deliver best in class partnership executions and co-branded content
  • Ensure all partnership activity is cost efficient and value in line with MediaCom’s high expectations, as well as previous, comparable negotiations
  • Ensure optimal measurement and reporting frameworks are in place to analyse and measure campaign appropriately
  • Manage, as part of day to day responsibilitie,s the interactive proprietary media briefing interface between the client account teams and the proprietary product opcos
  • Support in the ongoing development of best-in-class partnership case studies to showcase global partnership successes


4.   People/Team Management

  • Develop relationships with key media vendors, as well as internal teams to increase visibility of Partnership and proprietary media team capabilities and opportunities
  • Build relationships proprietary media opcos and internal stakeholder teams


5.New business

  • Provide support to new business pitches as required.




Partnerships & Sponsorships London, England Permanent (Full Time)