Manager, Strategy Multicultural


 Google via Media Futures Group - A little about us 


Google has consolidated its media agency partnership into WPP’s GroupM, building on the world class digital work that Essence has delivered for Google for over 15 years. Media Futures Group (MFG) is a bespoke team that delivers on our commitment to Google for a more strategic, creative and integrated media approach established to drive better business results.  


The MFG team is made up of best in class digital, offline, and integrated media experts who work together to enhance media’s contribution to Google’s business. MFG is powered by Essence, MediaCom, and other constituent parts of GroupM around the world. The MFG team operates in a seamlessly integrated way across strategy, planning, investment, creative, business sciences and analytics, data and technology. The profile of people who work in MFG are world class, committed to establishing a new high water mark in the media industry.  


The convergence of expertise and excellence makes MFG the most progressive and exciting team in advertising and media, globally. The characteristics of successful MFG team members are that they are highly collaborative, intellectually curious and constantly reach for excellence.  


MFG is committed to the growth of our people as a means to unleash the potential of Google’s business. We are invested in whole-person wellbeing, values and behaviors that reflect our mission and purpose, and providing the tools and systems needed to do the best work of your career. We are constantly challenging ourselves to find new ways to deliver on those commitments through our community groups, mental health allyship, and a work environment that is conducive to our teams feeling included and supported. This is a team empowered by limitless possibilities. 



About the role / Some of the things we’d like you to do 

  1. Oversee plan negotiations and media team activities  
  1. Assist in setting the overall direction for program planning and negotiating strategies  
  1. Initiate creative and business-building ideas  
  1. Maintain status reports to ensure efficient workflow in order to meet deadlines and write reports of key meetings  
  1. Develop, execute, and present media plans from inception to completion  
  1. Manage client requests (i.e., plan changes, budget changes, market place information)  
  1. Serve as key contact for delivering plans to the client  
  1. Analyze research to develop media objectives, strategies and tactics  
  1. Lead the budget and client billing process to ensure accuracy  
  1. Responsible for utilizing knowledge of media relevant to the client’s business including TV, print, digital, search, spot TV, and radio  
  1. Interface with clients, internal departments, and web publishers on a daily basis to manage online media buys in coordination with Trading partner  
  1. Manage buy stewardship in conjunction with Trading partner, analyze campaigns, and recommend strategic and tactical changes to maximize campaign performance  
  1. Continually seek a consumer-centric view in all strategic thinking  
  1. Create a weekly written analysis of media performance  
  1. Build a comprehensive media knowledge base and synthesize information into ideas  
  1. Coordinate with internal partners to create a holistic view of the business  
  1. Magnify the buying power of every dollar spent  
  1. Other responsibilities as assigned 


About yourself / Requirements:  

  1. Ability to work in a team environment that promotes collaboration  
  1. Adept at communicating effectively across all levels  
  1. Capable of working successfully within a team as well as independently  
  1. Able to establish and maintain effective relationships interdepartmentally as well as those outside the team  
  1. Lead by example while motivating and coaching a team comprised of Planners and Assistants  
  1. Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate team members  
  1. Foster a good working relationship across all client teams to facilitate flawless execution of plans  
  1. Comprehensive media knowledge base and ability to synthesize information into ideas  
  1. Ownership of presenting plans both internally and externally  
  1. Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation skills  
  1. Ability to work successfully with teams, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure  
  1. Strong negotiating skills and excellent attention to detail  
  1. Use of appropriate 3rd party tools to research and develop plan recommendations  
  1. Strong relationship-building skills which include maintaining positive client relationships  
  1. Strong analytical abilities and quantitative skills, including math proficiency  
  1. Ability to effectively utilize media research and reporting resources  
  1. Technical proficiency, particularly with media systems and Excel, Word and PowerPoint  
  1. Complete knowledge of all digital Media, Search, SEO, SEM, Mobile, etc.  
  1. Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving abilities  
  1. Solid understanding of the principles of marketing and advertising, as well as an understanding of media concepts and terms, creative and budget requirements  
  1. 4+ years related experience 



About MediaCom: 


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; Dell, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Mars, JP Morgan Chase, P&G, Richemont and Sony to name but a few. 


We help brands unlock growth through media. Our Systems Thinking approach combines data, technology and creativity to 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 we are open environments that celebrate differences. 


Do you want to work with smart, creative, enthusiastic people? So do we. Welcome to MediaCom!  



GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together. 

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