Overview

Senior Media Investment Manager
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

The newly rebranded Investment & Accountability team sits as a key pillar within Publicis Media Exchange (PMX) and overall Commercial structure. We are growing with an exciting shift in both mission and culture.

The team’s holistic approach to Investment & Accountability feeds into key workstreams across the business: from new business tenders (orchestrating the value & trading proposals for potential new clients), to negotiating contracts, managing pricing guarantees and relationships with auditors. We are also focused on developing tools and new ways of measuring value, while also being fully integrated with the range of PMX offerings.

This is a truly Global remit, and we are very closely connected with our regional hubs across EMEA, APAC, LATAM & North America. From time to time, there will be opportunities for international travel, either to visit clients, our local offices or attend conferences.

Publicis Media offers general and bespoke training across a wide range of subjects. We encourage members of the team to actively participate so we can develop our personal and professional skills.

The Head Office in White City is a modern and invigorating place to work with a wide range of benefits to staff such as flexible working hours, subsidised canteen, local business discounts, mental and physical health programs, and extensive social activities.

    Job Description

    The Role:

    The International Investment & Accountability team at Publicis Media Exchange is recruiting for a Senior Investment Manager to join them at the London Headquarters.

    Your direct report will be the Investment Director and the Managing Partner.

    As a growing team, there will be plenty of opportunities to grow within the I&A Department. Travel will also be required from time to time, either to visit local clients or our network.

    There are significant training opportunities available at Publicis Media, covering a wide range of subject matter. Members of the team are encouraged to participate in any and all available training, so as to further develop their personal and professional skills.

    In addition to the above, there are a wide range of additional benefits available to members of staff including; discounts on Gym membership, Reiki and Reflexology, and Yoga to name a few.

    Key responsibilities

    • Day to day management of accountability programs for selected key international clients.
    • To develop, review and optimise reporting templates and processes.
    • Lead the preparation of buying results to clients, locally or abroad.
    • Alongside the Business director, present agency position in client audits
    • Managing and developing colleagues in the Team.
    • Create and lead the presentation of projects for team meetings
    • Developing strong relationships with clients, traders in local offices, WW account teams and media auditors.
    • Adapt / Evolve existing value management methodologies for new / renewal of business
    • Providing advice and support to local offices on media accountability.
    • Manage global and regional communications effectively to share best practice and get desired results from local markets
    • To work alongside the rest of the Worldwide Investment team to maintain a strong collaborative global trading community.
    • To contribute to New Business pitches, responding to RFIs and cost exercises.
    • To assist in the negotiation and management of global trading agreements.
    • Add more on presenting and drafting methodologies

    Qualifications

    Skills and experience

    • A thorough knowledge of media trading metrics and KPIs used to measure media buying performance across the main media.
    • Work experience gained at one of the following: Media Agency Buying or Investment department, Media Auditor, Media Owner sales department.
    • Experience in working with and presenting to senior procurement clients
    • International experience not essential but preferable.
    • Fluent in English, foreign languages not essential, but certainly very useful in this role.
    • Experience in managing junior staff.
    • High level of numeracy and adept at managing data and using Excel.
    • Strong analytical thinking and mathematical skills and strong attention to detail
    • Ability to process large amounts of data into relevant, big picture learning
    • Experience and aptitude to write and present compelling information using Powerpoint
    • Experience required: 4 to 7 years’ experience

    Additional Information

    TRUST

    Trust is the cornerstone upon which we build our relationships. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of how a partner should behave. We treat our people and our clients with respect, transparency and honesty

    TALENT

    This is first and foremost a people business. We are committed to ensuring Publicis Groupe is a destination for the best talent in our industry. We value people as individuals, growing ourselves as we grow our client’s business

    TRANSFORMATION

    True transformation comes when we stop managing change, and instead initiate change. We believe in our purpose to be the admired force for business transformation. We believe that focusing on performance and results has the power to transform client business

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