Associate Director | Media Investment/Buying Team

IO Associates

Posted on May 22, 2023 by IO Associates

London, United Kingdom
Design & Creative
Immediate Start
£50k - £55k Annual

Associate Director - Global Investment Team - Big 4 Media Agency

The Global Investment team is a dedicated unit to drive value creation and monitor and deliver commitments to our well established and growing client base. It is built around experienced media traders, auditors and analysts whose job is to share and apply investment best practice across the network and ensure that our clients always receive the best media value and investment guidance.

The team play a vital role quantifying and tracking media buying performance across all markets for some of the world's best-known companies/brands.

Your principal responsibilities will include:

  • Manage team and take responsibility for their output, development and efficiency of work
  • Support Global Investment Director (GID) with client relationships
  • Deliver client commitments, proactively raising issues with GID for support as necessary
  • Assist Directors in identifying opportunities to recommend use of investment products across client portfolio
  • Create media strategies for optimising client results
  • Develop and leverage strong relationships with the senior global trading community, external media auditors and our clients
  • Support team on global pitches working with senior management and markets ensuring submissions reflect trading policies
  • Identify best practice and assist and advise local markets on strategies to achieve buying commitments
  • Support senior management in developing the products and outputs of the Global

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Very strong understanding and interest in media measurement metrics, KPIs and market pricing dynamics across all media
  • Strong working knowledge of external auditors practice, methods, methodology in at least one market (preferably multi-market)
  • Enquiring mind that wants to push boundaries and create new approaches.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to explain complicated concepts with clarity and develop strong working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Experience of supervising or managing team members
  • International media experience ideal but not essential
  • Experience gained in either a local market agency buying team (any medium), at a media auditor, at a media vendor or within an International Media Investment/Trading/Accountability team.
  • Excellent attention to detail & well established organisational and analytical skills
  • You will be highly numerate, skilled in value methodology and highly competent on excel

Reference: 2561051026

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