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Client Director (Contract)

WPP AUNZ - Melbourne, VIC

Any Industry
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MediaCom is an agency of GroupM, the world’s largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally. We are currently looking for a Client Planning Director to join us on a contract basis. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that you are using data, technology and tools to deliver best in class media strategies.

At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

Client leadership is predicated on building true partnerships with our clients by immersing our people deeper within their business than ever before. By expanding our horizons, and further interrogating our client’s business challenges, we can unlock the potential to deliver broader business solutions that live outside of pure media – ultimately driving us towards the company vision.

As a Client Planning Director, you are responsible for having a deep understanding of your client’s business and challenges - this is not limited to just media & advertising.

You will work with the client through strategy & planning to unearth & develop business challenges into solutions that will not only drive your client’s business forward but also offers commercial opportunity for MediaCom. You will be curious, passionate, enthusiastic and ultimately indispensable to the client and their business.

You will ensure that the output from the team (if applicable) is of consistent quality, seamlessly translates strategic approach from end to end and that all deadlines are met.

You use your ‘know how’, horizontality and overview of the market to know what media product will deliver the desired outcomes and build client trust in you and your recommendations

You Bring:

An extensive experience in media planning and truly understanding the relationship between channels

A knowledge of what could be first in market or a unique opportunity

Strong ability to build relationships with key stakeholders – client, client team, SBU’s

An awareness of what award winning work looks like

Previous experience in Investment with an understanding of media buying/trading

Previous people management experience, with the ability to define your management style and expectations for your team

In-depth knowledge of media channels and tools

High levels of energy that helps cultivate a positive social and high performing culture

An innate ability to understand numbers like a second language and translate them into a story for our clients

What makes a good Client Planning Director?

Is a motivated and passionate media professional

Is curious about the client’s business – ask questions and request access to all business related information

Strives to understand “why”

Understands client as people/humans

Is proactive and able to get things done

Has a point of view – not afraid to challenge clients/internal team to achieve a better outcome

Is an expert in organising self and others

Possesses a desire to network and capable of adding value in conversation with the clients and media

Has the ability to turn numbers into a story - numbers are like a second language and easily translated fast, accurately and effectively

Can see media trends and solutions clearly

Understands how tools and technology can help tell a story

Keeps ahead of the industry news and knows what’s new and shiny in market

Is always excited to build connected systems that deliver against business solutions

Is a trusted advisor who can quickly understand the clients business needs and develop a solution

Loves to actively share POV on market and industry, both educating our clients and building trust

Is a highly skilled communicator who knows how to simplify the complicated media world and structure of an agency

More about MediaCom

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. By focusing on the totality of our clients' communications, we deliver step-changing media effectiveness improvements, transforming our clients’ business through systems thinking. We employ 1800 people in 23 offices across 15 countries around Asia Pacific.

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 our employees’ skills are constantly evolving, and so provide all MediaCom staff with training and development.

We were named the best-performing media agency of 2017 (Recma New Biz Balance 2017 report). In terms of new billings alone, MediaCom topped the charts with over $1.6bn in new clients (Recma New Biz Balance 2017 report). We are named the Media Agency Network of the Year by Festival of Media Global Awards (2018/2017), AdWeek (2017), Campaign (2017) and M&M Global (2017).