Job Description


Position at Mindshare

Mindshare 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 Manager, Exchange Planning to join us.

In this role, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the digital account, including implementation planning and trading.  An original thinker, you are a natural at building trusted and influential relationships with clients and media partners. 

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

Reporting of the role

This role reports to: Director, Exchange Planning
3 best things about the job:

  1. Utilize an in-depth knowledge on client category, brands and specific client requests and needs to provide appropriate input and direction to the agency units driving the entire value exchange process
  2. Lead account ‘project manager’ for the entire business accountable for achieving deadlines across all campaigns and deliverable
  3. Act as key liaison accountable for the entire work product (for assigned client brands) among each business unit (Business Planning, Invention and Exchange) that contribute to the overall media plan development process both internal and external

In this role, your goals will be:
In three months:

  • Begun to develop relationships with the key day-to-day team, client and media partner contacts
  • Used your strong media contacts to unlock innovative solutions for the client both proactively and in response to briefs.
  • Have a clear understanding of the day-to-day implementation and reporting tools utilised by the team

In six months:

  • Motivated and inspired the team to produce a high quality work
  • A thorough understanding of the client’s business, working as an extension of their marketing team and fostering strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Become familiar with the Mindshare Adaptive Marketing Framework, and applied it to client briefs
  • Been involved with annual negotiations to maximize client investment

In 12 months:

  • Ensured that your client servicing is best in class
  • Trained and mentored junior team members
  • Shared your specialist digital knowledge with the agency to contribute to our continuous learning environment
  • Ensured client is kept up to date on the media landscape, providing necessary media information and updates and competitor reports.

What you’ll bring:

  • Developing innovative and effective digital communication solutions in response to client briefs
  • Ensuring creativity, accuracy and timely output across the portfolio.
  • You will have a strong point of view on the digital landscape and will be comfortable presenting new, innovative thinking to clients.
  • Your success will be measured through success in team engagement, delivering award-worthy case studies, impressive feedback scores from clients and year on year delivery against financial targets.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Under graduate degree in communication or media or business management (Post-graduate/masters preferred)
  • At least 5 years in media planning experience or related field required
  • Knowledgeable about and experienced with the concepts, approaches and issues involved in tactical media planning
  • Familiar with the timelines, processes and needs of the implementation of all media
  • Knowledgeable about new approaches to and developments in tactical planning
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to work successfully with teams, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to make decisions and use critical thinking
  • Knowledge and use of various research systems

About Mindshare 

Mindshare, the global media agency network, and part of WPP, the largest marketing communications network in the world, has more than 7,000 employees, in 116 offices across 86 countries.Each office is dedicated to forging competitive marketing advantage for businesses and their brands based on the values of speed, teamwork and provocation. Mindshare’s network of people are acutely aware of what's happening in their city, and believe all great communication begins and ends in media.

In 2014 Mindshare Asia Pacific was the only media agency to be ranked in the top ten in Campaign Asia’s Most Admired Compani

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