Regional Chief Commercial Officer

Dentsu Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Singapore, Singapore) 18 days ago

Job Title:

Regional Chief Commercial Officer

Job Description:

This is an exciting time to join dentsu. In good times and bad we partner brands to achieve meaningful progress as a force for growth and good. Our teams of optimists, entrepreneurs and first-movers coalesce around the needs of our clients, unlocking unique possibilities for sustainable value and lasting change.

Role Purpose

Dentsu International’s purpose is to achieve its operating margin and growth objectives to deliver to our sustainable multi-year margin and revenue growth agendas.

The purpose of the Regional Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) is therefore to maximize revenue while optimising margin contribution and also mitigating risk across both dentsu International’s new and existing client business base.

This will be achieved by defining and implementing a strategy of commercial excellence comprising 6 key areas of focus (People, Clients, Work, Financials, Social & Transformation) across dentsu International.

The CCO is a critical role within the Region and will collaborate with geographical, client, functional and service line leadership to create, educate, drive and scale commercial excellence across all markets and service lines, leveraging existing best practice from across the business to help codify this practise across the entire business while contributing to sustainable and profitable client relationships.

The Regional CCO will report into the dentsu International Global Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and matrix report into the Regional CFO.

Key Accountabilities

DI Commercial Excellence Practice

  • Design, implement and manage a practice of commercial excellence supporting all three service lines and associated practise areas to achieve dentsu International’s commercial goals of optimising margin contribution, mitigate risk and maximise growth.

Commercial Excellence Strategy

  • Define and deliver commercial strategy which allows dentsu to define itself through commercial innovation, partnership and sustainable growth.

People: Talent and capability development and network development

  • Provide leadership to the team, acting as a positive role model at all times. Building an active team of strong practitioners nurturing and developing talent.

Clients: Contract Risk Management

  • Working with relevant stakeholders across Operations, Functions, SL and Geographies develop clear management guardrails for Contract Lifecycle Management including client sales approvals with relevant associated policies to ensure that both inter and intra service line/geography contract approvals have the appropriate governance by the business

Work: Governing New and Existing Deals, Managing Risk & Commercial Policy Setting

  • Measure and drive client deal performance on new and existing business and provide senior commercial guidance on key client accounts when support need by the service lines.

  • Develop key Commercial Policies to govern the businesses’ management of areas such as Payment terms, Liabilities and indemnities etc as well as being equipped to appropriately manage negotiations around these topics

Financials: Talent and capability development and network development

  • Establish and lead a regional Commercial Pricing Board to meet dentsu’s pricing strategy agenda and develop commercially attractive and innovative packaged solutions to systematise approaches to clients with blends of service line capabilities to scale uptake and adoption


  • Ensure that dentsu International’s social agenda is embedded and realised through the commercial strategy working closely with the global Chief Sustainability Officer and Global Social Impact team


  • Support dentsu International in the realization of both its financial year and long term (5 year+) commercial goals through the delivery of the global commercial strategy, by collaborating closely with all members of the global executive team

Person Specification

Personal Knowledge/Experience/Attributes:

  • Extensive relevant track record operating within large, complex global organisations, with geographically diverse teams, with proven commercial experience within media, creative and/or data, including staffing, governance, risk management and financial budgetary aspects

  • Demonstrates C-suite maturity and a strong ability to collaborate with multiple levels of the business and functional leaders to streamline processes and work towards resolution of challenges, constraints, and roadblocks and leading commercial strategy development, implementation and innovation

  • Can do attitude and ability to work effectively in a matrix organisation structure with significant emphasis on collaboration and influence.

  • Excellent communication skills ­ with the ability to present complex concepts, risks and strategies to senior management, while being able to discuss detailed technical aspects with experts.

The Chief Commercial Officer will also demonstrate the following role specific competencies:

  • High Learning Agility - unbridled curiosity and the ability to discover trends ahead of time and glean valuable insights; effective executor of initiatives, anticipatory in their approach and provokes senior level conversation

  • Making Complex Decisions - can solve even the toughest and most complex of problems; great at gleaning insight from whatever data is available; adds personal wisdom and experience to come to the best conclusion and solution; uses multiple problem-solving tools and techniques

  • Getting Organized - is well organized and resourceful; effective and efficient at bringing together multiple resources to get things done; lays out tasks in sufficient detail; is able to get things done with less and in less time; can work on multiple tasks at once without losing track; foresees and plans around obstacles

  • Dealing with difficult situations - takes on all issues, challenges, and people; comfortably confronts and works through conflict; delivers constructive feedback and messages without hesitation; deals promptly and fairly with performance issues; is open and honest; thrives in crises and is energized by challenges; not afraid to make tough decisions and take action; challenges the status quo

  • Focusing on Action and Outcomes - takes on everything with drive and energy; outcome driven; not afraid to initiate action before all the facts are known; drives to conclusion

  • Inspiring Others - skilled at getting individuals, teams, and an entire organization to perform at a higher level and to embrace change; negotiates with skill to achieve a fair outcome or promote a common cause; communicates in a compelling vision and is committed to what needs to be done; inspires others; builds motivated, high-performing teams; understands what motivates different people

  • Acting with Ethics, Honour and Character - Is a person of high character; is consistent and acts in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs; deals and talks straight; is direct and truthful but at the same time can keep confidences

  • Being Open and Receptive - at ease and relaxed; easy to talk to and get to know; listens attentively; has a positive sense of humour; deals calmly with pressure and gives people a chance to catch up

The job holder will live and breathe the dentsu 8 ways at all times:

  • We dream loud

  • We inspire change

  • We team without limits

  • We all lead

  • We make it real

  • We climb high

  • We choose excitement

  • We are a force for good

As a leadership role, the job holder will also role model the leadership competencies:

SET – The Direction

Shapes strategy, creates shared purpose and navigate change

GROW – Our Talent

Nurtures talent, builds teams and fosters inclusivity

ACTIVATE – Radical Collaboration

Connects & influences, Works as one and Innovates together

DELIGHT – Our Clients

Transforms client thinking, deepens client relationships and delivers meaningful progress

INSPIRE – Others

Do the right thing, show courage and evolve as a leader

About dentsu international

Part of dentsu, dentsu international headquartered in London operates in over 145 markets worldwide with more than 45,000 dedicated specialists. We help clients to win, keep and grow their best customers and achieve meaningful progress for their businesses. With best-in-class services and solutions in media, CXM, and creative. [...] with us

Joining dentsu international, you’ll join a team of 45,000 people.  It’s an opportunity to produce career-defining work. Along the way, you’ll team up with inspiring colleagues and encounter a richness of clients, cultures and experiences.  We offer exciting challenges, memorable experiences and opportunities to shape your future.

Inclusion and Diversity

We’re proud to be different and that starts with our people. We believe in equal opportunities for everyone. We won’t define people by their race, gender, sexual-orientation, age or disability. Individuality is what makes us great, we want everyone to bring their full self to work and create something amazing. That’s what we care about. So, whether you’re joining us, or looking to move to a different part of the business, we work hard to make sure we create equal opportunities for everyone.

We are happy to discuss flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly. If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with our recruitment teams.

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