Job Description

Overview of job
Mindshare is an agency of GroupM, the world’s largest media investment company and are a part of WPP.

GroupM is 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 Senior Manager, Media Planning to join us. You will be the trusted advisor not just to the client but also for internal touch points to deliver best practice 360 degree planning.

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: Associate Director/Business Director.

3 best things about the job:
1. You will have an opportunity to work across diverse industries, different consumer segments and varied communication platforms.
2. There will be opportunities to explore innovation, dynamic engagement and different aspects of media planning.
3. Be in a position where you are encouraged to be outspoken to ensure media is prominent and meaningful during client conversations.

In this role, your goals will be:
In 2 months:

  • Be in a position where you are encouraged to be outspoken to ensure media is prominent and meaningful during client conversations.

In 4 months:

  • Be able to propose ideas and activities to answer brand challenges, manage client budget and investment strategy across all media platforms, and be knowledgeable of the agency’s planning tools and framework.

In 6 months:

  • Drive the client business and lead projects independently, and mentor and handle performance appraisal for the team.

What you’ll bring:

  • A strategic partner for a portfolio of clients – FMCG, insurance & automotive.
  • Understand the client’s market position to develop and present optimal communication solutions against all briefs.
  • Set viable objectives and KPIs, and recommend/develop measurement methodology against all briefs.
  • Develop and build relationships with clients, be the trusted advisor on account requirements.
  • Work with media partners across different platforms for ideation, negotiation and implementation.
  • Work with internal specialist resources and group resources.
  • Work with the team on competitive reporting and analysis.
  • Facilitate cross-team learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Mentoring the team and work with them on KPIs and performance appraisals.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience working with multiple stakeholders, e.g. suppliers, advertising / communication agencies, media owners and internal specialist resources.
  • Shows a depth of understanding of the industry, business, brands and consumers in client conversations.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Passion for data, insights and ideation.

More about Mindshare

We were born in Asia in 1997, a start up with a desire to change the media world. Now we are a global agency with more than 7,000 employees in 116 offices across 86 countries, operating as one team - #teammindshare. We believe that in today’s world, everything begins and ends in media. We aim to be our clients’ lead business partner, to grow their business, and drive profitability through adaptive and inventive marketing. We do this through speed, teamwork and provocation and by operating as a network of networks rather than a rigid hierarchy. We create new things and have fun doing it. Whenever and wherever you join us, you open a door to opportunities in any and of all aspects of media, technology and innovation. We will support you, recognize you and reward you, making Mindshare the place where you do the best work of your career.

Mindshare APAC has won 500 awards in the last year alone, including “Agency Network of the Year 2017” by both the MMA SMARTIES™ and Campaign Asia for the fifth and third consecutive year, respectively. Mindshare is part of GroupM, the media investment management arm of WPP, the world’s leading communications services group. To learn more about Mindshare and our philosophy of Original Thinking, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @mindshare and and

About Malaysia

The office is the “World in One Place”, with more than 10 nationalities and half of our talent are below the age of 30. You can expect a young, fun and casual work environment! In Malaysia, we can see this ambition come to life through the digital literacy of its consumers. This market will provide endless opportunities for marketing, media and branding professionals to hone their skill as it transits rapidly from manually-managed traditional media to programmatic new media.

Those looking for an exciting and challenging career in media have no better place to be in than Malaysia.

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