Job Description



Wavemaker 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, Integrated Planning to join us.

In this role, you will be responsible for planning, buying and reporting to assigned accounts.

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 the Planning Director

3 best things about the job:

  1. Initiate creative and business building ideas
  2. Oversee plan negotiations and media team activities
  3. Build a comprehensive media knowledge base and synthesizes information into ideas

In three months:

  • Responsible for planning, buying and reporting to assigned accounts
  • Develop and build strong working relationships with internal teams
  • Responsible for mentoring, training, and team building

In six months:

  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Assist the Associate Director/Director in creating media plans, strategically and efficiently
  • Assist the Associate Director/Director in setting overall direction for program planning and negotiating strategies

In 12 months:

  • Initiate creative and business building ideas
  • Build a comprehensive media knowledge base and synthesizes information into ideas
  • Staff supervision, training and development as well as serving as a positive role model with a hard work ethic and vigorously reviewing all work to ensure high quality standard

What your day job looks like at GroupM:
  • Responsible for planning, buying and reporting to assigned accounts
  • Develop and build strong working relationships with internal teams
  • Responsible for mentoring, training, and team building
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Assist the Associate Director/Director in creating media plans, strategically and efficiently
  • Assist the Associate Director/Director in setting overall direction for program planning and negotiating strategies. Initiate creative and business building ideas
  • Oversee plan negotiations and media team activities
  • Magnify the buying power of every dollar spent
  • Maintain status reports to ensure efficient workflow in order to meet deadlines and write reports of key meetings
  • Lead internal meetings with other departments and call on agency resources to strengthen ideas
  • Build a comprehensive media knowledge base and synthesizes information into ideas
  • Staff supervision, training and development as well as serving as a positive role model with a hard work ethic and vigorously reviewing all work to ensure high quality standard.
  • Writing and presenting presentations.
  • Maintaining client contact

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of experience
  • Prior experience working in an Interactive/Digital environment
  • Strong leadership and Strategic thinker
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work successfully with teams, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure
  • Strong negotiating skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Strong relationship building skills which include maintaining positive client relationships
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Strong analytical abilities and quantitative skills, including math proficiency
  • Ability to effectively utilize media research and reporting resources
  • Technical proficiency, particularly with media systems and MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint


More about Wavemaker

Wavemaker is a billion dollar-revenue next generation agency that sits at the intersection of media, content and technology. We are obsessed with the customer's purchase journey and is what connects our mission directly to our client’s business challenges.

We invented WM Momentum, the world's most comprehensive study into how people make purchase decisions and have conducted over 375,000 surveys in 70 markets and across more than 30 categories. We are a business that is powered by the creativity and curiosity of our 8,500 people in 90 countries, united by our PACED values. We are a part of GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management company.

For more information, go to www.wavemakerglobal.com

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