Manager, Digital Investment, Chicago, Illinois

Agency GroupM
Created 06/10/2021
Reference odMwffwu
Category Media
Job type Full-time
Country United States
State Illinois
City Chicago

Position at GroupM North America


Our Digital Investment teams are critical in bringing our media plans to life. We work in conjunction with our planning teams and are responsible for the negotiating and purchasing of digital media real estate. We are an integral part in capturing a client's vision to reach the intended audience.


Work with Digital team on plan development and recommendation development, including:

Input into buying and negotiation strategies

  • Work with planning team and utilize 3rd party syndicated research resources (i.e. ComScore, Nielsen, etc.) to develop partner recommendations for upfront and standard buys
  • Finalize RFP lists and work with team to review all proposals
  • Work with Research and Analytics to collect relevant information on past performance
  • Begin to take the lead on negotiation of finalized plans with partners for all standard and integrated buys
  • Review and distribute POV's for relevant partners and opportunities written by Sr. Associates
  • Meet with industry representatives to gain insight to all phases and points of contact of media partners
  • Provide and obtain information and intelligence from Wavemaker and GroupM Trading leadership to be presented to planning team and clients when appropriate
  • Manage Sr. Associate and Associate on the implementation and optimization of campaigns, including:
    • Keeping up to date on all communications with planning team including buy authorizations, tracking reports, buy changes, creative specifications, etc.
    • Ongoing management and stewardship of campaigns (pacing, updates in Prisma, etc.)
    • Create optimization recommendations along with Analytics/Research and planning teams
    • Work with the Analytics/Research team on reporting and analysis
    • Take an active role in coordinating all reporting with planning and analytics
    • Benchmark and value reporting
  • Supervise Senior Associates and Associates to ensure accurate and timely vendor invoice approval and reconciliation with Finance teams to:
  • Ensure all financials are updated in iDesk
  • Manage client financials such as budget reconciliation and budget management

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Media Tools and Donovan Data Systems is a plus but not required
  • 3rd party syndicated research resources (i.e. ComScore, Nielsen, etc.) is a plus but not required
  • Minimum of three years' experience as a Digital Investment Senior Associate (buying experience) preferred
  • Comfortable working with budgets and numbers
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills, multi-tasking capabilities and detail oriented


GroupM is the world's leading media investment company responsible for more than $63B in annual media investment through agencies Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. GroupM's portfolio includes Data & Technology, Investment, and Services, all united in vision to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people. By leveraging all the benefits of scale, the company innovates, differentiates and generates sustained value for our clients wherever they do business.

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