Associate, Hybrid, Chicago, Illinois

Agency GroupM
Created 09/12/2021
Reference oyOpgfwL
Category Early Careers
Job type Full-time
Country United States
State Illinois
City Chicago

Position at Wavemaker


This person will assist the team in the development, execution, and stewardship of media plans for client's business as well as other initiatives based on client requirements and needs.

Your Impact
  • Ensure overall quality and integrity of media plans, including:
    • Prepare flowcharts and budgets for media plan using Excel, PowerPoint, along with online shared documents using OneDrive
    • Monitor and maintain budgets, budget rollup, and all other stewardship reports
    • Manage client billing and resolve discrepancies
    • Analyze plan performance where necessary to ensure success
    • When/where applicable: negotiate make goods, coordinate added value
  • Gather necessary data for plan development:
    • Run marketing & media reports and analyze data, gather costs, create and maintain flowcharts
    • Assist in the preparation and rationale of media recommendations and annual plan presentations.
    • Prepare and issue creative specs and guidelines to account team
  • Supports/facilitates the mandatory adherence to Agency's requirements, processes and procedures
  • Reconcile digital invoices using Prisma billing system on monthly basis
  • Handle media vendor inquiries in timely manner and evaluate relevant opportunities for future media buys
  • Partner with the Senior Associate, Media Planning to establish priorities and manage workload
  • Provide timely and accurate delivery of all work
  • Assist in the development of insightful media points-of-view
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and exercise time management skills

Your Qualifications
  • Entry- level role; related internship experience preferred
  • Strong quantitative skills, including analytical abilities and math proficiency
  • Proficiency and comfort with Microsoft Excel including intermediate functions (pivot tables, filter, sorting, formulas, VLOOKUP's)
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work within a team, handle multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines
  • Extremely detail-oriented, with clear and proven organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate ambition by keeping abreast of industry trends through trade news, industry workshops / seminars and tracking current events
  • Demonstrate genuine curiosity and interest in our clients & their business

About Wavemaker

We believe there always is a better way to grow. We positively provoke growth for our clients by reshaping consumer decision-making and experiences through media, content and technology. The Wavemaker way is globally consistent. Fueled by the world's most powerful consumer data, we understand where and how marketing can intervene decisively to help brands win more sales.

Our name is our mission and our method. To make waves, you need to be provocative, even fearless. We do our best work for brave brands and people who want to be challenged to go further and faster. We know it's not easy, but if it's in you, we will get it out of you.

Our 7,600 people across 90 markets provoke growth for some of the world's leading brands and businesses. Our attitude of Positive Provocation is enabled by:
• deep knowledge we have of our clients' business
• confidence to challenge what's gone before
• the support to go further than we thought possible

We are a part of GroupM, WPP's global media investment management company. Discover more on, Twitter and LinkedIn

GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.


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