Position at Xaxis
ABOUT THE ROLE
The role of UK MD will report directly into GroupM's UK Chief Product & Services Officer with a dotted line into Xaxis EMEA CEO.
The position will have 2 VP/Partner level direct reports and be ultimately responsible for a total headcount of c.75 and growing. The role will hold overall P&L responsibility for the business in the UK and will be responsible for leading, managing and profitably growing the business, setting the strategy and delivering on this.
Key responsibilities fall into the following categories, which are further detailed below:
1) Strategy & Leadership
2) Commercial & Sales Development
3) Products & Operations
4) Stakeholder Management
The ideal candidate is likely to be an agency/product business orientated executive with experience from within ad-tech, performance agency and a deep-rooted appreciation of the digital advertising market.
The individual must be a strong leader, able to motivate and inspire. Politically-astute , they will bring exceptional stakeholder management skills, capable of managing and engaging with multiple stakeholders including agency CEOs and technology experts.
Credible, charismatic and impactful, the incoming MD will be intellectually very strong and highly proficient at contending with the complexity that comes with working in a highly dynamic and innovative space.
The ideal candidate will understand the online advertising arena and will possess a true grasp of how technology, data and service can be applied to drive value for clients, and profitable return for the business.
They will be a strong and empathetic leader who can drive growth and performance balanced with Xaxis' technological and commercial priorities. As such, they will be an astute business leader, commercially-savvy, experienced P&L manager and deep tech and data competence.
Willing to roll up their sleeves, they will be able to switch quickly between the micro and macro, capable of being in the detail where necessary whilst possessing the holistic strategic mindset to be able to spot strategic opportunities and deliver on these.
CORE XAXIS VALUES
DE&I: Proactively develop diverse teams and implement and promote diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that reflect the diversity of Modern Britain. Serves as a role model for inclusion and holds teams to account for inclusive behaviours .
Innovative: Recognise and celebrate innovation, instilling excitement in others about what can be accomplished by bravely going beyond. Challenge existing ways of working, bringing in external thinking to identify and implement solutions that have the potential to improve the work delivered by teams.
Accountable Role model accountability for results and empowers others to take ownership, investing high levels of energy to deliver critical initiatives and motivate teams. Display the determination, drive and ambition to drive multiple teams forward and achieve excellent results.
Collaborative: Engages effectively with multiple teams and business leaders who are critical to success through formal and informal relationship-building opportunities. Role model and reward collaborative behaviours and commitment to business objectives across multiple teams.
Focused: Role models and rewards commitment to getting the job done and establishes expectations for teams to focus and deliver on outputs. Sets clear priorities for multiple teams to deliver to internal and external stakeholders.
Xaxis is The Outcome Media Company. We combine unique brand-safe media access, unrivalled programmatic expertise, and 360-degree data with proprietary artificial intelligence to help global brands achieve the outcomes they value from their digital media investments. Xaxis offers managed programmatic services in 47 markets, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. For more information, visit www.xaxis.com .