Position at Acceleration
The NA Managing Director will hold overall responsibility for the Acceleration P&L in NA and will lead, manage and ensure the profitable growth of the business, setting strategy and delivering results. The ideal candidate will come from a technology/media background having a clear understanding and knowledge of technology, consulting and the agency ecosystem. The MD will have dual reporting lines to Local Market Sponsor and Global CEO, Acceleration, and will need to be comfortable working in a complex, matrixed organization. Key responsibilities fall into the following categories:
Strategy & Leadership
Sales & commercials
Capability and Operations
Key success measures
Ideal candidates will have a growth mindset and be leading clients grappling with how brands use data, martech/adtech and advanced analytics to deliver seamless, orchestrated, experiences across paid as well as owned and earned media. They will understand the online advertising arena and will possess a true grasp of how technology and data can be applied to drive value for clients, and profitable return for the business.
They will have a proven track record of driving revenue growth and being a trusted advisor that builds strong client relationships. They should be consultative in approach, and always have the clients best interest at heart. They will be commercially astute and comfortable with budgeting and forecasting.
The individual must be a strong leader, be able to motivate and inspire. Politically-astute, they will bring exceptional stakeholder management skills, capable of managing and engaging with multiple stakeholders, in a matrixed and complex environment, including agency CEOs and technology experts.
Acceleration is WPP's specialist practice for Google Marketing & Cloud Platforms. We are a curious team of highly skilled data and technology practitioners, inspired by experimentation and new ideas. This is the lifeblood of the future-forward solutions we deliver, that empower our clients to compete every day, in a dynamic environment. And it is the reason we have become trusted advisors to CEOs, strategic partners to CMOs, and operational partners to CIOs, around the globe.
We help clients leverage the power of Google's Marketing and Cloud platforms to transform their marketing organizations and accelerate growth. With access to expert consultancy services and a deep bench of specialized skills, we deliver what marketers need to compete effectively, increase efficiency, and drive growth. We are well known for our open, transparent, and honest relationships with clients. We identify opportunities for innovation while remaining firmly grounded in business reality. We demystify complex tasks and impart knowledge without hype or pretense, and we shape marketing ecosystems to drive growth through the intelligent application of data and technology. Most importantly, we speak in specifics and get the job done.
Our contribution is measured by our clients' success. We understand that speed to value is critical. This is why we release value at every step of the process. Every day we build our skills and hone our craft to get our clients the results they deserve.
We are Acceleration: We turn bold ambition into business reality.
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.