WaveMaker | Manager, Strategic Planning, Shanghai

Agency GroupM
Created 01/14/2022
Reference oGBcifwv
Category Media
Job type Full-time
Country China
City Shanghai
Description

Position at Wavemaker

Wavemaker China

Overview of job

Wavemaker is an agency of GroupM, the leading global 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 Planning Manager to join us.

You will provide media planning recommendations internally and directly to the client, oversee preparation of media plans and other deliverables, and supervise media plan implementation. You will also be in charge of supervising the team in executing media plans.

Reporting of the role

This role reports to (Line Manager's position Asso. Director).

3 best things about the job:
  1. Oversee plan negotiations and media team activities.
  2. Build a comprehensive media knowledge base and synthesizes information into ideas.

Measures of success -

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.

Responsibilities of the role:
  • 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.
  • Develop and build strong working relationships with internal teams and manage vendor relationships.
  • Responsible for mentoring, training, and team building.
  • 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.

What you will need:
  • More than 5 years of experience (experience working in an Interactive/Digital environment is preferred)
  • Bachelor's degree and above
  • 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

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 wavemakerglobal.com.

About GroupM

GroupM is the world's leading media investment company responsible for more than $113B in annual media investment through agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. GroupM creates competitive advantage for advertisers via its worldwide organization of media experts who deliver powerful insights on consumers and media platforms, trading expertise, market-leading brand-safe media, technology solutions, addressable TV, content, sports and more.

Discover more about GroupM at www.groupm.com .

Follow @GroupMWorldwide on Twitter

Follow GroupM on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/groupm

About China

GroupM is the leading global media investment management company for WPP's media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, and the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. Responsible for more than US $108B in annual media investment by some of the world's largest advertisers, GroupM agencies deliver an advantage to clients with unrivaled insights into media marketplaces and consumer audiences. GroupM enables its agencies and clients with trading expertise, data, technology and an array of specialty services including addressable TV, content and sports. GroupM works closely with WPP's data investment management group, Kantar, and together they account for almost 50% of WPP's group revenues of more than US $19B. GroupM delivers unrivaled marketplace advantage to its clients, stakeholders and people.

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity - it ' s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that ' s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.

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