Commercial Manager, Brisbane

Agency WPP
Created 11/09/2022
Reference 6481628002
Category Finance
Country Australia
City Brisbane
About VMLY&R

VMLY&R is a global brand and customer experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. The agency is behind award-winning campaigns for blue chip client partners including Colgate-Palmolive, Caltex, Monash University, Ford, Pizza Hut and Defence Force Recruitment (DFR). VMLY&R is made up of more than 12,000 employees worldwide. Locally there are more than 200 of us within our 5 offices in Australia and New Zealand.

About the Role

The Commercial Manager is responsible for the provision of commercial insights to drive competitive advantage, business growth and sustainability of costs for business units within the VMLY&R Australia portfolio.

The role sits within the Agency Commercial team, reporting directly to the Finance Director and partnering with the business in identifying, modelling and developing execution initiatives aligned with strategic direction to drive long term profitability .

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide Senior Business Partner support to the Agency Executive Team, which will include monitoring and presentation of results, and analysis on macro-capacity, working capital health, utilisation, pipeline and client account health
  • Advising on impact of financial performance on broader business decisions (e.g. workforce management and recruitment)
  • Support Agency Finance Manager in delivering budget and forecast for agency; work collaboratively with the Agency Finance Manager to develop key assumptions and initiatives
  • Provide analytical and negotiation support to stakeholders to optimise commercial outcomes such as business case modelling, rate card analysis, deal structuring and negotiation, due diligence and integration
  • Lead and develop the Commercial team by providing regular coaching, support and constructive performance feedback

Required Experience/Skills/Capabilities
  • Accounting Qualifications (CA/CPA/ACCA)
  • Strong Commercial Finance experience
  • Approachable and confident collaborating with others
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to think strategically, influence and drive outcomes across multiple stakeholder groups
  • Collaborative and astute - able to build trust and respect within our network; great instincts about how and when to pursue a particular agenda and how to build alliances and momentum
  • Mentor direct reports and the wider business staff
  • Industry experience is advantageous but not essential

VMLY&R AUNZ Highlights:

There are many things that make VMLY&R AUNZ an awesome place to work, but we think these are worth a special mention:
  • Birthday Leave - a paid day off to celebrate your Birthday each year;
  • Summer Days - 5 paid afternoons off each year during daylight savings time;
  • Loyalty Leave - a paid day off each year to celebrate your work anniversary;
  • Employee Assistance Program access and 24/7 support;
  • LinkedIn Learning access for all employees.


VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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