GroupM Nexus | Associate Director, Buying, Ho Chi Minh City

Agency GroupM
Created 11/24/2022
Reference oXaElfwQ
Category Media
Job type Full-time
Country Vietnam
City Ho Chi Minh City

Position at GroupM Nexus

GroupM is the world's largest 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 Associate Director, Buying to join us.

At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

Reporting of the role This role reports to Head of Non-biddable, GroupM Nexus.

3 best things about the job:
  1. To be a part of a dynamic working environment and surrounded by the best practitioners and recognized leaders in the media industry.
  2. The opportunity to lead diverse campaigns from cross-industrial client portfolios and exposure your buying skills.
  3. Making advertising more prominent and meaningful with a promising career in the best media agency network in Vietnam.

In this role, your goals will be:

In three months:
  • Complete knowledge of your client's benchmarks
  • Completely hands-on with the deal structuring, how to approach negotiations, standard SOPs for the clients etc.

In six months:
  • Start doing deals on all the channels.
  • Set-up process to enhance the overall buying product and scout for opportunities for trading products

In 12 months:
  • Run the show all by yourself with guidance/direction from the Head of Non-biddable
  • Work on the overall buying strategy for your set of clients
  • Start working on enhancing internal and external relationships.

What your day job looks like:
  • Understand the media marketplace through meeting with key media owners and vendors
  • Handling media buying for clients' investments across offline & online mediums
  • Manage, motivate and lead a team of media buyers to ensure delivery on buying KPIs
  • Work closely with media planning and buying teams to deliver innovative media partnerships
  • Negotiate best in class media rates and placements for clients
  • Define a long term media owner roadmap and strategy for clients
  • Ensure all investment records are maintained for audit best practice
  • Work closely with the GroupM trading community
  • Provide investment best practice to Planning & Buying team
  • Provide POV to the client on a time-to-time basis on the latest happenings in the market.

What you'll bring:

  • High commitment & passion towards learning, growing & moving up your career
  • Extremely flexible attitude and an ability to read between the lines
  • Quick turnaround time & sharp analytical skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure. Able to handle tough situations with clients, auditors, internal stakeholders & media owners.
  • A passion for all things media, with a strong understanding of industry trends in media
  • A strong commercial negotiator - able to gauge good value for our clients and influence senior people within large media companies to deliver it
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Proven ability to motivate and develop staff and delegate effectively
  • Experience identifying opportunities for organizational/process/system improvements and supporting the development of robust solutions to realize them

More about GroupM

GroupM is the world's leading media investment company responsible for more than $50B in annual media investment through agencies Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. GroupM's portfolio includes Data & Technology (Choreograph), Investment and Services, all united in vision to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people.

By leveraging all the benefits of scale, the company innovates, differentiates and generates sustained value for our clients wherever they do business.

Discover more about GroupM at

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About Vietnam

It's no secret Vietnam is the fastest growing media market in Asia Pacific. Ad spend in Vietnam grew rapidly last year, with internet penetration reached in excess of 59.4% during 2019. With a population of more than 90 million, this market carries huge potential and possibilities for media players and talent. GroupM Vietnam fosters a culture of innovation and value our diverse and collaborative work environment.

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.

GroupM Nexus

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