Associate Director, Commerce Planning, Chicago, Illinois

Agency GroupM
Created 09/28/2023
Reference oNFFmfwd
Category Media
Location United States
State Illinois
City Chicago

Position at Mindshare

Associate Director, Commerce Strategy

This role is designed to deliver Commerce strategic support to our clients and omni-commerce agency team. The role is responsible for operationalizing best practices, developing commerce solutions, and delivering client business objectives.

Overview :

GroupM Nexus Commerce is a team of highly skilled performance marketers who drive measurable business growth for iconic brands across GroupM agencies. Our Commerce capability is comprised of Strategy, Activation, Creative, and Data & Technology, working as an interconnected unit and living on the cutting edge of modern marketing. Through proprietary tools, partnerships, processes and training, GroupM Commerce delivers industry leading Commerce solutions to our clients with global scale, local nuance, and effectiveness.

The Associate Director, Commerce Strategy role will understand the capabilities of commerce platforms including retail media networks and adtech partners and will assist in solving complex business problems through simplified POVs. The role will identify product, process, or solution opportunities based on client needs and unlocking new growth opportunities across channels for clients.

This role will have the opportunity to work across multiple client accounts, work with retail partners, and support highly dynamic cross-functional project teams. This role will have the ability to infuse the best of our network capabilities into our client's day-to-day deliverables. An entrepreneurial spirit with a bias for action and problem-solving is necessary to be successful in this role.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to upleveling account management and improve how we serve GroupM Commerce clients across agencies.
  • Support agency teams (investment, search, social, programmatic, data, and analytics) to deliver comprehensive solutions that accomplish client's business objectives.
  • Support the integration between commerce and brand media to develop end-to-end media plans for clients.
  • Manage relationships to ensure delivery of first-to-market media solutions.
  • Stay up to date on the latest trends and best practices in retail media. Develop and cascade POVs on changing industry dynamics.
  • Engage with internal and external leaders across WPP agencies, technology providers, and retailers to develop go-to-market solutions.
  • Assist in developing commerce and retail media content for the organization, including educational trainings, POVs, and frameworks.
  • Lead the adoption of GroupM Commerce for new business and existing accounts.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in commerce across paid media, trade strategy, retail, consulting, and/or analytics.
  • Ability to execute effective media plans that achieve business objectives.
  • Experience across the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Drive to learn and understand the retail landscape and the latest trends in commerce media.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas.
  • Deep understanding of retail commercial elements such as profit margin, inventory levels, forecasting, and demand planning to inform media decisions.
  • Deep understanding of how different media channels work together and how retail media fits within the wider ecosystem.
  • Experience with retail bid management platforms, such as Pacvue or Skai.
  • Experience in campaign management and optimization across multiple retail platforms (Amazon, Instacart, Walmart, Target, Kroger, Criteo, Google, Meta, etc.).
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with internal teams and external partners.
  • A self-starter attitude that thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent project-management skills; able to coordinate projects across multiple teams and functions.

About Mindshare:

Mindshare is a media services company that accelerates Good Growth for its clients in the age of transformation. The solutions we create are both Good for consumers and drive Growth for our clients. We were the first purpose-built company created by WPP and today we are 10,000 people working in 116 offices in 86 countries, helping to drive Good Growth for our clients, our people, the industry and the world.

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 greater work we can create together.

The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $75,000 to $180,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, please visit for more details.


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