Wavemaker | Business Manager, Melbourne

Agency GroupM
Created 11/09/2023
Reference oJ4qpfwm
Category Media;Client Services
Job type Full-time
Location Australia
City Melbourne

Position at Wavemaker

Wavemaker | Business Manager

At Wavemaker, we believe there always is a better way to grow. By Positively Provoking Growth for our clients, our people and our partners, we shape decisions and experiences through media, content and technology.

We are part of GroupM and WPP; the largest media buying alliance and marketing communications group ranked #1 in the world. In Australia and New Zealand, we have over 250 people working across six offices: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Auckland.
Across 2022 and into 2023 we have won at the MFA Awards, AIMCO Awards, B&T 30 under 30, Festival of Media Global, Campaign Women to Watch, Mumbrella Travel Marketing Awards, MediaWeek, Festival of Media Cause, UnLtd Hall of Good, Campaign Asia, DRUM Awards.

We pride ourselves on our culture and our people. Our goal is to make our workplaces as vibrant and diverse as the cities we work in.We are achieving this by building a workforce that represents the complete spectrum of backgrounds and experiences. We're committed to cultivating a work environment which is diverse in representation and thought, that promotes and celebrates inclusivity and provides equitable opportunities to all.

About the role

To work collegially with all areas of the agency and bring gold standard implementation to life. This role leads the day-to-day media planning and trading for their client. The role of the Manager is to develop strong communications/ recommendations across all channels (Paid, Owned, Earned) that are focused on exceeding your clients' expectations. The Manager takes responsibility for all information flow within WM, working in collaboration with all disciplines and services.

The Manager brings the strategy to life in optimised channels, identifying opportunities and innovation to adapt the plan in real-time. The Manager has trusted and influential relationships with clients, media and agency partners.

What you will need:
  • Strong, up to date, media landscape knowledge (confidently able to articulate macro consumer trends and the challenges and opportunities they bring).
  • Is respected by clients and media partners when it comes to the media plan and its execution
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Problem-solving mentality
  • Experience in managing people and running a team
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong media systems knowledge (SpectraMD, Asteroid, MOVE, AQX, Optim8, Etam, Eram, Excel)
  • Problem solving mentality
  • Extensive media buying experience
  • Demonstrates well developed negotiation and Investment planning skill

What success looks like: The easiest and simplest way to see if you have done a great job is when:

In 3 months, you would have:
  • Have been introduced to key clients and media partners
  • Immersed yourself in the team with an understanding of the status of all active and upcoming campaigns.
  • Established collaborative relationships with all key internal and external stakeholders and internal reports.
  • A strong understanding of and can clearly articulate the Wavemaker proposition, core C&C processes and our way of working.

In 6 months, you would have:
  • Owning the Investment processes for specific allocated clients/campaigns from end to end, ensuring that your manager and wider team are regularly updated on the performance of each campaign demonstrating excellent attention to detail
  • Working well with your direct report/s
  • Demonstrated your ability to deliver on all aspects of the role in an efficient, effective and proactive ways
  • Strengthened your key stakeholder relationships to deliver great team work consistently.
  • Established yourself as the key point of contact from media partners for your account patch, seen as the 1 st person for anyone to go to, to find out what is happening on your accounts
  • Regularly using and able to demonstrate a strong level of comfort on the use and explanation of WM planning tools, processes and theory's.
  • Effectively briefing in internal WM and GroupM team members to ensure seamless transition from planning to execution
  • Actively participating in all WIP's both internal and external

In 12 months, you would have:
  • Beginning to take ownership of larger campaign and strategic recommendations and planning for specific clients
  • Taking on greater ownership for campaigns and clients - responsibility and volume.
  • Proactively adding value to the team based on campaign performance
  • Building strong relationships with clients, representing the Wavemaker team appropriately and ensuring that our campaigns are delivered to the highest quality
  • Fully embraced WM planning tools and processes, and amble to fully explain in detail how they each work and how/ when to use them
  • Clearly have moved the account forward by evolving and improving thinking, relationships and media plans for the client. (showing tangible results)
  • Have work or developing work that will be entered into an award
  • Deepening your relationships with clients to be their trusted adviser for all things media/ communications and beyond

Working at Wavemaker

Wavemaker is our name, our mission and our method. We believe there is always a better way to grow. Our attitude, Positive Provocation, is defined by the idea that what got you here, won't get you there . Today that seems more appropriate than ever. We don't provoke for the sake of it, we provoke to create innovative and better outcomes for our clients. This attitude is behind our growth, helping us attract and retain some of the most iconic brands across ANZ.

Being a provocateur means

Being experts in the known, but curious about the unknown
Inspired to do anything, but deliberate in our choices
Delivering on-time in-full, but knowing it's always in beta
Making media, not just buying it
Bringing 100% of ourselves, 100% of the time
• Belonging at Wavemaker
Greenmakers Sustainability
Mental Health Wavemaker Allies
Inclusive policies
  • Flexible work environment
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.
  • Discounts and corporate benefits
  • Continuous training and development opportunities

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria. Here, we strongly encourage you to apply if you're interested: we'd love to know how you can positively impact our team with your experience!

We believe that diversity is vital and positively influences the environment in which we operate. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment that is free of discrimination, harassment or bullying. Race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions, we encourage all applicants.

Apply now and send your CV via the link!


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