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Media (Business) Manager

Wavemaker - Melbourne, VIC

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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. Fuelled 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, Twitter and LinkedIn 

Your Role:

The role of the Business Manager is to work in the client team as the key point of contact for our clients and are responsible for the development, execution and delivery of media plans, delivering on strategy and amplified in an effective, efficient and future facing, Wavemaker way.

The role of the Business Manager is to develop strong communications/ recommendations across all channels (Paid, Owned, Earned) that are focused on exceeding clients’ expectations. The Manager takes responsibility for all information flow within WM, working in collaboration with all disciplines and services. Delivering on a to holistic approach to tackling client business challenges, which will involve integrated and agnostic cross channel solutions that challenge the norm and drive results.

From a digital perspective you’re equipped to provide, best practice and innovation internally with the support of your director and specialists.

Key stakeholders: 

Internal WM & GroupM Departments: Collaborate with Specialists across C&P, Data & Analytics, Strategy teams to deliver client objectives.

Media Owners: Establish strong relationships with our media partners at a Media sales representative level

Wavemaker Client Team: Contribute to great teamwork with a supportive and positive can-do attitude

What you will need:

  • Passion for the media industry across all facets including digital, technology, data & analytics
  • Well developed, up to date, media landscape knowledge (able to articulate current consumer insights).
  • Is highly respected by clients when it comes to the media plan and its execution
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Strong Presentation Skills
  • Problem solving mentality
  • Media planning, buying & campaign trafficking experience
  • Demonstrates well developed negotiation and Investment planning skills
  • Experience putting together cross channel media recommendations
  • Experience building cross channel media plans
  • Experience in managing people
  • Experience in running and managing a team
  • MFA Digital Foundations Certification I and II and MFA TV Training certification (or equivalent)
  • Internal Programmatic Foundations Training
  • Established media systems knowledge (SpectraMD, Asteroid, MOVE, AQX, Optim8, Etam, Eram, Pathmatics, Symphony, Sizmek, DCM, MOAT, Nielsen and Excel)

What success looks like:

In 3 months, you would have:

  • Have been introduced to key clients
  • Immersed yourself in the team with an understanding of the status of all active and upcoming campaigns.
  • Established collaborative relationships with all key stakeholders and internal reports.
  • A strong understanding of and can clearly articulate the Wavemaker proposition, core client team processes cross channel including digital + Adops, our way of working

In 6 months, you would have:

  • Established yourself as the key point of contact for your account patch, seen as the 1st 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 theories.
  • Effectively briefing in internal WM and GroupM team members to ensure seamless transition from planning to execution
  • Working well with your direct reports
  • Actively participating in all WIP’s both internal and external
  • Demonstrated your ability to deliver on all aspects of the role in an efficient, effective and proactive way.
  • Taken the lead in planning and buying for specific allocated clients/campaigns
  • Owning the team 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
  • Strengthened your key stakeholder relationships to deliver great team work consistently.
  • Started to build strong relationships with key clients

In 12 months, you would have:

  • Beginning to own 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
  • Building strong relationships with publishers, representing the Wavemaker team appropriately and ensuring that our campaigns are delivered to the highest quality