IPG Mediabrands was created by Interpublic Group in 2007 to manage all of its global media related assets. Today that means we manage and invest $37 billion in global media on the behalf of our clients, employ over 7,500 diverse and daring marketing communication specialists worldwide and operate our company businesses in more than 127 countries.
A proven entity in helping clients maximize business results through integrated, intelligence-driven marketing strategies, IPG Mediabrands is committed to driving automated buying, pay for performance and digital innovation solutions through its network of media agencies including UM, Initiative, and Media Experts. Its roster of specialty service agencies include Magna Global, Cadreon, Orion, Reprise Media, and Ansible.
Lead the preparation, writing and presentation of integrated media plans, proposals and analysis that satisfy client objectives and go beyond the brief.
Confidently and effectively communicate with the leadership team to address needs of the account (e.g. ensure campaigns launch according to plan, address questions quickly with appropriate client communication, flag concerns, etc.).
Proactively prepare and present evaluations of media opportunities, media trends and issues of interest to clients.
Ensure that all media plans adhere to the agency's values, philosophies and processes.
Maintain the media plan and regularly evaluate the campaign performance.
Effectively manage ongoing client expectations in regards to work back schedule, and deadlines.
Build and maintain strong client relationships and respectful partner relationships.
Oversee the administration and maintenance of the buy.
Oversee team members in preparing and maintaining accurate and client finance reports and budget control reporting (BCRs).
Provide ongoing actionable feedback and training to direct reports in order to ensure performance and development goals are achieved.
Proactively contribute to and/or prepare media POVs.
Contribute to the improvement of overall product and image and making recommendations where appropriate.
Post-Secondary education – University graduate and/or advertising/marketing College degree preferred.
Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in integrated media planning.
Ability to develop positive on-going business relationships with a focus on client service.
Ability to build strong internal relationships and partnerships.
Demonstrated ability to effectively apply knowledge and insights gained from research resources to media planning.
Strong presentation skills.
Proactive approach to problem solving, supporting the team, self-development, etc.
Proficiency with media research tools (e.g. Clear Decisions, Vividata, Neilson), and media tools (e.g. Prisma).
Strong learning agility, with a passion for continuous development.
Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
Highly developed organizational skills with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task in a fast paced environment.
Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
Ability to develop and foster relationships with media partners.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Ability to travel as required.
IPG Mediabrands is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome and encourage applications from all interested parties. Accommodations are available, upon request, for those with a disability or medical need during any stage of the recruitment process. We thank all candidates for their interest in IPG Mediabrands, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.