Senior Associate, Digital Investment

| Greater LA Area

Senior Associate, Digital Investment

 

Objectives of the Role

The Digital Investment Senior Associate handles the digital spend and negotiations across MediaCom's clients. S/he is responsible for negotiating, managing and executing digital media buys associated with one or more assigned accounts. S/he will provide strategic market insights, trends and pricing benchmarks, oversight, and management of spending across major vendors while monitoring client budgets and adherence to KPIs.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Integrate Planning team to gain insights on objectives, KPIs, strategies, audiences, etc. to ensure tactical buys deliver against goals.
  • Participate in vendor RFP selection
  • Help manage RFP process (all digital channels, where applicable)
  • Help centrally manage negotiations/rate tracking/planning costs/benchmarking/ budget management of assigned account(s)
  • Demonstrate better pricing, efficiencies, and impact by consolidating buys across sites, MediaCom and GroupM
  • Benchmark buys in Negotiation Investment Template
  • Help with Negotiations (ensure substitutability)
  • Manage vendor relations (Inventory avails, IOs, notify if included/excluded from buy)
  • Develop Site Scoring Model (ranking for buy development)
  • Gain approval for all sites on tactical buys internally
  • Develop tactical buy with Investment Supervisor
  • Work with Buy Enablement team to ensure all buys are entered into Prisma (naming conventions, budgets, placements, compliance, updates, etc.), campaign launches and delivery/pacing is occurring
  • Partner with Buy Enablement for monthly billing
  • Build relationships and meet with vendors on an ongoing basis to provide updates and/or recommendations
  • Create Vendor POVs
  • Keep current on digital innovations, ad models, and technologies
  • Proactive in following up on client team requests with a key awareness of client deadlines
  • Follow key investment tenets around KPIs
  • Actively participate in department projects/committees
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


People Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with media, technology, analytics and GroupM teams as well as media and technology publishers
  • Foster camaraderie within the Investment team and with all key stakeholders they support
  • Educate media teams on the digital investment process
  • Provide guidance to team members and nurture/promote team environment
  • Train employees on tools and best practices
  • Ability to work in a team environment that promotes collaboration
  • Adept at communicating effectively across all levels
  • Can work successfully within a team as well as independently

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of the media landscape and fast-moving digital trends
  • Strong quantitative and analytical/results-oriented skills
  • Solid negotiation skills and tactics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work successfully with teams, and work under pressure
  • Excellent time-management and follow-through skills
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel with intermediate PowerPoint and Word skills
  • Strong understanding of interactive research tools

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 2+ years of prior digital planning experience desired

ABOUT MEDIACOM:
Welcome innovators, initiative takers and instigators.

We are 8,500 of the world's leading media communications specialists, in 125 offices, across 100 countries.

We have a global client roster that's the envy of our peers. Adidas, Coca-Cola, Mars, P&G, PSA, Richemont, Shell and Sony to name but a few.

We help brands unlock growth through media. We do this using our Systems Thinking approach to data, technology and creativity and design communication strategies that build brands and generate sales. We're part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, which gives us access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business.

All this has helped us become the first network to hold the big six Media Network of the Year titles concurrently.

But the real secret to our success is simple (and not really a secret). It's our People First, Better Results philosophy.

We know that when we invest in our people, we'll deliver better results not only for them, but also for our clients.

We also know that talent comes in all shapes, sizes, genders and ethnicities. That's why our agencies are open environments that celebrate difference.

Do you want to work with smart, creative, enthusiastic people? So do we.

Welcome to MediaCom.

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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, themore greatwork we can create together.

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Location

Playa Vista is conveniently located between Marina Del Rey and Culver City. Lush greenery, hammocks and a range of food trucks for lunch or a snack.

An Insider's view of MediaCom

What's something quirky about your company?

Spontaneous stretch sessions in the middle of the day, basketball challenges when an afternoon break is needed, and the cutest office dogs that you’ve ever seen. One employee even set up a game of chess at her desk for people to pass by and make a move! We all look forward to coming to work - the little personal touches make a big difference.

Willie

Human Resources Business Partner

What does your typical day look like?

My role straddles both strategic and tactical planning as well as the management of partner and client relationships. My day consists of project management with my team to ensure we are meeting client deadlines - campaign planning and implementation, tactical recommendations, reporting, pacing and billing... with some breaks for yoga in between!

Theresa

Senior Associate, Digital Investment

What does career growth look like on your team?

We define what career growth means for each team member. At the beginning, growth comes in developing knowledge base and technical skills. The more senior you get, the emphasis is on new responsibilities and developing leadership skills. Collectively, we map out a growth plan tailored to their professional goals.

Seow Leng

Managing Partner

What is your vision for the company?

The vision for MediaCom LA is to be a ‘compass’ for our global network. We are applying some of the thinking and skills of the tech industry to our agency business, hoping to fundamentally advance the agency model by developing operational advantages that MediaCom will replicate globally.

Mark

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What are MediaCom Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
MediaCom provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
MediaCom provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 10 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
MediaCom LA's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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