MediaCom I Planning Manager/ Associate Director
Taipei, Taiwan

Position at MediaCom

is an agency of GroupM, the world’s largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally.

We are currently looking for a Planning Manager to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for AOR Director

At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

Reporting the role

This role reports to : This role reports to the AOR Director.

3 best things about the job : .

  • Being part of an inspired, passionate, dynamic & talented group.
  • Work with all for excellent training and exposure to the media industry.
  • Flexible & fun working environment.
  • In this role, your goals will be :

    In three months :

  • Be able to function independently and establish a strong working relationship with the team and is able to fully understand and deliver on time all day requirements for accounts being serviced.
  • Have a strong understanding of the MediaCom structure and specialist services
  • Have a full understanding of the client’s business (KPIs, key challenges).
  • Thorough knowledge of both the landscapes and establish relationship with key media owners. Begin to consult with clients on their business and how MediaCom can influence business outcomes
  • In six months :

  • Be able to work with the team to deliver within schedule all daily, weekly, quarterly, and annual requirements like detailed media plans, actual reports, post updates, package evaluation, packages / detailed costs, among others.
  • Have a strong understanding of the clients competitive set
  • Managing the day to day output of the team with high quality and high responsiveness to client requests
  • In 12 months :

  • Be able to act as the next lead buying contact (after buying head) across the brands handled.
  • Be able to build a more collaborative relationship with internal stakeholders (cross-functional teams like MCI, GroupM OOH) and with external clients across brands handled.
  • Be able to understand and actively use the key tools and processes critical to the everyday running of the account.
  • Lead and deliver all client responses to brief with the team.
  • Annual media strategy and recommendation.
  • Your day job looks like at MediaCom :

  • Managing and being responsive to client requests
  • Manage the day to day workload of the team to meet deadlines
  • Work closely with media partners on responses to briefs or pro-actives.
  • Ongoing learning of the client’s category / competitive activity as well as the changing media landscape
  • Attending meetings internal, client and cross-agency
  • What you’ll bring :

  • High attention to detail to ensure the output is of the highest quality
  • Strong team player able to build key relationships internally, with clients, with agency partners and with the media
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to navigate difficult client situations / manage expectations
  • Minimum qualifications :

  • At least 7-8 years of experience strategic media planning / media management experience. Well versed in all media channels and can connect the dots across these channels.
  • A strong curiosity in overall market new technology, the internet and other digital formats. Experience in handling FMCG category required.
  • A can-do attitude who is energetic with a hands-on approach to service client relationships, quick decision maker, negotiate and manage partnerships.
  • A high performing team player with excellent communication skills. Experienced in managing and motivating the best in people.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize jobs and manage time efficiently
  • More about MediaCom

    MediaCom helps brands unlock growth through media. We do this by applying our unique Systems Thinking approach to data, technology and creativity to design communication strategies that build brands and generate sales.

    As part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and part of GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm, we have access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business, enabling us to identify the best avenues for growth and unlock the potential in every brand.

    Our success is underpinned by our long-standing belief that if we invest in our people, we’ll deliver better results not only for our teams but also for our clients.

    People First, Better Results means that we invest in our people’s careers and capabilities to help grow our clients’ businesses.

    In 2018, this approach led MediaCom to become the first network to hold all six major Media Network of the Year titles concurrently : Adweek, Campaign, Cannes Lions, Festival of Media Global, M&M Global and WARC Media 100.

    The agency retained the WARC Media 100 title in 2019, also winning Agency of the Year (MediaCom Israel) and Campaign of the Year (Gillette I Don’t Roll on Shabbos, MediaCom Connections Israel).

    MediaCom is one of the world’s leading media communications specialists, with billings of US$13.5 billion (Source : COMvergence, March 2019), employing 8,000 people in 125 offices across 100 countries.

    Its global client roster includes Adidas, Coca-Cola (TCCC), Dell, Mars, NBC Universal, P&G, PSA, Richemont, Shell and Sony.

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    About Taiwan

    Taiwan is the fifth largest Asian market in terms of ad spend per capita. Here, TV is the most important form of media, with 89% penetration, but consumption rates are changing drastically, with 67% of TV watchers now getting their fix through the internet accessed on computers, mobiles, tablets and video on demand services.

    Taiwan’s digital media market is truly a unique blend of local, regional and global players. It remains one of the most exciting cities in Asia, with friendly people, great food served round-

    the-clock and the best cost to quality-of-life ratio in the Asia Pacific region.

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