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MediaCom | Head of Strategy Comms/Strategic Planning Melbourne, Australia

Description Position at MediaCom

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

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

We are currently looking for a Head of Strategy to join us

The role is both consultative, offering higher end, up-stream strategic thinking to clients, as well as more downstream, predominantly reach-based channel planning, connecting deeply with the investment and content teams

Purpose of Position

The traditional approach doesnt cut it for our Strategy and Planning team We relentlessly seek to uncover a whole host of insights from culture, the economy, people, behavior and connections, and combine this with great platform and touchpoint understanding to both inspire custom media strategies Our focus sits firmly within evidence based planning that translates to real business outcomes A sound theoretical understanding of established marketing dogma, such as the EBIs Laws of Growth is also paramount

Data is the driver Delivering creativity is the goal Our simple philosophy (Putting the why back in the business) keeps us grounded to make sure all strategic direction is clear and actionable

The role is both consultative, offering higher end, up-stream strategic thinking to clients, as well as more downstream, predominantly reach-based channel planning, connecting deeply with the investment and content teams

You will also be conversant and have an expert understanding of MediaComs 20|20 system-led planning framework and its application to strategic thinking

The ideal candidate knows how to covert analysis into real world solutions and have innovation in their blood They simplify complexity to bring clarity of thought

Reporting of the role

This role reports to Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director

Key Relationships

The essential relationship is with Business Leadership Were not shying away from the fact that we are looking to emulate the tried and tested creative agency model, where the Strategic Planning Lead and Business Lead work as partners to deliver outstanding client service and outcomes We aim to create a powerful duo in each of our agency verticals (eg Travel or FMCG)
Senior clients predominently Marketing and Brand Directors
Agency partner strategic leads (eg Creative, Shopper, Research)
Internal department leads (Marketplace, MBA, Ecommerce, Data & Analytics)
Key media and technology vendors, particularly their strategists
Academic partners (eg Marketing scientists from Ehrenberg-Bass)

On any given day, you might

Lead, manage and nuture a team of high performers
Contribute to building and fostering strong client partnerships through deep understanding of the market they operate and the key business challenges that they face
Proactively identify strategic opportunities, demonstrated through strong analytical and strategic skills to solve client challenges
Lead the creation and ensure delivery on measurable client & strategy business KPIs
Drive understanding, adoption and implementation of proprietary tools in the development of strategy across the agency
Facilitate training and development that meet the needs (today and future) of the strategy community at Mediacom
Collaborate across functions and specialisms to create a more integrated and end to end strategy and planning product
Navigate and provide counsel on a variety of quant & qual research methodologies and how they should be integrated into the strategic planning process
Facilitate both internal and external sessions with teams and clients to undercover new insight and create synergy between clients & experts in our team
Create and deliver category, media and other relevant trends to both clients and internal teams
Elevate reputation of Mediacoms strategic offering through industry-related thought leadership panels, making best-in-class planning the norm and showcasing our work through awards programmes

The ideal person

A motivated and passionate media professional that strives to understand why
Able to get things done, knows how to organize yourself and others
Can strike up conversation with the clients and media and talk the talk
Knows how to turn data and insights into a story
Can see communications trends and solutions clearly
Understand how tools and technology can help tell a story
Keeps ahead of the industry news, knows whats new and shiny in market
A trusted advisor that can quickly understand the clients business needs and develop a solution
Loves to actively share POV on market and industry, both educating our clients and building trust
You are a highly skilled communicator, that knows how to simplify the complicated media world and structure of an agency
Is seen as a pivotal thought leader by clients when it comes to trading, contracts, vendors and delivering
Numbers are a second language to you and you can translate between both fast, accurately and effectively

You bring

Broad, deep, and current knowledge of marketing, business strategy, and digital technology 10 years of relevant industry or professional services experience required
The ability to work with data to develop insights and recommendations for clients
A collaborative attitude and approach to solving problems
A mastery of your strategic capability, and a basic understanding across other forms of strategy, including, but not limited to Brand strategy, communications strategy, digital & media strategy
A constant curiosity to challenge the status-quo

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Advertising/PR/Event Management
Functional Area : Sales/Business Development
Role : Channel Sales
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 15th Jul 2020

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