Mindshare Vacancies 2022 in London, England, United Kingdom – Director – Media Investment Management

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Job title: Director – Media Investment Management

Reports to: Partner, Media Excellence

Mindshare is a global media agency designed to make media exciting, fun and life changing. For the last 20 years our values of Speed, Teamwork and Provocation have guided our 10,000 people who work with some of the world’s best brands and companies. Located in 116 offices across 86 countries, we are the largest media agency in GroupM, WPP’s media investment management arm, which is the #1 media holding group globally. Mindshare Worldwide is the headquarters for Mindshare based in London. We are a team of 400+ people, co-ordinating media campaigns for our global clients.

The Role

This role sits within Mindshare’s ‘Unite’ global media team. The Unite team has been built to service the specific scaled requirements of one of the world’s largest advertisers, Unilever. However, the Unite team is also fully integrated within the Mindshare Global HQ office in London, benefitting from access to wider agency resources and culture (The Unite team also has hub offices in New York and Singapore, which work in close partnership with the London team).

The Unite team in London consists of 60+ personnel, working within specific ‘Centres of Excellence’ (CoEs), which are dedicated to developing and supporting best practice media delivery for Unilever in 80+ countries around the globe. These CoEs cover disciplines such as Communications Planning, Media Trading, Digital Media Operations, Audience Insights, Media Data Management and Reporting.

This particular role exists within the ‘Media Excellence’ Centre of Excellence team. This team is responsible for managing multiple ongoing programmes of work for Unilever, related to best practice media planning / implementation, media budget setting, data management and reporting.

The primary responsibility of the Media Investment Management Director would be the running of Unilever’s media budget setting programme, supporting 80+ local country teams across not only the Mindshare network, but also offices of other Unilever roster media agencies including PHD, Initiative Media and Havas.

This role is full-time, based at Mindshare’s central London offices, and 100% dedicated to supporting our global Unilever account responsibilities.

The Ideal Candidate

Candidates should have proven experience in the media industry, ideally working across a combination of the following fields:

– Media planning and/or media buying in all forms of paid media

– Global media account management

– Media research & analytics

– Media data management & reporting

– Media budget setting

– Positive attitude and a willingness to adapt and grow as the accountole evolves

– Ability to manage direct and indirect reports – setting their workload, ensuring they are properly briefed and supported on all tasks and helping to grow their skillset

– Relationship builder – it will be key for this person to develop a close working relationship with their Unite colleagues, local agency contacts and clients

– Work well under pressure with the ability to manage, delegate and execute on multiple tasks

– Strong organisational and communication skills

– Accuracy and attention to detail in all tasks

– High degree of numeracy with a desire to work with numbers and data

– A team player who is comfortable working with clients and colleagues at all levels

Essential Criteria

Media data management experience

Detailed understanding of media planning principles

Familiarity with commercial marketing concepts such as ROI

Confident and capable in dealing with senior internal and external stakeholders

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programmes, in particular Excel

Desirable Criteria

Project management experience

Previous experience working with large multi-national brands

Previous experience working in the FMCG sector

Experience of working with budget setting or other forms of econometric analyses

Understanding of masterdata management / governance


In this role your key responsibility will be as the subject matter expert for Unilever media budget setting, globally. Within this role the primary areas of responsibility will include but not be limited to the following areas:

Annual budget setting programme & delivery management

Developing budget setting training materials

Training new local agency users of the budget setting system and ways of working

Consultancy to global and local stakeholders (client and media agencies) of the best practice use of our global media budget setting system – ‘B-SMART’

Primary point of contact for client and agency stakeholder questions

Daily management of direct and indirect report

Identify and specify future tool development opportunities – working in close partnership with our Integrated Analytics and Technology colleagues

Data quality control of budget setting records

Analyses to assess status of global media activity funding sufficiency for global client sponsors

Involvement in other CoE and Unite workstreams including but not limited to media planning best practice guidance setting and assessment, data analysis and support for new client programmes of work etc

What We Can Offer You

At Mindshare Worldwide, we offer a competitive salary package, with 25 days holiday increasing with service to a maximum of 30 days, with the option to buy an extra 5 days per year. We also have an enhanced pension scheme, Bupa healthcare, a monthly wellbeing fund and early finishes on a Friday during summer. These are just some of the great benefits we offer.

Based ten minutes from London Bridge tube station, our office has a rooftop with 360 views of London – a great space to hang out with colleagues and friends!

We also offer an extensive training programme to help guide your career development whilst you’re with us. There’s a wide range of options to suit everyone at all levels of your career.

Our Values & Behaviours

Our attitude is reflected in our core values of Energy, Empathy and Impact which drive our people and our business.

We want Mindshare Worldwide to be a place where everyone feels that they belong, everyone can be themselves and everyone has the same opportunities to develop their careers. Over the last 12 months we have made important steps in progressing on our journey to a truly inclusive organisation. We have launched The Collective and have seen the birth of a range of Employee Resource Groups who have shown some amazing and inspiring work.

Company: Mindshare

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Mid-Senior level

Job Location:  London, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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