Media Manager

Location: Melbourne
Reference: 3014799
Sacha Martini
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We are one of Australia’s largest independent media agencies, completely non-aligned with any local or international group, developing a culture that delivers genuine, effective results for our clients. Being an independent agency, we attract experienced staff who thrive on the freedom to explore and use a creative approach to achieve. 

As a Business Manager you will have more than 5 years industry experience and is are experienced and a mature planner / buyer with a broader cross-media and industry knowledge base which is visible in the standard of work delivered on a clients’ business. This role is a step into managing; both client relationships and an internal junior team.

  • Commitment to building strong, trusting relationships with clients and ensuring in-depth knowledge of their business and its needs.
  • Working with the Group Business Director & Senior Management to drive new business growth
  • To develop consumer insights, communications strategy & media execution for our client in collaboration with Research & Insights, Strategy, Digital, Investment and Partnerships & Integration business teams
  • Management of clients’ communications planning, buying of media, campaign optimization and post reporting
  • Develop channel strategies that deliver on clients business objectives and demonstrate thought-leadership and innovative go-to-market strategies
  • Setting measures of success and objectives in line with channel strategy and clients business objectives
  • Setting specific planning goals via detailed briefs for Digital & Investment teams
  • Project managing key media activities and develop & maintain strong media relationships
  • Working in collaboration with Investment Team to effectively negotiate and optimise campaigns – ensuring all T1 and T2 retail rate benchmarks are maintained & reported back to the client
  • Preparing proactive competitive reports at a national, state and on occasion dealer level
  • Work with a Media Executive to ensure all media requests are met
  • Managing workflow within and across teams to manage stakeholder expectations
  • Ensuring all retail media budgets are adhered to and correctly reconciled with Finance monthly, working with Group Business Director
  • Managing and nurturing junior team to ensure high performance, career growth and to exceed client expectations
  • Has a thorough knowledge of all available data sources within the agency and be able to tell stories from the data to respond to client briefs and business needs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and media proprietary tools
  • Demonstrates proficient implementation and reporting skills
  • Is comfortable working with people of all levels and maintain high levels of professionalism
  • Ensures open lines of communication and deep trust is built with client and team so high performance can be achieved
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality, being a good listener and strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrates good time management skills; identify and set priorities based upon the urgent/important matrix, plan and schedule a realistic To Do list, know when to delegate and when to collaborate, how to manage interruptions and avoid procrastination
  • Able to demonstrate independent thinking and self-motivation, yet be an invaluable team player