Ours is the story of the eternal upstart and change is in our DNA. We were born with the ambition to change the world through media. Raised in Asia, we are now the world’s most geographically balanced global network spanning US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Mindshare’s birth in 1997 shifted the focus from media as a pure commodity to media as a change agent. Our ambition was to go beyond the traditional media descriptors of “Optimise, Capitalise, Maximise.” We will not be defined by the formulaic definitions of media. Mindshare’s story is about teamwork. It’s why we called ourselves Mindshare in the first place! We were designed to be a global network, balanced in every region, with clients benefitting from both global and local insights. Today 75% of our business is global and our global network and integrated approach is our strength.
We are a global media agency network with billings in excess of US$31.4 billion (source: RECMA) and our network consists of more than 7,000 employees, in 116 offices across 86 countries. Mindshare is part of GroupM, which oversees the media investment management sector for WPP, the world’s leading communications services group.
The Trading team at Mindshare Worldwide is growing and as such we are looking to recruit a Trading Account Executive to support the team.
The Exchange fulfills two purposes;
Value Management: driving cost and quality delivery for our global clients, across 40+ markets
Direct Investment:managing media space and time booked from Mindshare Worldwide
In this role, you will be required to work across the value management function:
Value Management:help collect and collate a variety of spend and cost tracking reports, analyse data to understand key trends and to co-ordinate with global markets daily to ensure they are delivering the data that we need. The role will cover a range of clients, markets and focus on both offline and online media
The role will report directly to the Account Manager and Account Director within the Worldwide team.
The role focuses on data and reporting of performance by MindShare’s local markets. This is done through a range of tools, Jackdaw, Decipher, Tabular reporting (Excel based) and PowerPoint.
Both Jackdaw (online) and Decipher (Excel based) are year on year cost and quality analysis tools, which takes reported data from local markets to calculate MindShare’s performance vs targets.
Organisation and Co-ordination:
Attention to detail:
Key skills & knowledge:
We are looking for someone who is keen to start their career within media and looking to work in a fast-paced global agency.
The successful candidate must be comfortable handling and formatting large data sets and have strong attention to detail
The role will involve extensive Excel use, so intermediate Excel skills would be an advantage, as well as intermediate PowerPoint skills.
As excel use and basic numeracy skills are important in this role, the interview process may include 2 tests – excel and math’s.
Additional languages are not essential but would be an advantage.
GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company responsible for more than $45B (COMvergence) in annual media investment through agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis.