Partnerships Associate

Job description

OUR COMPANY We are dynamic, empowered and entrepreneurial. We pride ourselves in being an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion is at the heart of what we believe in. IPG Mediabrands are committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications regardless of gender identity, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or belief. Initiative is different to other media agencies. We are not trapped by a legacy structure primarily centred on paid advertising. Instead, we are liberated by a new world structure designed to deliver highly differentiated and highly effective communications strategies for our clients. We’re not the biggest agency in town. So rather than outsize our competitors we must outsmart them. That’s why we’ve built the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Core to this strategic capability is an obsession with culture and how brands can pivot from brand advertising (which is forgettable) to cultural branding (which is highly memorable). Our new world model is comprised of four central “craft centres” – Client Advice and Management, Strategy, Communications Design and Partnerships. DISCIPLINE OVERVIEW: PARTNERSHIPS Initiative is building the most streamlined and integrated Partnerships teams in the industry. We do not operate in silos. As such, our best and brightest Partnerships leaders from both Traditional and Digital backgrounds are charged with leading the Partnerships teams and delivering on the following: Marketplace landscape experts internally and with clients. All media partner evaluation, selection and recommendations leveraging strategic/ consumer insights, marketplace insights, and Initiative’s proprietary partner selection data and toolsets. Strategic partnership solutions, negotiation/go‐to-market strategies, and audience—focused strategies, designed to deliver on client objectives and KPIs. Innovation and emerging partner test opportunities to drive client KPIs. Support MAGNA aggregate negotiations across all media channels Support and facilitate IPG Mediabrands corporate, agency and external media initiatives ROLE OVERVIEW: ASSOCIATE, PARTNERSHIPS The Associate in Partnerships is an entry level position within Initiative requiring an eager, proactive and energetic person who is interested in beginning a career in media. The Associate is an important position within the integrated investment process and supports the team as they build a go to market approach for as well as alternative offerings such as in cinema video. This person should like working with numbers, have strong communication skills, work well in a team environment and have a level of curiosity that infects the entire team that works with you on campaigns. ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Client Maintain client’s schedules in accordance with their goals Responsiveness to client requests Proactively Client Internal Proactively seek out mentorship and learning from other Discipline leaders at Initiative (Strategy, Analytics, Communications Design, Client Advice) Responsible for smooth running of day-to-day activities Stewardship Integral in campaign set up and execution including order letters, specs, creative rotation and billing documentation Be responsible for billing discrepancies and produce resolutions Assist in actualizations with partners and final billing numbers Participate in analysis and post campaign summary of integrated programs Coordination and scheduling of partner and team meetings Compilation and distribution of conference reports from status meetings Participate in departmental projects as requested Integral in campaign set up and execution including insertion orders, specs and creative trackers Be responsible for billing discrepancies and produce resolutions Assist in actualizations with partners and final billing numbers Participate in analysis and post campaign summary of integrated programs Coordination and scheduling of partner and team meeting Compilation and distribution of conference reports from status meetings Participate in departmental projects as requested Attend company events and department wide meetings Learn key programs and tools Distribute, collect and organize RFPs Assist in reporting and tracking budgets, savings and value, ensuring accuracy for internal team Assist in evaluating partner proposals Enter buys into Prisma and insure system reflects accurate buys Update buy summary documents Monitor network buys daily based on audience delivery data to insure delivery in flight Secure necessary ADU weight Assist with traffic issues Commercial Timely resolution of billing discrepancies Ensures and advocates for partner relationships Prioritization: 20% Client 60% Internal 20% Commercial Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s): Client Responsiveness and accuracy on client maintenance Internal Fosters strong and positive internal relationships Accurate maintenance of schedules Participates in agency and external personal growth & education initiatives Strong knowledge of buying mechanics - Prisma, ADUs, tracking, posting Adherence to / use of agency processes and tools Commercial Align with billing timelines Ensures and advocates for agency partner relationships QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience Media planning/buying experience would be beneficial (internship strongly preferred) Proficiency with Microsoft programs, especially Excel and PowerPoint Ability to communicate concisely and clearly, both written and oral Strong organizational and analytical skills Proven ability to work independently and as part of an integrated team Detail-oriented, organized, conscientious, with the ability to multi-task and work well under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment HOW WE PROTECT YOU The manner in which IPG Mediabrands processes your personal data is set out in the eRecruitment Privacy Notice. 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The Package

THE PERKS We guarantee that your career with us will be varied and exciting. Every day in this fast paced environment presents a different challenge and if you work smart and are the best at what you do, your time here will produce endless possibilities for your future. You will get our support in developing your skills at every step of your career journey with us. Your manager will help you create a tailored career path and through our in-house experts, and online performance management and learning and development tool, you will have access to a wide range of internal and external courses. In addition to this there are always plenty of internal sessions on the latest developments in the industry, e-learning courses, bite-size learning sessions and on the job training and development. We aim to provide all of our people with a supportive and fun work environment where you can develop your full potential and benefit from the broad range of opportunities within the agency both in the UK and globally. When you join us, we want to make sure you feel valued – and that you are rewarded for your fantastic work. So we also offer a range of benefits: 25 days annual leave. In addition to your annual holiday entitlement, the office usually closes between Christmas & New Year Additional holiday for long service Group Income Protection (after 2 years’ service) Life Assurance Private Medical Insurance or Health Cash Plan (dependent on level) Group Personal Pension Plan with matched contributions from 3-6% Core Hours (Mon-Thurs, flexible start/finish times) Early finish Fridays Generous Maternity & Paternity Pay Wellbeing programme, including subsidised monthly massages Paid time off for Volunteering Independent mortgage advice Financial education Employee Assistance Programme Interest free season ticket loan Free breakfast Subsidised Café Free eye tests Regular Bar Night Retail discounts Flexible benefits including Dental, Travel insurance, Ride2Work, GymFlex and many more!

The Agency

Initiative