Director, Media

Wavemaker - Toronto, ON (6 months ago)

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Brief Description:
As the Director, Media, you’ll be one of our Client’s most valued business partners and assume responsibility for ensuring the Client meets respective business goals. You’ll provide strategic guidance and thought leadership within the media group to deliver the most effective and innovative Communications Plans. You’ll develop the career paths of supporting planning staff, as well as play an integral role in supporting and delivering Wavemaker values and goals on a daily basis. You will effectively leverage experience, knowledge and skills to encourage innovative thinking and set challenging team goals and objectives balancing client, company and team needs.

Three Best Things About the Job:
Lead client-facing work for notable brands that have an appetite for innovation and exploring the new and different
Opportunity to be a part of Wavemaker’s growth and legacy in the industry
A chance to be a part of a dynamic and multi-talented team; with access to best in class, tools and research

Key Responsibilities:
Advise on all Communications matters that fall within scope of agency assignment
Oversee and approve Communications strategy for client businesses
Ensure that recommendations and decisions are consistent with client’s marketing/advertising objectives and strategies
Assume lead role in integration of Client’s media efforts
Assume ultimate responsibility for all media implemented
Oversee responses to all requests and unforeseen problems and deal with issues that require senior level attention due to their complexity
Render final decision on new media opportunities from an overall perspective to determine appropriateness and soundness of idea and/or company
Provide advice and counsel to all members of the media and product groups on all matters
Responsible for quality control of stewardship by support and buying groups
Oversee media financial management profitability of all Client accounts
Advise and direct planning staff regarding insightful and strategic points-of-view
Manage internal resources
Develop and nurture ongoing partnerships with key Clients, especially at the senior level
Support training of media staff and recommend actions to manage individual career paths
Train direct reports in media and marketing disciplines as well as in the specifics of the client’s business and industry, and most importantly, leadership
Keep abreast of current events in target markets that impact Client’s business(es)
Exhibit passion and ambition by keeping informed regarding media trends, technologies, and new media opportunities, and educating your team and agency partners accordingly
Assist in networking, interviewing, hiring, training, mentoring, developing, and evaluating team members

What You Will Need:
7+ years of related media/communication planning experience, with focus on team leadership and management
Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, or related field
Direct client service experience
Demonstrated strong leadership, delegation and mentorship skills
Working knowledge of Syndicated tools (DDS, Prisma, DCM, DBM & Vividata etc.)
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Digitally savvy: uses digital and social media, demonstrates passion about emerging media, Google Analytics, Google Images, ability to search and research topics, etc.
Interest in video disciplines (traditional, on-line, digital, etc.)
Interest in emerging technologies and the burgeoning video ecosystem
Works well in a team setting
Thrives in fast paced environment
Embraces PACED (Passionate, Agile, Collaborative, Entrepreneur, Diversity) core values
Utilizes Relationship Media
Desire to learn, develop and progress

Wavemaker is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.