Job title : Business Director, Client Leadership
Group : Worldwide Client Leadership
Company Overview :
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 Account :
Nestlé is one of the biggest clients within the Mindshare / GroupM portfolio. The central team provides global thought-leadership, coordination, comms planning and reporting services.
Job purpose :
This role is crucial in managing the relationship between Mindshare / GroupM Worldwide and Nestlé, delivering the central team day-to-day output to the highest standards, and contributing to the team and business’ longer-term plans.
It spans responsibilities equally across Client Leadership / Account Management and Digital, to delivera breadth of work ranging from thought-leadership / best practice, network support, rolling out strategies and managing their implementation (e.
g Cereal Partners WW), investment and competitive reporting and analysis, dashboard development and management, and project scoping and management.
The Business Director will also gain exposure to all specialist teams across the agency.
Reporting structure :
The Central Nestlé team is a fully integrated team of approx. 10 people. The Business Director will report into the Client LeadershipPartners, working closely with the rest of the team, and managing 3 direct reports (account director, account manager, account executive)
Principal responsibilities :
Oversee the team, and manage day-to-day operations and resources in line with the agreed scope of work.
Main Challenge :
A top client for GroupM / Mindshare, Nestlé is highly demanding in both client management at senior level, technical digital understanding and the ability to formulate and articulate strategic needs, winning over local teams and agency partners.
Due to the level of client profile, the Nestlé account it often an incubator and driver of key agency-wide initiatives, with management oversight from the Worldwide / European CEOs and Worldwide Head of Digital & Strategy.
In addition, client exposure is frequently c-level, making the role idealfor candidates who are looking for challenge and recognition.
As a result, candidates must have the ability to deliver under pressure, with genuine innovation, passion and vision.
Key Skills & Experience :
GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity it’s about belonging.
We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.
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