SVP, Director- Investment

  • 375 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Starcom is the Human Experience Company. A world-renowned media communications agency, we believe the alchemy of people and technology creates experiences people love, and actions brands need. With more than 5,000 employees worldwide, Starcom partners with the world's leading marketers and new establishment brands, including Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Kellogg Company, Kraft Heinz, Samsung, Visa and more. Starcom is part of Publicis Media, one of four solution hubs within Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC40], and has offices within Publicis One.

Job Description

The SVP, Director-Investment oversees investment, activation, and portfolio management across all media channels.  They provide consistent leadership by bringing new ideas, innovation, and opportunities to the client on a regular basis.  The SVP, Director develops go to market investment strategy, recommendation and POV's, while providing effective leadership of negotiations and creating strong vendor relationships. 


  • Portfolio management of media investment across all channels and brands
  • Provide consistent leadership through bringing new ideas, innovations and opportunities to clients on a frequent and regular basis
  • Lead management and tracking of KPIs and ensure 100% contract compliance
  • Bridge gap between teams by sharing best practices and ensuring standard ways of working are employed
  • Provide thought leadership in alternative buying models and integrated projects
  • Ensure team members are adopting the best in class tools, techniques, and systems
  • Own client relationship and education relating to media investment across all channels
  • Provide counsel on marketplace trends and investment expertise for clients and client teams
  • Maintain, develop and grow relationships with appropriate client level contacts
  • Inject ideas, innovation and leading industry developments into every assignment, including day-to-day client communications
  • Manage negotiation and implementation of added value inventory, research partnerships and custom sponsorship elements when applicable
  • Strong and proven ability to trouble-shoot and quickly problem solve campaign management issues as they arise
  • Consistently drive the use of analytics to inform/validate investment strategies, tactical planning and on-going optimizations across all media


  • Bachelor's degree or higher, with a concentration in advertising, marketing, business administration, communications, or equivalent
  • 12+ years of media buying experience, with progressive levels of responsibility, across all channels
  • Previous pharma experience is required 
  • Previous team management experience
  • Excellent negotiation skills and understanding of how to add incremental value without compromising communication needs
  • Ability to package, merchandise, and sell in concepts and new opportunities
  • Strategic thinking, ability to see the bigger picture
  • Problem-solver with strong project management experience
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and in a collaborative team setting
  • Excellent communication, diplomacy, and decision-making skills with the ability to think creatively
  • Strong technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

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