International Investment Associate Director

  • Full-time

Company Description

Publicis Groupe, known for its world-renowned creativity, best in class technology, digital and consulting expertise, is the world’s second largest communications group in the world. With more than 100,000 people in over 100 countries, the Groupe has several successful pillars: Global Production, Epsilon, Media with Publicis Media, Digital business transformation with Publicis. Sapient, Health & Wellbeing with Publicis Health, and creative and PR within Publicis Communications.


Since 2014 and the acquisition of Sapient and in 2019 with Epsilon, Publicis Groupe has undergone a profound transformation by scaling a new model connecting data, creativity, and technology.


This model, with a country led approach, is called the “Power of One” and gathers all the capabilities of the Groupe under one roof, putting clients at the core of the organisation.

It breaks down silos, making them work seamlessly and efficiently to help clients transform marketing and business at scale.

Job Description

The newly rebranded Investment & Accountability team sits as a key pillar within Publicis Media Exchange (PMX) and overall Commercial structure. We are growing with an exciting shift in both mission and culture.


The team’s holistic approach to Investment & Accountability feeds into key workstreams across the business: from new business tenders (orchestrating the value & trading proposals for potential new clients), to negotiating contracts, managing pricing guarantees and relationships with auditors. We are also focused on developing tools and new ways of measuring value, while also being fully integrated with the range of PMX offerings.


This is a truly Global remit, and we are very closely connected with our regional hubs across EMEA, APAC, LATAM & North America. From time to time, there will be opportunities for international travel, either to visit clients, our local offices or attend conferences.


Publicis Media offers general and bespoke training across a wide range of subjects. We encourage members of the team to actively participate so we can develop our personal and professional skills.

The Head Office in White City is a modern and invigorating place to work with a wide range of benefits to staff such as flexible working hours, subsidised canteen, local business discounts, mental and physical health programs, and extensive social activities


The Role:

The team is recruiting for an International Investment, Associate Director to join them at the London Headquarters.


The Associate Director will work together with the I&A team leading a variety of tasks including the day-to-day management of International Clients’ business and New Business pitches.


Your direct report will be the new business Director and the Managing Partner, and you will be responsible for the development of a Manager and support in the development of the Executives, where relevant.


As a growing team, there will be plenty of opportunities within the A&I Department. Performance within the team will be formally reviewed every 6 months.

Key responsibilities

  • Management of the cost exercises and RFI trading responses for selected new business tenders:
    • Including local market briefing,
    • Analysis and benchmarking of offers,
    • Liaising with client procurement leads,
    • Work with junior members, to support you with the above
  • Management of the accountability programs for selected key International Clients.
  • Contribution to the development of reporting templates and processes.
  • The preparation and presentation of media buying reports to clients, locally or abroad.
  • Managing the career development of chosen colleagues in the A&I Team.
  • Developing strong relationships with Clients, local offices, international account teams and media consultants.
  • Providing advice and support to our local offices on media accountability.
  • Managing global and regional communications effectively and sharing best practice.
  • Leading new or ongoing projects and workstreams, including but not limited to the development of tools, and efficiency processes


Skills and Experience

  • A thorough knowledge of media trading metrics and KPIs used to measure media buying performance across the main media.
  • Minimum 7 years work experience gained at one of the following: Media Agency Buying or Investment department, Media Consultant, Media Owner sales department.
  • International media experience not essential but preferable.
  • Fluent in English, foreign languages not essential, but certainly very useful in this role.
  • Experience in managing junior staff.
  • High level of numeracy and adept at managing data and using Excel.
  • Strong analytical thinking and mathematical skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to process large amounts of data into relevant and concise insights and learning.
  • Experience and aptitude to write and present compelling business reports using PowerPoint.

Additional Information

About the Way We Work:

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• We believe you should be able to be the same person at work as you are at home. Authenticity and trust are important. Be who you are, mean what you say, allow other teammates to do the same.

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