UM - Manager, Portfolio Management
IPG Mediabrands
New York, NY, US
1m ago

Position Summary

The Manager, Portfolio Management is responsible for supervising the day-to-day management of a client business in the media planning area as well as account / creative team relationships.

This role will need to have working knowledge across a variety of mediums from traditional to digital. However the primary focus will be in the digital space and team management.

This person should enjoy working in a fast paced, constantly evolving ecosystem.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and executes strategic plans for client assignments
  • Executes cross-channel communications planning
  • Ensures timely creation and delivery of work to clients by working across an inter-disciplinary team that includes Investment, Strategy and Research
  • Understands brand marketing and selling with an emphasis on data-led planning
  • Supervises development and implementation of targeted, innovative media solutions consistent with media strategies
  • Prepares and delivers presentations as necessary
  • Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates work activities of subordinates and handles all personnel requirements for immediate staff including training and development
  • Education :

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Work Experience :

  • Three to five years of experience in media planning with knowledge of the digital media planning landscape (display, search, social, programmatic, etc.)
  • Success in managing junior staff
  • Skills :

  • Strong presentation skills in internal, vendor, and client meetings
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Solid awareness of industry trends and planning / measurement models
  • Understanding of marketing and communications process
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a group
  • About Us

    A full-service media agency, UM strives to use Better Science and Art to create moments that drive business momentum for brands.

    Founded in 1999, UM is made up of entrepreneurially-minded planners, researchers, investment experts, decision scientists, account executives, and content and activation specialists over 4,800 employees across 130 offices in over 100 countries around the world.

    They are globally headquartered in New York, with six additional North America offices in Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Toronto.

    UM’s culture is an inclusive one, where people are encouraged to bring their full selves to the office, and where personal and professional growth are a priority of every member of the team.

    The executive leadership is dedicated to building a culture that permeates every element of the company, from work flexibility, to career planning and regular talent reviews, to an active culture club.

    They proudly uphold the following values :

  • Courage : having the courage to try the things that make us afraid, present something to a client that we know isn’t what they are expecting, taking on roles that we may be a bit intimidated by, inventing the future, etc.
  • Candor : pushing ourselves to have the hard conversations with colleagues, team members, clients and media partners that will make us all better.
  • Curiosity : being curious about the world, media, our clients and each other and using this curiosity to find new and innovate ways of doing everything we do.
  • Commitment : being committed to UM, our teams, and our clients and going above and beyond when it is required.
  • Community : being an active and positive participant in the UM community, our team and client communities, our local community and the world and creating valued communities with the people, clients and partners that we work with.
  • Caring : caring about those around us both their work lives as well as their personal lives and working to make everyone have as complete and fulfilling a life as possible.
  • As a company, they are constantly pushing themselves to improve, under their Better Science, Better Art, Better Outcomes banner, striving to set the bar in the ever-

    evolving media landscape. Key clients include J&J, Sony, HULU, H&M, Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, Spotify Exxon, and BMW.

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