General information

Agency: UM

Job Function: Investment

Location: New York, United States

Job Ref#: 12432

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

We are looking for you - dynamic, best-in-class talent - to join the UM team as a  Manager, Integrated Investment. In this role you will assist in the national media buying. The Manager, Integrated Investment is responsible for managing a team in developing, executing, and monitoring media plans for clients. This person is also responsible for the strategic and tactical development of planning and buying with the integration of all UM’s services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops, presents, manages and measures media programs and defines media objectives and strategies consistent with brand marketing objectives
  • Ensures strategic consistency across all elements of plan development and implementation
  • Measures media performance at all stages to ensure original objectives and strategies are being met to client satisfaction
  • Recommends targeted, innovative media vehicles consistent with media strategies
  • Develops buying guidelines and supervises buying process and stewardship for media programs
  • Oversees relationship with media vendors and supervise negotiation of media
  • Oversees metrics evaluation and optimization recommendations
  • Maintains relationships and sets client's expectations, ensuring timely creation & delivery of work
  • Prepares & delivers client communications & presentations
  • Assists in managing team performance to achieve desired results by defining roles and responsibilities for the Media Buyer/Assistant Media Buyer
  • Ensures knowledge sharing across groups, open communication & provides thought leadership
  • Identifies & builds functional expertise or knowledge in a relevant, unique & specific media area, including digital media expertise
  • Seeks out information to remain current on media trends

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience 
  • Four to Five years’ experience in media buying
  • Digital media knowledge required
  • Proven knowledge of online buying and research tools and resources
  • Experience with marketing and communications process required
  • Proven experience in writing and presenting relevant information to client audience

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

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About Us

A full-service media agency, UM strives to Futureproof our clients’ businesses through our relentless pursuit of better science, art and outcomes. Founded in 1999, UM is made up of entrepreneurially-minded strategists, 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. A part of IPG Mediabrands, UM’s global headquarters are in New York, with seven additional US offices in Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco. UM's vision to Futureproof our clients for today, tomorrow, and beyond wouldn’t be possible without our Better People.

UM’s culture is an inclusive one, where people belong and 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. UM’s Executive Leadership Team 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: Our courage to take risks drives our ability to set new industry standards.

Curiosity: Our relentless curiosity drives relentless innovation.

Commitment: Our commitment to uncovering better opportunities for our clients and our community is at the heart of everything we do.

Community: We pride ourselves on fostering a community where everyone can belong while actively giving back to the communities in which we live.

Caring: We care about being a diverse agency where everyone feels motivated and supported.

Candor: Our candor through open and constructive dialogue ensures better outcomes for our people and our clients.

As a company, UM is constantly pushing to improve, under their Better Science, Better Art, Better Outcomes banner, striving to set the bar in the ever-evolving media landscape. Their efforts have yielded a number of new business wins recently including Aetna, American Express, Columbia Sportswear, Gallo Wine, Henkel, and Rocket Mortgage.

All U.S. Mediabrands employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved accommodation.