General information

Agency: Orion

Job Function: Strategy

Location: Toronto, Canada

Job Ref#: 5548

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The Supervisor, Strategy & Partnerships works closely with the Sr. Manager to support the agency in its next phase of evolution. The successful candidate will be the key client and agency contact across multiple media accounts at IPG Mediabrands. 

This person is a subject matter expert at Orion, responsible for managing the relationships for all Orion clients – they bring an innovative mindset and possesses a strong business acumen to help drive business growth. This person is also responsible for managing the day-to-day activities for all Orion clients including strategic and tactical campaign management and providing solutions to deliver on client business objectives – they bring an innovative and analytical mindset and are able to identify new growth opportunities for organic growth. 

The Supervisor works in connection with other departments including Activation and Finance and is required to meet all expectations of agency partnerships. This role requires you to work as part of an integrated team ensuring clear, timely messaging and reporting while delivering media intelligence to enhance the client media product. The successful candidate will embody and support the Work Hard, Be Nice philosophy of Orion and similarly represent our overarching Mediabrands Canada values.

Key Responsibilities

        Act as client advocate, responsible for delivering on the account management functions between the agency and client(s) and ensure Orion capabilities and offerings are top of mind with agency client teams

        Responsible for managing day-to-day client deliverables and prioritization of projects across departments while ensuring accuracy and timely delivery

        Oversees financial reporting tasks, forecasting and actualizing client activity

        Maintain and build key relationships internally across all agency departments to ensure company growth and collaboration

        Identify and improve operational efficiencies through effective client and investment processes and approaches

        Build and maintain relationships with media partners; liaise with partners to stay up-to-date on new products/offerings and how they will impact our clients

        Maintenance and tracking of contractual commitments made with media partners

        Identify areas of growth and participate in the development and implementation of new diverse solutions aligned to client and agency needs

        Write and deliver presentations where needed

        Supervise and develop junior employees; actively participate in training, staff performance reviews and other involvement where needed

        Participate and attend agency training and education programs

        Liaise with other IPG companies where appropriate

Desired Skills & Experience

        4+ years of planning/buying expertise in the Media Industry

        A solid understanding of the media marketplace inclusive of digital

        Ability to foster and build cross divisional relationships with clients, colleagues and partners

        Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and presentation skills

        Experience managing multiple, competing priorities, duties and/or projects.  Proven ability to accommodate evolving responsibilities and last-minute changes

        Ability to work successfully with teams, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure

        Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

        Superior analytical abilities and quantitative skills, including math proficiency

        Experience with direct client contact and nurturing a client relationship is an asset

        Organizational skills and strong sense of attention to detail a must

        Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

        Post secondary education – University or College graduate with an advertising/marketing  degree preferred or equivalent professional experience.

About Us

Orion is a global agency group that serves advertisers by providing smart solutions through media. We enable some of the largest companies and brands in the world to part-fund media expenditures with their assets. Orion develops strategic investments with Media Providers to build leverage in the marketplace, so we are then able to help our clients save money on their planned media while also offering the ability to optimize asset returns. Established in 1996, the company has more than 400 employees in offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. Orion is a business unit within IPG Mediabrands, a division of Interpublic Group.