Mindshare | Director - The Exchange

Bangalore, India

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Overview of job
GroupM is the world’s largest media investment company and is a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally. We are currently looking for a Director – Media Planning to join us. This role provides opportunities to closely observe different categories and tailor media approaches according to their nuances. Thus providing a new challenge and learning on every piece of work you do.

At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

This role reports to the – Senior Director – The Exchange

Best things about the job:

  1. Working across clients, the role provides opportunities to closely observe different categories and tailor media approaches according to their nuances. Thus providing a new challenge and learning on every piece of work you do.
  2. Attain a strong understanding of cross channel media strategy by working on some of the fastest growing and diversified categories like EdTech & Ecom.

In this role, your goals will be:

In three months:

  • Understand the category and brand objectives for the year
  • Able to adjust to the clients working style and deliver on a day to day requirements
  • Understand the know-how of Digital Media
  • Internal stakeholder management

In six months:

  • Initiated & delivered at least 2 key projects (AOP /360-degree Campaign approach)
  • Understand the In-house products/software very well to demonstrate the same during client conversations
  • Develop creative ideas and disruptive communication innovations for the client, aligned with their business, customer, and brand goals.

In 12 months:

  • Independently take charge of a set of accounts
  • Understand and take initiative towards agencies goal for the year
  • Team Management

What you’ll bring:

  • Pro-activeness
  • Stakeholder management
  • Ability to craft & deliver compelling presentations

What your day job looks like at Mindshare:

  • Provide planning thought leadership on your set of brands
  • Ensure that plans and reports sent with accuracy
  • Manage client data requirements on the category
  • Manage campaign execution to ensure deliveries
  • Liaising with Internal and External Customers

More about Mindshare

We were born in Asia in 1997, a start-up with a desire to change the media world. Now we are a global agency with more than 7,000 employees in 116 offices across 86 countries, operating as one team – #teammindshare. We believe that in today’s world, everything begins and ends in media. We aim to be our clients’ lead business partner, to grow their business, and drive profitability through adaptive and inventive marketing. We do this through speed, teamwork, and provocation and by operating as a network of networks rather than a rigid hierarchy. We create new things and have fun doing them. Whenever and wherever you join us, you open a door to opportunities in any and of all aspects of media, technology, and innovation. We will support you, recognize you and reward you, making Mindshare the place where you do the best work of your career.


Mindshare APAC has won 500 awards in the last year alone, including “Agency Network of the Year 2017” by both the MMA SMARTIES™ and Campaign Asia for the fifth and third consecutive year, respectively. Mindshare is part of GroupM, the media investment management arm of WPP, the world’s leading communications services group. To learn more about Mindshare and our philosophy of Original Thinking, visit us at www.mindshareworld.com and follow us on Twitter @mindshare and facebook.com/mindshareapac and linkedin.com/company/mindshare.

About India

2020 brought opportunities for brands to innovate because of which we saw an evolving media stack. The growth of digital is set to soar high because of changing consumer habits. With approximately 500 million smartphone users, low-priced data plans, 45 to 50 million e-commerce shoppers, approximately 60 OTT offerings, and a young population, India is a mobile-first internet market. It is also one of the top 10 ad spend markets in the world and is set to climb the ranks. Global big tech corporations have made considerable investments in top e-commerce/retail ventures and Indian start-ups, blurring the lines between social media, e-commerce, and mobile payments, resulting in disruption on an unimaginable scale.

At GroupM India, there’s never a dull moment between juggling client requests, managing vendor partners, and having fun with your team. We believe in tackling challenges head-on and getting things done.

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique, which makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.