Technology Business Partner
Auckland, New Zealand
1d ago

GroupM is the leading global media investment management company serving as the parent to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker and Ikon, as well as the programmatic digital media platform, Xaxis, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions.

With 130 people based in Auckland, GroupM's primary purpose is to maximize performance of WPP's media agencies by operating as leader and collaborator in trading, content creation, sports, digital, finance, proprietary tool development and other business-critical capabilities.

GroupM's focus is to deliver unrivalled marketplace advantage to its clients, stakeholders and people.

As the Technology Business Partner for GroupM New Zealand, you will be accountable for providing the core IT services that enable our business and help agencies leverage GroupM's resources for the benefit of clients.

Your role will be responsible for planning, leading, and developing the technology function for the group, ensuring it integrates with WPP and Global GroupM Technology strategy, architecture, and compliance.

You will be the main point of contact for all technology-related projects, business partner with all levels in different departments of the organization and an enabler of the business change process.

This will include facilitating and advising senior business stakeholders in the group and agencies on how to innovate and utilise technology to enable client-specific solutions and drive business transformation, as well as coordinating resources within WPP IT and IBM to ensure delivery of those projects.

You will also be accountable to ensure that the technology services and support meet the business needs from both a quality and performance POV.

Ultimately, your goal is to enable greater efficiency and effectiveness for the Technology function throughout the market by optimizing the company's investment in technology.

3 best things about the job :

  • Joining the worlds' largest marketing services group and working with the world's largest technology services provider
  • Significant autonomy and responsibility in making the role a success
  • A role covering all technology facets of the business
  • Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years related experience, working with numerous stakeholders
  • Communication & influencing skills along with personal gravitas to create relationships at senior levels
  • Commercial awareness
  • IT-enabled business change experience; evaluating where change is needed and supporting that change
  • Project and Program management skills
  • Broad industry and technical awareness to identify technology opportunities and align these to the business needs
  • Demonstrable track record of delivering complex projects delivering business value
  • Ability to build excellent business relationships, based on trust and mutual respect. Builds formal and informal professional networks.
  • Maintains and extends networks within, across, and external to organizational boundaries.


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