Chief Strategy Officer Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
3d ago

About Us

GroupM is the parent company to WPP media agencies including, MediaCom, Wavemaker and Mindshare. Our primary purpose is to harness intelligence and imagination to create, integrate and scale breakthrough ideas that help businesses leap forward.

We seek to innovate, differentiate, and create sustained marketing and media value for marketers around the world to help unlock growth for them.

Our vision is to be responsible for shaping the next era of media where advertising works better for people. As market leaders we work closely with our clients to develop a healthy, accountable, responsible and diverse ecosystem that enables data driven marketing at scale, and is mutually beneficial for all partners and the communities at large that we influence.

For our people, we are driven by our EVP of Offering fulfilling careers driven by intelligence, imagination and inclusion that help redefine the role of media in our daily lives.

The Role

This newly created role will be consultative, offering higher end, up-stream strategic thinking to help drive our clients business transformation.

You will do this by simplifying complexity to bring clarity of thought. Put simply, the Chief Strategy Officer will operate as the key link between what we think, and what we do.

To be considered for this role you will have similar senior level experience across national or multi regional divisions or agencies.


Engaging with clients to identify business objectives, challenges and opportunities to enable our agencies to aid in delivering long term business success through consumer insights that help shape marketing and non marketing business decisions

Leading the effective development of new to agency, new to market and new to client strategy services, solutions and products

Leading technical pitch and business development activities on behalf of the agencies. To ensure GroupM is positioned well in market to win new business


Establishing and fostering trusted relationships and an understanding of key stakeholders within GroupM clients, including their challenges, objectives and opportunities for our agencies to exceed their expectations

Developing strong media partner relationships - not just with the sales teams but also across content, technology and revenue departments to ensure our group is aware of changes and innovation in the markets to best position our clients for success

Partner with our Chief Digital Officer to understand new, emerging and innovative technology and disrupting opportunities to ensure you remain abreast of the evolution in the industry


Act as a mentor and coach to agency talent with a strong focus on helping, grow, attract and retain.

Building and developing a best in class offering of talent with the appropriate knowledge, capability and skills to deliver effectively for our clients

Sharing, developing and building the knowledge of strategy across the group to ensure that relevant members of the group have a knowledge of and effective use of the tools, practices and processes to deliver value for our clients.

Strategically setting, fostering and measuring a high-performance standard across the group

Collaborating across functions and specialisms to create a more integrated and end-to-end product

Garnering collaborative and powerful relationships with key internal WPP stakeholders to ensure we deliver the best of WPP to our clients

Personal Qualities and Behavioural Traits :

A highly skilled communicator, that knows how to simplify the narrative

A progressive and visionary industry thinker who takes a genuinely channel neutral approach to communications across all disciplines

Has the gravitas and a proven track record of being a trusted strategic advisor, who can create an environment to sell the best innovative solutions and grow business

Has a proven track record of successfully leading pitches and winning new business

Has a deep knowledge of new mar-tech and data sources; can navigate digital analytics, with a strong understanding of how to leverage automation platforms to unearth relevant insights which lead to inspiring strategies

Has the ability to take a broader, more holistic view of new possibilities and translate this into a compelling vision, and then action for clients and our teams

Can connect the dots between strategy, technology and communication and take all stakeholders on the journey of a cohesive and connected communication system.

Represents the company in a positive and professional manner, both internally and externally

Demonstrates energy, enthusiasm and consideration for others

Has an insatiable curiosity about people, brands and how we can connect them to each other

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