Managing Director NZ
Auckland, New Zealand
3d ago

Mindshare is a global media agency network with 116 offices in 86 countries and is a part of both GroupM and WPP, the world's largest media investment companies.

Mindshare started in Asia in 1997 and for more than 20 years our values of Speed, Teamwork and Provocation have guided us in the media world.

About the role

We have an outstanding opportunity for a senior leader to become the new Managing Director - Mindshare NZ. The role will be responsible for driving the execution of the strategic, financial and talent plans for the agency, as we embark in a new era for the Mindshare brand in NZ.

The ideal candidate will come from a media background having a clear understanding and knowledge of the agency ecosystem.

You will be a proven leader, who is able to motivate and inspire whilst creating a positive and rewarding culture. You will bring exceptional stakeholder management skills, capable of managing and engaging with multiple stakeholders, in a matrix environment.

Purpose of position

The Managing Director will be fully responsible and accountable for the Mindshare business in New Zealand and be the external face of the Mindshare brand.

The Managing Director will drive the execution of the strategic, financial, operational and talent plans, through active, strong, inspiring local market leadership and a very collaborative relationship with GroupM cardholders.

They will work closely with GroupM to effectively contribute to the growth expectation for the New Zealand entity and to enhance MindShare's reputation and performance.

Client relationships are the lifeblood for Mindshare. The client relationship lives and dies by the quality of our people and overall delivery of the work and is critical to MindShare's market perception, business reputation and financial results.

The role will ultimately be responsible for all client relationships.

Scope of the role

The Managing Director will report directly to the GroupM NZ CEO. They will work to build the Mindshare business in New Zealand while contributing to GroupM's financial and strategic objectives for the country.

They will fully support and promote the brand, reputation, and vision of GroupM internally and in the wider market with clients and media owners.

The Managing Director will fully support and leverage GroupM's delivery of Talent services, Digital Services, Trading deals, Data & Technology and the Finance operation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership & development of people and team
  • Lead overall business growth and development
  • Engage leadership internally and externally to execute on digital delivery and provide scale opportunities with the group
  • Lead overall management and development of key senior client relationships
  • Leverage trading partnerships
  • Accountable for the financial performance and growth stages of Mindshare
  • Leading client strategy in conjunction with other GroupM partners
  • 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 it. 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 and follow us on Twitter mindshare and facebook.

    com / mindshareapac and / company / mindshare.


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