Advantage Solutions Media Supervisor in Chicago, Illinois
Media Supervisor - Amazon Media
Advantage Unified Commerce is one of the largest full-service agencies and advertisers supporting brands on Amazon. We manage many leading brands and support over $3B annual sales on Amazon. We are looking for a Media Supervisor with deep expertise on all things Amazon media related, to help manage several of our strategic clients, many who are spending 5 or 6 figures in ad spend monthly. The ideal candidate will have had deep experience managing large sponsored ads budgets, leveraging the Amazon UI as well as automation for campaign optimizations, DSP and other programmatic full funnel tactics, and has worked with other well-known consumer brands.
The role of the Amazon Media Supervisor is to develop and manage the successful execution of commerce media programs for multiple clients, and to work cross functionally with the Amazon brand management team. They would also help make a positive impact to the overall Amazon media team. This candidate should be well versed on all of the latest Amazon Ad updates and best practices, and takes pride in growing their clients.
Oversees and guides Amazon search and potentially DSP program for marquee clients
Develops a strong understanding of the client’s business, including their products & services, competitive landscape, and trends in their industry
Contributes to the development and execution of market strategies for Amazon campaigns, including developing strategic roadmaps, test plans, and risk/benefit analysis; as well as analyzing results and developing actionable insights.
Employs analytical reasoning, data analysis, and problem-solving skills to manage campaigns effectively and efficiently.
Demonstrates thought leadership and professional communication skills by developing and delivering client-facing materials, such as presentations, point of views, business cases, and performance reports. Proven success managing client relationships directly.
Utilizes business acumen to work closely with client teams to identify and fully understand business needs, campaign performance objectives, and opportunities to grow relationships.
May manage one or more junior team members, appropriately delegating to maintain a balanced workload while providing training, support, inspiration and constructive feedback on their work
3-5 years of Amazon Media experience, preferably on the Agency side and relevant to e-Retail/CPG
Experience in Amazon Sponsored Ads, Amazon DSP, and Retail
Strong professional presence and communication skills
Support /oversee project/accounts
Comprehensive data analysis and problem-solving skills; able to draw conclusions and with guidance, you can devise strategic recommendations based on findings
Strong Microsoft Excel skills: pivot tables, vlookups, and chart building. Working knowledge of Visual Basic macros is a plus.
Additional Amazon software skills a plus (e.g. Skai, PacVue,)
Strong quantitative experience with proven ability to interpret data and craft recommendations
Able to evaluate and recommend specific partners/tactics/tools, draft plans/performance reports in a logical format/flow, and effectively articulate overall program objectives/approach/results
Detail-oriented and well-organized with effective communication skills (written & verbal)
Effective time management skills – able to prioritize and meet deadlines
Strong troubleshooting, problem-solving and issue-resolution skills, along with an ability to collaborate cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment
TRAVEL AND/OR DRIVING REQUIREMENTS:
Limited to no travel required
This is a work from home role
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
The Media Supervisor role is primarily responsible for total media planning (traditional & digital channels) and services on the accounts assigned
to him/her. They supervise Media Associates assigned to those accounts which are the Media Supervisor’s primary responsibility. The have a strong working knowledge of the media space and an ability to lead plan development and provide strategic recommendations to the senior management and/or client. They are also able to lead the setup, execution and reporting on all facets of a plan and present results.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Media Campaign Development & Recommendations (Primary Leader):
Work with the Associate Media Director, interpret briefs, ask clarifying questions, coordinate all steps required to piece together media plan/recommendation, and integrate, as necessary, all assigned media activities, including presentation to seamless team leads and the client
Work with AMD & Planning team to lead development of target insights, utilizing research tools and resources to aide in planning recommendations and campaign development
Lead upfront target and planning research: competitive, Simmons, eMarketer, etc.
Assist Associate Media Director & seamless team leads in budget planning & mapping
Write the final media plans & presentations, receives approval from senior media management and has ability to present to seamless teams and clients
Lead measurement plans in collaboration with Analytics Director, identifying key metrics needed to deliver on goals and that proper tracking is/will be in place
Approve associate-led development of media plan flowcharts, media estimates and specs/assets for production and account leads
Approve RFP & consideration set proposed by Associates; lead negotiations with sales reps to finalize media plan
Provide guidance and approval of social recommendations lead by Associates & Community Managers to ensure plans deliver on client objectives
Setup & Execution:
Determine and supervise the best possible implementation of all approved media plans and projects, leading relationships and processes with production, account and dev teams to execute
Lead vendor kick off calls, to confirm specs, ensuring detailed campaign goals and timeline needs are accounted for, documented and Associates are providing details to internal teams
Monitor Associate-lead vendor communication
Maintain strong relationship with seamless team leads by ensuring accurate and detailed information is provided by Associates who are responsible for leading the execution of all approved media plan tactics with internal client teams (especially leading communication with production managers) for full campaign activities
Monitor campaign timeline, and ongoing Associate-lead communication with partners and ensure deadlines are met
Approve specs document & master timeline for all necessary creative assets and coordinate with internal and client teams with needed deadlines for launch
Manage Associates responsible for monitoring and optimization of campaign performance within platforms (Doubleclick, Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, etc.) and with specific media partners
Approve any changes to media plan flowcharts, media buy estimates and ensure all seamless team leads are aware of changes to maintain consistency and communication
Monitor and assist Associates where needed for all traditional and digital ad operations and trafficking
Reporting (In Collaboration with Analytics, AMD & Seamless team members):
Responsible for presenting, leading development and finalizing report presentations with assistance from Associates (who are responsible for gathering data and building deck structure and initial charts/insights)
Mid & end of campaign reports (with clear insights and future implications/recommendations that ladder back to client business objectives)
Paid social insight reports
Be the lead who manages client budgets and have ability to lead entire billing process, monitoring and assisting Associates who are ultimately responsible for:
Creation of Estimates and IO’s in Company across all clients
Billing pacing chart updates across all clients when needed and integrating with the billing department to ensure timely payment and ensure that they are aware of all upcoming campaigns
Leading all billing meetings with finance team
Ability to lead, delegate and hold team members & direct reports accountable for all media activity by client
Assist leadership with providing new, innovative ways of thinking about media, educating and collaborating with seamless team members, acting as a leading and credible resource at the agency
Keep up-to-date on all available market and consumer information necessary to the preparation of the most effective and efficient media plans for their set of clients, with ability to provide/lead creation of POVs where opportunities arise
Maintain the best possible relationship with clients, seamless teams, and sales reps in order to further mutual interests of the agency and its clients
Train associates in proper methods of preparing, evaluating, and implementing media plans as well as setup, execution and reporting
Maintain familiarity with the history, present organization, and procedures of the client, as well as, with conditions in the industry
Provide an energy level that brings new and exciting ideas to the planning function
Manage media budgets and investment summaries, secures client approval, issues vendor insertion orders
Assist in development of media and cross-department processes for department and agency-wide rollout
Assist in new business projects/pitches
Meet regularly with vendor/technology solutions to stay abreast of industry trends and potential client partnerships
- This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports
- Does not have direct reports, but may delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements:
- Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job
The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job
Education Level:(Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience:
5+ years of experience in Media at an agency
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Strong understanding of both awareness and performance digital media channels and strategies, including display, mobile, video, paid search, programmatic and social media
• Previous success in the planning, development and management of digital media campaigns for brands or products
• Experience with DoubleClick and other 3rd party tracking solutions preferred
• Experience with the following technology platforms preferred (Self-Serve Programmatic DSPs, DFA, Facebook UI/FBX)
• Ability to analyze data and deeply understanding of measurement practices, 3rd party measurement companies and web analytics
• Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects simultaneously
• Proven client service orientation with strong written and verbal communication skills, including effective presentation skills
• Ability to consistently perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment as an individual on a team
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrated interest in keeping up with emerging technologies and digital marketing trends
Environmental & Physical Requirements:
Office / Sedentary Requirements:
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
Office / Non-Sedentary Requirements:
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: stand for extended periods of time, walk, bend, stoop, or climb. May have possible exposure to dust, and may require the ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds 33% - 66% of the time.
Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Primary Posting Location : City Chicago
Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL
Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 60601
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2023-429810
Position Type Full Time
Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing
Minimum USD $90,000.00/Yr.
Maximum USD $100,000.00/Yr.