Associate, Buy Enablement

MediaCom – Chicago, IL

Associate, Buy Enablement (display, video, programmatic, paid search, paid social)

About MediaCom

MediaCom helps brands unlock growth through media. By applying our Systems Thinking approach to data, technology and creativity we design communication strategies that grow brands and generate sales.
As part of WPP and GroupM, we have access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business.
Our success is underpinned by our belief People First, Better Results that if we invest in our people, well deliver better results not only for our teams but for our clients.
MediaComs global client roster includes adidas, Coca-Cola (TCCC), Dell, Mars, NBC Universal, P&G, PSA, Richemont, Shell and Sony.
In 2018, MediaCom became the first network to hold all six major Media Network of the Year titles concurrently: Adweek, Campaign, Cannes Lions, Festival of Media Global, M&M Global and WARC Media 100.

Objectives of the Role The Buy Enablement Associate supports the media and account teams with digital actualization and processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process monthly reporting and actualization for various clients in Prisma
  • Liaise between the media team and media operations department to ensure financials are in order and clients are billed accurately
  • Monitor the monthly budgets of various clients
  • Confirm summaries of monthly reconciliation
  • Resolve discrepancies with vendors and media teams
  • Makes creative and placement optimizations per media teams direction
  • Pull 3rd party reports to confirm that media buys are executed
  • Responsible for actualization of dollars by placement by campaign in Prisma
  • Responsible for campaign set up in Prisma
  • Traffic creative instructions to the Ad Operations team per media teams direction
  • Input and upload insertion orders (IO) (revisions, cancellations, etc.)
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

  • People Responsibilities
  • Ability to work in a team environment that promotes collaboration as well as those outside the team
  • Strong client service skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to work successfully within a team as well as independently

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Effective time management skills with an ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to produce high quality work within a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Quick learner of Prisma, Bangle (product proprietary to Mediacom), DoubleClick Digital Marketing (Googles ad serving technology platform)

  • Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience preferred; concentration in Advertising, Marketing, or Finance/Economics a plus
  • Previous Internship experience in Advertising, Marketing, or Communications Planning
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint advanced proficiency with Excel
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