Publicis Groupe Director, Investment (Freelance) in New York, New York

November 20, 2023

Job Description

Company Description

As the Human Experience Company, we are a global media agency that believes in the alchemy of people and technology to create experiences people love and actions brands need. It’s in our DNA. We’re powered by the strength of our innovative, driven, and intelligent people who are deeply passionate about achieving best-in-class results on behalf of our clients –some of the world’s leading marketers.

We value you and the work you do. We work hard, but also enjoy scores of perks rooted in our legacy of having one of the strongest agency cultures. Our top-notch health insurance plans and paid time off allow you much-needed time to recharge and achieve the work-life balance you need to bring your absolute best self to work.

Job Description

  • Lead overarching Investment and Strategic Initiatives, build and foster key client relationships for our client

  • Lead a team in the tactical development and execution of investment best practices across all channels and collaborate with leaders across cross-functional teams to ensure the best possible results

  • Oversee a portfolio of media clients, with a focus on strategic vision, team management, process refinement, and financial administration

  • Manage all projects to ensure the highest level of quality assurance, performance, and innovation

  • Oversee/Develop strategies that drive client KPI’s

  • Help clients orchestrate and leverage all available platforms including linear, display, video, mobile, social and search to drive measurable results

  • Steward client interest in the areas of tracking and delivering measurable results and analytics, market knowledge, and audience insights

  • Promote when appropriate, the use of other agency services – research, technology, creative, etc. – in executing the media campaigns and cohesive programs

  • Stay well versed of new technologies and trends to apply strategically to client’s business as well as proactively construct business-building ideas

Relationship Development

  • Work collaboratively in planning sessions regarding client strategy and approach, providing leadership, consultation and acting as a voice for digital and traditional media

  • Establish and manage relationships with senior media clients as well as be a key agency contact and resource for clients across other disciplines/departments

  • Partner with other brand agency leads to deliver unified cross-platform strategies and ideas

  • Collaborate with agency cross-functional teams to deliver cohesive business solutions and strategies

  • Manages workflow, efficient and profitable servicing of clients, staffing levels, fosters healthy team structure, team assignments

Financial Competencies

  • Manage and oversee monthly and end of campaign client billing, media budget reconciliations

  • Maintain knowledge of reporting, analytic, auditing, and financial platforms and tools along with their functionality

Leadership & Management

  • Keep other agency departments informed about the digital media work produced for clients and best practices

  • Liaise with high-level brand representatives including VPs and CMOs

  • Enforce established agency policies and procedures; work continually

  • Assist in new business efforts as needed

  • Provide leadership/motivation and convey the vision and values of the agency to media staff

  • Critiques, conducts and reviews, performance evaluation of media team to ensure that effective, efficient and profitable staff operations are maintained; working closely with Associate Media Directors and other assigned staff to provide mentorship and guidance to the team

  • Serve as point of escalation for client issues and concerns


  • 7-10+ years of media buying experience across all platforms: linear, display, search, mobile, programmatic, and paid social

  • Proven experience leading a team

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Proven knowledge of planning and buying process

  • Strong quantitative skills, including analytical abilities and math proficiency

  • Problem-solver, with the ability to move quickly between tasks, and think clearly under pressure

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and in a collaborative team setting

  • Strong technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with a heavy focus on Excel

Additional Information

The Power of One starts with our people! To do powerful things, we offer powerful resources. Our best-in-class wellness and benefits offerings include:

  • Paid Family Care for parents and caregivers for 12 weeks or more

  • Monetary assistance and support for Adoption, Surrogacy and Fertility

  • Monetary assistance and support for pet adoption

  • Employee Assistance Programs and Health/Wellness/Comfort reimbursements to help you invest in your future and work/life balance

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Paid time off that includes Flexible Time off Vacation, Annual Sick Days, Volunteer Days, Holiday and Identity days, and more

  • Matching Gifts programs

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • ‘Work Your World’ Program encouraging employees to work from anywhere Publicis Groupe has an office for up to 6 weeks a year (based upon eligibility)

  • Business Resource Groups that support multiple affinities and alliances

The benefits offerings listed are available to eligible U.S. Based employees, are reviewed on an annual basis, and are governed by the terms of the applicable plan documents.

Razorfish is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our employment decisions are made without regard to actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law, genetic information, marital status, military service and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation Range: $100 – $135 per/hour. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off. The Company anticipates the application window for this job posting will end 12/31/2023.


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