Evergreen Trading

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Freelance Buyer, Digital Investment

Job Summary

The Freelance Buyer, Digital Investment will bring a dynamic best-in-class attitude to the Digital team and hit the ground running on day one. The role will be responsible for day-to-day management of accounts and executing media planning and buying across a variety of digital media types. This role has an opportunity to learn about and negotiate trade deals with vendor partners, so networking is a key component of this position. This role also has an opportunity to guide and mentor an assistant. Finally, the successful candidate must be organized, strategic, a team player, and an initiator. Our goal is to provide this person with continued growth opportunities by having them lead accounts, foster internal and external relationships, participate in client meetings and negotiate trade deals.

Media Buying and Planning Responsibilities (45% of time):
• Manage key agency accounts being both the internal and external day to day contact
• In depth knowledge of available media vendors and offering relevant to assign client(s)
• Steward Digital media plans from inception through completion including:
 Writing RFPs to be issued to vendors ensuring all appropriate vendors are included in the request
 Negotiate Digital media buys
 Provide back-up research to support the Digital recommendation
 Manage implementation of media buys and overall campaign maintenance including post-campaign reporting
 Coordinate vendor meetings for media buy kick-off calls
• Participate in strategy development and brainstorming meetings

Managerial Responsibilities (20% of time):
• Supervise Assistant Buyer’s day to day workload
• Manage internal agency relationships

Administrative Responsibilities (20% of time):
• Cross check plans and all supporting documents for accuracy (client billing, insertion orders, vendor invoices etc.)
• Oversee the contracting process with approved media buys and ensure adherence to the process
• Resolve billing discrepancies
• Prepare and update marketplace overviews as necessary to be used as a department reference tool to provide in-depth overviews of existing/emerging vendors, landscape updates, etc. for client presentation and planning purposes

Media Industry Expertise (10% of time):
• Prepare and update marketplace overviews as necessary to be used as a department reference tool to provide in-depth overviews of existing/emerging vendors, landscape updates, etc. for client presentation and planning purposes
• Attend agency meetings including vendor and client as needed

Networking Responsibilities (5% of time):
• Actively develop and maintain strong media vendor relationships
• Build agency’s reputation as best in class within the media industry and vendor community
• Attend industry and client related functions and networking events 1-2 times a month outside normal business hours
• Be an active, participating member of relevant industry organizations such as the Advertising Club of New York

Results and Expectations
• Maintain and produce professional and high-quality work for Agency and assigned client(s)
• Act as a role model and mentor to Assistant Buyer(s)
• Ability to work independently as needed on key plans and accounts
• Manage workload and client initiatives both up (to direct supervisor) and down (to Assistant Buyer)
• Develop strong and effective media plans based on sound strategies and research
• Work with vendors, clients and internal agency departments to ensure Digital campaigns are executed on strategy

Qualifications and Skills
• Must be extremely detail oriented and be able to proofread documents for accuracy
• Must be highly organized and meet deadlines
• Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to integrate and work successfully with various agency teams, handle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
• In-depth knowledge of media math, digital terms, media planning/buying process, and Microsoft Office
• Understanding of research tools and how to apply to digital media
• 3+ years of relevant work experience

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We’ve helped some of the world’s top brands get more value out of their media buys and we can do the same for you. Ready to work with us? Still unsure? We’d love to hear from you.