Wavemaker | Assistant Manager Commercial Lahore, Pakistan
Lahore, Pakistan
2d ago


Position at Wavemaker

Wavemaker is an agency of GroupM, the worlds largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally.

We are currently looking for an Assistant Manager Commercial to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for liaise with GroupM / Agency teams to oversee the day-to-day activities of the reporting function and ensure the companys finance is organized and compliant.

At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

Reporting of the role

This role reports to the Head of Commercial.

3 best things about the job :

  • Opportunity to work for World Best Agencies under one roof.
  • Multi facets roles, advisor, trusted partner, leader, listener, executor, etc
  • Fast pace, demanding, fun loving and satisfying work environment.
  • In this role, your goals will be :

    In three months :

  • You will be in pace with the GroupMs value proposition and familiar with the company culture.
  • To assist in budgeting, quarterly forecasting and monthly rolling forecast for agencies and GroupM.
  • Assuming the commercial role of the agencies assigned, on track to becoming the trusted business partner to agencies.
  • In six months :

  • You will be able to make analysis on the agencys financial performance and involve in the daily operation of the business and operational finance.
  • Being a valued team member in supporting to drive growth of the company.
  • In 12 months :

  • You will be able to advise the management team on the strategy and deployment of resources to facilitate the management of the business.
  • Ability to plan, strategize and execute mid to long term plan to improve the overall financials margins for agencies and group.
  • What your day job looks like at Wavemaker :

  • To assist in managing provisions / accruals on monthly basis in accordance with submitted budget with tracking of actual expenses incurred.
  • Further, inform management regarding availability and utilization of budget.

  • To complete monthly and quarterly reporting for local, regional and global teams.
  • To prepare summarized debtor aging in accordance with regional template requirement on monthly basis immediately after month end.
  • To assist in consolidating all revenue streams for commercial reporting at month end closing.
  • To follow up client for timely payments and providing solutions on billing & tax disputes.
  • Recovery of tax Challans
  • Monthly reporting for clients as aligned.
  • Other projects as and when assigned.
  • What youll bring :

  • Self-driven, forward looking, results-oriented with a positive outlook and a clear focus.
  • Ability to lead, plan and manage change.
  • Ability to earn respect and trust from senior management and external stakeholders.
  • Diligent and willing to be hands, roll up your sleeves
  • Flexibility and comfortable working in a fast pace matrix reporting environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Positive thinking, motivated and collaborative team player.
  • In depth knowledge of processes, tools and techniques.
  • Minimum qualifications :

  • MBA (Finance) / ACCA qualified.
  • At least 1-2 years of relevant industry experience in similar position, people, team management skill is essential.
  • More about Wavemaker

    Wavemaker is a billion dollar-revenue next generation agency that sits at the intersection of media, content and technology.

    We are obsessed with the customer's purchase journey and is what connects our mission directly to our clients business challenges.

    We invented WM Momentum, the world's most comprehensive study into how people make purchase decisions and have conducted over 375,000 surveys in 70 markets and across more than 30 categories.

    We are a business that is powered by the creativity and curiosity of our 8,500 people in 90 countries, united by our PACED values.

    We are a part of GroupM, WPPs global media investment management company.

    For more information, go to

    About Pakistan

    GroupM Pakistan is the leading global media investment management operation in Pakistan. We see major growth coming on Digital platforms with internet penetration growing to 87 million broadband users and 85 million 3G / 4G subscribers.

    Social media platforms have also grown substantially in Pakistan where Facebook stands at 34 million subscribers and Tik Tok has replaced Instagram to become the second most penetrated social platform.

    While the digitalization of the market is happening at a fast pace, it has also opened up opportunities for specializations like e-commerce, Digital Content, Video Planning solutions, Technology and Data & Analytics in Pakistan.

    GroupM Pakistan is a closely knit community where we value differences in opinions and thrive amidst this growth. Be a part of our dynamic team now!

    GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity its about belonging.

    We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and thats what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.

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