Wavemaker | Assistant Manager Commercial
Lahore, Pakistan
2d ago


Wavemaker is an agency of GroupM, the world’s 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 company’s 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 GroupM’s 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 agency’s 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 you’ll 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.
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