UM – Senior Buyer
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10,001+ employees

Global marketing solutions and media management division
Company Overview
IPG Mediabrands, the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group, is a global leader in the industry, managing over $47 billion in marketing investment for a diverse range of high-profile clients. The company's competitive advantage lies in its extensive network of full-service agencies and specialized business units, which have been recognized for their excellence with numerous awards. With a workforce of over 18,000 professionals in more than 130 countries, IPG Mediabrands fosters a diverse and inclusive culture, and is committed to delivering cutting-edge marketing solutions.
Data & Analytics

Company Stage

Later Stage VC

Total Funding





New York, New York

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Experience Level
Desired Skills
Sales & Account Management
  • Professional or Educational background in Marketing or Advertising would give leverage to this application
  • Associate level of experience in media investment
  • Previous experience buying in major markets, national networks and specialty
  • Ability to negotiate effectively
  • Professional learning agility, with a passion for continuous development
  • Client service oriented
  • Professional analytical and financial acumen
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Highly developed organizational skills with professional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proactive approach to problem solving, assisting the team, self-development, etc
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Experience presenting is an asset
  • Ability to develop and foster relationships with media partners
  • Ability to train and motivate junior employees
  • Proficient with media research tools
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Excel)
  • Generous paid time off with a minimum of 37 paid days off including vacation and monthly wellness days. We also have four-day long weekends, half-day summer Fridays, and meeting-free Friday afternoons year-round
  • A flexible hybrid work model that works for you
  • A focus on personal development with formal training opportunities, including mental health training and inclusion education for everyone
  • A chance to be part of and grow within a global network of agencies
  • The opportunity to contribute to our company culture by joining one of our many community-based employee groups, such as Black Employee Network, Girls on Fire, Hispanic or Latinx Alliance, Neuro Network, Pan-Asian Network, and Rainbow Lounge
  • Ownership and management of campaigns
  • Independently negotiate media campaigns directly with sales representatives
  • Develop a media schedule that satisfies campaign parameters and brand objectives
  • Execute all relevant revisions to the media buy
  • Explore promotional or value-added opportunities where applicable
  • Negotiate compensation as required
  • Proactively advise the team of any variations to execution of media plans
  • In partnership with the media planning team address market concerns, timing, and brand attribution
  • Develop a media schedule that satisfies campaign parameters and brand objectives
  • Prepare and present pre-buy/post-buy reports
  • Conduct third party audits as required
  • Upload media buys and track changes with a high level of accuracy
  • Responsible for solving and clearing billing discrepancies/queries, and managing the budget control report (BCR) in a timely manner
  • Request submissions for upcoming campaigns from media partners
  • Ensure clear communication with the planning teams (i.e. involvement in briefs)
  • Prepare market analyses
  • Provide guidance and direction to the planning teams on buying conditions
  • In partnership with manager, lead the evaluation or cost value analysis of sponsorships and integrations
  • Assist with training junior employees on tools and processes
  • Act as a resource for Assistants and Buyers on questions/concerns regarding complex requests
  • Proactively assist with the preparation of media point of views (POVs)