Evp – Media Buying

Posted on 5/9/2024



501-1,000 employees

Creative brand-building and marketing services

Consumer Goods
Social Impact


Kansas City, MO, USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a large team while managing quality, performance & delivery with speed
  • 15+ years of Media experience required
  • Strong established presence with industry vendors, platforms, marketers
  • Experience in working with all media channels
  • Problem solving and solutions-oriented mindset and leadership style
  • Knowledge of overall Media landscape and best practices
  • Understanding of agency workflows and organizational structures
  • Knowledge and prior use of various Media platforms
  • Experience managing a big team and/or having direct reports
  • Experience in building a team and expanding product offerings
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Proficiency with verbal and digital communication
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver work on-time for set deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of internal teams and business groups, including Creative, Account Management, Finance and Project Management
  • Must be prepared for a fast-paced environment and be comfortable making decisions
  • Own the full scope of omni-channel media execution
  • Inspire, grow, lead & coach a large team of smart buying/activation specialists
  • Develop & upskill talent to stay on top of industry trends, new platforms, emerging technologies & opportunities to bring to clients on a regular basis
  • Define, improve & manage success metrics across all media channels to align with client business KPIs & goals
  • Work closely with the data & analytics teams to establish accurate measurement strategies & insight delivery for clients
  • Build strong consultative relationships with clients and other departments within the agency to create & foster a collaborative working relationship
  • Manage team allocation and assignments for efficiency and growth as well as supporting SOW creation for clients alongside Brand Leadership
  • Craft and deliver business case to Executive agency leadership for incremental positions
  • Support the Chief Media Officer with the vision and growth plan for the team
  • Ensure flawless delivery of client work and step in as senior level communication on various client satisfaction concerns, when needed
  • Regularly review team structure and establish growth opportunities for the Buying team specifically, to help elevate offering and stay on the forefront of changing landscape
  • Manage overall Buying team and navigate personnel advancement opportunities with Human Resources and relevant team leads
  • Work collaboratively across various departments within the agency to ensure the right conditions are being created for a truly integrated approach
  • Provide ongoing feedback, manage and conduct performance evaluations for direct reports
  • Review and align with HR on proper compensation for individual partners on the Buying team
  • Help support individual partner career growth
  • Stay on the leading edge of industry trends and bring fresh thinking to the team
  • Review agency utilization reports to ensure teams proper time entry as well as spot burnout or underutilization in talent
  • Actively identify opportunities to share-out media wins and education within the larger team and agency
  • Update Chief Media Officer on status of team on an ongoing basis and elevate issues in a timely manner
  • Other duties/responsibilities may be assigned from time to time

Barkley is a full-service creative idea company that specializes in building whole brands for modern consumers, emphasizing Whole Brand Thinking™ to guide and connect every action, from marketing to business ideas. The company is committed to sustainable growth and is a Certified B Corporation, focusing on using creativity as a force for good in the world. Specific technologies/methods used in the product are not provided.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Kansas City, Missouri



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth