Trading Manager

Department: MGK66- MEC Latin America Media
Location: MEC - Miami, FL
Taleo ID: 7902
Job Type: Regular


Trading sits at the very heart of our business; it is our heritage and is in our blood! It will only become more important over the coming years as the concept of value to clients becomes more complex and clients themselves become more demanding on the cost effective activation of any opportunity no matter how creative.

On one hand we coordinate and maximise significant international and local client value commitment programmes. On the other, new trading models offer significant benefits for our clients and MEC. Our clients are more open than ever to exploring new media solutions (and new trading models) to address old marketing problems. We have a fabulous opportunity to be the most valuable constituent for both our clients’ business and our own!


Vision for the Latin American Pan Region trading team

Rather than completely take trading responsibilities away from client teams, we have put in place a small Latin America (LatAm) Pan Region trading team which works consultatively with client and LatAm Pan Region communications planning teams. We have tried to bring together people with different core skills. Typically these include digital and traditional media trading understanding, LatAm Pan Region deals, multi-market value management, understanding of different local trading landscapes, commercial skills, etc.


Objectives of the role

Monitor, measure and manage MEC LatAm Pan Region network’s buying performance on key accounts.

Provide ad-hoc trading support on other accounts and projects.

Coach and leverage MEC LatAm Pan Region team efforts to maximise incentive income stream.

Coach and leverage LatAm Pan Region team skills, knowledge and technical reporting capability to realise Value Creation as defined by clients and MEC LatAm Pan Region teams.

Take responsibility for efficient and progressive management of junior members of the trading team.


Key deliverables


  • Become an expert in the Client value creation, (VC) definition and reporting process
  • Work directly with local MEC teams to understand and identify value being driven through the negotiation process
  • Work directly with MEC LatAm Pan Region teams to understand and identify value being driven through the strategic/implementational planning process
  • Join client meetings and phone calls at which VC is a significant component.
  • Use all available resources to broaden and deepen understanding of your clients’ business in order to understand their needs and contribute to strategy investment development
  • Build relationships and collaborate with other client and specialist teams across MEC and especially MEC Global Solutions (GS) and MEC Global Trading Team.
  • Increase your financial and commercial awareness and ensure accuracy of timesheets for yourself to help monitor delivery against scope of work and client profitability
  • Manage own career development, attending all relevant internal training and reading and researching widely to ensure continuous learning
  • Seek projects outside immediate area of responsibility to broaden outlook and add value to company as a whole
  • Seek understanding of the legal and regulatory framework within which the company operates
  • Manage internal appraisal process for junior reports



  • Building close relationships with media owners, right holders and/or suppliers
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with 3rd party agencies and other specialist partners
  • Reflect MEC’s values across the network and when dealing with 3rd parties and clients
  • Building and maintaining strong client relationships
  • Thorough understanding of industry and internal planning tools and processes (i.e. Navigator)


Criteria by how success is measured

  • Client satisfaction, via formal and informal feedback
  • Feedback, both formal and informal from agency partners – internal MEC and external
  • Achievement of specific objectives, reviewed in annual appraisal
  • Accuracy of work
  • Team satisfaction, normally via informal feedback
  • Speed of response, meeting deadlines, prioritising tasks
  • Development of client executive under your management



  • Good understanding of communications planning and the desire to enhance skills and experience across paid, owned and earned territories
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Accuracy and ability to negotiate
  • Broad understanding of marketing disciplines (marketplace and consumer)
  • Clear understanding and some experience of implementing integrated communications campaigns through multiple channels and disciplines
  • Strong workflow management, organisational skills and time management
  • Good financial awareness and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to build personal relationships with clients and colleagues


Behaviours and Values

  • Team work
  • Communication
  • Innovation/Initiative
  • Personal development
  • Continuous improvement
  • Evidence of MEC values – Collaborative, Ambitious, Challenging, Imaginative


Other details

  • Fluent oral and written English essential, Spanish is desirable; Portuguese a plus
  • PC skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint essential other databases desirable



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