If you’re a media operations guru looking to add energy, passion and strategic thinking, we want you to join our teamA core responsibility is to develop and coordinate all activities within a 70 person media group including projects, authorizations, managing and tracking revisions, and general workflow. You should be familiar with media technologies such as MediaTools, Strata, Advantage. In addition you are a strategic partner who dives deep into our media talent and asked questions like: Do we have the right KIND of people? Are their skills aligned to our needs and their remits? Do we have the right CALIBER of people? Do we have under performers who are creating a drag coefficient on the department and agency? Do we have the right NUMBER of people?What you will do:Looking closely at utilization to discover pockets of bandwidth or make the investment case for new hires essentially to clients who are potentially exceeding Scope or (re)negotiating contract terms to reestablish Scope and proper resources Mentor to the senior and mid-level employees in the media teamBe a catalyst for change and positive evolution via curiosity and a drive to constantly find a better way of doing thingsPartner for key department leads including Engagement, Brand Leadership & Finance.Possess a drive for evolution, improvement and a knack for unlocking agency resources to get from good, to great, to greaterSees innovation as a lever for competitive advantage for the agency and clients alikeUnderstands that education and understanding lead to a whole greater than its parts: a desire to share the dynamism and explosive changes in media with other leaders at the agency in regular (e.g. quarterly) town-halls, and likewise attend the same when held by other departmentsA natural collaborator who is focused on inclusion and unityService oriented: sees themselves as a mentor, advisor and advocate who empowers others to realize their potentialComfortable giving and receiving feedback, both formal and informal, regularly to ensure integration and intra-agency cohesionSees resources like Project Management as an asset to be leveraged, not “policing of process”Ensure and manage efficient workflow of media authorizations and revisionsHelp establish a process that can automate menial tasksProvide solutions that use technology to manage projects and accuracy.Meet with vendors in the space to see if there are things we need to add to be more competitive and create business case for any net new tools neededNegotiate contracts with media resource vendorsFacilitate platform/tool training and usage Who you are:10+ years experience in media departments / agencies with emphasis on leadership positionsMust possess natural curiosity and desire to learn, understand, apply new thinking from various sourcesCommunicates clearly to others, written and verballyStrong knowledge of traditional and digital media channelsAbility to work effectively with a variety of internal teams and business groups, including Creative, Brand Leadership, Strategy, Project Management and FinanceStrong organizational and mathematical skills (including basic media math)Ability to multi-task and deliver work on-time for set deadlinesMust be prepared for a fast-paced environment and be comfortable making decisionsPassion, enthusiasm and kindness required!Barkley’s Commitment to Diversity & InclusionWe believe being radically diverse and inclusive is the key to becoming one of the world’s great creative idea companies. By embracing everything that makes our partners who they are and what makes them unique to the world around them, we create the conditions and capacity to help creative, original thinking thrive. Barkley is committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging as part of our corporate strategic goals, supported by a formal DEI+B program, Employee Resource Groups, Director of Diversity leadership and agency commitment to The Brand Lab.