Investment Partnerships Manager

Location:Sydney
Job Type:Full Time

Initiative is a media agency like no other. We believe in the power of CULTURE. We believe culture has the ability to accelerate a brands relevance, presence and growth. More importantly, we believe that an agencies culture is its most important asset, and happy people = motivated people. Our internal culture is second to none, and the work our teams create reflect the energy, passion and intelligence that goes into bringing them to market.

The Investment Partnerships Manager role is a critical role in the Partnerships team, with responsibility for managing the implementation planning and buying process for their assigned clients. This responsibility includes but is not limited to optimal media partner selection through thorough evaluation and rationale, negotiating campaigns, checking preliminary and final post buy delivery, tracking performance and ensuring delivery on campaign objectives. The Investment Partnerships Manager assists the Director with the management of the Partnerships team – developing skills, evaluating performance, setting standards and managing growth.


The Investment Partnerships Manager is tasked with being highly collaborative with Strategy, Communications Design and Client Advice & Management, along with developing and maintaining strong client facing relationships. The Manager drives the team to explore and identify new and non-traditional partnerships opportunities, including those across sport, content and brand experiences. This is critical to their development and the success of the overall Partnerships division.


As the front line face of Initiative’s relationship with media partners, the Partnerships team are responsible for ensuring all media owners are treated as true partners, with the respect and professionalism we expect from across our business. The Investment Partnerships Manager should guide our partners to embrace the belief that cultural experiences grow brands and to encourage our partners to deliver the best thinking in their responses to our briefs.

You’ll come from a background of media buying with a strong knowledge and understanding of the Australian media marketplace and be able to demonstrate how you craft your campaigns accordingly. You’ll be a confident written and verbal communicator with high attention to detail and high proficiency across all core investment and implementation media systems.