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VP, Performance



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Business Overview

KINESSO is the technology-driven performance marketing agency that sits at the very heart of IPG Mediabrands, providing actionable growth for both our agency partners and clients. We turn ‘action’ into ‘outcome’ for our clients, leveraging our unique capabilities in optimization, analytics, AI and experimentation. KINESSO has brought together the collective power of what was formerly Matterkind, Reprise, and Kinesso under one collective entity that will serve as the most powerful delivery engine in the industry. We have extensive offerings spanning across performance marketing and data and technology. Fueled by a deep understanding of consumer behavior, we offer an end-to-end engine of planning and optimization while also delivering on data-driven strategy for social platforms, actionable growth in e-commerce, and creating curated marketplaces specific to each client's function and needs. The company has more than 6,000 employees operating in more than 60 countries. Learn more at

Position Summary

Global performance lead for client and internal teams, overseeing campaigns across search, social and programmatic. This account has an extensive global footprint, covering all regions (NA, LATAM, EMEA and APAC).


  • Main point of contact for senior global clients across digital brand and performance campaigns, orchestrating the global onboarding, planning, and activation across all digital channels with an emphasis on performance
  • Collaborate closely with the Global Client Lead to develop frameworks for orchestrating a highly complex D2C account with heavy campaign volume and multiple global and regional stakeholders
  • Ensure best practices and centrally developed strategies are rolled out and adapted as needed regionally to drive consistency and connectivity across countries. You will ensure teams are fully supported to do their best work and will mobilize the very best resources of the agency to deliver excellence for all deliverables.
  • Identify capability / resource gaps and take actions to ensure ongoing outstanding quality of service
  • Represent company philosophies and expertise to external parties; including clients and partner agencies
  • Judge and quantify results of media efforts placed on behalf of our client (i.e., understand/describe impact of results, compare actual results to needs of client) and the ability to translate this data into a story

Required Skills & Experience

  • Outstanding account leadership media experience: 10+ years in digital and consulting
  • A Digital Leader and expert across search, social and programmatic media
  • Senior client leadership experience with experience leading and communicating to C-suite and senior marketing leads
  • Demonstrates a strong POV and outlook on performance marketing
  • Possesses strong communication skills both in public speaking mastery and in ability to write POVs on complex topics
  • Adaptable in fast-paced environments; skilled in building solutions and solving problems across multiple teams and stakeholders
  • A collaborator who knows how to navigate organizational dynamics across internal and external teams to ensure success
  • Ability to deeply immerse into the client’s business, brand, and principles

Desired Skills & Experience

  • D2C experience is ideal, but not required
  • Knowledge of Asana or other project management platforms a plus
  • Knowledge of or proficiency activating media in platform across various search, social partners and DSPs
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Agency experience preferred

We See You

At IPG Mediabrands, we are unified behind a commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging. Together, we shine through a set of shared values and behaviors. We take pride in our responsibility to our clients, communities, and to each other. We embrace differences and recognize the unique value that each of us brings to our community.

We encourage you to apply, as unique backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences are welcomed.

We See You at IPG Mediabrands.

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is posted below. Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email

About IPG Mediabrands

IPG Mediabrands is the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). IPG Mediabrands manages over $47 billion in marketing investment globally on behalf of its clients across its full-service agency networks UM, Initiative and Mediahub and through its award-winning specialty business units Healix, Kinesso, MAGNA, Mediabrands Content Studio, Orion Holdings, Rapport, and the IPG Media Lab. IPG Mediabrands clients include many of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands from a broad portfolio of industry sectors including automotive, personal finance, consumer product goods (CPG), pharma, health and wellness, entertainment, financial services, energy, toys and gaming, direct to consumer and e-commerce, retail, hospitality, food and beverage, fashion and beauty. The company employs more than 18,000 diverse marketing communication professionals in more than 130 countries. Learn more at

Salary Range
$170,000$175,000 USD