Activations Director

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Agency: Kinesso - Australia
Ref#: 9376
Job Function: Technology
Type of Contract: Regular

Why join KINESSO?

  • Largest global digital marketing agency with 6200+ experts across 60 offices globally.
  • Take the time you deserve with unlimited time off (Leave+), birthday, anniversary, monthly wellness days and progressive parental leave policies.
  • A hybrid working model and incredible office culture. with opportunities for global transfers, internal secondments, and travel.
  • Mentorship programs, learning modules and professional skills training to support your career ambitions.
  • Wellness programs including access to an EAP and wellness coaching
  • Agency perks, early finish Fridays, culture club, breakfast, health and wellbeing initiatives

As an Activations Director, you are an experienced leader in all things paid search, social and/or programmatic (depending on the client patch/team structure) and capable of bringing innovative performance solutions to our clients. You will manage all operations, from ensuring quality implementation, providing strategic direction to the team, maintaining the financial health of all performance accounts, scoping projects, and developing your team to become future leaders.

Together with your team and the Group Activations Lead/General Manager, you will deliver market leading services and performance media strategies, ultimately maintaining Reprise’s status as global performance marketing leaders.

Success in this role is defined by:

  • People leadership and talent development
  • Performance marketing culture adoption and growth
  • Strong collaboration & partnership with client and agency partners
  • Contribute to the success of the company through revenue growth.

About the role:

  • Building a performance marketing culture for your team to ensure that they adopt KINESSO’s products, ways of working and our culture.
  • Keep your Performance team motivated and on track to ensure account deliverables are met including reporting, optimization tactics, quality-checks, and best practice while we adhere to the strategy set.
  • Actively ensure that all client accounts are receiving regular data-driven insights, test & learn frameworks and thought leadership.
  • Own the relationship with our senior client and agency partner stakeholders aiming for high client satisfaction and retention.
  • Understand our client’s brand and their industry
  • Supporting new business pitches outside of your day-to-day client set
  • Responsible for inspiring and leading a team of direct reports which includes their overall development and success of the wider team.
  • Remove roadblocks for your team including access to tools and systems needed in their roles.
  • Accountability for team development; includes utilizing organizational tools such as L&D, creating internal opportunities and challenges for staff, maintaining positive morale, and partnering with People & Culture and Directors on supporting organizational objectives.

About you:

  • Previous experience leading Paid media teams across Programmatic & Social disciplines
  • Great leadership experience and the ability to motivate and inspire your team
  • Large client/spend paid media implementation experience across paid media channels
  • Good stakeholder experience across complex clients and agency partners


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

We value unique backgrounds and experiences to encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQ+, people of all ages, people with disabilities, and people who are culturally and linguistically diverse are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.