Investment Manager

Role Description

The Investment team are primarily responsible for the trading and delivery of our agencies and clients’ campaigns and also ensuring that we are hitting any measurement and commercial targets.  As an Investment Manager within the team, you will play an essential role in enabling us to fulfil this remit. 


Primarily, this role will be supporting the Account and Business Directors whilst learning the skills required to progress.  As your knowledge and experience grows Investment Managers will start trading within one of our agency teams or assisting in our Accountability and Performance team in order to ensure we hit our targets.


As an Investment Manager, your primary focus will be to manage trading and negotiations across your assigned agency business.  You will be responsible for the investment side of campaign management from start to finish, including managing client targets and leveraging value where necessary.  You will be required to build strong relationships with our Media Owner partners and our agency contacts.  Communication is a key part of the role, and we strongly encourage the use of phone calls/teams meetings in order to establish and build on these relationships.  This is how we deliver on our client KPIs.

A large proportion of our work revolves around excel so you will need to be very proficient with this.  You will need accurate and acute attention to detail and have strong numeracy & analytical skills.


  • Commercial aware, looks for new opportunities and ways generates added value.
  • A high-level attention to detail.
  • Previous media buying and/or media owner experience
  • Strong numeracy & analytical skills
  • Negotiation and innovative trading ability
  • Accurate and acute attention to detail
  • Experience of building strong relationships with clients/media owners
  • Microsoft Office Skills


The Investment team plays an integral role within Talon.   We are focused on developing individual client strategies in order to meet our client directives.  We use data, insight and analysis to ensure that are always on top of these objectives.  We work closely with our Accountability & Performance team in this area too, so internal relationships are key.  It is our role to be experts in the media owner landscape and to spot opportunities in market in order to create bespoke deals for our agencies.  We work across all agency groups and work very closely with their investment teams and external auditing companies.


“Talon ensures everyone feels welcome, has all of the tools readily available to be able to succeed. Talon takes seriously their responsibility as an employer, not only to employees but also to their customers and anyone they work with, including the planet. There is a constant striving from all levels to improve and ensure the way we work is better than yesterday.”

Talon is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ and develop a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and brands that we represent.