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Planning Manager

Planning Manager

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    Digital Marketing, Media Planning & Buying

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  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary

  • Contact:

    Demi Seaton

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  • Phone:

    0203 216 2587

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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A fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and highly organised Planning Manager lies with one of the world’s fastest-growing media planning & buying agencies.

This international agency has doubled in size in the last two years and will not be slowing down anytime soon. Their global network now has numerous offices across multiple continents.

A unique opportunity has now presented itself for someone to take the role of Planning Manager. Someone who would love to be the head of the team, working closely with media, creative and clients. As Planning Manager you will manage and support the delivery of first class communication plans for their clients, which include well-known names in the automotive industry.

If this sounds like something for you, read on.


As a Planning Manager, you will need to:

-       Work with and support the Planning Director and Business Director in planning across all channels

-       Coach, develop & support the Planning Executive

-       Take full ownership of key brands and lead on end-to-end cross-channel media recommendations across these brands, ensuring that it is fuelled by insights/data and tells a clear story - pulling in cross-team and senior support as and when required

-       Oversee relevant outputs (inc. those from the Planning Executive) – ensuring that every document is ruthlessly quality controlled for excellence & is delivered on time (e.g. media recommendations, finance queries, competitor reports etc.)

-       Have a very good understanding of client’s business and industry sector, and the challenges facing them

-       Keep up to date with industry news so that you have a very good understanding of the media landscape and share with wider team

-       Behave like a true extension of the clients’ team and provide a point of contact for clients and manage day-to-day queries

-       Attend and present regularly at client meetings on a variety of different topics, with gravitas

-       Reconcile historic campaign expenditure and update the Planning Executive with future spending forecasts

-       Challenge historic ways of working – ensuring that we continually deliver work that is integrated, commercially sounds, and fit for the modern media landscape

-       Maintain good relations with external agencies, internal teams & media owners to build an understanding of what services and products exist

-       Raise the profile of the account in the agency by producing, submitting (and talking about publicly) our work

-       Ensure that all financial aspects are accurate and delivered on-time (e.g. reconciliations, payments, billings, financial tracking)

-       Support EMEA team with adhoc requests

-       Manage reporting requests, working with specialists and other team members to ensure quality and consistency of output

-       Have a good knowledge and application of core media tools including AdDynamix, TGI, YouGov & MediaExplorer

-       Know and articulate our agency vision, behaviours & values

-       Feed into the client newsletter and ensure bi-weekly distribution

-       Work closely with the creative team and develop an understanding of their tools and processes

-       Manage the preparation of competitor spend and audience insights reports

-       Manage the creation of post-campaign-analysis reports

-       Manage briefings with specialists to ensure data and insight-led planning is at the heart of what we do

Reporting into:

This role directly reports to: Planning Director




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