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Senior Planning Manager

A top media agency is looking to appoint a Senior Planning Manager. Based in London, this agency is creatively driven, connecting media and innovation, data and content, and science and art. This agency strives to deliver better outcomes by fostering meaningful connections between brands and audiences.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Incorporation of agency planning tools into the planning recommendations.
  • Manage and lead planning outputs across all channels; working with strategy, trading and special business units.
  • Support the Planning Director and Client Director by managing day to day work flow;
  • Ensure team WIPs (Planning/Trading) are scheduled and actions allocated responsibilities post WIP.
  • Drive a collaborative approach with all department to develop the best media solutions.
  • Ensure a strong relationship with all media partners to remain across key/upcoming opportunities and trends;
  • Participate in agency and group Planning initiatives ensuring best practice.
  • Support Planning Director in major client planning projects across client alignment
  • Oversee financial process alongside the Senior Trading Manager to ensure monthly invoicing is in-line with the plan
  • Lead planning recommendations for large- and small-scale campaigns with heavy investment across all channels 
In order to be successful, you will ideally have:
  • 5+ years media experience, ideally within a planning capacity. Knowledge and understanding of digital is preferable.
  • Up to date with UK and global market trends and have an educated point of view of the impact it has on their client’s business and/or approach to the planning craft.
  • Confident in the principles of media strategy and how that translates into media recommendations.
  • Ability to forge strong relationships with media partners to remain across key/upcoming opportunities and trends.
  • Previous management experience - the Senior Planning Manager role will be responsible for the development and growth of a Planning Manager; whilst assisting in the development of a Trader and Executive with the Senior Trading Manager.
  • Strong client management and presentation skills. Have the ability to talk about media recommendation in a client friendly way.
  • Enthusiastic about the planning craft to champion best practice internally.
  • Solid financial management skills to oversee financial processes internally.
 Benefits include:
  • 33.5 days holiday per year (including bank Holidays)
  • Birthday Leave
  • Hybrid/Flexible working hours
  • Inclusive and collaborative company culture
  • Ongoing Learning & Development opportunities


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