Planning Manager - Major client

Job Title: Planning Manager - Major client
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Start Date: 2018-10-18
Reference: AE011
Contact Name: Alex Endacott
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 21, 2018 15:27

Job Description

Working with a budgets in the millions this agency operates all over the worlds and works exclusively with some of the biggest brands today.  Working closely with senior leadership this position offers a brilliant opportunity to develop management skills and connect with key individuals within the digital media space.


  • Responsible for the delivery of accurate, impactful inputs that power the client’s communications plan and grow their business
  • Responsible for the timely, accurate delivery of day to day requests from the team
  • Responsible for regular trend identification, culture and competitive analysis for client
  • Work with the Account Director and Partnerships team to develop the best possible plan for the communications idea
  • Manage the team output and development of the flowchart grounded in the communications idea, including oversight of the plan being accurately produced, to address the business goals
  • Ensure the communications ecosystem extends beyond paid through the integration (and quantification) of owned, earned and shared impacts
  • Lead the best practice production of audience and communications data and intelligence for the development of the communications plan, utilising relevant tools and techniques
  • Contribute to the ideation team sessions in conjunction with the Strategy team and relevant SBU to generate creative & compelling connections ideas.
  • Contribute to the profitability of primary accounts, and involvement of SBU

New Business
  • Contributor to new business as required

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s):

-          Client
  • Contribute key media inputs for best in class communications planning solutions that propel the communications idea
  • Able to effectively lead the management of the client’s communications budget to successful outcomes
  • Accurately and effectively manage client’s day to day communications design product requirements
-          Internal
  • Able to successfully manage Communications Design planning outputs from team
  • Key contributor to plan development process, including briefing and partner selection together with Partnership colleagues
  • Able to deploy tools and techniques to deliver best in class communications planning outcomes across OESP

-          Commercial
  • Contributor to SBU revenue growth via communications design (client base)
  • Contributor to organic revenue growth from communications design scope (client base)

  • Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years in integrated planning role in media, publisher / vendor, or communications discipline (digital, content)
  • Strong, rigorous Media planning skills
  • Category or audience experience as relevant
  • 1+ years of experience in managing or developing staff
  • Ability to delegate and oversee direct reports
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong time-management and organisational skills
  • Required PC proficiency and solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Proven problem solving ability
  • Ability to work successfully within a team, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure


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