Wavemaker | Planning Manager
MEC
Manila, Philippines
20h ago

Reporting of the role

This role reports to the Client Service Director for Wavemaker Philippines.

Overview of the Job

The Planning Manager is responsible for leading the planning team in its development of plan activities. Job responsibilities include the thorough understanding of client objectives and how media strategies can help address such goals.

He / She must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the media environment and its applications to our client’s business. He / She should also be able to determine how best to measure performance of plan deliverables and how to course correct plans going forward.

3 Best Things About the Job :

  • Diversity of Clients you get to work with a wide portfolio of clients (from, FMCG to petroleum, pharmaceuticals, and so on).
  • Young and Dynamic Team as the demand for digital continues to evolve, so does the team members of the Planning Team. You get to learn from the experience of each individual.
  • Application of comprehensive knowledge - Have the opportunity to apply comprehensive knowledge of the media environment to the client’s business
  • In three months :

  • Assist in developing plan strategy aligned with client business objectives and ensure that plans are delivered upon the agreed strategies and approach
  • Oversee plan development and execution from inception to completion
  • Delegate appropriately to team to support plan development and execution
  • Embrace the Channel Neutral approach to media and framework for thinking
  • Effectively utilize Relationship Media process to develop client recommendations
  • Effectively use and guide the team on the use of Relationship Media tools
  • In six months :

  • Utilize comprehensive media knowledge base and synthesize information into ideas
  • Present plan recommendations to client teams
  • Oversee plan negotiations and media team activities
  • Manage client requests i.e. plan changes, budget changes, provide marketplace information
  • Work with analytic partners to gauge media performance and KPI’s to determine the extent to which the original objectives and strategies were met
  • Lead internal meetings with other departments and call on agency resources to strengthen ideas
  • Staff supervision, training and development as well as serving as a positive role model with a strong work ethic and vigorously reviewing all work to ensure high quality standard
  • In twelve months :

  • Foster a good working relationship across all client teams to facilitate flawless execution of plans
  • Establish and grow a strong relationship with the client through a demonstration of industry knowledge and of the client’s basic business issues / maintain client contact
  • Steward relationship with outside agency partners (creative, PR, etc.)
  • Begin to understand financial implications of client contracts, plan changes etc.
  • Responsibilities of the Role

  • Utilize comprehensive media knowledge base and synthesize information into ideas
  • Present plan recommendations to client teams
  • Oversee plan negotiations and media team activities
  • Manage client requests i.e. plan changes, budget changes, provide marketplace information
  • Work with analytic partners to gauge media performance and KPI’s to determine the extent to which the original objectives and strategies were met
  • Lead internal meetings with other departments and call on agency resources to strengthen ideas
  • Staff supervision, training and development as well as serving as a positive role model with a strong work ethic and vigorously reviewing all work to ensure high quality standard
  • Foster a good working relationship across all client teams to facilitate flawless execution of plans
  • Establish and grow a strong relationship with the client through a demonstration of industry knowledge and of the client’s basic business issues / maintain client contact
  • Steward relationship with outside agency partners (creative, PR, etc.)
  • Begin to understand financial implications of client contracts, plan changes etc.
  • About Wavemaker

    Wavemaker is a billion-dollar revenue agency that sits at the heart of GroupM and WPP. Our ambition is to be the most distinctive and admired media, content and technology agency in the world.

    Wavemaker is a global network that operates locally in over 90 countries and 139 offices. We are aligned with our purchase journey obsession, and we help our clients translate audience behaviors and insights into smart decisions for today and tomorrow.

    Our commitment to our clients it to be the Future Makers’. We demonstrate this in how we think, how we work and our relationship to technology and content to better serve their needs.

    We are leading the way in re-inventing the role of a media agency in the digital age, embracing media planning and buying, but fit for the modern marketing requirements of seamlessly connecting media, content, and technology.

    To do this, we attract experts from diverse backgrounds that can share in our vision for the future.

    We believe in the essential relationship between the vitality of our 8,500 people and our commercial success. This can best be encapsulated in the values we uphold, and the way in which we demonstrate our commitment to them.

    We are Passionate, Agile, Collaborative, Entrepreneurial and Diverse (PACED).

    With PACED as our backdrop, we require our people to be self-starters, with high standards. We know that great teams still have star players’, and we expect everyone to bring their own uniqueness to the party and contribute their value with their own flair.

    We do not tolerate exclusion of team members and their ideas. We are here to make waves with our clients, and we can only do that as a collective.

    About the Philippines

    In recent years, the Philippines has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. Al-Jazeera noted the market demonstrating an unprecedented period of macro-

    economic buoyancy and political stability , spurring both domestic and international business growth.

    It is also one of the largest and fastest growing digital markets in Southeast Asia, with growth expecting to increase exponentially in the next few years.

    With a population of 108m and where the internet penetration is predicted to hit 50% in 2017, coupled with the Philippines’ vibrant economic growth and the expansion of its digital footprint makes it an exciting place for media players and talent to be.

    GroupM APAC is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our people are our strength so we respect and nurture their individual talent and potential.

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