MediaCom is an agency of GroupM, the world’s largest media investment company and is part of WPP.
We are currently looking for a Planning Director to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for demonstrating success in managing media planning businesses for a large brand.
At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.
Reporting of the role
This role reports to : Deputy Managing Director
3 best things about the job : 1. Working with an exciting roster of clients, including a QSR known to be bold, ambitious and creative.
2. Working with a passionate, driven and highly-capable team. 3. Opportunity to grow and learn with clients that lean forward with innovations.
In this role, your goals will be :
In three months :
Have a thorough understanding of the clients’ businesses (KPIs, key challenges and how they differ from other brands).
Understood the key tools and processes critical to the everyday running of the account.
Managing the day to day output of the team with high quality and high responsiveness to client requests
In six months :
Thorough knowledge of the media landscape of brands handled
Establish relationship with key media owners.
Embedded yourself into the internal team and understood the different specialist teams you work with
Built a strong, collaborative relationship with your clients, acting as the senior contact across clients.
Improve outputs and presentation of reviews / planning sessions
Suggest improvements in ways of working or processes of any clients
In 12 months :
Begin to consult with clients on their business and how MediaCom can influence business outcomes
Drive incremental revenue and drive profitability for the team, including but not limited to fee and contract negotiations.
Lead and deliver all client responses to brief with the team in a strategic way
Lead planning response from insight and strategy through to execution
Provide sufficient and timely feedback / appraisal to direct reports in a thorough and professional manner
What your day job looks like at Mediacom :
Managing and being responsive to client requests, appropriately delegating tasks to individual team members.
Guide team members to develop strategic thinking and media planning skills
Work closely with the specialist teams to ensure you are up to date with their latest offerings
Work closely with media partners on responses to briefs or pro-actives.
Ongoing learning of the client’s category / competitive activity as well as the changing media landscape
Attending meetings internal, client and cross-agency
Attending conferences / seminars to keep up to date with trends, insights and client’sC business categories.
Always questioning using the insights at our disposal, either through the strategy team or business science, consider how this might affect the overall communications for clients.
Take part in new business pitches and provide insightful and comprehensive communication solutions for the agency and its clients
What you’ll bring :
Curiosity always asking meaningful questions, challenging the brief if necessary
High attention to detail to ensure the team’s output is of the highest quality
Proven experience in managing people and ability to adapt management style
Strong team player
Ability to navigate difficult client situations / manage expectations in a diplomatic way
Enterprising ability to identify and drive revenue opportunities
Minimum qualifications :
8 10 years of media agency / marketing / brand management experience
Strong understanding of traditional & digital media
Leadership skills / potential
Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
Strong analytical skills (quantitative and qualitative)
Passion for learning and openness to new challenges