Planning Director
1d ago

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
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