Planning Manager
London, England
5d ago

Role Responsibilities

As a Planning Manager, you will need to :

  • Work with and support the Planning Director and Business Director in planning across all channels
  • Coach, develop & support the Planning Executive
  • Take full ownership of key brands and lead on end-to-end cross-channel media recommendations across a number of brands, ensuring that it is fuelled by insights / data and tells a clear story - pulling in cross-team and senior support as and when required
  • Overseeing relevant outputs (inc. those from the Planning Executive) ensuring that every document is ruthlessly quality controlled for excellence & is delivered on time (e.
  • g. media recommendations, finance queries, competitor reports etc.)

  • Have a very good understanding of client’s business and industry sector, and the challenges facing them
  • Keep up to date with industry news so that you have a very good understanding of the media landscape and share with wider team
  • Behave like a true extension of the clients’ team and provide a point of contact for clients and manage day-to-day queries
  • Attend and present regularly at client meetings on a variety of different topics, with gravitas
  • Check Synthesis and media schematics on a monthly basis and ensure all historic campaign spend is reconciled and update Planning Executive with future spend forecasts
  • Challenging historic ways of working ensuring that we continually deliver work that is integrated, commercially sounds, and fit for the modern media landscape
  • Maintain good relations with external agencies, internal teams & media owners to build an understanding of what services and products exist
  • Raise the profile of the account in the agency by producing, submitting (and talking about publicly) our work
  • Ensuring that all financial aspects are accurate and delivered on-time (e.g. reconciliatons, payments, billings, financial tracking)
  • Support EMEA team with adhoc requests
  • Manage reporting requests, working with specialists and other team members to ensure quality and consistency of output
  • Have a good knowledge and application of core media tools including AdDynamix, TGI, YouGov & MediaExplorer
  • Know and articulate our agency vision, behaviours & values
  • Feed into the client newsletter and ensure bi-weekly distribution
  • Work closely with the creative team and develop an understanding of their tools and processes
  • Manage the preparation of competitor spend and audience insights reports
  • Manage the creation of post-campaign-analysis reports
  • Manage briefings with specialists to ensure data and insight-led planning is at the heart of what we do
  • Reporting into :

    This role directly reports to : Planning Director

    Core Competencies and skills required

  • Accountable Act as the gatekeeper to the client, taking responsibility for all outputs from m / SIX ensuring that they are accurate, delivered on time, and reflective of our Pioneering, Honest & Energetic values.
  • Collaborative - Being collaborative is key as they will need to be able to rally teams around tasks and manage overall team outputs.
  • Meticulous Demonstrates exceptional attention to detail. Someone who will spot the error in a spreadsheet and correct it.
  • Someone who shows utmost pride in their work across every output whether that’s a report, a presentation or email.

  • Proactive - A self-starter who takes the initiative and develops solutions independently with minimal support. Someone who thinks ahead about what deliverables are being expected and can rally teams to ensure they are met on time.
  • Someone who volunteers or creates opportunities to expand their experience & positively impacts those working at m / SIX.

  • Thoughtful Someone who demonstrates knowledge of media channels and the wider industry to the client and the wider team.
  • Someone who consistently adds the so what’ when reporting / commenting on facts & stats. Someone who demonstrates that they are starting to think about the long-term direction of the account and that they have an understanding of agency commercials.

  • Organised Someone who can flip between different workstreams and accounts fluidly, all the while ensuring that work maintains a high standard.
  • Someone who can manage their own workload, and manage up and down accordingly. Someone who manages their own admin appropriately (e.

    g. timesheets, CPD log etc.)

  • Confident Someone who can speak with authority with clients, gaining their respect and trust, so that they increasingly become the go-to client contact.
  • What Success Looks Like :

  • Positive feedback from the internal wider team
  • Positive feedback from other colleagues within the agency
  • Individual mention in Client Satisfaction reviews and client feedback
  • Ability to utilise planning tools and other resources
  • Integral involvement in the creation and submission of award winning work
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