Overview of job
We are looking for a driven and strategically-minded Planning Manager to join the NOW TV team at MediaCom. The role offers the opportunity to work in an entertainment-
led category under the umbrella of Sky, the country’s biggest advertiser. We are a fun and friendly client team, within which you will manage a Senior Planner and Planner, as well as having plenty of time in front of key clients.
The challenges facing the streaming category present an exciting opportunity for the Planning Manager, as we look for ways to push boundaries and stay competitive in the market through our strategic comms planning.
The successful candidate will input across the entire campaign life cycle from strategy to execution.
Reporting of the role
This role reports to the Associate Director.
3 best things about the job :
Working on an exciting category where new products and content are always around the corner. Creative thinking and new ideas are always welcomed and there’s lot of scope to introduce new ways of doing things.
Working for an agency and a client that have passion and ambition at the core of what they do. You’ll be working in the agency’s biggest team and have exposure to stakeholders throughout the business.
Working within an increasingly competitive category means that demands and expectations are high, but success in this role provides the most amazing opportunity to progress within the UK’s largest agency.
Being part of a friendly and supportive team who are dedicated to achieving long-term success for every team member. We like to work hard and play hard and have a laugh together whilst still delivering great work and service to NOW TV.
Measures of success
In three months, you would have :
Taken on the day to day running of the account, becoming a go-to’ for clients
Developed relationships with key client contacts and internal teams
Shown evidence of a clear understanding of the client’s business and competitive landscape
Put in place key objectives for your team, as well as demonstrating management and delegation skills within the team
In six months, you would have :
Led and delivered (part of) a response to brief from start to finish
Shown clear evidence of creative thinking and story-telling skills
Attended and passed any training required at Manager level
In 12 months, you would have :
Delivered innovative and ground-breaking work that is highlighted as best in class
Continually driven collaboration across internal and external stakeholders to improve process
Raised your internal profile within the agency considerably
Responsibilities of the role :
The Planning Manager should :
Have a refreshingly creative mind, with the ability deliver comms strategies through story-telling within your presentations
Work openly and collaboratively with Planning, Investment teams and external agencies in order to help develop strategic solutions, plans and innovative ideas
Be responsible for the seamless planning, execution and implementation of campaigns.
Be able to provide instantaneous campaign updates to senior management and clients
Manage all budgetary and financial information for all campaigns
Lean into agency initiatives that improve strategic planning output across all areas of Sky / NOW TV
Demonstrate an active interest in Sky’s business, marketplace and audiences, and identify relevant opportunities that arise
Develop excellent relationships with other departments that work on the account to help you get things done
Inspiring and managing the internal team. Doing and delegating where appropriate.
What you will need :
It’s a work hard, play hard group.
A keen eye for detail and a conscientious approach
Experience in cross channel media planning
Film & TV knowledge and enthusiasm not a pre-requisite but is a significant advantage.
Experience in people management
An inquisitive mind coupled with the ability to look beyond the obvious to help uncover insights that shape our communications strategies
An enthusiasm for creativity
A Marketing / Business / Advertising related degree and experience in a similar planning role at Manager level, with experience across both brand and trading campaigns
Impeccable written and oral communication skills, an engaging presenter and excellent storyteller
A thirst for learning about technology, trends, media, people, brands and the industry, and a passion for content and TV
Excellent organisational skills, meaning you are adept at managing a diverse workload and that of your team
Strong Microsoft Office skills with particular emphasis on Powerpoint, Excel and Word
An open and collaborative attitude
GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity it’s about belonging.
We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.
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