Media Planning Manager -, DS Automobiles

Media Planning London, England


Position at Mediacom

Overview of job

A new role has arisen as Planning Manager across two new clients to MediaCom in and DS Automobiles (Part of the PSA group and recently split from Citroen UK). This is an exciting opportunity to balance delivering effective performance driven plans with launching new products into the UK market.

Reporting of the role
This role reports to a single Account Director across both accounts with a Business Director across both too.

3 best things about the job:
1. A variety in client type and challenge to keep things interesting, both clients are undergoing massive amounts of change (New brand launch for DS & a challenging market for that means we’ll have lots of exciting new launches for both clients
2. The chance to put new ideas and technology into action for DS and hopefully with the recognition of award success!
3. Auto clients like agency people to understand the products they are selling and to get under the skin of the market which for DS is likely to involve test drives and factory trips (And both clients have Paris offices)

Measures of success –
In three months, you would have:
• Gained a strong understanding of the client’s business, the market they are operating in and the key challenges that they face, so that you can make recommendations and proposals that align with their needs

In six months, you would have:
• Developed strong internal relationships with all stakeholders across planning, connect (Implementation planning) and Marketplace to ensure that you drive work through the agency quickly and effectively whilst keeping the teams on side
• Driven changes to the ongoing plans for both clients and can demonstrate the impact that your planning approach has had in the plans

In 12 months, you would have:

• Helped deliver a first class 2019 annual strategy for both and DS Automobiles having supported the AD an BD in
• Developed strong client relationships at all levels with both clients so that they come to you directly as the first port of call for campaign information, ideas and thoughts on what to do next

Responsibilities of the role:

The Planning Manager will be the first port of call for clients across both key accounts and the main day to day contact into the agency and to manage the internal teams, delivering a strong service to clients.

There will be a need to adapt to the needs of multiple client stakeholders and have an eye for detail to meet the needs of the clients and a creative approach to help inspire the client to move out of their comfort zone.

The team works incredibly closely with the clients on plans and proposals and the successful candidate will need to be able to work closely with creative agency stakeholders to deliver exciting, innovative and joined up thinking to stretch clients.

What you will need:
• Ideally you would have been working for at least one year as a Planning Manager or similar role at another agency, or an experienced Senior Planner Buyer ready to make the next step up in their career
• A passion for Media Planning and using insight to develop new approaches and ideas for clients
• Confidence analysing data and results to improve future campaign performance and experience of having used Econometric and campaign tracking results in planning.
• You will need to be enthusiastic, helpful and collaborative with an eye for detail
• Be seeking an environment where you can learn, develop, and actively contribute to the evolution of a key set of accounts
• Relevant category experience in automotive or subscription models would be a bonus but not required

*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at MediaCom London*

About MediaCom

MediaCom is “The Content + Connections Agency”, working on behalf of its clients to leverage their brands’ entire system of communications across paid, owned and earned channels to step change their business outcomes.

Employing over 1,200 staff across 5 regional offices, MediaCom is the leading agency in the UK in terms of billings. Its client roster includes British Sky Broadcasting, DFS, GlaxoSmithKline, Tesco and Cancer Research UK.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do; we firmly believe in our “People First, Better Results” philosophy and want to be certain that work is always challenging, engaging and satisfying. We aim to ensure that that our employees’ skills are constantly evolving, and so provide all MediaCom staff with training and development and regular appraisals to enhance their performances and guarantee great results for them and the company.

We also strive to change traditional attitudes to workplace culture by offering a more holistic view of employees' aspirations. There are numerous initiatives for MediaCommers to take part in, from the Social Club to Mindfulness Training, to help ensure that our employees thoroughly enjoy their experience here.

We aim to be the only agency that talented people want to work for. We do this, not only by stimulating and challenging our people through great work and outstanding clients, but by providing a variety of learning programs, cultural initiatives and an exciting environment to invigorate our employees personal and professional career development.

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