Associate Director – Planning & Client Services

Media Planning Manchester, Manchester


Position at MediaCom

Associate Director – Client Services / Planning – Manchester

Location: Fantastic office’s in central Spinningfields, Manchester. With fantastic transport links across the North West and an abundance of shops, restaurant, and bars.

Salary: Dependent on experience with additional package and benefits, including an on-site Barista and many, many more perks.


MediaCom is looking for a brilliant Associate Director to join the Client Planning department in our Manchester Office. As an Associate Director, you’ll be the lynchpin for strategy and execution at the heart of the planning team, helping to deliver excellent client service. Ideally you will have a strong planning background in either offline or online and be comfortable in an all areas of planning campaigns.  You will be part of a dedicated and ambitious team, reporting into the Business Director.

Your role will include supporting the day to day running of client business at a senior level, as well as involvement in new business from brief to pitch. You’ll work alongside talented channel specialists to develop, implement, execute, and evaluate strategy across all channels.

We’re looking for an Associate Director who will make the ordinary extraordinary. Someone with a strong combination of leadership, communication, organisation skills and a great imagination!

Best 3 things about the job

  1. An opportunity to work for the UKs largest media agency working with the best people, thinking and clients in the UK in a culture where we put People First  
  2. The chance to work with some of the best brands and businesses in the UK across all categories with an amazing client list.
  3. You will work as part of a fantastic team and in a business that nurtures talent with the goal of progressing everyone.


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

What you will need

  • Experience working within an agency environment – ideally you’d be someone from a client service / planning background with strong offline and/or online understanding
  • Exposure to all media channels - the ability to talk about these channels at a senior level without specialist involvement
  • An experience of interpreting data and understanding measurement systems
  • An understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods, applications, and limitations – and can suggest application
  • Ability to manage and develop junior team members – supporting their skills development across the team
  • Ability to identify and convert revenue opportunities alongside the BD
  • An enthusiasm and passion for what you do
  • Be able to interrogate a client brief – knowing how to challenge the client to understand what they really need
  • Always be on the lookout for the new and the different
  • Be able to set objectives for both client’s business and members of the team
  • Be an effective communicator – with clients and colleagues alike
  • The ability to pull together specialists and people in a collaborative way to drive the best thinking and results for our clients
  • A strong working knowledge relevant industry tools, systems, and applications – such as TGI, Google Analytics, DoubleClick, Adwords and including Excel & Powerpoint

We are an equal opportunities employer. All GroupM agencies are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender identity, disability, culture/religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.