EssenceMediacom I Manager Planning

Jakarta , Indonesia


Overview of job

EssenceMediaCom is an agency of GroupM, the world’s largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally. We are currently looking for a Manager Planning to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for Partner

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: This role reports to the Partner

3 best things about the job:.

  1. Being part of an inspired, passionate, dynamic & talented group.
  2. Work with all talents allowing for excellent training and exposure to the media industry.
  3. Flexible & fun working environment.

In this role, your goals will be:
In three months:

  • Be able to function independently and establish a strong working relationship with the team and is able to fully understand and deliver on time all day requirements for accounts being serviced.
  • Have a strong understanding of the EssenceMediaCom structure and specialist services
  • Have a full understanding of the client’s business (KPIs, key challenges).
  • Thorough knowledge of both the FMCG media landscapes and establish relationship with key media owners. Begin to consult with clients on their business and how EssenceMediaCom can influence business outcomes

In six months:

  • Be able to work with the team to deliver within schedule all daily, weekly, quarterly, semesterly and annual requirements like detailed media plans, actual deliveries reports, post updates, package evaluation, packages/detailed costs, among others.
  • Have a strong understanding of the clients competitive set
  • Managing the day to day output of the team with high quality and high responsiveness to client requests

In 12 months:

  • Be able to act as the next lead buying contact (after buying head) across the brands handled.
  • Be able to build a more collaborative relationship with internal stakeholders (cross-functional teams like MCI, GroupM OOH) and with external clients across brands handled.
  • Be able to understand and actively use the key tools and processes critical to the everyday running of the account.
  • Lead and deliver all client responses to brief with the team.
  • Annual media strategy and recommendation.

What your day job looks like at essencemediaCom:

  • Managing and being responsive to client requests
  • Manage the day to day workload of the team to meet deadlines
  • 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

What you’ll bring:

  • High attention to detail to ensure the teams output is of the highest quality
  • Strong team player – able to build key relationships internally, with clients, with agency partners and with the media
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to navigate difficult client situations/manage expectations


Minimum qualifications:

  • At least 7-8 years of experience of strategic media planning/media management experience. Well versed in all media channels and can “connect the dots” across these channels. 
  • A strong curiosity in overall market development including new technology, the internet and other digital formats. Experience in handling FMCG category required.
  • A can-do attitude who is energetic with a hands-on approach to service client relationships, quick decision maker, negotiate and manage partnerships.
  • A high performing team player with excellent communication skills. Experienced in managing and motivating the best in people.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize jobs and manage time efficiently


More about EssenceMediaCom

We are a global communications agency leading with breakthrough thinking, building explosive growth for brands, and helping our clients see the bigger picture. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers help our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth. EssenceMediacom challenges conventional thinking to build, propel, and supercharge our clients’ businesses at scale and lead our industry in critical areas such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.  

EssenceMediacom understands that our people are tasked with big goals: building breakthrough growth for brands and leading with breakthrough thinking in our industry. Our people are at the heart of this work because their ideas will enable us to decode the intersections of people, content, and technology to bring our aspirations to life. Our success is down to our eclectic, diverse, and talented people. EssenceMediacom is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceMediacom is committed to building an agency culture that supports our people, puts diversity at the forefront of our operations, and creates opportunity for all. This collective culture will be our “new power” where ideas are freely exchanged, and collaboration is actively encouraged in a place where you can innovate in our hyperconnected world.  


Know more about us:


About Indonesia

With a population of 260 million, Indonesia is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic markets in the world. With an increase in consumer disposable income, Indonesia is now firmly on the radar for multi-national companies seeking to invest in emerging markets.

Whilst the Indonesian media landscape is still dominated by terrestrial TV with 65% of all advertising spend, digital media is now poised to go through a period of exponential growth.  There are around 170 million internet users in Indonesia and more than 70% of them are accessing the web via mobile. The opportunity to transform a media landscape on such a scale is unprecedented in the APAC region.

We're looking for creative and diligent people to join us on this exciting journey of transformation. We're ready to create impactful solutions for media challenges, shaping the next era of media with our diverse and passionate team.

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.

EssenceMediaCom is an agency of GroupM, the world’s largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally. We are currently looking for a Manager Planning to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for Partner

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