EssenceMediacom | Director - Planning Digital

Gurgaon, India


 Director - Digital Planning     
EssenceMediacom, Gurgaon
Overview of job
Digital media planning among the brands that are market leaders and have cult like following among its fan base.     
Person should have a good understanding on the digital media and sound knowledge of the performance media – search, social, affiliates and all the comes with it. 

Reporting of the role - Sr. Director     
3 best things about the job:     
  1. Working on a cult brand and the global market the playfield 
  2. Digital core to the business, but not e-business
  3. Evangelize Tech innovation to build efficiencies.
In three months:     
  • Work with all constituents of digital eco-system under one single roof.
  • Introduce digital channels across media and get the ‘optimum’ performance media mix across existing clients.
 In six months:     
  • Learnt about effectively pitching 360 digital products to clients. Worked with a diverse team of media buyers and planners across 360-degree media and beyond.
 In 12 months:     
  •  Emerged as a coveted champion and go-to person on digital marketing solutions.
  •  Proficient with latest trading techniques and deals by managing largest portfolio                  publishers and channel partners.
  • Understand client objectives, category/competitive trends for various product categories.
  • Ability to manage large teams on Performance (Biddable and Performance Display) for from strategizing to delivery and client engagement at Annual to regular reviews.
  • Understand client objectives, category/competitive trends for various product categories.
  • Develop and strike partnership deals with key publishers and large affiliates.
  • Ability to steer client review meetings on regular basis.
 What you will need:     
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills combined with outstanding presentation skills.
  • Understanding of programmatic landscape viz. Knowledge of the digital advertising industry, trends, technologies (DMP, DSP, SSP etc.) – Preferred
  • Applied knowledge of 3rd party ad serving, website and tracking and associated technologies – Preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced analytical skills, specifically relating to performance data and metrics – Preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Abreast with the latest technology that will affect digital advertising.
  • Worked closely with publisher partners to elevate industry standards in-line with client needs.
  • Exposure to affiliate and programmatic technologies
  • People managing skills.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience
 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.       
About India:     
2020 brought opportunities for brands to innovate because of which we saw an evolving media stack. The growth of digital is set to soar high because of changing consumer habits. With approximately 500 million smartphone users, low-priced data plans, 45 to 50 million e-commerce shoppers, approximately 60 OTT offerings and a young population, India is a mobile-first internet market. It is also one of the top 10 ad spend markets in the world and is set to climb the ranks. Global big tech corporations have made considerable investments in top e-commerce/retail ventures and Indian start-ups, blurring the lines between social media, e-commerce and mobile payments, resulting in disruption on an unimaginable scale.

At GroupM India, there’s never a dull moment between juggling client requests, managing vendor partners and having fun with your team. We believe in tackling challenges head-on and getting things done. 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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