Senior Associate Director - Planning

Comms & Strategic Planning
London, England


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Senior Associate Director – Planning  


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At EssenceMediacom we want to eradicate inequity. We don't tolerate it and when we see it, we act. We attract, support and develop our talent without bias and strive to foster the empathy, creativity and diversity of thought needed to drive meaningful change for our people, our clients, our industry and our society. WPP and GroupM have already made strong commitments to combat racial injustice. While we are part of this group, we know we have an individual responsibility as an employer and an industry leader to fight against racism. That’s why we have pledged the following seven commitments. 


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Overview of role  


EssenceMediacom has a vision of world-class communications, and since recently we have been moving to a combined agency model including Media, Creative, PR, Data & CRM agency partners to build a team from the best people in the industry to work in partnership with our clients.  This is a huge opportunity to be part of an industry changing dynamic that makes a genuine difference through communications. Joining the team will give the person who takes this role a real opportunity to champion digital as a key driver to the success of this new model. 



Reporting of the role 


You will report into the Business Director 



3 best things about the job 


  1. Exciting brands with unlimited possibilities and a broad scope for ideas.
  2. A truly diverse community feel to the team, the client, and the work we do.
  3. Pivotal responsibility in planning and managing all media lines across offline and online.


Measures of success 


In three months, you would have:  

  • Onboarded fully on to the accounts and met all the key stakeholders.
    • Fully understanding the processes across the account and key outputs
  • Built strong relationships with Media team and local senior clients.
  • Worked closely with the BD to review ways of working processes and develop client growth plans
  • Taken on responsibility of managing the quality of the work that is taken to the client and ensuring all reporting and finance processes and timings are adhered to.
  • Motivating our internal teams to produce great work.


In six months, you would have: 

  • Become the ‘go to’ for senior clients. Become their trusted point person.
  • Managed and delivered annual planning across the account.
  • Managed the development of exceptional, award-winning planning work.
  • Recognised as a go-to source of energy and insight in the team.
  • Delivered several responses, with data and evidence led insights, ambitious innovation opportunities to push things forward.
  • Spotted a commercial opportunity for us to do things better, that would benefit the client and the business.
  • Managed and developed your team, ensuring they are performing at their full potential and looking out for their wellbeing.
  • Agreed objectives with your BD to ensure constant progression.
  • Contributed to EssenceMediacom culture in the team – great planners with clear goals, objectives, and development plans.
  • Got involved in wider business unit workstreams.


In 12 months, you would have: 

  • Become a key stakeholder in your clients’ business. Leading and executing their vision.
  • Developed the client business and contributed to its growth.



Responsibilities of the role 


  • Lead the business working with key stakeholders across the EssenceMediacom network
  • Develop talent
  • Lead RTB’S
  • Build strong client relationships
  • Seeking new revenue workstreams to grow the account
  • Manage a reporting and financial processes


What you will need 


  • To be a true team player where you enjoy building relationships with clients and our colleagues around the world
  • Knowledge of all media and experience of end to end planning
  • A digital first approach to planning with a fast-growing tech company
  • Positive attitude and willingness to develop talent
  • A motivational leader



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.   



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