Mindshare | Manager Planning

Comms & Strategic Planning Jakarta , Indonesia


Position at Mindshare

Reporting of the role 

This role reports toBusiness Lead & Digital Lead 
3 best things about the job: 
1. Have direct coaching from strategic planning team senior members 
2. Demonstrate the true self and talent in a liberated spirit team 
3. Develop strong client management skill 

Measures of success –  

In three months, you would have:  

  • Develop strategically solid digital recommendations with supporting rationale 
  • Develop and execute media plans 
  • Manage buy stewardship, analyse campaigns, and recommend tactical changes to maximize campaign performance 
  • Gain client’s trust and becomes the main contact for digital solutions 


In six months, you would have: 

  • Assist in analysis of research to develop strategies and tactics 
  • Respond to competitive requests 
  • To be familiar with the internal and external process of each client team 
  • Being up to date with all new digital development in the market 


In 12 months, you would have: 

  • Work in a matrix system of Stakeholders – Local agency team, Regional Agency Team, Local and Regional Client team  
  • Manage day-to-day plan changes and maintenance of media plans 
  • Research and compile competitive data 
  • Oversee and train junior staff to develop core competencies 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned 


Responsibilities of the role: 

  • Proactive approach to collecting information on brands, products, marketplace and trends; takes time to learn the processes and procedures to ensure set tasks are accomplished within given timeframes 
  • Consults others for ideas, advice and direction when unsure of the desired outcome(s) 
  • Gives input when developing new ideas to be used where relevant by the wider team 
  • Understands the importance of keeping relevant stakeholders informed on critical timelines 
  • Uses their time effectively and efficiently to prioritize and accomplish tasks, ensuring their work is prepared to help wider team meet given deadlines 
  • Acts as a support to the team to ensure delivery of targets and objectives; seeks out new learning opportunities that are offered by the business; establishes constructive and collaborative relationships with team/work colleagues 
  • Sees advice from peers and senior member of staff; asks questions to begin to understand the culture of the business, policies, practices and procedures 
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of how to begin to recognize sensitive or controversial situations; aims to work with team, seeking a positive outcome on how best to handle issues 
  • Is helpful and collaborative with internal and external people; is optimistic and positive 
  • Demonstrates willingness to learn from peers; easily gains trust and support 
  • Shows sensitivity and respect for others feelings, cultures, and beliefs; is willing to learn and share thoughts about own strengths and limitations 
  • Is willing to learn from others and improve personal and professional development 
  • Remains calm under pressure; adopts a questioning approach to clarify or more carefully understand an issue; demonstrates courage and confidence to speak up and seek advice 
  • Is seen as a truthful individual and is able to keep a confidence; admits mistakes and seeks to learn how to resolve conflicts 


What you will need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • 4+ years related experience 
  • Able to communicate ideas effectively in English & Bahasa  
  • Ability to work in a team environment that promotes collaboration 
  • Strong customer service skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels 
  • Ability to work successfully within a team as well as independently 
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships interdepartmentally as well as with those outside the team 
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment 
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills 
  • Solid understanding of mathematical concepts 
  • Strong understanding of Arianna, Fusion, Clear Decision, Radio Advisor, Asteroid 
  • Knowledge of all aspects of Communications, Digital Media, including Search, SEO, SMM, Mobile etc.  
  • Basic understanding of the principles of marketing and advertising, as well as an understanding of media concepts and terms, creative and budget requirements 
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving abilities 
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, work successfully with teams, and work under pressure 
  • Strong communication, project management and time management skills 
  • Advanced Excel skills, intermediate PowerPoint and Microsoft Word skills 


About Mindshare 
Mindshare, the global media agency network, and part of WPP, the largest marketing communications network in the world, has more than 7,000 employees, in 116 offices across 86 countries. 

Each office is dedicated to forging competitive marketing advantage for businesses and their brands based on the values of speed, teamwork and provocation. Mindshare’s network of people are acutely aware of what's happening in their city, and believe all great communication begins and ends in media. 

In 2014 Mindshare Asia Pacific was the only media agency to be ranked in the top ten in Campaign Asia’s Most Admired Companies survey, and was also seen as the best agency to work at in the region. 

Mindshare APAC has won over 250 awards in the past year - and counting, including the 'Campaign Asia Pacific Agency of the Year, 2013' and the SMARTIES™ APAC ‘Agency Network of the Year 2014’ for the second consecutive year. To learn more about Mindshare and our philosophy of Original Thinking, visit us at www.mindshareworld.com  

Indonesia market overview 
Indonesia is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic markets in the world, with a population in excess of 260 million. It’s stable political climate and increasing consumer disposable income has meant that Indonesia is now firmly on the radar for MNCs seeking to invest in emerging markets.  

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