MediaCom I Associate Communications Planning Director

Comms & Strategic Planning Manila, Philippines


Description

Position at MediaCom

As Associate Communications Planning Directoryou will take the lead in developing the media and communications strategies for various brands. You will implement Mediacom’s communications planning process and will apply Mediacom’s proprietary tools, systems, and research data in effectively addressing the brand objectives and requirements.

You will work under the supervision of the Communications Planning Director and will work together with Communications Planner/s in the preparation of client’s requirements and other agency deliverables.

3 best things about the job:

  • Exposure to Mediacoms’ best-in-class planning framework
  • Opportunity to handle the country’s top companies/brands and work with a variety of people both from MediaCom local/regional/global teams, clients and agency partners.
  • Being part of an organization that promotes excellence through mentoring and talent development programs while maintaining an environment of fun and camaraderie.

Measures  of Success:

In 3 to 6 months, you should have established a clear understanding of the client’s business and the specific agency deliverables for the accounts assigned to you.

What your day job looks like at MediaCom:

An Associate Communications Planning Director handles specific brands and performs the following tasks:

  • Drives application of MediaCom’s internal systems and processes in the preparation of client requirements 
  • Leads the preparation & presentation of Annual Communications Plans and Reviews with minimal supervision of the Communications Planning Director
  • Works with Communication Planners in preparation of strategic communication response to business issues and challenges based on the client’s brief
  • Recommends media platforms and investment level based on client’s objective and strategic directions
  • Seeks, recommends and evaluates media innovations and test initiatives to address business objectives and needs
  • Identifies learnings and creates best practices for both the internal team and client                                                    
  • Manages brand’s media budget (annual, monthly and per campaign budget)
  • Leads in various client engagements and interactions
  • Oversees the delivery of day to day requirements with minimal supervision of Communications Planning Director
  • Manages and ensures timely submission of accurate and complete reports and other brand  deliverables
  • Oversees internal reporting and internal processes specific to the accounts handled
  • Works with internal specialist teams on the team’s campaign deliverables
  • Leads and mentors team to help develop and improve their strategic thinking skills and operational discipline
  • Supports the Communications Planning Director in growth and development plans for the team

What you'll bring:  

  • Solid understanding of offline and online media
  • Strong analytical and number skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Passion for learning and openness to new challenges
  • Project management skills, good at multi-tasking and organization
  • Proactiveness
  • Self-starter attitude
  • Team player mindset
  • Time management skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confidence and a can-do/positive attitude
  • High level of accountability and integrity

Minimum qualifications:

  • Graduate of a Business, Marketing or Research-related course: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management, Marketing Management, Advertising, Economics, Communication Research, Communication Arts, etc.

  • At least 7 years of work experience with at least 1 year managing 1-2 junior staff in a media agency or marketing/advertising/research-related field


About MediaCom

Welcome innovators, initiative takers and instigators. 

Founded in 1986 and established in Japan for over 10 years, we have grown to become 8,500 of the world’s leading media communications specialists, in 125 offices, across 100 countries.

We are proud to be recognised as the Japan Media Agency of the Year in both 2017 and 2018 with a Silver Award in 2019. With clients including Adidas, Mars, SK-II, Dell, The Coca-Cola Corporation, Cartier, IKEA, Peugeot and Citroen, working at MediaCom is a gateway to working with leading global brand organisations and connecting to people across the planet.

But the real secret to our success is simple (and not really a secret). It’s our People First, Better Results philosophy.

Our focus is on providing long term, rewarding careers and we know that when we invest in our people, we’ll deliver better results not only for them, but also for our clients.

We also know that talent comes in all shapes, sizes, genders and ethnicities. That’s why our agencies are open environments that celebrate difference and have built in flexibility that reflects the many different ways in which people work and succeed. And its why we actively encourage participation in our Global Mobility programme with opportunities to live and work around the world.

We are super connected and our employees contribute to and shape the working environment, from promoting work-life balance and well-being to organising team events and celebrations.

Do you want to work with smart, creative, connected and enthusiastic people in a stable and rewarding environment? So do we.

Welcome to MediaCom.


About the Philippines

In recent years, the Philippines has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. Al-Jazeera noted the market demonstrating “an unprecedented period of macro-economic buoyancy and political stability”, spurring both domestic and international business growth. It is also one of the largest and fastest growing digital markets in Southeast Asia, with growth expecting to increase exponentially in the next few years.


With a population of 109.5 million, 59.2% of these currently have access to the internet. By 2022, the Philippines' internet population is forecasted to be 73%. Coupled with the Philippines’ vibrant economic growth and the expansion of its digital footprint, GroupM Philippines is well-positioned as an exciting and innovative organization for media players and talent to be.

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.