The Glitch | Associate Group Head - Account Planner

Advertising & Creative Services Mumbai, India


Position at GroupM

Overview of job
GroupM is 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 an Associate Group Head - Account Planner to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for leading both planning initiatives as well as new business pitches for the Gurgaon office.

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 the National Planning Director. 

3 best things about the job:
1. Work with leading brands across industries
2. Curate engaging and insight led strategies to reach out to the audience
3. Opportunities to work closely with leadership to grow the agency and decide growth strategies for the team 

In three months:
  • Understand the capabilities and services of the Glitch 
  • Deep dive into brands at the Glitch and understand the status of these brands
  • Work on pitches alongside the National Planning Director to understand the process
  • Work on strategic presentations along with the National Planning Director
In six months:
  • Be fully entrenched in the Glitch ethos
  • Lead pitches and build pitch decks
  • Spot opportunities with existing brands to grow the business
  • Build strong partnerships across brand and business teams
  • Build relationships with existing clients
  • Oversee analytics and reports being shared with brands on an ongoing basis
In 12 months:
  • Take and assign briefs 
  • Oversee and deliver winning pitches as well as key planning initiatives 
  • Be the one point contact for all planning and new business briefs 
  •  Work with client and internal brand managers to explore and develop new services for Glitch.
  • Set processes where inter location collaboration can be facilitated
What your day job looks like at GroupM:
  • Lead key planning initiatives for existing brands
  • Deepen relationships with brands by identifying growth opportunities and building services that match
  • Lead and convert pitches for Delhi
  • Ability to offer strategic solutions to briefs
  • Be the knowledge hub- understanding of digital marketing, analytics and digital innovation
  • Create a seamless workflow between teams
  • Regularly make sure that the agency website as well as the credentials are updated
  • Building case studies for awards
  • Lead and actively participate in developing constantly changing consumer profiles and insights through primary and secondary research 
  • Partner in the creative ideation process
What you’ll bring:
  • 3 to 4 years of experience 
  • Self starter 
  • Curious Cat 
  • Deep knowledge about digital marketing and trends
  • Keen problem solver
  • Effective communication skills
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Adept at putting strategic presentations together.  

More about GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management group serving as the parent to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the programmatic digital media platform, Xaxis, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. GroupM’s primary purpose is to maximize the performance of WPP’s media agencies by operating as leader and collaborator in trading, content creation, sports, digital, finance, and proprietary tool development. GroupM’s focus is to deliver unrivaled marketplace advantage to its clients, stakeholders and people, and is increasingly working closely for the benefit of clients with WPP’s data investment management group, Kantar. Together, GroupM and Kantar account for over 50% of WPP’s group revenues of more than $20 billion.
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