Senior Planner (12-Month FTC)

Comms & Strategic Planning London, England


Position at MediaCom

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Senior Planner – Tesco, BU3


Overview of role


We are looking for someone to become part of the most awarded team in the agency, as Senior Planner for Tesco Stores.


Tesco Stores is Britain’s largest retailer turning over £50+ billion each year and operates in the fast-paced grocery sector that has come to the forefront during the Coronavirus epidemic.

Tesco Stores is a £70m+ account and a team of 26 FTEs, with a core planning team of seven planners.  The Senior Planner will primarily work on one of the three core ‘pillars’ within the account, supporting on a huge variety of campaign briefs and wider strategic projects.

Enthusiasm for both brand and performance planning is essential and internally the person will need to form a close collaboration with the Digital and Strategy teams to provide a whole-brained perspective to the work.  Tesco believe in both the art and science of marketing, so the Senior Planner will need to straddle both the creative and (increasing) analytical side of planning.


Externally client-servicing is also a key component, and they will be responsible for ensuring a consistently high quality of work, that is full of innovative thinking and excellent attention to detail.  Building strong relationships with Tesco’s media team is very important and we also work incredibly closely with Tesco’s partner agencies, such as BBH, so collaborative relationships here are crucial.



Reporting of the role


This role reports to one of the Associate Directors on Tesco Stores.



3 best things about the job


  1. The people – you’ll work in a high performing, creative and ambitious team with a range of backgrounds, skills and experiences to learn from.


  1. The work – you’ll do industry leading, consisting of both short and long-term planning across brand and performance campaigns, with genuinely award-winning potential in almost every brief.


  1. Your development – in such a high-profile role we’ll support your career development ambitions, with opportunities to learn from the most senior members of the agency.

Measures of success


  • Embedded yourself in the team, and become a ‘go-to’ in planning for your accounts
  • Support the development of exceptional, award winning planning work.
  • Detail orientated and organised, managing reporting and finance autonomously.
  • Recognised as a go-to source of energy and insight in the team.
  • Contributed to MediaCom culture in the team – great planners with clear goals, objectives, and development plan.
  • Organising and coordinating internal teams and their work output.


What you will need


  • Willingness to embrace Data/Digital an enthusiasm for and actively engaging in digital upskilling of self and others. Proven ability in using multiple data points and shaping into insights and clear strategic opportunities.
  • Passionate about all things mediaas the role is wide-spanning, including: planning, brand-building, performance, creativity, digital strategy, first and third party data fluency, measurement etc.
  • Agility and strong organisational skillsas every week brings new challenges, campaigns and changes in direction
  • Good storytelling skills – to give our ideas and thinking the best chance of coming to fruition
  • Resilienceas Tesco is a fast-moving account where decisions are made and un-made quickly
  • Curiosity and a thirst to learnas Tesco is a complicated business operating in an ever-changing and competitive retail category 
  • Attention to detail – as a lot can go awry with £70m+ of media billings and multiple campaigns running every week


About MediaCom

MediaCom unleashes brands’ growth by helping them See the Bigger Picture. This means that we apply our unique ‘Systems Thinking’ philosophy and technology to all marketing levers: media, message and data. As a result, we design communication strategies that deliver short term results and help brands build for the future.  

As part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm, we have access to the richest data, most robust benchmarks and most advanced capabilities in the market. This helps us provide comprehensive solutions to all marketing challenges. 

Our success is underpinned by our long-standing ‘People First, Better Results’ culture. We know that by investing in our people’s whole-person wellbeing, careers and capabilities, we will help grow our clients’ businesses. 

In 2021 this approach led MediaCom to be crowned Global Media Network of the Year by Adweek and Festival of Media Global, in addition to being Eurobest’s current Media Network of the Year and the most awarded agency at the WARC Media Awards. 

MediaCom is one of the world’s leading media communications specialists, with billings of US$17.6 billion (Source: COMvergence, 2020), employing 8,000 people in 125 offices across 100 countries. Its global client roster includes adidas, Coca-Cola (TCCC), Dell, Hasbro, Mars, NBC Universal, P&G, Richemont, Shell, Sony, Uber and Walgreens Boots Alliance. 

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