Planning Associate Director

Display Planning Birmingham, United Kingdom


Position at MediaCom

Job title: Planning Associate Director

Location: Birmingham (primary)

Permanent Full Time


Overview of role

Our Planning and Client Services teams are the lynchpin within the agency. They support our clients through attentive client servicing and specialist knowledge, they build honest and open relationships whilst always striving to work in the most collaborative way, whether with colleagues and other internal teams or externally.  

It’s an exciting time to be joining MediaCom Birmingham - due to a number of recent successful pitch wins we have new and exciting opportunities in our Planning and Management team, and are looking at expanding the talent pool to help deliver best in class client support and outputs. We’re looking for a Planning Associate Director to support this growth and are interested in someone who is insight and data driven and can effectively communicate media plans and strategies to clients. Our clients require comms planning as well as media planning, so an understanding of consumer behaviours and how it translates to media would be required.

Our Associate Directors are responsible, alongside their BD for delivering the strategic growth and overseeing the day to day running of client business at a senior level and are responsible for using high levels of initiative to execute strategies, whilst building strong business relationships. You will also be responsible for the day to day running of a team of 4, a mix of managers and execs.

At Mediacom we have a hybrid working approach, with a mix of office working – in our wonderful central Birmingham office – and home working.

What you will need:

  • Media Agency experience is preferred, either current or past, or experience in a similar role that has given you a very strong grounding in media
  • A deep understanding of all media channels and how the entire media eco system works together, giving you an ability to communicate recommended strategies to clients
  • Comms Planning experience, with experience in tools such as TGI, Touchpoints, other industry systems
  • Exceptional client relationships skills, with the ability to manage demanding clients and build strong working partnerships with them
  • Ability to effectively direct multiple specialist teams to deliver outstanding work for our clients
  • A confident attitude to articulate your strategies at a senior level, without channel specialist’s involvement
  • To be always on the lookout for the new and the different, demonstrate an inquisitive nature and willingness to see the bigger picture for our clients
  • To be able to analyse client sales and consumer data imaginatively and get to grips with dynamics of the client’s marketing environment
  • Experience of leading a team and managing multiple Managers/Executives
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm and passion about what we do


About MediaCom


MediaCom is the UK’s largest planning and buying agency, with over 1,400 employees across five offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

We believe in People First, Better Results. This means that through investing in our people’s whole-person wellbeing, careers and capabilities and creating a culture of belonging, we achieve brilliant results for both our clients’ businesses and our own. We champion individuality and diversity in our people through an abundance of initiatives and training, and attract and retain the greatest talent in the industry.

Our mission is to See the Bigger Picture for our clients. 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. 

MediaCom represents some of the greatest brands in the UK and beyond, both big and small. This includes Sky, Tesco, Tetley Tea, Butlin’s, Cinch, Save The Children. Our client work is celebrated at the industry’s most prestigious ceremonies, and we were named Campaign’s Agency of the Decade for 2009 and 2019.

MediaCom is a member of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and part of GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm. As such, 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.

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