Planning Account Director (6-month FTC)

Comms & Strategic Planning London, England


Position at MediaCom

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Planning Account Director, UBER (MAT cover, 6-month FTC)


Overview of role


The Uber team are recruiting for an exciting manager role working across both sectors of the business – Uber Rides and Uber Eats.

You will be part of one of the most interesting and innovative global brands in the network. As a manager you will be involved in all aspects of the planning process from the strategy through to implementation, across all media lines. You will be working with our regional and global colleagues ensuring the best practice is delivered consistently across the globe.

Reporting into you will be an Account Manager and Planner, who will support yourself and the wider team making sure Uber continues to thrive and innovate to stay ahead of competition.



Reporting of the role


You will report into 2 Senior Associate Directors (Rides and Eats)


3 best things about the job


  1. Being part of Mediacom’s largest global account, building relationships with and learning from the best experts and specialists globally
  2. Driving their culture and shaping their vision for inclusivity and diversity – UK is going to be the first market to make this vision a reality
  3. Planning and managing all media lines across offline and online

Measures of success


In three months, you would have:

  • Established yourself as the go to person on the account for the UK business
  • Built strong relationships with all stakeholders
  • Fully onboarded to the local, regional and global processes

In six months, you would have:

  • Worked seamlessly with the UK specialist teams and regional teams collaborating and producing great work
  • Led and inspired the junior members of the team to produce forward thinking planning solutions with clear objectives
  • Managing and owning the agreed Uber processes internally and externally


In 12 months, you would have:

  • Developed and owned ideas to grow the account revenue
  • Driven the Uber and Mediacom partnership forwards with great collaboration and teamwork
  • Generated great client and internal feedback on yourself and the work you produced



 Responsibilities of the role


  • Develop talent
  • Lead RTB’S
  • Build strong client relationships
  • Seeking new revenue workstreams to grow the account
  • Manage EMEA and Global processes in the UK


 What you will need


  • To be a true team player where you enjoy building relationships with clients and our colleagues around the world
  • Knowledge of all media and experience of end to end planning
  • Positive attitude and willingness to develop talent


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, British Gas, Sony, Boots, DFS, TUI, The Coca-Cola Company, Tesco and Cancer Research UK. 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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