Wavemaker Select Planning Manager

Media Planning, Implementation & Activation London, England


Position at Wavemaker

The role

In Wavemaker Select we have a fantastically diverse client portfolio. We are looking for a Planning Manager to work across a range of clients including Campari Group, Ecotone, Evergreen Garden Care and E.L.F cosmetics, SFX, IM and Getir, plus more

This client base offers you an excellent opportunity to work across multiple categories and on some well-known household brands, each with its own unique growth challenge and exciting media planning opportunities.

About you

To be successful in this role, you’ll be able to demonstrate:

  • Thorough media knowledge across online and offline channels; with sound understanding of media planning principles
  • Proven experience in leading small to medium sized campaigns independently, whilst managing other specialist teams to ensure true integration and collaboration
  • Proactive and willing to develop and implement innovative media solutions; Confident in your approach and ready to present and support recommendations to a variety of stakeholders
  • Great communication and organisation skills, with the ability to manage and prioritise multiple workstreams
  • Experience in line-management preferred: setting objectives, management, motivation, and development. Ensuring your direct report takes ownership of key client deliverables, like competitive reporting and status sheets
  • A pro-active attitude to learn new things and positivity about taking on new challenges

About the role

In this role you’ll be responsible for:

  • Building and maintaining client and agency relationships with day-to-day client contacts.
  • Direct client service, with regular contact via weekly calls, campaign briefings and on-going email communication
  • Assist the Account Director/Strategy Lead in setting the strategic approach for campaign briefs and media planning
  • Producing detailed analysis of audience insights and trends, consumer & purchase journeys and apply to planning
  • Project manage and coordinate multiple stakeholders in respect of agreed timelines, liaising with all activation teams (content, AV, digital, etc)
  • Champion the use of Wavemaker planning tools, inspiring creativity, and innovative solutions to deliver growth for clients.
  • Identify client challenges and provide prompt feedback to line manager to continually improve client relationships and work quality
  • Ensure financial process is adhered to and budgets are managed effectively across campaigns

About the team


As a standalone division we have the freedom and flexibility to determine how we work to deliver the best for ourselves and our clients. We challenge ourselves to be agile and experiment with new ways of working.  We are therefore looking for people with an entrepreneurial mind-set, a can-do attitude and a desire play a leading role in a team and proposition that is being developed from the ground up.

In the next two years we have an ambition to double in size.  We’ll do that by attracting new clients and projects into our team as well as growing our existing clients.  Our aggressive target means we have a lot of work to do!  We need an equally passionate and ambitious team to drive our proposition forward; externally across media partners, intermediaries and the wider industry but equally to our wider Wavemaker, GroupM and WPP family.

About Wavemaker

We believe there always is a better way to grow. We positively provoke growth for our clients by reshaping consumer decision-making and experiences through media, content and technology. The Wavemaker way is globally consistent. Fuelled by the world’s most powerful consumer data, we understand where and how marketing can intervene decisively to help brands win more sales.

Our name is our mission and our method. To make waves, you need to be provocative, even fearless. We do our best work for brave brands and people who want to be challenged to go further and faster. We know it’s not easy, but if it’s in you, we will get it out of you.

With over 7,600 people across 90 markets, we provoke growth for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses. Our attitude of Positive Provocation is enabled by:

  • deep knowledge we have of our clients’ business
  • confidence to challenge what’s gone before
  • the support to go further than we thought possible

We are a part of GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management company. Discover more on wavemakerglobal.com, Twitter and LinkedIn 

We are an equal opportunities employer

All GroupM agencies are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender identity, disability, culture/religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.