Planning Senior Executive

Media Planning, Implementation & ActivationHybrid Remote, Leeds, United Kingdom


Position at EssenceMediacom

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Planning Senior Executive – EssenceMediacom Leeds  


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At EssenceMediacom we want to eradicate inequity. We don't tolerate it and when we see it, we act. We attract, support and develop our talent without bias and strive to foster the empathy, creativity and diversity of thought needed to drive meaningful change for our people, our clients, our industry and our society. WPP and GroupM have already made strong commitments to combat racial injustice. While we are part of this group, we know we have an individual responsibility as an employer and an industry leader to fight against racism. 


Even if you don’t meet all the requirements, that’s okay, and we encourage you to apply anyway to find out more about whether this is the right match for you.  


Did you know that marginalised groups including women, people of colour and people with a disability are more likely to discount themself for a role if they don't feel they meet every requirement or understand the reasonable adjustment that can be made? This is why we encourage connection and conversation to ensure that everyone has the opportunity and information needed to find the right role, for them. If this role isn’t quite right, you may be the perfect fit for another – so go ahead, apply and find out!  



The Role  


Have you got experience in a sales or client service role and looking for something different? Then this could very well be for you!   


We are looking for a brilliant Account Manager to join the planning team in our Leeds office. In this role you will be the day-to-day lead across some of our most exciting and award-winning clients including Benenden Health, Skipton Building Society and Gtech.   


Working alongside the Account Director and specialist media teams you will produce industry leading media strategies, grounded in audience insight and effectiveness learnings, delivering against client business and marketing objectives. The successful candidate will ideally have a strong working knowledge of all media channels, including digital channels, and the role they play in delivering a communications solution against a client brief. But more importantly they’ll have a curious mindset, willingness to learn and an enthusiasm for helping our clients achieve their goals.   


In this role, you will also be responsible for the development of junior team members - with direct line management responsibilities as well as contributing to the wider learning & development of the planning team.   


EssenceMediacom is the media planning and buying agency for some of the world's smartest advertisers.  Supported by keen consumer insight, analysis and experience, we are part of the largest media planning and buying network in the world.   


The Leeds office manages a diverse set of high-profile UK and global accounts across categories such as travel, finance and healthcare. Our clients rely on us to deliver best-in-class media planning and buying every day, constantly looking to push boundaries and explore the latest innovations in advertising.    



What we think are 3 best things about the job  


  1. The team: being part of a fun and amazingly talented set of planners in Leeds, who will welcome the new perspective you will bring and are raring to share their experience and help you develop your career in media.
  2. The work: every day working in media planning is different and exciting with new challenges, offering the best way to learn and grow. We work with a client group who are truly passionate about their businesses, and look to us as partners to help them continue to push the boundaries of their media
  3. The development opportunities: learning and development programmes at EssenceMediacom are amongst the best in the industry – with a weekly L&D programme for plannings and the opportunity to learn from a multi-disciplined set of experts across high profile and high budget campaigns.



Who are you?  


  • Passionate about continuing or expanding into a career in the media industry.
  • Analytical – pays attention to the detail and likes to work with data and research.
  • Entrepreneurial – takes accountability and ownership over their work/delivering tasks.
  • Collaborative – enjoys working with others, can communicate and build relationships. You love to help others learn too
  • Curious - you are inquisitive, love to learn and problem solve
  • More than anything you have a positive attitude and growth mindset
  • You might have been working in media for a few years, likely agency side but you might have a media owner, client side or creative agency background



You may have a degree, diploma, A-levels or life experience - we are open to all applications   


What we can offer you.  


-          Superb development opportunities and ongoing support throughout your career   

-          Stunning Leeds-based offices, just a 10-minute walk from the train station   

-          25 days holiday from the get-go (plus an extra day for your birthday)  

-          Interest free travel loan, subsidised gym memberships, private medical (BUPA) and life assurance   

-          Impressive discounts across a range of high street and online retailers   

-          Free breakfast, fruit and coffee   

-          Company pension scheme  


Sounds good? We’d love to hear from you!  


About EssenceMediacom  

We are a global communications agency leading with breakthrough thinking, building explosive growth for brands, and helping our clients see the bigger picture. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers help our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth. EssenceMediacom challenges conventional thinking to build, propel, and supercharge our clients’ businesses at scale and lead our industry in critical areas such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.    

EssenceMediacom understands that our people are tasked with big goals: building breakthrough growth for brands and leading with breakthrough thinking in our industry. Our people are at the heart of this work because their ideas will enable us to decode the intersections of people, content, and technology to bring our aspirations to life. Our success is down to our eclectic, diverse, and talented people. EssenceMediacom is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceMediacom is committed to building an agency culture that supports our people, puts diversity at the forefront of our operations, and creates opportunity for all. This collective culture will be our “new power” where ideas are freely exchanged, and collaboration is actively encouraged in a place where you can innovate in our hyperconnected world.    



*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at EssenceMediaCom Leeds*