Planning Executive

Media Planning, Implementation & Activation London, England


Position at Wavemaker


Job Title: Planning Executive


Reporting to: Planning AM/AD



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. Fueled 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.

Our 7,600 people across 90 markets 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, Twitter and LinkedIn 



Role context


We have an exciting opportunity for an Account Planning Executive to join the Public Health England, Asahi and Met Police teams.

The role will be varied, working across three very different clients, from Public Health England, a government department focused on improving the health of the nation, with campaigns including Every Mind Matters, Better Health and Change4Life, Asahi Group consisting of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Asahi Super Dry, Grolsch, London Pride and Cornish Orchards; a collection of the most premium and leading bottled beverage brands in the UK and the Met Police, working on everything from knife crime to robbery to recruitment and anti-terrorism.


This role will require someone with good organisational skills, who can work with new and existing processes to ensure that the ongoing day to day requirements for the clients are fulfilled.


We are looking for someone who has a head for numbers, a strong command of the written word, a thirst for creativity and an insatiable interest in people.


We are looking for a real team player, someone who will put their all into the role and quickly become a valued member of a fantastic team.



Core Responsibilities


Account Management

  • Attending weekly client status meetings
  • Updating status reports and sending out status summaries to clients after meetings
  • Assisting with agency partner coordination; organizing all agency meetings, providing plans to clients and creative teams etc.
  • Keeping media plans up to date and accurate with changes requested from clients and team Account Managers
  • Assisting with client financial processes e.g. Management of PO trackers, ensuring all client approvals are compliant etc.
  • Ensuring reports are sent out post campaign with accuracy, managing relationships with activation teams to achieve this
  • Meeting with Media Partners to understand their offerings and opportunities


Responses to brief

  • Running and analysing a number of reports for the Account team including competitor reports, AdDynamix, Touchpoints, TGI etc. Knowledge of these tools would be a bonus.
  • Sourcing new information relating to the category, brand or customer to provide inputs into responses


Ensure accuracy and detail in all work

  • Establish close working relationshipa with activation teams for Asahi and the Met Police, to ensure timely campaign reporting and updates to plans
  • Keep media plans up to date and all tracking systems regulated
  • Respond to internal and external requests in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensure accuracy and attention to detail when it comes to all financial processes