Manager, Planning

Media Planning, Implementation & Activation Los Angeles, California


Description

Position at MediaCom

OVERVIEW:

The Media Supervisor is responsible for managing all day-to-day media planning/client service activities associated with an assigned account.  You will provide media planning recommendations across all channels and offers resourceful problem solving, both internally and externally, while developing and maintaining strong client relationships. You will oversee preparation of media plans and other deliverables, and supervise media plan implementation.

YOUR IMPACT:

  • Oversee plan negotiations and media team activities
  • Assist in setting the overall direction for program planning and negotiating strategies
  • Initiate creative and business-building ideas
  • Maintain status reports to ensure efficient workflow in order to meet deadlines and write reports of key meetings
  • Develop, execute, and present media plans from inception to completion
  • Manage client requests (i.e., plan changes, budget changes, market place information)
  • Serve as key contact for delivering plans to the client
  • Analyze research to develop media objectives, strategies and tactics
  • Lead the budget and client billing process to ensure accuracy
  • Responsible for utilizing knowledge of media relevant to the client’s business including TV, print, digital, search, spot TV, and radio
  • Interface with clients, internal departments, and web publishers on a daily basis to manage online media buys in coordination with Trading partner
  • Manage buy stewardship in conjunction with Trading partner, analyze campaigns, and recommend strategic and tactical changes to maximize campaign performance
  • Continually seek a consumer-centric view in all strategic thinking
  • Create a weekly written analysis of media performance
  • Build a comprehensive media knowledge base and synthesize information into ideas
  • Coordinate with internal partners to create a holistic view of the business
  • Magnify the buying power of every dollar spent
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

 

YOUR PEOPLE SKILLS:

  • Ability to work in a team environment that promotes collaboration
  • Adept at communicating effectively across all levels
  • Capable of working successfully within a team as well as independently
  • Able to establish and maintain effective relationships interdepartmentally as well as those outside the team
  • Lead by example while motivating and coaching a team comprised of Planners and Assistants
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate team members
  • Foster a good working relationship across all client teams to facilitate flawless execution of plans

 

YOUR KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:

  • Comprehensive media knowledge base and ability to synthesize information into ideas
  • Ownership of presenting plans both internally and externally
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work successfully with teams, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure
  • Strong negotiating skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Use of appropriate 3rd party tools to research and develop plan recommendations
  • Strong relationship-building skills which include maintaining positive client relationships
  • Strong analytical abilities and quantitative skills, including math proficiency
  • Ability to effectively utilize media research and reporting resources
  • Technical proficiency, particularly with media systems and Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Complete knowledge of all digital Media, Search, SEO, SEM, Mobile, etc.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Solid understanding of the principles of marketing and advertising, as well as an understanding of media concepts and terms, creative and budget requirements

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 4+ years related experience

 

ABOUT MEDIACOM:

MediaCom helps brands unlock growth through media. By applying our Systems Thinking approach to data, technology and creativity we design communication strategies that grow brands and generate sales. As part of WPP and GroupM, we have access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business. Our success is underpinned by our belief “People First, Better Results” that if we invest in our people, we’ll deliver better results not only for our teams but for our clients. MediaCom’s global client roster includes adidas, Coca-Cola (TCCC), Dell, Mars, NBC Universal, P&G, PSA, Richemont, Shell and Sony. In 2018, MediaCom became the first network to hold all six major Media Network of the Year titles concurrently: Adweek, Campaign, Cannes Lions, Festival of Media Global, M&M Global and WARC Media 100.  

 

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