Senior AV Planner/Buyer


MediaCom – Senior AV Planner / Planner-Buyer and Systems Champion

Overview of the job

Do you have an analytical and inquisitive mind? Do you love ad tech / systems? Do you have UK AV planning and buying experience?

If the answer to all of these questions is YES then this is the role for you!

We are looking for a passionate and driven person to help MediaCom develop and roll out the next generation of AV planning and buying systems – and to drive their adoption through the London office and the UK network.

This is a unique future-facing role within the agency. The AV systems champion will need to have up-to-the-minute hands-on experience of the challenges our clients face in driving maximum effectiveness and efficiency from their AV budgets. As such, this role will be 50% systems champion and 50% AV planning / buying.

At MediaCom, we have some of the media industry’s most advanced systems for planning across all AV channels. In a rapidly changing video landscape, however, we cannot rest on our laurels. These systems need to be constantly refined and improved to keep us ahead of the competition. The role of systems champion will involve:

  • Talking to the AV planners and buyers across the business to understand the systems needs brought by their clients’ AV challenges
  • Liaising with our systems developers to communicate these needs
  • Training and support for users of key systems
  • Presenting to new and existing clients the benefits of MediaCom’s AV systems

Alongside these unique systems development responsibilities, the AV Systems Champion will work as an AV Senior Planner / Planner-buyer at the heart of largest of MediaCom’s business units. This will allow them to stay constantly abreast of changes in viewing behaviours and client needs.

This side of the role will involve working closely with the Communications Planning team who own the client relationship and develop the audience insight and strategic planning work. The successful candidate will also work closely with the buying and commercial team at MediaCom ensuring that we are delivering against the commercial requirements for our clients.

As part of the AV planning team, you will be a vital part of system thinking at the agency, which leads our planning process. Understanding and developing AV and the latest technologies is fundamental to us delivering brilliant work for our clients and is behind much of our award winning work. You will also work closely with planning specialists in other media to formulate a connected response

Reporting of the role

The AV Senior Planner-buyer will have the opportunity to work across some of the largest accounts in the agency, such as PSA (Peugeot, Citroen, DS), Vauxhall, TUI, Muller and Mars, reporting into the AV Managers on each of those accounts. The work will be best in class, driving innovation through an understanding of how AV works alongside other media to deliver more successful media campaigns and ultimately drive better results.

From a systems champion perspective, you will report to the AV Partner responsible for systems development (Andrew Monks) and the Head of Data, Technology and Operations (Lisa Mundy).

Working on some of the biggest pieces of business at MediaCom represents an incredible opportunity for an individual to shine and the nature of the work includes a wide range of brand building activity – this includes not only planning across the breadth of AV channels but also fully integrated TV partnerships, understanding how TV and digital work together and offers the opportunity to work closely with other media specialists and our MBA team to develop award winning solutions with clear measurement and outcomes. There are plenty of challenges facing the business, meaning a very real opportunity to make a genuine difference.


3 best things about the job:

  • To play an active part in driving the future of AV planning and buying for MediaCom and the industry
  • The opportunity to work across a range of prestigious global clients
  • You will be part of a wider AV planning team with best in class implementation at the heart. You will have the opportunity to work closely with specialists in other media to ensure joined up thinking


What you will need:

  • We are looking for someone passionate about the opportunities that come from AV, data and technology
  • We are looking for an inquisitive enthusiastic AV planner
  • They should have experience planning across TV and VOD. Radio and Cinema planning would also benefit the candidate.
  • They will be eager to find insights to inform and back up their planning recommendations and proactively seek out learning opportunities to further develop their thinking. 


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




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