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Planning Manager (mat cover) - Independent Ethi...

  • Planning Manager (mat cover) - Independent Ethical Agency
  • London
  • £40k - £45k
  • Posted29 March 2018
  • Ref1553238_1522323684
  • ConsultantElliot Graham
  • LocationLondon
  • SectorMedia
  • Contract TypePermanent
  • PositionPlanning Manager (mat cover) - Independent Ethical Agency
  • Salary£40,000 - £45,000 per annum

A chance to work with an amazing fully independent media agency that is committed to nurturing and growing brands that are still relatively new to market, or larger brands with relatively smaller budgets who typically lose out to bigger spenders in larger media agencies.

Comprised of individuals that have worked in all areas of the media and marketing industry, they offer large agency experience in a small agency environment, competing through an independent approach to decision-making, a personalised approach to client service, alongside established media planning tools, experienced media specialists and long standing relationships with industry organisations and media owners.

Clients represented sit within a broad range of categories including travel, fashion, interiors and various organisations in the public sector.

Agency culture is one where relationships matter. The antithesis of the corporate media machine, they offer a creative and autonomous working environment, with a passionate and enthusiastic team, and no sinking Sunday feeling for staff.


*Create and oversee the implementation of media strategies for selected client business
*Motivate, support and develop the other members of the team in line with this goal
*Take a pro active approach to making a broader contribution to the long term development and performance of the agency and selected client business
*Working with Media Executives and Company Directors, manage day to day media planning and client service for selected client business
*Responsibility for budget management and accounting, as well as input/advise client on budget for year ahead
*Delegate tasks as necessary - ensure adequate briefing and training has taken place and that the workload of the Media Executives are well managed
*Liaise with internal & external buying resources to ensure smooth implementation of campaigns
*Responsible for clear and consistent dialogue with client partner agencies (e.g. Creative, PR, Social Media)
*Where relevant input into the wider aspects of the agency and its culture (such as new business, networking and social opportunities)
*Media planning and buying experience
*Innovative and creative thinker
*Excellent understanding of all areas of the media planning process, and relevant channels
*Understanding of relevant research tools (TGI, NMR)
*Strong time management skills, and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
*Experience of managing a complex portfolio of client products
*Personable, with first-rate client service, numeracy, written & spoken communication skills
*Ability to quickly and effectively establish working relationships
*Experience of working effectively alongside PR, Creative and other specialist media and marketing agencies
*Confident and pro-active, you will have the ability to identify and voice opportunities within client business and within the agency at large

If the above makes you want to know more then I would like to speak with you! Alternatively, if it may be of greater interest to someone else in your network then let me know and you could make a £250 referral bonus!

Elliot Graham
Elliot Graham

He's our Media Planning and Buying/Digital Performance Senior Consultant.

Bringing almost 5 years Recruitment experience, I sit within the Planning & Buying team across all media.  I hold a strong interest and knowledge of the industry, with my passion hopefully coming across when talking to...

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