Director, Planning at MediaCom

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The Director, Strategic Planning is responsible for our strategic work for Allergan brands: comms plans, media strategies, media plans. You will be the primary contact for the Allergan brand leads and responsible for managing these client relationships. The Planning Director will work closely with the Managing Director to drive an agenda of best practices sharing, innovation, and strategic thinking, via a clearly defined operating model, framework of thinking, and toolkit. You, in partnership with the Allergan marketing teams will lead its deployment to the respective brand teams and optimize it regularly based on business dynamics. While a large portion of Allergan's investment is placed in offline media, you should have a strong background in digital media strategy.



  • From a strategic standpoint, key responsibilities will be to guide teams in media strategy; support development of key strategic media partnerships and negotiations; drive key digital marketing and media agenda items including advancement of social, search, and programmatic; provide strategic marketplace, industry, and category intelligence regularly; build and maintain productive relationships with leaders at client and key media partners
  • Partner with the Managing Director to implement new technologies and practices that will evolve the business including addressable and audience first approaches
  • Ensure the key strategic elements of high-priority media plans deliver against business results and ensure client satisfaction
  • Foster a culture of agility, speed, and innovation
  • Leverage inputs from various disciplines to provide insight-driven recommendations and POVs
  • Inspire and support the team through strong leadership, collaboration, and mentorship


  • Data-driven marketing – this position is accountable for continuing the evolution of data-driven marketing with the client, leaning into Mindshare and GroupM capabilities. This means spearheading use of the Loop, incorporating Planning for Agility into regular planning cycle, and continuing sophistication in data and analytics services
  • Established client relationship – Allergan has been part of the GroupM network for 17+ years creating a solid foundation but also provides a tremendous opportunity to drive new thinking and innovative approaches to the business
  • Ability to work with wide variety of Mindshare specialty teams – Within Mindshare, we have an exemplary group of specialty teams including mobile, creative/production, ideation, comms planning, etc. With the wide variety of accounts and business needs on Allergan, there is broad opportunity to seek input from the brilliance of the specialty services we have within the agency



  • On this team, the leadership is fiercely committed to investing time and effort in talent growth and retention. The Allergan team at Mindshare offers great opportunity to work across a variety of brands within the portfolio itself & also brings opportunity to participate in cross-training work sessions


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 10+ years
  • Working with and influencing senior client stakeholders
  • Team leader who can navigate across strategy, investment, data strategy and analytics disciplines
  • Strategic thinker grounded in current consumer trends and evolving media landscape
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, authority in cross-agency & cross-cultural situations
  • Detail oriented with exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work successfully with teams, and work under pressure



At Mindshare, we believe in speed, teamwork and provocation. Mindshare USA empowers people to challenge the status quo, through what we call Provocation with Purpose. We'll encourage you to break the rules, knock things down, rebuild them better, and push the boundaries of what's possible. It takes a team of people who invest in other's success, and together we make Mindshare the place where we do the best work of our career. We're a team that is radically honest – we call this our Authenticity Quotient. We are curious and competitive – that's our Passion Quotient. We embrace teamwork and adaptability – that's our Emotional Quotient. We're proud to be unmistakably #TeamMindshare.
GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the greater work we can create together.





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Playa Vista is conveniently located between Marina Del Rey and Culver City. Lush greenery, hammocks and a range of food trucks for lunch or a snack.

An Insider's view of MediaCom

What's something quirky about your company?

Spontaneous stretch sessions in the middle of the day, basketball challenges when an afternoon break is needed, and the cutest office dogs that you’ve ever seen. One employee even set up a game of chess at her desk for people to pass by and make a move! We all look forward to coming to work - the little personal touches make a big difference.


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What does your typical day look like?

My role straddles both strategic and tactical planning as well as the management of partner and client relationships. My day consists of project management with my team to ensure we are meeting client deadlines - campaign planning and implementation, tactical recommendations, reporting, pacing and billing... with some breaks for yoga in between!


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What does career growth look like on your team?

We define what career growth means for each team member. At the beginning, growth comes in developing knowledge base and technical skills. The more senior you get, the emphasis is on new responsibilities and developing leadership skills. Collectively, we map out a growth plan tailored to their professional goals.

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Managing Partner

What is your vision for the company?

The vision for MediaCom LA is to be a ‘compass’ for our global network. We are applying some of the thinking and skills of the tech industry to our agency business, hoping to fundamentally advance the agency model by developing operational advantages that MediaCom will replicate globally.


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What are MediaCom Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
MediaCom provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
MediaCom provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 10 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
MediaCom LA's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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