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Manager, Planning

| Greater LA Area

OVERVIEW: 

You'll direct the day-to-day account activities of the group and play a key role in the translation of marketing and advertising objectives into overall media strategies; you'll also direct development of media plans consistent with the approved strategy. You will be responsible for developing the skills and knowledge of assigned Associate(s) and/or Senior Associate(s). 

 

 

YOUR IMPACT:

 

Plan Development and Maintenance 

  • Partner with Director on all aspects of communication plan development and recommendations  
  • Demonstrate full understanding of Client's businesses as basis for all future work 
  • Ensure integration & coordination between various communications programs 
  • Determine and supervise the best possible implementation of all approved communication plans and projects 
  • Direct marketing and media analyses to support recommendations 
  • Seek, investigate, and actively pursue innovative communications opportunities 
  • Provide Client with strategic points-of-view 
  • Prepare and present communication plans, as needed, including objectives, strategy, rationale, and all backup materials 
  • Develop innovative ways to present the team's work 
  • Supervise and monitor implementation of all media buys where applicable 
  • Assist the Director in the negotiation of long-term media contracts 
  • Oversee long term partnerships with media companies 
  • Act as primary planning / buying integration contact for outside agency partners 
  • Oversee all added value programs / opportunities to ensure smooth execution 
  • Keep abreast of current events, media trends and any target market industry trends that impact business 

 

Team Management and Leadership 

  • Lead Senior Associate in setting brand strategies and developing appropriate media plans 
  • Delegate work effectively to teach direct reports, as well as deliver seamless work to client 
  • Supervise, guide and counsel Senior Associate(s) and/or Associate(s) on all day-to-day activities 
  • Train planning staff in media and marketing disciplines as well as the specifics of the Client's business and industry 
  • Encourage and support staff attendance in various media training programs 
  • Manage group dynamics between Senior Associate(s) and/or Associate(s) 
  • Accurately, objectively, and constructively evaluate performance of Senior Associate(s) and/or Associate(s) via talent development process 
  • Check for accuracy, timeliness, and quality of all media group outputs 
  • Demonstrate a desire to create improvement and better outcomes through innovation / approaching things in new ways 
  • Think of new solutions to your work / client challenges 
  • Create and contribute to an environment where 'Innovation as usual' thrives in everyday work 

 

Account Management 

  • Provide insightful updates to media and agency partners on the status of all account projects 
  • Initiate appropriate cross-functional client meetings 
  • Assume ultimate media financial accountability with Client Accounting and agency partners 
  • Attend and participate in Client / Agency meetings as the day-to-day product group representative from the media department 
  • Act with high integrity when managing solid relationships across agency and media partners in order to ensure brand understanding, more effectively sell ideas, and contribute to positive Agency evaluations 

 

 

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably with a concentration in advertising, marketing, business administration, and communications 
  • Experience in a media planning role 
  • Strong leadership 
  • Strategic thinker 
  • Team player 
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Detail oriented with exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving abilities  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Proficiency with 3rd party syndicated research resources such as ComScore and Nielsen 
  • Ability to multi-task, work successfully with teams, and work under pressure 
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and effectively communicate various media research data 
  • Demonstrate professional, proper techniques and etiquette when dealing with individuals internally and externally through all means of communication at all times 

 

 

ABOUT WAVEMAKER:

Hi Future Makers. We are Wavemaker. We are a next-generation agency delivering world-class solutions through media, content and technology for some of the world's biggest brands. We recognize that our people create our competitive advantage and we will only achieve our fullest potential by leveraging each individuals' unique skills, expertise and perspectives. As a result, we've designed an inclusive culture that encourages and embraces diversity in all its dimensions. As Future Makers, we are driven by our deep audience and purchase journey understanding, coupled with our unrivaled scale and access through GroupM, to ensure the delivery of leading-edge solutions at the intersection of media, content & technology. Our mission is 'Let's make the future' – through a dazzling blend of magic and logic -- we never stop Caring, Creating and Growing to help our clients and people succeed.

 

  

GroupM and all of 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 more great work we can create together.

 

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Location

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.

Willie

Human Resources Business Partner

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!

Theresa

Senior Associate, Digital Investment

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.

Seow Leng

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.

Mark

Managing Director

What are MediaCom Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
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)
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
Parking
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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