Programmatic Planning Manager – Pioneering Data-Led Media Agency

Programmatic Planning Manager – Pioneering Data-Led Media Agency

One of the world’s largest integrated media communications agencies full of experts in a large variety of disciplines and specialised in planning, buying, client services, digital, trading, insights, strategy, PPC, SEO, social, sponsorship, mobile and events. They have a large variety of sectors like automotive, telecommunications, FMCG, retail, fashion and technology.

With an ethos all centred around finding a better way they are now the most awarded network winning clients & awards left right and centre, this is a fantastic time to join the agency.


The Job

  • Deliver the strategic direction and longer-term vision for selected key clients within the group
  • Build strong working relationships with key clients and feed into all media planning as appropriate
  • Develop strategic recommendations and approaches to channel planning based on evidence and insight
  • Develop strategies with data led planning at its heart, and inspire delivery through media and consumer experiences
  • Drives thought leadership across the client's business - is the first to provide the agency POVs
  • Inspires, develops and leads the team’s strategic thinking
  • Work with the Agency Networks Specialist Teams to enrich strategies through data, partnerships, creative and specialist channels - seeks to unlock opportunities
  • Work with the client teams to interrogate briefs and providing supporting audience insight and evidence
  • Work with the Insight team to develop research briefs to help answer ‘unknowns’ as part of the customer lead approach to planning
  • Build understanding of client’s data approaches and strategies, and take insights from these to shape media plans and optimisation
  • Assist comms and implementation teams on better understanding client data and data opportunities



  • MUST have extensive experience within a Media Planning or Media Strategy role
  • Intellectual curiosity and intellectually capable of understanding a very broad range of marketing issues
  • A broad understanding of both on and offline media channels – solid knowledge of digital intricacies, data and technology
  • Experience of producing high quality strategic media output, ideally across a range of clients
  • Ability to work solo or as part of a team as required by the nature of the brief or project
  • Analytical thinking; ability to recognise critical questions; curiosity about the clients’ business
  • Self-motivated and able to produce work in a structured and timely fashion
  • Is a generator of ideas and can encourage ideas from others
  • Ability to inspire, coach and develop those working within the team and across the agency
  • Inquisitive about the world and consumers; interested in impact and outcomes
  • Confident and persuasive communication skills, both verbal and written


Apply Now

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Gemma McGeary 

Head of Media & Marketing Agencies

0203 728 2975 // [email protected]

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