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6 October 2022

Senior Planner

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Hours

Full-time

Location

Leeds

Hybrid working

Department

Client Team

Salary

Competitive

Depending on experience

We're looking for a Senior Planner to join our growing team.

The Senior Planner will have a number of responsibilities, such as:

Client Accountability

  • Lead and develop strategic projects across the agency.
  • Proactively challenge and develop creative briefs alongside the client service teams, adding insight and rigour to the consumer view held in these briefs.
  • Provide a strategic service to clients, helping to direct marketing strategy and overall marketing planning including media recommendations (channel, formats, targeting).
  • Ensure a consistently high level of service is provided by the junior members of the team, including creation of strategic insights, presentation of findings, and the ability to lead a creative team.
  • Effectively differentiate core strategic ideas from executional treatments and be able to communicate when these creative ideas meet the client brief.
  • Provide the ability to think analytically, strategically and creatively in order to solve the clients' business problems.
  • Design and lead workshops for clients that solve business problems, consumer understanding and creative challenges.
  • Plan, brief and analyse primary research projects across a wide range of disciplines and techniques (both independently managed and via 3rd party partners).
  • Effectively capture the attention and confidently lead the room in client presentations.

Agency Accountability

  • Identify new business opportunities within the client's business and industry, and work with the new business team to develop and win new business.
  • Establish strategic understanding of our range of client's industries, business and their competitors
  • Demonstrate thought leadership and ability to lead/advise client service teams on strategic client issues.
  • Ensure that project management principles such as time management, effective reporting and scheduling is kept to a high standard.
  • Demonstrate confidence presenting to large numbers and be a representative for the agency
  • Provide guidance, mentoring and support for junior members of the planning team and across the wider agency team.

Financial Accountability

  • Ensure all projects run efficiently and profitably in-line with forecasts and that all third party costs are in-line with expectations.

 

You will be able to demonstrate the folowing:

  • Extensive experience across a range of industry sectors and marketing disciplines.
  • Comprehensive experience with agency work.
  • Educated to graduate level.
  • Substantial strategy experience gained in an integrated or creative agency environment.
  • Able to evidence the creation, development and implementation of marketing communications strategies.
  • Experience in all key areas of marketing communications strategy. Specific experience in media strategy or media planning would be advantageous.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task proficiently.
  • A mix of analytical and creative capabilities.
  • Effective upward and downward delegation skills.
  • High level of diplomacy with the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships both inside and outside the agency.
  • Able to give and receive feedback that supports the development of the agency's creative work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

What's on offer?

The successful Senior Planner will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible 35-hour working week
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) - up to an extra 5 days after each year of service
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Healthcare and life assurance plans
  • Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Hybrid working - a combination of working from home and from our Leeds or Sheffield offices 1 or 2 days per week

 

Interested in this role?

For more information or to arrange an informal chat, email Dom Fletcher ([email protected]) or Ethan Harrison ([email protected]), or apply below - we'd love to hear from you!

No recruitment agencies please.

Does this sound like you?

If you're interested, please apply below, we'd love to hear from you.

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