Senior Insights & Planning Manager
Major Players seek a Senior Insights & Planning Manager to join the planning support team for one of the world's leading advertising networks. Starting ASAP, competitive salary.
The client is one of the most renowned advertising networks with offices globally. This arm of the business is a small team who acts as a resource function to all planning departments of the wider network internationally, offering planning consulting, research, insight generation and strategic thought leadership pieces. They are comprised of planners, researchers and insight generation professionals, adept at working with vast amounts of information and data sources and some primary research. They are a close knit team who often socialise outside of work.
This is a multi faceted, fast paced role where you work with a number of internal stakeholders and clients. The projects are often quick turnaround, assisting the in-house planning teams where required, and so you will largely be working closely with agency CEOs and senior planners. You will be second in command to the Global Planning Director and will manage the team and lead projects while they are abroad on business, and will also be required to travel and present yourself. Another element of the role is to work on ongoing thought leadership pieces which you will then present to agency clients to maintain a strong reputation and credibility. The final element of the role is working on the brand strategy of the agency itself. There is some but limited creativity in the role, and there is more of a 9-5, work/life balance culture than in agency world.
You will be an Insights professional with some proven planning experience, able to advise on planning and critic the junior members of the team's work constructively. You will have strong pre-existing industry knowledge and demonstrable experience of in depth insights generation from a variety of sources, and will be able to think innovatively as to where to source further information. You will be confident, experienced, a good and articulate presenter and excellent working with c-suite members. You will be versatile, happy to turn your hand to projects with varying lengths, requirements, sectors and levels of involvement etc.. Whilst you may be an ex planner, you will no longer have the desire to be heavily involved in long term projects with high levels of creativity, or alternatively you will be an insights generation professional with some planning experience. Any experience within telecom / retail /finance is desirable but not essential.
This role is starting ASAP and paying £45k-£55 dependent on experience. If you are interested in this opportunity please apply within, or visit www.majorplayers.co.uk for more opportunities.