Leicester, Leicestershire
20 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
B2B, B2C
Business Type
Senior Executive
Contract Type

Planner, Leicester

Competitive Salary + Benefits

Ideas you can’t ignore.

And an opportunity you can’t afford to miss.

We’re bigdog, an award-winning creative agency. We believe the best ideas are sparked by insight, developed without channel prejudice, and delivered with skill and passion at every touchpoint.

We have 140 talented integrated specialists, working across offices in Leicester, London and Norwich. We’re part of the Mission Group – one of the UK’s most respected networks – sharing skills and resources across 14 agencies and over 1,000 staff.

The role

We are currently looking to recruit a Planner to join the team in Leicester.  Reporting in to our Managing Director, you will take responsibility for, ownership and delivery of integrated communications and campaign plans, across several key client accounts. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Receive, interrogate and interpret client marketing and communications briefs from which to develop the agency comms planning response
  • Source and provide customer insight to support robust strategy development, including the commissioning, management and interpretation of both primary and secondary research
  • Write validated, coherent and detailed communications plans for presentation
  • Write compelling creative briefs with powerful propositions to inspire the creative process
  • Brief, judge and validate creative work in context to it being on-strategy and connected to the audience insights and proposition developed
  • Present communications plans and strategies to clients in support of the agency’s creative response, able to articulate a strong point of view
  • Act as a centre of excellence on media channel planning and developing CRM and customer journey recommendations with an omni-channel approach
  • Manage ROI and effectiveness measurement feedback

Key skills and attributes

  • Previous experience of integrated planning in an agency environment
  • Must be fully conversant with digital channels (without necessarily being a digital specialist)
  • Strong team player, capable of working with and alongside senior team members and client personnel, adding gravitas, credibility and real value to the agency’s service to clients
  • Must be confident, articulate and persuasive (verbally and in written work), a good presenter with strong communication skills, excellent client skills and passionate about creative product
  • A natural multi-tasker. Must be flexible, self-motivated, capable of working quickly and accurately, able to prioritise and deliver to deadlines
  • High levels of proactivity, quality control and personal curiosity are essential in this largely self-directed role working closely with senior client services and agency leadership
  • Must be familiar with PowerPoint and Microsoft Office suite generally

Benefits and applying

  • 20 days’ holiday + bank holidays
  • Additional day off for your birthday!
  • Company pension
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme

If you are interested, please email your CV us via the 'Apply' button

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