The Requirements

Experience & Skills:

  • Confident, committed and professional
  • Good knowledge of the fundamentals of media best practice
  • A passion for media effectiveness and the creation of ideas
  • A can-do attitude and positive approach, even in challenging situations
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (written and oral)
  • Good team player who is also a self-starter
  • Creative, analytical and numerical ability
  • Organised and excellent attention to detail
  • Effective time management skills and ability to manage multiple workstreams
  • Ability to think around problems and get to inventive solutions

In Detail

The Goodstuff Planning Manager gives Goodstuffers the opportunity to start taking responsibility for running client briefs through the agency and the management of junior Goodstuffers.  They have a firm grasp of the building blocks of what makes effective and inventive media plans and work in close collaboration with the planning and investment teams to make them happen.  They build strong relationships with clients, and consistently deliver on the fundamentals of how to delight them on a daily basis.

Reporting to a Planning Director.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Translate strategies into media ideas and plans, demonstrating a strong understanding of how each channel works within the overall strategy
  • Write directional and inspiring investment briefs with clear deadlines and deliverables
  • Take a keen interest in the theory and best practice of media and commit to increasing your knowledge and abilities in these areas
  • Manage the day to day running of accounts and seamless management of media plans
  • Develop close client relationships
  • Demonstrate good understanding of your clients’ business challenges, objectives and KPIs
  • Lead client status meetings and ensure accurate and timely delivery of status reports and follow through
  • Write and deliver clear and compelling client presentations
  • Train junior team members on financial best practice and oversee finance processes
  • Support direct reports in efficient management of invoicing processes and quick issue resolution
  • Contribute to accurate and timely forecasting
  • Ensure accurate and consistent weekly completion of timesheets and those of direct reports
  • Cultivate strong Goodstuffer relationships across departments
  • Take on line management responsibility and help grow and develop direct reports on a daily basis
  • Develop a clear understanding of the roles, responsibilities and workflow across the team
  • Effectively delegate with clarity and clear and regular communication
  • Develop a good understanding of GoodProcess and how to best manage the process itself, and those contributing


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