Account Manager - Planning

Job description

SPARK FOUNDRY’s planning department is the heart of the agency – in terms of its function, its people and its location. We are diverse in our experience, personalities, nationalities and the clients we look after - and we celebrate that diversity.

The Clients

You will sit within a team being built under one Managing Partner which comprises one Business Director, two Account Directors, two Managers and two Executives. The split of your time will be roughly 70% Hammerson and 30% Mandarin Oriental hotels.

Hammerson operate across on and offline channels and you will be a central part of Hammerson One team, delivering on an exciting new structure and strategy for them. You’ll be instrumental in building and owning the relationship and rapport with the 10 marketing managers from the different retail centers. You’ll be collaborating with creative, digital, audio, TV, tech and production teams to make this happen, as well as aligning with our planning team in Ireland. This client like to have fun with lots of personality, and will want to be having lots of calls to get to know each other and keep communications flowing. You’ll be managing an executive and reporting into a planning AD to ensure all event and always-on plans are delivered and managed according to our new joint creative and media strategy.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTELS GROUP has been a client of the agency group for 13+ years. We operate their media plan globally from the UK office, so this account is a fabulous opportunity to get some worldwide media planning experience under your belt. This is a luxury account in which the clients expect a high level of service and presentation which befits their luxury hotel offering around the world in 30 locations.

Who we are looking for

This role would benefit an ambitious, individual who has the vision and skills to move the brands forward in new directions. You need to have great communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills – our clients like to be challenged but with diplomacy. Close attention to detail, people management skills and a positive attitude are also crucial.

You will need to have a firm foundation in both traditional media (TV, OOH, Audio, Print etc) and digital. You will be expected to develop ideas both internally and within a cross-agency group that challenge our clients and make their brands famous.

You will need to be confident managing both up to the AD and BD as well as down to the Account Execs on your wider team. With the Manager role comes responsibility for the planning product and also for the growth and development of the people under you.

The Package

Standard holiday is 25 days per annum. After 5 years' continous service you will recieve an extra 5 days boosting the allowance to 30 days annually.
Birthday off
Flexible working
Work from home allowance
Family-Friendly Policies
Sumer Friadays (3pm finish)
Local Business Discounts
Technology Discounts
Soho Friends Membership
Refer a Friend
Cycle to work scheme
Season Ticket Loan
Study Leave
Employee Assistance Programme
Volunteering Leave
Eye Test Vouchers
Local Gyms Membership
Income protection plan
Life Assurance
Pensions

The Agency

Spark Foundry

SPARK FOUNDRY is a thriving global media network and part of Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading communications groups. We are globally connected with over 8,000 employees in 110 offices across 70 countries.

At SPARK FOUNDRY we harness a startup spirit with a powerhouse soul, melding an entrepreneurial, innovative business approach with the full resources, capabilities and clout of Publicis Media. And, like the best foundries where raw materials are heated and forged into something even more useful and beautiful, SPARK FOUNDRY will bring a kinetic balance of heat, passion and creativity.

We are diverse though our experience, people and the clients we look after - and we celebrate that diversity. Our people hold us accountable to our beliefs and via regular surveys and our grass roots D&I team, The Collective, and internal next generation board, Firestarters, we hold regular events and work continually towards generating ideas, initiatives and educating our people to ensure we are a diverse and inclusive agency.

As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Spark Foundry is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities and for candidates in our application process. If you need assistance or adjustment due to a disability, please contact us.