General information

Agency: Rapport

Function: Planning

Location: London, United Kingdom

Job Ref#: 14909

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

This role will be heading up our International planning team. The Business Director will be working with senior management to drive growth whilst maintaining our excellent agency & client service. The International teamwork across all Rapport agencies with key clients including New Balance, AMEX, Spotify and Emirates.

As the leader of the International team, you will need to build a strong relationship with our established team including Account Directors, Account managers and Account executives. As a Business Director at Rapport, you will dual report in to our Head of Planning & Commercial Director whilst also having a close relationship with UK Planning teams and other senior leadership colleagues.

Leading a team of 4, the Business Directors' main role will be managing our agency relationship, ensuring the team is well structured and resourced whilst also managing upwards within Rapport in order to deliver on our growth targets. This person will need to provide leadership to other members of the team and ensure high-quality service is always provided to clients. We require an individual who is ambitious, driven and passionate about business development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide a business plan and forecasts for your agency & client patch.
  • Manage the agency relationship at a senior level.
  • Day-to-day management of the team e.g. understanding & helping to manage workflow.
  • Become a guide for the junior members of the team and mentor their development.
  • Run the appraisal process for key reports.
  • Putting together detailed media plans.
  • Assisting senior management as required.
  • There may be travel required as part of this role.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience and knowledge in growing agency/client relationships. International OOH knowledge and experience are essential.
  • Strong knowledge around the role of OOH and why clients would invest.
  • Take responsibility for client work e.g. attending agency/client briefings, taking ownership of briefs, managing client demands & expectations etc.
  • Ability to work on bigger, more complex client briefs.
  • Be able to manage and develop junior members of the team.
  • Able to clearly articulate the role of planning tools.
  • Be able to lead New Business pitches.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Outstanding communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Good level of numeracy.
  • Demonstrates strong and current knowledge of industry trends and best practices.
  • Professional and positive attitude.
  • Supportive team player is yet confident to work autonomously.
  • A flare for project and time management.
  • Proactive and flexible attitude.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

Employment Transparency

At Mediabrands and Kinesso, we celebrate difference and believe this makes us stronger. Mediabrands and Kinesso are equal opportunity employers and committed to championing an inclusive culture that provides a sense of belonging for all our employees. We do not discriminate against any applicant based on age, disability, race, colour, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, belief, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please reach out to our Talent Inclusion Specialist Jess at if you would like to have a confidential conversation regarding any adjustments that would ensure our recruitment process is accessible for you. Please note requesting a reasonable adjustment will not affect your application.

About Us

Rapport is IPG Mediabrands Out-of-Home (OOH) media buying and planning agency. We are best known for the strength of our relationships, rewarding connections and transparency. At Rapport, we understand it's about our collaborative and successful partnerships and a passion to deliver valuable results. We excel at engaging, experiential and content-driven OOH solutions and are here to guide you through the evolving media landscape. Please visit Rapport’s website for more information.