General information

Agency: UM

Job Function: Planning

Location: New York, United States

Job Ref#: 10605

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The Manager, Portfolio Management is responsible for supervising the day-to-day management of a client business in the media planning area as well as account/creative team relationships. This role will need to have working knowledge across a variety of mediums from traditional to digital. However the primary focus will be in the digital space and team management. This person should enjoy working in a fast paced, constantly evolving ecosystem.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes strategic plans for client assignments 
  • Executes cross-channel communications planning
  • Ensures timely creation and delivery of work to clients by working across an inter-disciplinary team that includes Investment, Strategy and Research
  • Understands brand marketing and selling with an emphasis on data-led planning
  • Supervises development and implementation of targeted, innovative media solutions consistent with media strategies
  • Prepares and delivers presentations as necessary
  • Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates work activities of subordinates and handles all personnel requirements for immediate staff including training and development

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelors Degree or Equivalent Experience 
  • Three to five years of experience in media planning with knowledge of the digital media planning landscape (display, search, social, programmatic, etc.)
  • Success in managing junior staff 
  • Strong presentation skills in internal, vendor, and client meetings
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Solid awareness of industry trends and planning/measurement models
  • Understanding of marketing and communications process
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a group

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email accommodation@mbww.com

About Us

A full-service media agency, UM strives to Futureproof our clients’ businesses through our relentless pursuit of better science, art and outcomes. Founded in 1999, UM is made up of entrepreneurially-minded strategists, planners, researchers, investment experts, decision scientists, account executives, and content and activation specialists—over 4,800 employees across 130 offices in over 100 countries around the world. A part of IPG Mediabrands, UM’s global headquarters are in New York, with seven additional US offices in Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco. UM's vision to Futureproof our clients for today, tomorrow, and beyond wouldn’t be possible without our Better People.

UM’s culture is an inclusive one, where people belong and are encouraged to bring their full selves to the office, and where personal and professional growth are a priority of every member of the team. UM’s Executive Leadership Team is dedicated to building a culture that permeates every element of the company, from work flexibility, to career planning and regular talent reviews, to an active culture club. They proudly uphold the following values:

Courage: Our courage to take risks drives our ability to set new industry standards.

Curiosity: Our relentless curiosity drives relentless innovation.

Commitment: Our commitment to uncovering better opportunities for our clients and our community is at the heart of everything we do.

Community: We pride ourselves on fostering a community where everyone can belong while actively giving back to the communities in which we live.

Caring: We care about being a diverse agency where everyone feels motivated and supported.

Candor: Our candor through open and constructive dialogue ensures better outcomes for our people and our clients.

As a company, UM is constantly pushing to improve, under their Better Science, Better Art, Better Outcomes banner, striving to set the bar in the ever-evolving media landscape. Their efforts have yielded a number of new business wins recently including Aetna, American Express, Columbia Sportswear, Gallo Wine, Henkel, and Rocket Mortgage.

All U.S. Mediabrands employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved accommodation.