Información general

Agencia: UM

Función: Investment

Ubicación: Sydney, Australia

Job Ref#: 11209

Descripción y requisitos

Resumen del puesto

The Planning Manager is responsible for delivering market leading implementation planning which ensures our clients media plans are delivering required media and busines outcomes. You are the day-to-day lead on the development of Creative Connections Recommendations and Connections Plans however this is done in close collaboration with your Trading Manager to ensure all recommendations are underpinned by accurate media pricing.

You also work collaboratively with many disciplines across the agency group such as Client Leads, Strategy, Connections Design and BU’s to ensure that all recommendations put forward for your clients are planned to deliver on the briefed business outcomes. As campaigns go live, you work in close collaboration with your Trading Manager and respective trading team to ensure all planned metrics are being delivered, or if appropriate effective optimisations are undertaken and communicated to the client.

Responsabilidades principales


  • Leads and develops all Creative Connections Recommendations and Connections Plans in collaboration with the trading team ensuring they deliver on the briefed business outcomes.
  • Incorporation of UM proprietary planning tools, such as Growth Accelerator, into the planning recommendations.
  • Attends required training as part of development.
  • Participates in agency and group Planning initiatives ensuring best practice.
  • Supports on agency pitches when available.
  • Provides fair and transparent feedback on Trading team counterparts throughout the PDP and review process.
  • Oversees financial process alongside the Trading Manager to ensure monthly invoicing is in-line with the plan.
  • Provides accurate reconciliation of Connections Plans after invoicing occurs.
  • Leads/assists with planning recommendations (in collaboration with Trading Managers) for day-to-day campaign optimisations to ensure delivery against business outcomes.
  • Ensures teamWIPs (Planning/Trading) are scheduled and actions allocated responsibilities post WIP.
  • Drives a collaborative approach with all UM departments including BUs to develop best in class media solutions.

  • Remains up to date with all Australian and global market trends and has an educated point of view of the impact it has on their client’s business and/or approach to the planning craft.
  • Works with the Senior Planning Manager to create a positive and motivating work environment.
  • Effective communication and collaboration with the Client team to ensure recommendations are in-line with client expectations and deliver on briefed outcomes.
  • Has a clear demonstration of problem solving skills and comes solutions ready.
  • Developing skills in creating best practice and market leading implementation planning responses, working in conjunction with the Planning Director. Ensuring that our clients are delivered future focused recommendations that take into consideration projected market trends.
  • Leads the development of all Creative Connections Recommendations and Connections Plans, showing strong collaboration with the Trading Manager for trading aspects of response.
  • Lives and breathes the Planning craft and has an inherit nature to continue learning and development within the craft.
  • Positive recognition and feedback by external media partners, clients, Trading team and BU leads.
  • Positive feedback from Planning Director, Trading Director, Group Director and Chief Media Partnerships Officer through the review process.
  • Produce accurate and detailed Creative Connections Recommendations and Connections Plans in collaboration with the Trading / Connections Design team. Delivery of all client business outcomes as per the recommended and approved Creative Connections Recommendation and Connections Plan. 
  • Accurately managing the day-to-day workflow into the Trading team from briefing through to completion of campaign post analysis to ensure all required outcomes are being delivered.
  • Effective management of workflow within your Planning team squad. 
  • Effective management of deadlines.
  • Ability to identify revenue opportunities

Habilidades y experiencia deseadas

You have 4-5 years experience in the industry and as such you have a fundamental and robust knowledge of the Australian media landscape in order to understand all of the opportunities that exist for your clients.

Salary range between $80,000 & $85,000 including superannuation.

Sobre nosotros

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 six additional US offices in Birmingham, 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 Quicken Loans.