Informations générales

Agency: UM

Job Function: Planning

Location: London, United Kingdom

Job Ref#: 12424

Description et conditions

Position Summary

An exciting opportunity to join the vibrant UM Core Team and play a client leadership role in HRA Pharma, Rowse, Saputo, Zurich and ZSL accounts. UM Core is a team unique within UM that is an integrated planning and buying team. You’ll work alongside Comms Planners, Managers and AV Specialists within the team. 

Key Responsibilities

The Comms Director is tasked with playing a leading role within an integrated planning team. You will work closely with other Comms Director and Managing Partner to deliver critical business whilst having the autonomy to manage other accounts within the team. You will play a crucial role both in a leadership capacity whilst also ensuring outstanding day-to-day delivery across all the accounts you work on. You will have excellent people skills, be confident in leading a piece of business, and will look to nurture and develop talent within your remit.


You will need to build excellent relationships with clients, wider stakeholders, internal specialist planning teams, and those working within your own team. You will have the ambition to get involved in the broader agency culture as well as build UMs reputation in the wider industry.  

Desired Skills & Experience

  • You will have the ability to build relationships with clients, lead meetings, and present to stakeholders
  • You will have experience in managing a team and enabling the development of those around you
  • You will be experienced and well versed in all media and able to clearly articulate how communications are able to deliver a positive impact on our client’s business
  • You are a dedicated and motivated individual, who helps create and maintain a powerful team dynamic
  • You will be ambitious, with a thirst for continually learning and delivering an improved UM product 

À propos de nous

A full-service media agency, UM strives to use Better Science and Art to create moments that drive business momentum for brands. Founded in 1999, UM is made up of entrepreneurially minded 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. They are globally headquartered in New York, with six additional North American offices in Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Toronto.

UM’s culture is an inclusive one, where people 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. The 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. We proudly uphold the following values:

Courage: having the courage to try the things that make us afraid, present something to a client that we know isn’t what they are expecting, taking on roles that we may be a bit intimidated by, inventing the future, etc.
Candor: pushing ourselves to have the hard conversations with colleagues, team members, clients and media partners that will make us all better.
Curiosity: being curious about the world, media, our clients, and each other and using this curiosity to find new and innovate ways of doing everything we do.
Commitment: being committed to UM, our teams, and our clients and going above and beyond when it is required.
Community: being an active and positive participant in the UM community, our team and client communities, our local community, and the world and creating valued communities with the people, clients, and partners that we work with.
Caring: caring about those around us–both their work lives as well as their personal lives and working to make everyone have as complete and fulfilling a life as possible.

As a company, we are constantly pushing ourselves to improve, under our Better Science, Better Art, Better Outcomes banner, striving to set the bar in the ever-evolving media landscape. Key clients include American Express, Quicken Loans, J&J, Sony, Hulu, Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, Spotify, ExxonMobil, and BMW, to name a few.

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.
If you need any adjustments to ensure our recruitment process is fully accessible to you, then please contact us on recruitment.uk@mbww.com