Are you a highly experienced communications and media strategist with knowledge and expertise across all media channels? Do you have previous media buying agency experience?
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Strategic Media Planning & Buying Account Director at a top award winning UK media agency in the London area. The role will require hands on management of specific client accounts, along with attendance at regular marketing meetings.
You will have a proven track record in pro-actively generating, developing and growing business by sharing knowledge, ideas and experience, and will understand the importance of building and maintaining a strong client/agency relationship.
You will be responsible for ensuring that all deadlines are met, buying rates are competitive and that optimum working practice and ethics are maintained at all times, as well as driving new business – from initial conversation, through to pitch process. The ability to write compelling, intelligent and balanced media proposals, recommendations and documents is essential.
The successful candidate will be confident and comfortable in pitch situations and be happy to present media ideas in face to face environments to mixed audiences of varying numbers. An ability to reason across multiple media channels and recommend media in a positive and robust way whilst always maintaining a professional front and delivering proposals with context, passion and balance is essential.
Requirements of a Senior Strategic Media Planning/Buying Account Director:
- The desire to strive for media excellence and deliver the very best solutions, whilst being aware of the clients KPI’s and required ROI is essential.
- Understanding what constitutes a ’lead’ for a client, and the ability to produce reports which measure and monitor leads/conversions/CPA’s is a necessary part of the role.
- A mature understanding and working knowledge of the role that commonly used research tools play is require : TGI, Mediatel, Mintel, Nielsen, Hitwise.
- Strong Excel, Powerpoint and Microsoft Office skills are assumed.