Essence, part of GroupM, is a global data and measurement-driven agency that blends data science, objective media and captivating experiences to build valuable connections between brands and consumers.
Clients include Google, FrieslandCampina, and the Financial Times. The agency is more than 1,100 people strong, manages over $3.
2B in media spend and deploys campaigns in 71 markets via its global offices throughout North America, EMEA and APAC.
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About the role
The Media Planning Director serves as the lead of a team / pod or market, responsible for a set of Media campaigns. The role is ultimately responsible for ensuring that budget is used optimally through the lens of campaign objectives and the universe of available inventory, both during tactical planning, and ongoing cross-channel optimizations.
The Director will also have oversight and responsibility for the day-to-day management of the tactical media plan and its proper implementation, working to implement the brand's overall media strategy in the context of changing marketplace conditions and opportunities.
This role is responsible for demonstrating a strong working knowledge of the media space and available media research. The role sets the tone for how the account is managed by assuring focus on key client objectives and Essence best practice.
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What you can expect from Essence
Essence’s mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. We do this by employing the world’s very best talent to solve some of the toughest challenges of today’s digital marketing landscape.
It’s important that we hire people whose values reflect those of our own : genuine, results-focused, daring and insightful.
As an Essence employee, we promise you a workplace that invests in your career, cares for you and is fun and engaging. We believe these factors create a workplace where you can be yourself and do amazing work.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or marital status.