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Updated on December 11, 2019

Traditional Planning Supervisor

About Essence

Essence, part of GroupM, is a global data and measurement-driven media agency whose mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. Clients include Google, Flipkart, NBCUniversal, L'Oréal and the Financial Times. The agency is more than 1,800 people strong, manages $4B in annualized media spend and deploys campaigns in 106 markets via 21 offices in APAC, EMEA and North America. Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter at @essenceglobal.

About the role

The Supervisor manages all day to day planning and client service activity. Reporting to the Associate Planning Director or Group Planning Director, the Supervisor provides media planning recommendations internally and directly to the client. The Supervisor oversees preparation of media plans and other deliverables, and supervises media plan implementation. The Supervisor is also responsible for training and delegating projects to Media Planners and Assistant Planners.

Some of the things we’d like you to do:

  • Develop, execute and present media plans from inception to completion
  • Delegate appropriately to Media Planners and Assistant Media Planners to support plan development and execution
  • Ensure media plans deliver on client objectives, are strategic and meet efficiency goals
  • Utilizes Relationship Media process to develop client recommendations
  • Can effectively use and guide team on use of RM tools
  • Present Plan recommendations to client teams
  • Oversee plan negotiations and media team activities
  • Ensure plans are executed flawlessly
  • Build and maintain a comprehensive media knowledge base and synthesize information into ideas
  • Maintain status reports to ensure efficient workflow to meet deadlines and write reports of key meetings
  • Act as key liaison with internal implementation teams (Print, Broadcast, Digital Trading)to ensure seamless integration of ideas into media plans ensuring deliverables align with overall plan strategies, timelines are met and programs/results are coordinated and presented holistically to client
  • Maintain client contact/Manage client requests – i.e. plan changes, budget changes, provide marketplace information
  • Lead and manage the budget and client billing process
  • Staff supervision, training and development as well as serving as a positive role model with a strong work ethic and vigorously reviewing all work to ensure high quality standard
  • Attend client specific and departmental meetings
  • Attend mandatory Agency Training
  • Participate in creative brainstorm sessions
  • Participate in New Business
  • Proactively keep abreast of industry trends and share knowledge with team

A bit about yourself:

  • Demonstrates accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate concisely and clearly both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrates Initiative
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to delegate and oversee Assistant Media Planner and Media Planner workload
  • Team player
  • Thrives in fast paced environment
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Demonstrates understanding of media basics and concepts
  • Working knowledge of Syndicated tools (MRI, Comscore, etc)
  • Microsoft Office Software (Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, etc)

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.

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