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Updated on February 19, 2020

Media Planning Manager

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 2,000 people strong, manages $4B in annualized media spend and deploys campaigns in 121 markets via 21 offices in APAC, EMEA and North America. Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter at @essenceglobal.

About the role

Essence is looking for a Senior Business Manager to be part of our offline Media Planning Team.There is a plethora of learning waiting to be explored as the job profile demands not only regular traditional planning, but also a mix of comms approach, activation and digital knowledge. Through the experience, you will gain thorough knowledge of the media marketplace and the opportunities available. You will also get the chance to manage end-to-end media plans from brief to planning and to execution. If you are willing to go an extra mile for the role and learn from the best in the business, reach out to us!

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

  • Manage the day-to-day relationships with the client
  • Ensure that necessary documentation is done relating to contract & billing
  • Ensure that deliverables are sent as per engagement calendar
  • Manage a team and oversee their work to ensure it meets quality standards
  • Arrive at actionable solutions using secondary data analysis (IRS/TAM/TGI etc.) and by drawing upon media planning experience.
  • Collate knowledge from different groupM agencies and trading teams; commission primary research as required
  • Participate in pricing / rate card development
  • Get involved in the buzz within the team, working on over and above plans – sharing briefs with partners, external & internal, getting work done
  • Learning and experience across traditional, digital, on-ground and branded content planning, even audit requirements

A bit about yourself:

  • 3-5 Years of Experence in offline media Planning.
  • Proficient in developing media strategy and creating traditional mass media solutions
  • Knowledge and practical experiences in industry software such as BARC/ IRS / TGI
  • Strong understanding towards consumers, business and marketing
  • Keeping abreast of current industry communication / media thinking
  • Excellent strategic innovation & creativity skills and analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of media tools and techniques / processes
  • Understanding of all media channels (includes digital) and disciplines and the ability to develop simple and actionable ideas into strategies that matter
  • Team player and positive attitude
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

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.

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