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Planning Manager

Luton, Bedfordshire
1 Aug 2022

Position at Wavemaker

Role Context

The Planning Manager's primary role is to support the Planning Director on client response to briefs and oversee the day to day running of the UK Nationwide, Heathrow and Fidelity accounts in Wavemaker UK alongside our Planning Executive.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about growing our clients' businesses, understanding our client's customer and ultimately how we can better communicate with them.

A key part of the role is to deliver world-class client service to maintain and improve the strength of the relationship with our clients.

About you

To be successful in this role, you'll be able to demonstrate:

  • Highly organized and a passion for process
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to build and maintain client and inter-agency relationships
  • Strong excel skills, with an ability to manipulate data into simple charts and visuals
  • Media planning knowledge and experience responding to client response to briefs across both offline and online channels
  • A friendly, can-do attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • A passion for problem solving and getting to the best possible outcome
  • Enjoys working as part of a motivated and fast paced team




  • Lead client briefs, alongside the Planning Director
  • Support your team in the smooth running of your accounts with near flawless execution; demonstrating clear timelines and strong communication between teams to deliver high quality client work
  • Become a core day to day contact for your clients, owning key projects and triaging requests where necessary
  • Collate and manage media plans, status calls, timelines and reporting for your clients (with help from your line manager)
  • Develop your relationship with necessary external agencies such as VCCP to ensure the smooth delivery of campaigns
  • Support your team to brief and develop ideas/solutions, responding to client campaign briefs and emails
  • Develop your category knowledge (covering competitor strategies, business and industry developments to the client)
  • Identify new opportunities for our clients that align to their business values and vision.
  • Be a problem solver for your team and your clients
  • Be organised - ensure that you are able to complete assigned tasks in a timely fashion and be proactive in managing client expectations
  • Support your direct report, ensuring they have clear objectives

About Wavemaker


We believe there always is a better way to grow. We positively provoke growth for our clients by reshaping consumer decision-making and experiences through media, content and technology. The Wavemaker way is globally consistent. Fuelled by the world's most powerful consumer data, we understand where and how marketing can intervene decisively to help brands win more sales.

Our name is our mission and our method. To make waves, you need to be provocative, even fearless. We do our best work for brave brands and people who want to be challenged to go further and faster. We know it's not easy, but if it's in you, we will get it out of you.

With over 7,600 people across 90 markets, we provoke growth for some of the world's leading brands and businesses. Our attitude of Positive Provocation is enabled by:

  • deep knowledge we have of our clients' business
  • confidence to challenge what's gone before
  • the support to go further than we thought possible


We are a part of GroupM, WPP's global media investment management company. Discover more on , Twitter and LinkedIn


We are an equal opportunities employer

All GroupM agencies are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender identity, disability, culture/religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

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  • Job Reference: 673787341-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: KELLY SERVICES
  • Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: On Application