Manager Media Planning

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Whenever and wherever you join us, you open a door to opportunities in any and all aspects of media, technology, and innovation. We will encourage you to break the rules, knock things down, rebuild them better, and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our success takes a team of people who are invested in our culture, each other’s success, and their own growth, and together we make Pure Marketing Group the place where we do the best work of our career.


Pure Marketing Group is looking for a Manager, Planning with a passion for marketing and curiosity for media in advertising. This role is in the Client Leadership team and is an integral part of capturing a client’s vision to reach the intended audience. The Media Planners at Pure Marketing Group are part psychologists, part scientists, part artists, part entrepreneurs, and part politicians. We strategise how brands should communicate with people across the myriad of media channels, and how to do that differently from every other brand.

The Manager is responsible for our strategic brand work: comms plans, media strategies, media plans. You will direct the day-to-day account activities for the brand and play a key role in the translation of marketing and advertising objectives into overall media strategies. You, in partnership with the client marketing teams, will lead its deployment to the respective brand teams and optimize it regularly based on business dynamics. You will be responsible for developing the skills and knowledge of the more junior staff.

How you will make an IMPACT:

Partner with Director on all aspects of communication plan development and recommendations
Assist the Director in the negotiation of long-term media contracts
Demonstrate full understanding of Client’s businesses as a basis for all future work
Prepare and present communication plans, including objectives, strategy, and rationale
Act as primary planning/buying integration contact for outside agency partners
Assume ultimate media financial accountability with Client Accounting and agency partners
Participate in Client / Agency meetings as the day-to-day product group representative from the media department
Act with integrity when managing relationships across agency and media partners in order to ensure brand understanding, more effectively sell ideas, and contribute to positive agency evaluations
Grow, engage, retain and recruit the best talent
Supervise, guide and counsel more junior staff on all day-to-day activities as well as the specifics of the Client’s business and industry

What YOU bring:

College Diploma or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in advertising, marketing, business administration or communications, or equivalent experience
3+ years of relevant media experience, media planning preferred
Strong leadership and people skills that inspire and captivate the team, eagerness to teach and mentor peers daily, and a passion to share great work amongst each other
Proven experience with client presentation and reporting
Showcase a natural gift for grasping concepts quickly and making good judgments
Knowledge of media buying
Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
Proficiency with 3rd party syndicated research resources (ComScore, Nielsen, Vividata) and proficiency with media tools (eg. Prisma)
Comfortable working with budgets/numbers and a strong understanding of mathematical concepts
Proven ability to prioritize and organize workload, and operate under tight deadlines while managing multiple projects and deadlines
Ability to foster collaborative relationships with other cross-functional teams
Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced work environment effectively

What We bring:

Exposure to a global network of resources and career opportunities
Comprehensive benefits program, including maternity/parental top-up program
The great social environment where we work hard and play hard
Corporate social responsibility, actively participating to create a better community
The agency that values wellness with programs that contribute to a healthy lifestyle
The opportunity to create and contribute to an environment where ‘Innovation as usual’ thrives in everyday work
We foster a growth mindset by exhibiting adaptability, inclusivity, sincerity, curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and teamwork
Extensive learning, training, and development opportunities
Exposure to strategic partnership across the agency