Senior Planner

Position Title: Senior Planner

Reports To: Planning Director

Ogilvy&Mather

Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services including: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing. Ogilvy & Mather services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 450 offices in 120 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit us at http://www.ogilvy.com.

Position Summary

The Sr. Planner leverages industry knowledge to provide key insights and strategic recommendations for positioning a client’s business/products. The Sr. Planner will collaborate with the client and other Ogilvy staff to develop positioning and messaging strategies, as well as strategic and tactical marketing communications contact plans. Also, this position will be responsible for providing input throughout the creative development process to ensure all client deliverables are “on strategy”. The Sr. Planner will help define key performance indicators and measurement for programs Ogilvy delivers to ensure that strategies and tactics deliver against client goals and objectives and provide expected returns. The Sr. Planner will also monitor the success of the programs to demonstrate customer value as well as to ensure that the strategy adapts to important client and market changes.

Responsibilities

Development of brand strategies, writing creative briefs, guiding development and presentation of the creative work.

Design and implementation of research projects to address client business issues, gain insight into target audiences and testing ad concepts.

Requirements

Five+ years of experience in at least one aspect of strategic planning or related field.

Bachelors degree

Familiarity with most forms of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and working knowledge of when and how to apply them to a given client challenge.

Ability to work directly with clients and develop relationships accordingly on behalf of the agency.

Management of planners and associate planners

Demonstrated talent for abstract thinking, spotting trends and patterns, an innate curiosity and insight into human behavior, an instinct for popular culture, and a nuanced understanding of creative work are critical.

The ability to work across different groups and disciplines is key to their success, as is their judgment in pushing the work, elevating the ambition of a brand, and leading the client’s thinking about the potential of their business.

This role is the transition period from being a day-to-day planner to becoming a planning director with full responsibility for an account.


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