We are looking for a creatively ambitious Associate Planning Director who can move fluidly between intuition and rigor to solve complex marketing problems.

Planners don't just understand the consumers – they influence them. They're constantly identifying opportunities to engage and motivate customers during their journey, while also developing strategies that inform winning ideas. Their ability to develop brands that excel in purpose, positioning, and personality is remarkable.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for using experienced account planning techniques and the latest and most innovative methods for obtaining customer insight. Nothing beats a good idea. And every day we come to work to think of more of them into existence to help our clients dominate the noisiest of categories.


Our ideal candidate:

Responsibilities

Requirements

 

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree, MBA or equivalent business experience preferred.
  • Six or more years of work experience in an advertising agency in a related area, including at least two years in account planning required.
  • Integrated planning experience and/or depth in digital channels
  • Excellent communication ability: Ability to read and interpret information from a variety of sources, such as trade journals, research reports, white papers and cross-tabulated survey data. Ability to write research reports, presentations, white papers and general business correspondence. Ability to effectively present research results to customers, clients and other employees of the organization
  • Excellent reasoning ability: Ability to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions based upon information furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Have an entrepreneurial / investigative bend of mind
  • Be able to:  find patterns in chaos, separate the important from the trivial and form an educated opinion and defend it.

 

Characteristics of Candidate Likely to Succeed in this Role:

  • A self-starter who has enough experience to see a project from start to finish with little to moderate supervision.
  • Has innate curiosity and aptitude to learn about any topic that arises in the Client’s business.
  • Is a tactful and sincere collaborator who solicits and welcomes ideas from anyone.
  • Has the dedication to go above and beyond to deliver quality product and service.
  • Has comfort working in an unstructured environment.
  • Desires to be part of a creative environment, and is excited to be part of not only the creative process, but also client management.