Senior Communications Planning Director - FMCG/ Entertainment Comms/ Strategic Planning

Group M
  • London
  • Confidential
  • 14-20 years
  • 02 Feb 2015

  • Senior Management-Marketing

  • Entertainment/ Media/ Publishing
Job Description

Responsibilities of the Communications Director in delivering this vision:

Drive communications plans that fit the bill of 'best in class' planning

Develop client briefs through thorough understanding of clients business and objectives
Work with specialists and lead the planning process, in a way which opens up opportunities for MEC to deliver award winning work
Use MEC A&I and digital tools, as part of MEC's T5 (Five to Thrive) planning process
Actively seek and champion creative and innovative media solutions
Ensure strong professional relationships are formed by the team with creative agencies, other specialist partners and key media owners
Maintain a detailed topical knowledge of relevant media developments, as well as the film and home entertainment marketplace, consumer interests and behavior change within the TV & home entertainment market

Create a collaborative, inspiring and hardworking environment for all team members

Support a training and development programme that ensures the on-going development of CM and CEs that encompasses all skill sets
Make certain that there is a close and productive relationship with other MEC specialisms
Conduct performance reviews for team members and be fully aware of others personal goals and developmental tasks
Communicate overall account/team objectives to the wider team
Manage and coach Managers/Executives and support Business Directors and Managing Partners
Resolve internal and external conflicts and problems fairly and decisively

Take a proactive role in the wider agency on non-client specific tasks

Help produce and write award worthy work for case studies and media awards
Volunteer for and participate in committees and steering groups, helping to deliver MEC projects
Champion and be an example of MEC behaviors at all times

We are looking for someone who can:

Operate with Marketing Directors and Manager level clients and have credibility with a good understanding of how media, communications and insight can help their clients' business grow
A team player who will support the Business Director and Managing Partner, inspire Comms Managers and Execs and integrate collaboratively with the team at MEC to develop great working relationships
Someone who is passionate about the Entertainment industry, as well as the opportunities media can provide
A very organized person who is able to juggle multiple briefs, follow up on requests and encourage specialist teams to deliver their best work for our clients.

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