Overview

Account Director (Global B2B Media Planning)
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

Spark Foundry make up part of a thriving global media network and are part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading communications groups. We are globally connected with over 8,000 employees in 110 offices across 70 countries.

Who We Are in the UK? 

Spark Foundry, the Acceleration Agency.

We help brands to identify, learn and respond to opportunities faster than the competition.

Every client has an area of their business they need to accelerate, from short-term goals to long-term transformation.

We’ve proven our approach during the most difficult year on record. Now we’re using it to provide a launchpad for their future.

Come be an accelerator with us.

How we accelerate

  • Planning: an approach that works in practice rather than theory, arming planners with the ability to create cutting edge campaigns
  • Intelligence: a suite of tools that give definitive answers to big questions, and uncovers actionable insights about real people
  • Trading: a model built on flexibility and trusted relationships, underpinned with bold guarantees
  • Relationships: a culture of asking challenging questions to better understand the brief – we are not a ‘yes’ agency
  • People: a strong history of recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds and accelerating their careers

Our Commitment

We are diverse though our experience, people and the clients we look after – and we celebrate that diversity. Our people hold us accountable to our beliefs and via regular surveys and our grass roots D&I team, The Collective, and internal next generation board, Firestarters, we hold regular events and work continually towards generating ideas, initiatives and educating our people to ensure we are a diverse and inclusive agency.

As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Spark Foundry is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. 

Job Description

Spark Foundry are now Meta’s, (formerly Facebook), global Media partner across key markets. The brand is made up of multiple products across a large and diverse portfolio, that includes: Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Quest and many more. Meta are made up of multiple divisions, that include: Reality Labs, Brand Product Marketing, Global Business Marketing and Meta Works (B2B), with each dedicated towards driving growth for Meta both at consumer level and B2B.

This is an exciting opportunity for a media planning Account Director to join Spark and become a crucial part of the team. You will ensure all projects run smoothly and are delivered to a high standard. The Director ensures processes are clearly defined and is the main responsible for ensuring accuracy on any piece of work delivered to Meta.

You will be the first point of escalation for both clients and other members of the team, centrally and locally.

You will work on yearly strategy and planning and pre-planning workshops, annual planning. Campaign brief responses , alongside the BD and different teams – applying and flexing your knowledge across brand and demand generation campaigns,  and be on the pulse of growing channel and ecommerce capabilities.

This role would benefit an ambitious, experienced and pro-active Director who will lead the agency’s flagship account. You need to have great communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills – our clients like to be challenged but with diplomacy. 

Close attention to detail, people management skills and a positive attitude are also crucial. You will be responsible for the integration of the inter-agency team and maintaining 

good, strong relationships with al teams.

Qualifications

  • Previous media agency experience at the Account Director level
  • Team management skills
  • Solid understanding of media channels and the media planning process
  • Previous experience working on a high profile account
  • Strong communication and client servicing skills

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with employees being office-based on Mondays and two other days during the working week.

If you have any adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

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