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Communications Planning Supervisor

CA-ON-Toronto, ON
2 weeks ago
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Media Planning
43 Front St E




Isobar is looking for a Communications Planning Supervisor to join their ever growing team on a busy Automotive client. In this role you will lead the strategic direction and oversee all things media for some Globally recognized brands. Your focus will be to drive forward unique creative visions and partner with cross functional agency teams to develop an integrated communications approach.  


The Communications Planning Supervisor will also be responsible for leading a small planning team – developing their skills, evaluating their performance and managing their growth.


Media Planning and Execution: 

  • Accountable for best-in-class media planning, including innovative thinking and flawless execution
  • Lead the process of strategic media planning/execution and serve as a mentor for other team members
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize resources to help guide client’s marketing goals in their respective markets (syndicated, proprietary, analyst data)
  • Understand and adopt new techniques and technologies that are relevant for clients’ media strategies
  • Maintain relationships with media community; develop vendor relationships for exchange of ideas
  • Provide oversight, strategy and stewardship of all media placements
  • Collaborate closely with the Data & Analytics supervisor to ensure all media placements will achieve business KPIs


Client & Internal Relationships:

  • Build and maintain trusting, collaborative relationships with clients at appropriate levels
  • Be seen by clients as an expert in media and to their day to day business
  • Manage day-to-day expectations of clients and deliverables under extremely tight time
  • Accurately represent the client’s point of view when reviewing work, leverage this perspective when providing feedback to team and presenting to client
  • Capable of effectively managing up and down the reporting structure
  • Work collaboratively with other team members in a full-service environment
  • Mentor, motivate and develop direct reports


Strategic Thinking & Leadership

  • Provide and/or guide strategic input for all plans internally and externally
  • Demonstrate problem solving and intervention when necessary
  • Understand and analyze the root causes of problems and develop ways to rectify
  • Guide and assist staff to arrive at potential solutions to problems/issues
  • Ensure key information is provided to team regarding client issues, internal agency issues, changes in account status, etc.
  • Construct and deliver accurate, honest and timely performance management documents


You must be ready to take on a lot of responsibility, work hard, learn a lot, and drive big results. 


The Communications Planning Supervisor will display a mastery of media fundamentals, including experience across offline and digital.  The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy environment is a must. 


In addition to 5 years' relevant work experience within an agency setting, qualified candidates will possess a deep understanding of media planning & buying


Additional elements required for success:  

  • Experience developing media strategies to align with and deliver on the goals of a campaign.
  • Innovative and creative thinking balanced with pragmatism (fresh, big-picture thinking) 
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written  
  • Ability to think and perform both tactically & strategically
  • Drive for results in prioritized manner (balanced sense of urgency)


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