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Connections Director

Omnicom Media Group Holdings Inc. - Sydney, NSW

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Source: uWorkin


Category: Implementation - Director Planner and/or Buyer

Position Type: Full Time Permanent

Business Unit: PHD

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Application Close Date: 28-Apr-2021

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Job Description

Connections Planning Director

Foundation, OMG

At our core we're a media agency, but we like to think of ourselves more as an ‘activation' business. Powerful communication is based on the strength of an idea and acting on it to its full potential. This forms the foundation of our thinking. We actively seek to create opportunity at every stage of the media planning & buying cycle, adding synergy, impact and economy. For us, creating opportunities is about finding ways to take advantage of a situation, not be limited by it. This is a philosophy we stand true to for our clients.

Scope of Role:

The role of the strategy/connections team at Foundation is simple – to enable account teams and clients to produce better work by pushing and challenging thinking. We work both independently; and with account teams to push them an extra 10%, to turn good work into phenomenal work.

As a Connections Director you will to set and lead the planning for your Client's campaigns and deliver the best possible planning product. You will support your Business Director and Group Business Director in leveraging relationships to create and sell insightful media plans as well as being a leader and coach to the rest of your team.

You will demonstrate expert skills in planning and champion OMNI Studio to the wider agency.

In a unique role, you will work with both the brand teams, agency client teams and creative agencies to build an integrated approach to Strategy and to make sure that the strategy is connected right through the plan

The role encompasses:

  • Origination of the Communications Plan: The creation of channel plans that build from the core media idea and demonstrate expert planning skills
  • Client relationship management: the principal client contact for the whole planning process.
  • Leverage strong relationships & the ability to influence clients and media owners at all levels.
  • Strategically deliver insightful media strategies for your client, in conjunction with the strategy team when appropriate
  • Identify strategic creative and innovative media initiatives that are born out of the strategic media direction and lead their implementation.
  • Work with the Investment team to ensure com's framework is executed accurately, lead and coach the team to achieve a desired outcome.
  • Ensure all media goals and strategies are achievable and executable within budgets using support of the Investment team.
  • Own the planning process across all media, including digital. This will include making sure digital adheres to OMNI studio principles.

Key Role Attributes

  • Demonstrate Strategic Thinking
  • Visualise the future (both opportunities and problems) and take advantage of change
  • Drive and inspire strategic thinking to maximise opportunities
  • Translate vision into business strategies and operating plans (with goals/targets)
  • Balance short-term needs with long-term goals
  • Create breakthrough strategies and plan
  • Leverage a broad and deep understanding of the industry, marketplace, client and company
  • Project a credible and trustworthy image through one-on-one and large group communications
  • Coach others to develop effective communication skills (e.g., group meetings)
  • Use advanced communication techniques to understand unexpressed or poorly expressed meanings (e.g., solicits feedback and uses active listening)
  • Demonstrate open and effective communication within the company while managing confidential information (e.g. client specific information)

Required Skills and Attributes

  • 5 + years media planning/strategic experience
  • You have exceptional presentation skills and storytelling ability
  • You are passionate about media innovation and technology
  • You are curious about people and their behaviours
  • You are able to meld irrefutable logic with creativity
  • Advanced Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, Asteroid,
  • Evidence of awards won or contributed to.

We strongly believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences enrich our work life and quality of work produced. We welcome people of all backgrounds and warmly encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples to apply.

Why Foundation and who are we?

We hear it all the time. Clients who tell us that their previous agency just didn't care. Our unique, senior-led, boutique-style model ensures our clients' campaigns get the attention they deserve, from people who genuinely care about the craft of media planning and buying.

It's not just our client businesses that we care about – we also care implicitly for our staff - the people around us. We put measures in place to ensure we do not burn out our staff, such as monthly ‘no questions asked' wellness leave. We support a healthy, fun and balanced culture through many initiatives: Annual Ski Trip, Wellness Leave Program, Summer days off, Parental Leave & Loyalty Leave.

Career progression is at the core of our People agenda, as such we offer a comprehensive development program as well as training for staff at all levels, and several tailored learning opportunities.

If you are interested in finding our more about this opportunity and any others open across the business, please apply with an up to date version of your resume or email fraser.rix@omnicommediagroup.com