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Account Director, Planning



Sales & Business Development
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

About Us

UM is a global media agency committed to empowering brands to their full potential of growth through the power of patterns by opening a brand’s aperture and rejecting black and white marketing decisions. As the leading global media network in IPG Mediabrands, UM operates in over 100 countries, with more than 3,000 people serving a roster of global clients including American Express, General Mills, Emirates, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co, Dyson, Enterprise holdings, Upfield, Just Eat and Mattel. For more information, please visit


This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant team at UM International and play a leading role across two major brands, planning and executing campaigns and projects across a number of EMEA markets and a focus on both B2C and B2B audiences.

Reporting to a Group Director, the role is ideal for someone looking to work in an international setting and grow in their career, demonstrating leadership capabilities, as well as an eye and appetite for delivering on planning excellence that delivers brand growth; two areas that are very important for these clients.


  • To support planning and leadership across Kenvue and Equinor ASA
  • Working with the junior team in all aspects of managing the day-to-day running of the account, with a strong focus on growing UM’s position as a strategic business partner and for Equinor, delivering end to end campaign planning, buying, implementation and reporting.
  • Manage a small team comprising an Account Manager and an Account Executive. The small yet tight-knitted nature of the team means that the candidate will have a 360-degree view of the accounts, overseeing a number of different campaigns and projects from start to finish.
  • Working in close contact with senior clients and managing the relationship as the account lead.
  • Inspire the team, by leading by example, and providing clear direction, feedback, and support.
  • Provide strategic POVs and recommendations to clients.
  • Champion innovative media solutions in every media plan and push the boundaries of conventional communication thinking.
  • Strong understanding of marketing theory
  • Work with the team to create effective and innovative pan-regional campaigns.


  • Previous experience in account management as well as strategy, and the competencies to act as account lead and strategic advisor for clients.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Be able to confidently challenge and question assumptions and recommendations that have been made to ensure the best possible delivery for the client.
  • Have a solid understanding of both offline and digital media channels, with proven experience in digital planning.
  • Previous experience agency-side in an international or local media agency role, with management experience.
  • Presentation skills; must be able to present to senior-level clients and also peers.
  • Comfortable working with corporate clients.
  • Super interpersonal skills, and build excellent working relationships with colleagues.
  • Understanding of Media Markets across key EMEA markets.

Employee Transparency

At Mediabrands and Kinesso, we celebrate difference and believe this makes us stronger. Mediabrands and Kinesso are equal opportunity employers and committed to championing an inclusive culture that provides a sense of belonging for all our employees. We do not discriminate against any applicant based on age, disability, race, colour, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, belief, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please reach out to our Talent Inclusion Specialist Jess at if you would like to have a confidential conversation regarding any adjustments that would ensure our recruitment process is accessible for you. Please note requesting a reasonable adjustment will not affect your application.

The Perks

We aim to provide all our people with a supportive and fun work environment where you can develop your full potential and benefit from the broad range of opportunities within the agency. When you join us, we want to make sure you feel valued – and that you are rewarded for your fantastic work. So, we also offer a range of benefits:

  • Flexi–leave, with 25 days annual leave to be taken as minimum. In addition to your holiday entitlement, the office usually closes between Christmas & New Year
  • Free breakfast and free lunch
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Core Hours (Mon-Thurs, flexible start/finish times)
  • Retail discounts
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifices car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme, including Headspace & flu jabs
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Paid time off for Volunteering
  • Group Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance or Health Cash Plan (dependent on level)
  • Group Personal Pension Plan with matched contributions from 3-6%
  • Generous Parental Leave & Pay
  • Independent mortgage advice
  • Financial education
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free eye tests
  • Flexible benefits including Dental, Travel insurance, Cycle to Work, Gym Discounts and many more!