Planning Director

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Strategy

Expertise: Communications

Location: London, United Kingdom

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

What we are looking for?

As a Planning Director at WT, it is your job to understand what it takes to help a client’s business succeed. We do this through a superior understanding of the business, the brand, the audience and the cultural context, of all combined.

In your role as lead on Toyota/Lexus and an exciting new business win, you will work with a combination of marketing clients, data experts, creatives, experience designers and management consultants from across the integrated agency.

We’ll expect you to be brilliant at the following:

  • You’re considered an expert in the fields of B2B, CRM, digital, and demand generation, within the agency and the industry. And a keen interest in the automotive category.
  • Playing the lead role in Customer Engagement programmes across multiple automotive brands, requiring
  • Riffing off established brand and media strategies, strategy design and planning of end-to-end customer programmes
  • Leverage brand to product to ‘usage’ engagement across multi-channels
  • And to be engaging with customer ranging from
  • cold and warm prospects (upper funnel)
  • conversion (mid funnel)
  • in-life engagement (deep funnel)
  • Setting expectations and create the structure to deliver disruptive creative work, challenging your CD and BD to think differently.
  • Making your team hungry and you have a positive presence in the wider agency that halos onto the strategy department reputation.
  • Creating, driving and participating in the wider agency culture, business agenda, and external profile.

Who you are?

First off, the technical stuff:

  • Currently a planning director level candidate, with 3+ years of experience.
  • Experienced in creating and crafting digital, CRM, and business strategies, leading teams, inspiring Clients and Creatives alike and showing that you’ve been responsible for some great work.
  • Automotive experience is a big plus.
  • An integrated thinker, able to work across multiple channels with a broad and open mind.
  • Global experience where you’ve led the thinking and the team.
  • The craft skills, the models, the know-how that comes from having a few years under your belt.

Now the softer, but just as important stuff

  • An ambitious, curious, brave and modern human.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, and someone who enjoys a good pitch challenge.
  • Naturally, intuitively, decidedly collaborative, who gets along with everyone, not just the occasional one.
  • Great presentation skills (obviously) that can knock the socks off any audience anywhere.
  • Someone who enjoys a good debate and is skilled at crafting a winning argument.
  • A degree of some sort will help us understand your background and point of view.
  • Someone who believe it’s more important to be interesting that to be right.
  • A sense of humour, a sense of perspective and the emotional intelligence to not be annoying, a blocker, arrogant or just a plain pain in the arse!

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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