Planning Manager

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Location: Wood Lane, London W12, UK

Planning Manager

Full-time | Client Management | Marketing And Advertising | Mid-Senior Level
Job ID: REF167922T

Company Description

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.

Job Description

This role encompasses working across 3 of Publicis flagship accounts, Mondelez, Haleon, and GSK.

Mondelez are one of the world’s biggest FMCG brands and was a major new business win for Spark in 2022. The AM role on team Mondelez will specialise across the Bakery and Meals business working across some truly iconic brands such as Oreo, Dairylea, Belvita, Cadburys Fingers, Philadelphia, Ritz crackers, Time Out. The client is welcoming and supportive and keen to build leading edge media plans that harness data, empathetic personalisation at scale and more meaningful experiences with consumers. The successful applicant will report into a single AD and BD; this simple structure will allow any AM to have real autonomy across the account and develop their own client relationships and media strategies.

Haleon, a world leading consumer health company is a brilliant account for a manager to be joining at this time. The consumer healthcare category is underpinned by recommendations of products by industry experts – in this case Healthcare Professionals (HCPs). Expert marketing therefore has an extremely important role to play in the success of the Haleon business. In expert media we must successfully drive engagement with HCP communities as it is the cornerstone on which we build reputational trust of our products and services and deliver business growth.

GSK are a global leader in the Pharmaceutical industry. This role focuses on the vaccine branch of their business, promoting awareness of diseases and GSK’s use of innovation and specialty medicines to prevent and treat them. It is an exciting time to be joining the team with media spends increasing 300% YoY and set to increase further into 2024 and beyond. With this comes opportunity for continuation in innovation and testing new channels and partners.

This role has been designed with your development in mind and our aim is to accelerate the successful individual to reach the next phase of their media career.


  • You will need to have a firm foundation in both traditional and digital media planning
  • An ambitious, individual who has the vision and skills to move brands forward.
  • Great communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • People management skills and a positive attitude are also crucial.
  • Vision and skills to move the brand and agency forward in new directions.
  • People management skills
  • Develop innovative solutions that challenge our clients to think differently and positions their brand as category leader. 

Additional Information

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. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities and for candidates in our application process. If you need assistance or adjustment due to a disability, please contact us.



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