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Supervisor, Local Media Planning (Media Planner)



Marketing & Communications, People & HR, Operations
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Company Description

Publicis Media Exchange (PMX) is the global media platform for Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40]. PMX is an omnichannel activation powerhouse that drives smart application of investment through leveraging scale, marketplace innovation, deeper partnerships and intelligence. PMX is at the forefront of the converging marketplace executing data-informed, tech-enabled media to help marketers connect with consumers in a measurable way.

Job Description

The role of Supervisor, Local Planning is to manage the day-to-day Local media planning and strategy functions including management of accurate budget control and flow of media activity. This person will support a team in the development, execution, and stewardship of local media plans for assigned business. The Supervisor will also effectively leverage experience, knowledge, and skills to push fresh thinking to address client, agency, and team needs with the assistance of the senior staff on the business. This position will manage several junior staff day to day and reports directly to the Associate Director, Local Planning.

Role Objectives

  • Responsible for contributing to the development of and executing local planning for the assigned business
  • Evaluates capabilities and composition of a wide range of media vehicles to determine which most effectively reaches the target audience
  • Evaluates and assesses media performance to determine the extent to which the original media objectives and strategies were accomplished
  • Research, interpret, and evaluate available marketing and research data to develop media objectives and local plans
  • Effectively communicate and present to top management and clients
  • Closely supervise the implementation and execution of the media plan, which includes ideation, budgeting, scheduling, and establishing benchmarks for control
  • Maintain accurate budget control and flow of media activity and update client on timely/consistent basis
  • Approve media authorizations prepared by team per approved plans/project requests
  • Accountable for accuracy and media intelligence
  • Supervise and motivate direct reports
  • Coordination and communication across inter-agency partnerships and internal resources/teams
  • Managing the process and procedure for client set up, billing and all administrative functions
  • Resource for others to resolve complex questions/problems
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time
  • Advocate for multicultural & diversity inclusion throughout tactical plans


  • 5+ years of experience in media planning/strategy, local experience preferred
  • Agency experience highly preferred
  • Computer Skills/Software Knowledge: Microsoft Suite, Nielsen Suite, Kantar, IMS, Flowchart Software, R/F and Optimization Software, Social Tracking tools, Prisma, MediaOcean, MRI/GfK, GWI
  • Strong knowledge of all cross-channel media, with a drive for curiosity and passion for the client's business
  • Demonstrate ability to learn new propriety software and processes quickly and proficiently
  • Solid written and verbal skills, with ability to present to clients, maintain client correspondence and internal documentation
  • Minimal supervision, relies on experience/judgment
  • Understanding of Activation/Negotiation team functions
  • Understand the capabilities of each media channel to maximize the impact and components within each campaign
  • Meet client and internal deadlines and obligations
  • Manage projects, resources, stakeholders, and participants
  • Orient, train, assign, and review the work of subordinates

Additional Information

If you require accommodation or assistance with the application or onboarding process specifically, please contact [email protected].

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Req #REF238322L