Media Supervisor 360 Marketing Agency- Chicago Loop

Location: Chicago, IL

 GLE Creative Talent is a well established, Chicago based search firm that prides itself on connecting amazing talents with great opportunities. With over 11 years of experience, we build strong relationships with our clients and candidates to make this process easy and affective. 

One of are very well established clients, conveniently located in the Loop, are currently searching for a Media Planner/Buyer to join there growing team. This mid-size B2B agency has been around over 40 years and are continuing to grow by leaps and bounds. If you're interested in an great opportunity to find an agency home where you can continue to grow and develop this might be the perfect solution!

 
SUMMARY:
Primarily responsible for total media planning, buying, and reporting on the accounts assigned to him/her.  Supervises those Media Planners/Buyers and Media Assistants assigned to those accounts which are the Media Supervisor’s primary responsibility.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Experience in planning and buying all media including digital, broadcast & cable, print, radio, out-of-home, shopper tactics such as FSI’s
  • Knowledge of B2B and B2C
  • Knows and keeps up-to-date on all available market and consumer information necessary to the preparation of the most effective and efficient media planning.
  • Works closely with all assigned media personnel in the group with evaluation of media information necessary to the preparation of the media plan that best implements the media objectives and strategies.
  • Writes the final media plans and recommendations to Account Service and the client.
  • Determines and supervises the best possible implementation of all approved media plans and projects.
  • Working with the Media Director, interprets, coordinates, and integrates, as necessary, all assigned media activities, including presentations to Account Service and the client, as required.
  • Maintains the best possible relationship with clients, Account Service, and media representatives in order to further mutual interests of the agency and its clients.
  • Helps to train buyers and planners in proper methods of preparing, evaluating, and implementing media plans.
  • Assists Account Service in planning overall budgets.
  • Maintains such records and prepares such periodic reports as may be necessary.
  • Maintains familiarity with the history, present organization, and procedures of the client, as well as, with conditions in the industry.
  • Is at all times alert to new media or new methods of using existing media and new developments.
  •  Informs the Media Director and Media Planners of such developments.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in buying and planning
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of associates, vendors, and clients and maintain the highest professional standards at all times
  • Ability to organize and plan a multitude of tasks, projects, and information, often simultaneously
  • Must be flexible and resourceful and have strong initiative
  • Understanding of all media resource materials and software systems including, but not limited to, Nielsen, Arbitron, SRDS, MRI, NielsenNet Ratings, Media Audit, SQAD, Kantar Competitive reports, Strata buying software
  • Provides thought leadership within the media department and throughout the agency
  • Supervises the work of junior staff and  provides training and mentoring  where necessary
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