Media Planner
Chicago, IL  / New York, NY  / Austin, TX 
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Media Planner
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-NY-New York | US-TX-Austin
Primary Posting Location : City Chicago Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 60601 Primary Posting Location : Country US Requisition ID 2024-432861 Position Type Full Time Category Client Services/Account Management Minimum USD $60,000.00/Yr. Maximum USD $70,000.00/Yr.
Summary

MEDIA PLANNER

Advantage Unified Commerce is built to be the world's most effective commerce marketing agency. We

bring integration to a layered and siloed landscape, unifying strategy, analytics, creative, media,

ecommerce and trade marketing to unlock commerce potential for some of the world's best-known

brands. From Retail Media Networks and social commerce to last-mile delivery and in-store activation, we

are everywhere that people shop and buy.

The Media Planner is responsible for supporting day-to-day planning and implementation of commerce

media programs across digital channels. S/he is a self-starter and adept at using audience insights and

data to inform planning, substantiate hypotheses, evaluate results, and drive optimization.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

* Support day-to-day project team in planning, buying and management of commerce media

campaigns for assigned accounts.

* Employs analytical reasoning, data analysis, and problem-solving skills to manage campaigns

effectively and efficiently.

* Oversee program budgets, invoicing and billing reconciliation.

* Conduct bidding and competitive research (e.g., Analytic Index, Skai)

* Collaborate with vendors to schedule meetings, gather ad specs/program requirements and update

production sheets.

* Facilitate media plan development and oversee inventory procurement, including contracting, spec

gathering and ad trafficking.

* For platform media, set up and manage campaign architecture, targeting and bid strategies, QA and

in-platform optimizations.

* Manage in-market programs to ensure delivery, performance and optimizations are on track and

recognize account performance trends worth escalating (good or bad)

* Collaborate with Analytics to ensure proper tagging, reporting, insights and optimization takes place.

* Manage program budgets, invoicing and billing reconciliation.

* Manage junior team members as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

* 2-5 years hands-on performance marketing experience, preferably on the Agency side and relevant

to e-Retail/CPG

* Experience in Sponsored Ads, DSP, and Retail

* Strong professional presence and communication skills

* Support /oversee project/accounts.

* Comprehensive data analysis and problem-solving skills; able to draw conclusions and with

guidance, you can devise strategic recommendations based on findings.

* Strong Microsoft Excel skills: pivot tables, vlookups, and chart building. Working knowledge of Visual

Basic macros is a plus.

* Additional software skills a plus (e.g. Skai, PacVue,)

* Strong quantitative experience with proven ability to interpret data and craft recommendations.

* Able to evaluate and recommend specific partners/tactics/tools, draft plans/performance reports in a

logical format/flow, and effectively articulate overall program objectives/approach/results.

* Capable of developing and maintaining relationships with key media partners/vendors

* Detail-oriented and well organized with effective communication skills (written & verbal)

* Effective time management skills - able to prioritize and meet deadlines.

* Strong troubleshooting, problem-solving and issue resolution skills, along with an ability to collaborate

cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment.

* Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

* - Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide

processes, tools and resources

* - May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

TRAVEL AND/OR DRIVING REQUIREMENTS

* - Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this

job.

* - Travel up to 20%

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING JOB DUTIES AND DESCRIPTIONS

* Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one's supervisor or another manager

related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and

level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all

responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. AUC reserves the right at any time with or

without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign

additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. AUC shall provide reasonable

accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for

employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of

employment as required by the law.

This job will remian open until filled.

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is one of North America's leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. Advantage Solutions services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Job Duty

* Media Campaign Development Lead: Leads the planning process with Supervisor support and acts as client-facing contact and presenter

* Setup & Execution Approver: Oversees and supports/QAs all Associate creation of specs, timelines, setup process; leads ongoing communication with internal team leads and vendor contacts

* Trafficking and Maintenance Approver: Oversees and supports/QAs all Associate trafficking & implementation steps

* Reporting Lead: Lead development of all reporting outputs and presentation to client

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

- This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

- May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

- Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job.

- Travel up to 10%

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree

Field of Study/Area of Experience:

3-5 years of experience in Media at an agency

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

* Previous success in the planning, development and management of digital media campaigns for brands or products

* Experience with DoubleClick and other 3rd party tracking solutions preferred

* Experience with the following technology platforms a plus (Self-Serve Programmatic DSPs, DFA, Facebook UI/FBX)

* Ability to analyze data and deeply understanding of measurement practices, 3rd party measurement companies and web analytics

* Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects simultaneously

* Proven client service orientation with strong written and verbal communication skills, including effective presentation skills

* Ability to consistently perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment as an individual on a team

* Exceptional organizational and time management skills

* Demonstrated interest in keeping up with emerging technologies and digital marketing trends

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one's supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Advantage Solutions reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

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Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions ("Advantage Solutions") is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law. Should you believe you need an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact Advantage Solutions Workplace Accommodation’s Dept. at 949-214-2525 or workplaceaccommodations@advantagesolutions.net.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 5 years
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