Retail Planning Director - Global Network Agency - London


All Planning Directors with a drive and passion for retail, shopper and e-commerce marketing, advertising and brand communication - we urge you to read this advert about an exciting new role based in London.

Our client has 50+ offices in over 40 countries worldwide and you will be joining one of the elite list of the world's network agencies. Offering a unique approach to how brands connect with consumers and overcome business challenges by building campaigns which help to transport people brands and products. Based in the heart of the City's growing creative community, the Retail Planning Director will be putting their keen expertise in retail, shopper and e-commerce marketing, advertising and brand communication into good use, leading the development of ground-breaking integrated brand/product strategies and creative campaigns, bringing brands closer to the consumer thus driving sales.

The Retail Planning Director will be reporting to the European Retail Director, and provide your IOT knowledge, which will help the team have a more data driven approach to retail business. Your Omni channel approach and strong understanding of consumer insights will enable and bring to life a seamless retail experience from online to offline. Other jobs which will keep you busy in this role are:-

  • Sit at the heart of the retail team, partner with the Retail Business Leader and work closely with other members.
  • Help develop new business opportunities and other client and internal initiatives as they arise.
  • Spotting and developing significant strategic and creative opportunities for the agency, as well as influencing the quality of the briefs received from the client.
  • Work towards becoming an authority on the categories, and the key consumer and shopper insights and dynamics that operate within them.
  • Go above just responding to client briefs by identifying opportunities to develop clients' brands and business.
  • Develop strategies, briefs and work and determine when specialist planners and analysts should be involved in projects.
  • Contribute to the development of agency's strategy function and help ensure the work of the department drives truly creative and effective solutions.
  • Delivering retail trend reports which help both Agency and/or to be updated to what's happening in the market.

Is it you?

We are looking for someone who has a passion for retail, shopper and e-commerce marketing, advertising and brand communication, digital, social and all its manifestations. Other skills and experience include:-

  • Strong analytical approach and ability to conduct qualitative research.
  • Resourcefulness and creativity when it comes in uncovering fresh insights that can drive creative work.
  • Strong IT skills (MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint & Excel).
  • Excellent communicator both verbal and written.
  • Strong relationship builder.
  • Work well under pressure with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong knowledge of technology and IOT
  • Be able to show the creativity in strategy development and insight gathering.
  • Great team player who lends a hand to teammates whenever needed.
  • Must be a 'digital native' and be extremely active within social media.
  • Solid understanding of branding and storytelling.
  • Strong writing skills.

Salary: £100K plus benefits

Please note you must have the right to work in the UK for your application to be considered.

To be instantly considered for this role please click apply and send Ali your CV, and he can then get in touch should your skills and experience be are what our client is looking for. Ali is happy to have a confidential chat with you if you would prefer - / mob. 07984 171873

Although we try to respond to all applications, unfortunately due to the high number we receive we are unable to respond to all of those who are unsuccessful.

We offer up to £250 in cash, vouchers, or a donation to Walking With The Wounded for any referrals who pass their probationary period, so if you know of anyone who might be interested please forward the link to them

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Job Title:
Retail Planning Director - Global Network Agency - London
Contract type:
Planning & Strategy
£100000.00 per annum + benefits
Contact name:
Ali Wallace
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