Media, Advertising Production & Procurement Specialist


Barilla is an Italian family-owned food company. Established in 1877, it’s now an international Group present in more than100 countries. A world leader in the markets of pasta and ready–to–use sauces in continental Europe, bakery products in Italy and crisp bread in Scandinavia, the Barilla Group is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Italian know–how.

“Good for You, Good for the Planet” is Barilla’s purpose and only way each person in the Group works and of which is ambassador. It means caring for the wellbeing of people and the planet in everything Barilla does, from the field to consumption; it also means promoting open and transparent working relationships in the communities Barilla is part of.

Position Details

Media, Advertising Production & Procurement Specialist
Northern Illinois
Northbrook, IL


Media Planning & Buying

  • Support and implementation of the media strategy, with the contribution of the media agency in the planning and buying activities, through the efficient and effective selection of media channels and advertising placements, in accordance with Company’s communication and marketing objectives.
  • Actively participate in / monitor on-going & post buy media analyses to benchmark performance across campaigns
  • Development and sharing (with the rest of the Marketing; Shopper Marketing, PR teams) of know-how on new media trends.
  • Support project management with media agency & partners – including the coordination of agency presentations, on-time / accurate delivery of media deliverables, and successful execution of added value programs (in partnership with US Marketing teams)
  • Research and evaluate ad hoc media proposals and develop POVs on on-going competitive and/or emerging media trends
  • Maintain detailed media flowcharts in order to assist with Global reporting and coordination

Advertising Procurement

  • Assist in day-to-day procurement process – including Purchase Request compliance & signature coordination across Media & Adv Procurement

Advertising Production

  • Assist in on-going project management to ensure on-time production and delivery of ADV assets in accordance with media live dates 
  • Support Barilla US local marketing teams in the creative development for media campaigns – enforcing guidance of best practices for execution 
  • Review on a pre and post production phase of the activities implemented by different creative agencies, to ensure the production and delivery of all ADV assets for ATL media, on time for the “on-air” 
  • Assist in the coordination of production schedules and cost estimates


  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Media or Communication 
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a media agency / digital media agency / company's media planning & buying department
  • Solid knowledge of media strategy, terminology, and analytics, including online and offline channels
  • Strong analytical skills with emphasis on digital media reporting & analysis
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure with attention to detail, strong organizational / project management skills


  • Integrated account and/or project management experience
  • Experience with media planning tools such as Nielsen, Com Score, DoubleClick and Google Ad Words
  • Experience in management Programmatic media campaigns
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

« Back