Supervisor, Media Planning


Who is Starcom:

With a history that dates back over 80 years, Starcom is a global communications planning and media leader. We are an agency still grounded in our founding principle that people are at center of all we do. Each day, we apply this belief to harness the transformative power of data and technology to inspire and move people and business forward. With more than 7,000 employees in over 100 offices around the world, Starcom partners with the world's leading marketers and brands, including Bank of America, Best Buy, Kellogg Company, McDonald's, Novartis, Samsung, Visa and more.

Position Details

Supervisor, Media Planning
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

What You’ll Do:

The Media Planning Supervisor will focus on servicing clients in the creation, execution,and monitoring of media plans to secure the best investment options in a variety of mediums to maximize clients’ reach to targeted consumers.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a thoughtful decision-maker and team player who loves data and has the proven ability to assist with strategic planning initiatives including: deck writing, budget and channel allocation, and audience development. This is an energetic, collaborative team that partners with an analytics-driven client to provide guidance as they continue to grow and evolve their brand.

Role Objectives:

  • Manage planning with heavy collaboration across digital, TV, social, programmatic 
  • Own tactical plan development, recommendation building, and negotiations across their respective channels 
  • Collaborate and foster relationships with key partners including clients, internal teams, and leadership 
  • Lead strategic planning initiatives including: deckwriting, budget and channel allocation, and audience development 
  • Analyze data to inform purchase and channel allocation 
  • Develop guidelines & budget allocations 
  • Oversee day-to-day campaign execution and be responsible for ensuring campaigns deliver on KPIs 
  • Support development of strategic approach and experience design by delivering channel ideas and providing the link toreality of historical performance and in-market opportunities 
  • Responsible for management and development of Associates and Senior Associates

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in marketing, advertising, business, marketing, or equivalent 
  • 3+ years of experience in media planning experience across media channels 
  • Strong digital media experience preferred 
  • Resourceful, curious, and motivated individual with an ability to work independently as well as in a team setting 
  • Strong organizational, communication, and time-management skills 
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with strong understanding of Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Experience working within media systems/platforms (Kantar, MOAT, Prisma, ComScore a plus)

The Power of One starts with our people! To do powerful things, we offer powerful resources. Our best-in-class wellness and benefits offerings include:

  • Paid Family Care for parents and caregivers for 12 weeks or more 
  • Monetary assistance and support for Adoption, Surrogacy and Fertility 
  • Monetary assistance and support for pet adoption 
  • Employee Assistance Programs and Health/Wellness/Comfort reimbursements to help you invest in your future and work/life balance 
  • Tuition Assistance 
  • Paid time off that includes Flexible Time off Vacation, Annual Sick Days, Volunteer Days, Holiday and Identity days, and more 
  • Matching Gifts programs 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • ‘Work Your World’ Program encouraging employees to work from anywhere Publicis Groupe has an office for up to 6 weeks a year (based upon eligibility) 
  • Business Resource Groups that support multiple affinities and alliances 

The benefits offerings listed are available to eligible U.S. Based employees, are reviewed on an annual basis, and are governed by the terms of the applicable plan documents.

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