Senior Planning Executive

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description


Let’s be honest –in this industry, sometimes we complicate things that should be simple. Here is the bottom line:we want YOU to join us if you are truly passionate about guiding marketers on how to best connect their brands with people. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.At Spark Foundry, we have a unique approach and provide the support tohelp you do this. In fact, our approach is built on creating the space for ideas that lead to smart work, and Spark Foundry is built to celebrate and develop YOUR ideas.


Throughout our rich history, we’ve taken pride in our ongoing legacy of and commitment to constant evolution. It’s in our DNA to evolve.By melding the spirit of a startup and the soul of a powerhouse across our business, we aim to bring modern heat to brands –the kind of heat that arises at the intersection of startup and powerhouse; of data and content; of art and science; of old and new.Energy and innovation fuels our startup spirit, while the unrivaled marketplace clout, exclusive partnerships, and global practice capabilities we have at our disposal as a full-service Publicis Media agency deliver our powerhouse soul for our clients.We hope you’ll take a few moments to learn more about us, and to begin thinking about how we might put “the power of plus” to work for you.To learn more, visit

Job Description

The Team/Department Profile

Spark Foundry’s planning department is the heart of the agency – in terms of its function, its people and its location.  We are diverse in our experience, personalities, nationalities and the clients we look after - and we celebrate that diversity. 

Our clients are professional but also creative and fun and this is reflected in the way we work and relate to each other.  We’re a great team who know that the way to deliver great work is to work together – and we enjoy it. We are a tight-knit team who socialize together and share in each other’s successes.

The Royal London team are looking after one of the biggest UK client within the agency, developing media communications where Performance and Brand co-exist harmoniously.


The Clients

Royal London

Royal London are one of the largest clients in the agency and growing year on year. They’re relentlessly commercial and bold in their decision making.

They operate across multiple off and online media and are constantly challenging us to find them new routes to grow their business.

We have a very strong relationship with them and need someone who will be able to support the Planning Manager and Associate Director in achieving client’s volume and cost per acquisition targets as well as increasing brand awareness and consideration. This is the ideal time for the Senior Account Executive to join the team and make your mark, with Royal London expanding their product portfolio.


Marriott was a recent Global win for the business so this represents a great opportunity to help cement a new piece of business and create a positive impression with a new client. The business was a ‘Power of One’ win, meaning work is spread across multiple Publicis agencies. In this case, broadly speaking Digitas handle the digital media and Spark are responsible for the offline.

As such the successful candidate will be responsible for the offline planning on the account, as well as ensuring we liaise with Digitas effectively and seamlessly.

The Marriott portfolio is broad and as such, the audiences we target will vary from brief to brief. There is opportunity to work with some of our European counterparts too, so there is plenty to get stuck into!


Who are we looking for?

This role would benefit an ambitious, experienced and pro-active Senior Executive who has the vision and skills to move the brands forward in new directions.  They need to have great communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills – our clients like to be challenged but require a sound rationale.  Close attention to detail, people management skills and a positive attitude are also crucial.

Because the role is demanding you will need to make an immediate impact in the area of day to day campaign planning and delivery and so it is important that you have experience at an executive or senior executive level in a media agency.  You will be responsible for the day to day delivery of the campaigns, researching into audiences, management of reporting and input in media recommendations and assist in the development of brand and performance activations. You will also be expected to be a key point of contact on the day to day guidance with the internal buying teams to achieve the common goal of delivering world class work and meeting clients’ business targets.

You will be expected to develop ideas with both internal and external teams that challenge our clients and makes their brands famous.  You will be expected to demonstrate your confidence and understanding of working with demanding and high profile brands, and have a track record of developing innovative work.

In the planning team you will get exposure to all media channels and direct client contact from the start. It’s a challenging, fast-paced and fun role that for the right candidate will be the catalyst for a turbo charge of their career in media

As a person you will be highly enthusiastic and collaborative, it’s essential here at SPARK FOUNDRY that you can get your point across and bring your client, team and manager along with you. 

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