Junior Planner Buyer

  • Full-time

Job Description

Spark Foundry is looking for a Junior Planner Buyer to join our Auckland office.

At Spark Foundry we design solutions for a modern world, we’re built to be different; we have the spirit of a start-up and the soul of a power house.

Our purpose is to Create Work That Matters; to our clients, to our people and to society. That sounds nice, but to get to work that matters you need some key ingredients.

You need Builders and Creators. We call this our Brilliant Thinkers which means exceptional people and work. We are in it together; we back ourselves and each other. We are always moving forward, always seeking solutions and we are relentless caring and understand each other and the world around it.

This helps us tackle challenges through different disciplines and perspectives. You need to thrive on the belief that great ideas are only great if they work. It’s not enough to be new, or cool, or interesting. Our solutions need to drive a business result. Everything else is vanity. You need to embrace both the art and the evidence. Right and left. Imagination and activation. Intelligence and technology. Big ideas, forensically measured.

All that while being a good human?  Sound like you? Sound like where you’d like to be? We’d love to meet you.


The Planner Buyer is providing support the daily planning and management of clients’ communication requirements, working closely with the Business Manager or Business Director to successfully run a group of clients.


  • Contribute to the development of insights derived from research and data, to aid strategic development and other requirements across the planning process
  • Using strong knowledge of media channels, identify smart, innovative media execution opportunities.
  • Seek out creative media opportunities and look for new and inspiring ideas
  • Take responsibility for ensuring campaigns are executed to plan including management and oversight of sub-briefing to enable considered contributions from other specialists to execute the strategy
  • Take responsibility for developing deeper technical media planning capability.
  • Work alongside your managers to deliver impeccable account servicing
  • Grow relationships with creative agency partners to ensure media thinking is applied to creative thinking
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of research tools and media platform opportunities as they develop and evolve.


  • A team player who enjoys working with others to deliver an impeccable experience for our clients
  • A can-do problem-solving attitude
  • A spirit of curiosity. Be prepared to take risks to try new ways of doing things that may better both the work we do and they way we work
  • Intuitive self-starter who looks for ways to add value
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and projects simultaneously
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong numerical skills
  • Leans into growth - takes the initiative to give things a crack even if they feel beyond current capability
  • Identifies gaps /opportunities for clients or internally. Presents these proactively - initiates the approach
  • A desire to contribute more broadly to the agency outside of just the client portfolio. Eg. Culture initiatives and new business pitches.


  • 1-2 years industry experience.
  • Expert understanding and working knowledge of New Zealand media landscape
  • Experience with research tools include Nielsen CMI, Adquest, GWI (Pace Panel), and online ratings and other tools such as, but not limited to Google Trends, WARC and Marcel.


We offer progressive flexible working options to everyone at all levels – It’s not a policy. It’s behaviour led and reinforced through our values.  Mental health and wellbeing is something we take seriously– It’s championed by our own people internally and is a regular conversation. We have a lot of fun – Even in this virtual world, we are constantly looking at reinventing how we connect with each other.