Media Planner Buyer

  • Full-time

Job Description

Spark Foundry is looking for a Planner Buyer to join our Auckland team!

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. Lastly, we are relentlessly caring, we work to understand each other and the world around us..

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 results. 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.

In this role, you will play a key part in contributing to strategic planning by leveraging research insights and data. You will be responsible for identifying innovative media opportunities, executing campaigns to plan, and fostering strong client relationships through exceptional account management. We work collaboratively across the team to ensure effective campaign implementation

To excel in this position, you should possess a solid understanding of media channels and tools such as Nielsen CMI, Google Trends, and WARC. Previous experience in media planning and buying, with a focus on client service, is essential. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively, and a proactive approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement are key qualities we are looking for.


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.

Additional Information

Be a part of the Publicis Groupe family, one of the world’s most progressive and dynamic modern communications businesses, enjoying all the perks that come with our network offering:

  • A comprehensive Wholeself program supporting Physical, Mindful and Financial wellbeing
  • A creative, fun and rewarding office environment backed up by our Publicis Liberté flexibility approach “working your way, with us!”
  • Access to our Global AI Platform, Marcel, connecting Publicis Groupe employees with opportunities for career mobility and collaboration across our global network
  • Extensive Learning & Development opportunities, including more than 15,000 learning programs via our online learning platform Marcel Classes
  • A culture of open feedback and support to reach your goals through our Career Conversations program
  • A committed Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategy driven through our Viva! Women, Égalité, enABLE and Embrace (reconciliation action plan) programs 
  • Work Your World program enabling employees the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world for up to 6 weeks per year
  • At Publicis Groupe, we believe no one should be more scared of losing their job than their life. Through our Working with Cancer initiative, we will secure the job and salary of any Publicis Groupe employee unable to work because they are living with cancer, a life-threatening chronic illness or serious disease
  • Inclusive leave policies such as Fertility Treatment, Menopause, Flexible Public Holidays, Gender Affirmation and Parental leave with up to 18 weeks paid primary carer leave and generous secondary carer benefits
  • Access to counsellors, psychologists, and professionals through Sonder - an all-in-on digital wellbeing technology platform designed to support psychological, medical & safety needs

Spark Foundry, part of Publicis Groupe believes that to deliver the best solutions to our clients, our people need to reflect the diverse communities in which our clients operate in. We value diversity and the skills, knowledge and experience that difference brings to our culture.  

We encourage applications from all people regardless of their backgrounds, identities, beliefs, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other difference. Our people are chosen for their personalities, ethics, values and professional qualities without any exclusion or discrimination. 

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for people with disability or those that require additional support throughout the application process.  If you need any assistance or adjustments, please contact us via [email protected] - your personal information will be kept confidential.