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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 the centre 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, we are the flagship Publicis Media agency that uses our ‘Power of One’ business model, with teams that span multiple disciplines across clients such as Aldi, P&G, P&O Ferries, Primark, Samsung, Stellantis, and Visa. 

We place a huge focus on our People and have driven flagship D&I and L&D programmes within Publicis Media; our goal is to help every individual reach their fullest potential and we encourage everyone to make “Brave Plays” in how they approach their work and their own career development. As a result, we have an exceptionally energised and committed talent base, all of us proud of our welcoming and supportive culture, as evidenced by our recognition as one of Campaign’s Best Places to Work for three years in a row (2021, 2022 and 2023) and most excitingly, Media Week's Agency of the Year 2023!

What will you be doing?

The Exec’s role is to be the day-to-day owner of their assigned brands' accounts. Be curious, proactive, and work with your Account Manager and the wider team to understand and improve performance, while developing strong relationships with all stakeholders. Your dedication and accuracy are also imperative relating to all processes including finance, budget pacing, reporting, campaign builds, optimisation, and more.

In return, you should expect a friendly team set up to provide you with the space and experience to succeed and grow into a well-rounded biddable professional.

Key responsibilities

  • Creating and developing media plans
  • Building audience segments
  • Booking and running campaigns across social media platforms
  • Budget monitoring and pacing
  • Producing and updating reports and summary presentations
  • Drawing insights from data analysis
  • Keeping up to date with industry developments
  • Communicating with the client for planning and reporting stages

Qualifications

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have a passion for the digital industry and technology. They will be interested in understanding how consumers think, feel and behave in relation to products and services; and in how technology can enable brands to engage with and influence this behaviour. The individual will enjoy working with data and have very strong attention to detail. They will be a team player who is keen to learn and is results-driven. They will be ready to take responsibility for the effective implementation of activity within their accounts.

Pre-requisites for the role

  • Desire to work with an automotive client – is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of the client; get first-hand client information and uses it for improvements in media recommendations; acts with clients in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with clients and gains their trust and respect.
  • Strategic Ability – Can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented.
  • Analytical Ability – Able to draw insights from data analysis and suggest recommendations
  • Drive for Results – Is action oriented and full of energy for the things they see as challenging; eager to learn and apply new initiatives to increase performance within the team and for the client.
  • Relationships and Teamwork – Is seen as a team player and is collaborative, easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaborations; can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent their own interest and yet be fair to other groups.
  • Performics values and ethics – Is open to new ideas and change, curious, and collaborative; actively builds their knowledge, skills and digital expertise in order to promote and deliver effective campaigns ; desire to contribute, above and beyond role, to the agency as a whole.

Additional information

Starcom has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. In addition to the classics, Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical and Income Protection Plans we also offer;

  • WORK YOUR WORLD opportunity to work anywhere in the world, where there is a Publicis office, for up to 6 weeks a year.
  • REFLECTION DAYS - Two additional days of paid leave to step away from your usual day-to-day work and create time to focus on your well-being and self-care.
  • HELP@HAND BENEFITS 24/7 helpline to support you on a personal and professional level. Access to remote GPs, mental health support and CBT. Wellbeing content and lifestyle coaching.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave.
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING, BANK HOLIDAY SWAP & BIRTHDAY DAY OFF You are entitled to an additional day off for your birthday, from your first day of employment.
  • GREAT LOCAL DISCOUNTS This includes membership discounts with Soho Friends, local restaurants and retailers in Westfield White City and Television Centre.

Full details of our benefits will be shared when you join us!

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with full time employees being office-based three days during the working week. 

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.

Please make sure you check out the Publicis Career Page which showcases our Inclusive Benefits and our EAG’s (Employee Action Groups).

For Entry level Employees joining The Pack, which is an 18-month early careers programme that connects, supports and develops you to kick-start your career with us, initially start with an annual salary of £28,000.

As a London Living Wage employer, we are dedicated to ensuring that all those starting their career with us receive a fair wage that reflects the cost of living in London.

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