Planner, Investments & Partnerships

Philadelphia, PA

Company Description

Publicis Health is a Dynamic Health Engagement Platform, an organizing principle that seamlessly connects data, content and technology; is driven by marketing and business transformation; and offers our clients fluid access to world-class talent and game-changing capabilities. With 40 offices and 15 brands across the globe, Publicis Health’s worldwide staff is comprised of more than 3,000 healthcare professionals who are experts in advertising and branding, data and analytics, strategic planning, service design, digital media and technology, science, and medicine.  

Publicis Health companies include Digitas Health, Heartbeat, Insync, Langland, Payer Sciences, PlowShare Group, Publicis Health France, Publicis Health Media, Publicis LifeBrands, Publicis Resolute, Razorfish Health, Real Science, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, and Verilogue.  

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Job Description

The Planner, Investments + Partnerships executes media buying and contributes to media planning for assigned clients. The Planner is “Master of the details” - capable of running small to medium sized projects with limited day-to-day supervision.  The goal for the role is to continue to learn and apply basic media principles. 

Key Responsibilities 



  • Expertise in cross channel media tools (e.g., ComScore @ plan, SRDS, DoubleClick, etc.) 

  • Knowledge of competitive marketplace 

  • Demonstrates solid knowledge of cross channel media tools and response forecasting 

  • Solid understanding of the brands, media channels and starts focusing on a particular area of media 

  • Knows how the agency works and how jobs flow through the agency  

  • Has broad but basic knowledge of the brands, category, channels & processes 

  • Competency in media math, financial terminology, publisher T&Cs 

  • Gain understanding of online campaign management trafficking/ad serving systems, media technologies including MediaVisor and traffic sheets through taking appropriate trainings and meeting with Power Users and MOTs 

  • Basic knowledge of media tools: @Plan, Ad Relevance, SDS,  Benchtools, ComScore, etc. 

  • Basic knowledge and assistance in media planning and buying process  

  • Develop strong financial management skills through actualization, UMB/IRR, and Workflow training 

  • Seeks to understand the project strategy and gain competitive knowledge. Understands media goals, objectives & strategies for ad campaign 


Internal: Operations, Tactics and Strategy 

Manages campaign execution independently and efficiently with limited supervision. “Owns” the daily work on assigned brands. Work very well with internal teams.  Point person on specific projects or assignments with key stakeholders. 

  • Owns, updates and presents internal status. Consistently keeps team “in the loop” on status of projects verbally and/or in writing 

  • Begins to pro-actively identify/resolve campaign execution issues 

  • Contributes thoughtfully to the planning process 

  • Strategy:  Independently develops innovative media recommendations and POVs.  Owns campaign optimization recommendations.  Transforms research data into actionable customer insights, observations and conclusions.  Contributes to defining client’s media strategy (online and offline). Learn why strategic decisions were made on assigned brands and what the implications are 

  • Analysis:  Pull and interpret campaign trending and metrics.  Conducts data and consumer profile gathering.  Assists in the development of results analyses which include insights and implications of data. Performs campaign analysis; identifies & resolves issues 

  • Buying: Executes media planning & buying independently.  Develops cross channel request for proposals (RFPs), evaluates proposals and finalizes buy recommendations.  Accountable for on-time, on-budget campaigns, and quality assurance of all ad placements in-market 

  • Participates in development and use of processes to enable efficient program execution 

  • Ability to manage & prioritize multiple projects simultaneously 

  • Consistently leads internal and external discussions in certain media topic areas.  Active participant in meetings 

  • Proactively identifies and addresses issues with the management team 

  • Listen, comprehend, and articulate project roles and responsibilities 

  • Info shares industry news and updates with the team to facilitate discussion 


Client Relationship 

  • Highly responsive, timely and effective at meeting client requests 

  • Understands clients’ business 

  • Attends client meetings and provides timely follow-up. Very detail oriented. 

  • Manages media deliverables and communicates specs, program details, and deadlines 

  • Develops strategic relationships with key outside partners 

  • Communication: Ability to write clear, cohesive, client-ready documents.  Strong written and verbal interaction with internal teams (marketing, other capabilities, outside vendors).  Strong public speaking and presentation skills 

  • Vendor management: Well versed in vendor landscape, and contributes to agency POVs.  Direct and guide vendor activation with project or brand goals understood. Evaluates publisher proposals for completion, accuracy, relevance and potential inclusion 




  • 2 to 4 years of Media Planning and/or Buying experience  

  • Proficient in media buying platforms   

  • Proficient in MediaTools  

  • Knowledge of digital, social and programmatic media and their purchasing models  

  • Excel and PowerPoint  

  • Self-motivated and can work indepenently  

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  

  • Interpretation and analysis of quantitative data  

  • Teamwork  



Education and Experience 

  • Bachelors degree required 

  • 2-4 years media planning experience and/ or 1+ years online experience preferred 

  • Pharmaceutical industry a plus 


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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