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Supervisor, Strategy
Mediavest | Spark
Chicago (Merchandise Mart)
5/19/2017
JO-1705-2531

WHY YOU WANT TO WORK AT MEDIAVEST |SPARK
 
Let’s be honest – in this industry, sometimes we complicate things that should be simple.  Here’s 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 Mediavest | Spark, we have a unique approach and provide the support to help you do this.  In fact, our approach is built on creating the space for ideas that lead to smart work, and MV|S is built to celebrate and develop YOUR ideas.
 
Our clients are some of the world’s biggest and boldest marketers.
 
So, if you like what you’ve read so far, and want to work for a leading media company that values diversity and community outreach, has perks like free soda in the office and product discounts, and gives you the opportunity to learn from the best to become the best, keep reading.
 
POSITION SUMMARY
 
The Strategy Supervisor is the primary supervisor of the day-to-day requirements of communications planning. They are responsible for translating marketing/media objectives into communication plan development action steps, and managing the Associate(s) through various projects.  The Strategy Supervisor is the primary point of contact for clients on stewardship requests, and is responsible for having a firm grasp of both strategic and functional media knowledge.  The Strategy Supervisor should be ready and able to step in and handle situations when Associate Director is not available.
 
This role offers frequent client contact, ownership of the integrated plan, and the opportunity to lead project management and cross-media integration.
 
Four essential qualities we seek:
  • Strong leadership presence and client management skills (ability to manage the maintenance on the brand" and own the plan)
  • Digital mindset/fluency and an insatiable curiosity for Innovation
  • Flexibility and agility to manage complex processes with positivity and "can-do" attitude
  • Ability to think beyond "media" as an active creative collaborator within an Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) team  
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assists Associate Director with all aspects of communication plan development/recommendations
  • Interprets communications/media strategy and translates into communication planning action steps
  • Oversees/manages Associate(s) and day-to-day operation of all media activity
  • Demonstrate initiative by researching and identifying valuable information/insights to improve media product
  • Fully embraces Connections that Captivate and uses as guiding principles for all media/communication recommendations
  • Determines and supervises the best possible implementation of all approved communication plans and projects
  • Acts as primary point of contact for client’s stewardship requests
  • Learns and understands all phases of the clients’ marketing objectives and provides media recommendations to deliver against these objectives
  • Understands all proprietary research tools/processes and applies learning during communication planning
  • Prepares and presents communication plans, as needed, including objectives, strategy, rationale, and all backup materials
  • Establishes strong working relationship with partner agencies (where/when applicable), delivering a seamless communications process
  • Demonstrates agility via multi-tasking – multiple brands, strategic development and plan stewardship, management of Associate(s)
  • Develops collaborative working relationship with all implementation teams, ensuring they fully understand brand’s communication objectives/strategies
  • Trains and develops Associate(s), including:
    • Effective level of delegation
    • Managing group dynamics/relationships between Associate(s)
    • Establishes and demonstrates strong leadership skills
    • Evaluates performance of Associate(s) via PMP process; including assisting in the establishment of the cascading goals
    • Checks work of Associate(s) to ensure accuracy
    • Identifies opportunities for Associate(s) career development
  • Continues participation in MDS Training offerings
  • Establishes strong interviewing skills
  • Timely delivery of all work  
REQUIRED SKILLS
  • A minimum of 4 years of media planning experience, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize projects for self and Associate(s)
  • Excellent understanding of media fundamentals
  • Demonstrates ability in training and leadership capability
  • Provides an energy level that brings new and exciting ideas to the planning function 
WHO WE ARE
 
Mediavest | Spark is a full-service media agency that offers the best of both worlds – a startup spirit backed by a powerhouse soul.
 
We are a proud member of the Publicis Media network.
 
We combine the kind of high-touch customer service and insights clients expect from a boutique agency with the marketplace clout, technology infrastructure, and category and marketplace context of a global leader. For clients, that means no more trade-offs.
 
By fusing the complementary pieces of Publicis Media agencies Spark and Mediavest – our geographic hubs, talent, tools, and processes – and by creating an exciting new culture, we’ve established a true “destination agency” for the best clients and people.
 
We’ve taken to referring to our newfound advantage as “the power of plus” – a jolt of energy that occurs when two or more entities come together to create greater value. Whether we’re talking about art and science, data and insights, or content and programmatic, it’s clear that effectively combining disparate entities is at the very heart of achieving exceptional business results today through media.
 
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 (mediavest-spark.com).
 
Mediavest | Spark is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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