Havas Media
Media Planning Supervisor
Offline Media Planning | New York, United States

As a Media Planning Supervisor, you are responsible for the day-to-day management of media assignments at HAVAS MEDIA. You are also expected to maintain a high level of knowledge of your clients’ line of business (staying on top of industry trends, competitive, etc.). You organize/manage workflow; coordinating the Planners and Assistant Planners in order to fulfill all media planning, analysis and scheduling requests. To be most successful, you must be organized, sensitive, a trainer, a team player, and an initiator

  • Demonstrates the ability to manage all media issues on a day-to-day basis at HAVAS MEDIA, between agency departments, and for the client.
  • Helps their Planners/Assistant Planners understand the client’s business.
  • Has an eye on training, especially relative to media research.
  • Is a fully informed and reliable source of information for their client.
  • With Group Account Directors, determine the growth path for Planners.
  • Act as a supervisory checkpoint for media documents on your accounts.
  • Expected to have considerable media depth in both print and broadcast, and to contribute to the department as a multi-dimensional and resourceful person.
Business Character
  • Calm.
  • Uncanny ability to multi-task.
  • Not reactionary.
  • Strongly relational.
  • Crystal clear communicator.
Strategic Thinking
  • A thorough problem solver - find all the possibilities.
  • Bring innovative media ideas to the client’s attention as they apply to the client’s goals (the big picture).

  • Go beyond what is expected.
  • Go beyond what the client anticipates.
  • Don’t fall into the 'well, the client always runs x, y, z...' planning position. Rather, help them find fresh, exciting ways to market their product/brand, which will yield comparable results.
  • Suggest test marketing if they fear jumping into something new 100%.
  • Be Positive.
  • Be proactive.
  • Be a team player, not an 'over-delegator'
  • Know how/when to delegate.
  • Be aware of, and sensitive to, other’s workloads.
Develop close relationships with our creative partners and clients.