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UM - Vice President Partner Portfolio Management

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Universal McCann Worldwide

Los Angeles, CA

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Position Summary

UM is looking for a dynamic, strategic thinker who is looking to grow with us. The role will require a strong, vocal team leader with excellent client service skills. We are a group of straightforward and open-minded people who work as a team and believe great work comes from happy, motivated employees. Individually these values may seem obvious, but together they form a culture that we think is unique and different from many other companies and clients.

This essential position is integral to helping our client achieve their KPIs. This is a fast-paced, dynamic account that requires a balance of branding and direct response knowledge. Our client is a trailblazer in their space on their way to becoming a category leader, and we are a trusted advisor whom they look to for advice and expertise.

Essential Functions

Lead a team of mid- and junior-level media planners responsible for developing integrated, cross-channel media plans with a heavy focus on digital

Senior client management on account overseeing several product lines across a client portfolio

Ownership of business KPIs and solid understanding of levers to impact performance

Ability to provide clear direction to and motivate team to perform optimally, ensuring work meets the highest quality standards

Proactively seek new and innovative solutions to client business issues and challenges and evaluate their efficacy/value with rigor

Provide thought leadership and guide strategic direction for media planning and buying across TV, Digital, Radio, OOH, and Print – as well as other partner business units and agencies

Responsible for stewardship of all financials across business units and return on client investment

Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with all internal / external agency departments/disciplines including: Strategy, Investment, Analytics and Creative Agencies

Ensure best practices are used across department and account responsibilities, revamping processes when needed

Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and handle all personnel requirements for immediate staff including training and development



Bachelor's degree required

Work Experience:

Strong business acumen

10 years of experience in media planning

5 years of experience mentoring and managing a team

Entertainment experience a plus


Solid awareness of industry trends and planning/measurement models

Understanding of marketing and communications process

Experience with multiple business categories

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously & thrive in fast paced environment

Collaborative mindset

Ability to analyze and act on data signals

Strong presentation skills in internal, vendor, and client meetings

Proficient at turning data in actionable insights

About Us

UM believes that better science and better art deliver better outcomes to our clients in the media moments that matter most. We are a creative media agency, committed to blurring the lines between media and creativity, between data and content, between science and art. A global media network in IPG Mediabrands, UM operates in over 100 countries, with 4,800 people innovating on a roster of clients including Hulu, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, The Hershey Company, CVS Health, ExxonMobil, BMW and Sony.

Job Location

Los Angeles, California, United States

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