Lead Planner

To work with industriousness and energy to lead the development of the most inspiring insights, defined opportunities and resulting positioning – to set the strategic foundation for the most compelling creative and interactions outputs for our clients.


  • Engage colleagues and clients with inspiration and energy to lead the delivery of the Mi Insights system.
  • Maintain the highest quality, integrity and strength of strategic planning recommendations, to deliver excellence in strategic outputs to support the growth and development of all client business.
  • Protect the integrity of our Mi Insights, and broader Mi3, systems whilst demonstrating the ability to understand client-0specific needs and where we must adjust the reporting model of our insights learnings to meet a client’s specific need.
  • Lead by example in always delivering in-scope and on-time.
  • Play a proactive part in evolving Mi Insights system best practice with the Mi Insights team.
  • Lead positive and productive collaboration within the MI Insights team and with key agency peers/departments, and with client partners to consistently elevate the quality of thinking and ideas applied to the client business.
  • Actively encourage personal and professional growth in the skills, experiences and behaviours of the team members in equal measure – through formal and informal coaching, mentoring and hands-on learning.
  • Embrace and adopt the principles of a high-performing team.
  • Ensure all policy and legal requirements for the agency as they relate to the group are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Support new business and agency marketing/promotion activity when necessary.


  • Always hold an informed point of view, one that the client and colleagues will see providing value.
  • Demonstrate leadership and ownership of the strategic context of client-specific accounts or product work streams.
  • Lead the hands-on strategic planning, using the Mi Insights model process and tools.
  • Direction and management of qualitative insight gathering (and quantitative as needed).
  • Planning and facilitation MI Insights workshops.
  • Reporting, analysis and application of learning and outputs from discovery and workshops.
  • Development of creative briefs and providing concise and inspirational input to fellow Mi3 teams.
  • Coordination and collaboration with all agency disciplines to assure integration and synergy.
  • Plan, write up and, where required, present planning sections of new business proposals.
  • Participate in and contribute to agency promotional activity.
  • Maintain and advance the Mi Insights model and tools, co-ordinating with all peers to ensure best-practice, relevance and global B2B applicability.


  • Lead with positivity, fun and high-energy.
  • A strong and naturally willing team player, possessing a positive outlook and high energy
  • Curiosity, collaboration and communication as core personal strengths.
  • Awareness and empathy in working with others.
  • Supporting coaching and mentoring planners, planning executives and planning apprentices (as required) and supporting peers within the Mi Insights team.
  • Driven by the desire to discover new information and insights – be excited by the possibility of ‘what if?’
  • An analytical thinker with the ability to apply good use of initiative to allow self-starting and self-sufficiency when needed.
  • A love of advertising and marketing – or the opportunity to work in the industry.
  • Be available and willing to lend a hand with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Take care of your own fitness and wellbeing – to be ready for life at work and at home.
  • Be a champion for the agency, our values and what we stand for.
  • Connected and involved in networks and professional organisations, through social media or at events.
  • Maintain and share a good breadth of reading sources; role specific, current affairs and broader areas of interest.



Location Paris
Date Posted 16 February 2017 12:00 AM
Closing Date 30 April 2017 12:00 AM

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To get a comprehensive job specification or to apply for this role, please send your CV by email to cal.jackson@steinias.com

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