We’re looking for a talented Planner to work with industriousness and energy to develop 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. 

Behaviours (that support our core values)


  • Work hard as an individual, as well as in teams and for our clients
  • Be insistent and persistent in the pursuit of new, better, important ways to make our clients and the Agency more successful


  • Be an explorer! Your quest for knowledge about marketing, people, culture, technology and all the forces that shape our work must be unending.
  • Your thirst to push beyond boundaries and conventions is unquenchable


  • Be courageous, but your bravery can not be foolhardy. We take large or small leaps – but we do so with diligence.


  • As a member of the Stein IAS family, put our members and relationships first, always. Respect, care for and protect each other above all.
  • Your respect and care extends to our clients, industry friends, peers, and our business partners. It extends even further to our communities and the causes most important to us.


  • Enjoy what we do and make life more enjoyable for everyone with whom we work


  • Maintain the highest quality, integrity and strength of strategic planning recommendations
  • Protect the integrity of our Mi Insights and broader Mi3 system
  • Always deliver in-scope and on-time
  • Play a proactive part in evolving best practice with the Mi Insights team
  • Embrace and adopt the principles of a high-performing team
  • Work with Planning Executives to support in your outputs and to aid their development
  • Supporting new business and agency marketing/promotion activity when necessary


  • Always hold an informed point of view – one that the client will see as providing value
  • Carry out hands-on strategic planning, using the Mi Insights system process and tools – collaborating with fellow Insights team colleagues throughout
  • Work with Insights team Discovery Manager to conduct and manage qualitative and quantitative research as needed
  • Plan and facilitate Mi Insights system-based client workshops
  • Translate your analysis and application of learning and outputs from discovery and workshops into clear and concise reports
  • Develop creative briefs and provide concise and inspirational input to agency teams
  • Engage and collaborate with all Mi3 departments to assure integration and alignment through the Mi3 process
  • Collaborate, as a member of the Mi Insights team, to energise and advance the Mi Insights system and tools – to drive best-practice, relevance and global B2B leadership
  • Participate in and contribute to agency promotional activity

Job Specific Competencies

  • Strong discovery skills with desk research, market intelligence, qualitative and quantitative sources
  • Highest level of analytical ability to identify and present key findings and resulting insights with clarity and simplicity
  • Superb facilitation and presentation skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Competent in use of PowerPoint and its core functionalities
  • Ability to create clarity and consistency in visual content
  • Excellent time and workload management
  • Robust awareness of the commercial context and resulting considerations


  • B2B agency experience
  • Good design layout awareness
  • Social media and digital awareness
  • Business acumen



Location San Francisco
Date Posted 06 March 2017 12:00 AM
Closing Date 30 June 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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