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Welcome to The Candidate's website. We focus on roles such as Media Planner & Buyer which is ultimately a specialist role within the online sector. You should use a recruitment agency who knows this area well in order to find the right role. Having worked with the majority of leading advertising agencies in the area, we know the profile of person who each of our clients and employers are seeking and by speaking to you we'll know if we can put you forward for that role.

The role of Planner and Buyer may be combined due to the size of the agency but in some cases they are separate roles. Ultimately, whatever the case they skilfully apply client's budget across a range of available media formats to push for the best response in differing campaigns. Planning a schedule across the range of channels requires a mathematical and analytical skill and often develops good planner and buyers into spreadsheet wizards! To successfully plan a schedule you will either test the response through an initial test budget or look at historic results to determine the level of spend moving forward.

The different types of media that exist range from online activities including internet and mobile through to TV, Press and Outdoor etc. Different Media Planner and Buyers will specialise in different channels and usually online is split from the off line planning and buying world.

The salaries range significantly from around £17k for entry level candidates through to £45k/£50k for senior planner and buyers. This can increase to up to £80k for top planners and buyers. The way to develop your career within this industry is to keep abreast of the latest opportunities and trial new channels to push client's products. Instigating relationships and using these to leverage the best deals through good negotiation is also vital. The bigger the budget and brand you work with, the higher up the career ladder you'll climb.

Media Planner and Buyers have tended to specialise in certain areas over time should the organisation demand it. For example search activity has begun to dominate online schedules and some agency employees within this area have begun to specialise within it. However career prospects are promising as the skills shortage in the area within digital has highlighted and with the advent of more digital channels to trial, the role is expanding and creating significant career opportunities.

  • 09.12.16

    Account Manager

    Salary: Up to £30,000
    Location: Leeds
    Job Type: Permanent

    Is it time to take on a new challenge? Become an Account Manager for an expanding advertising agency based in lively Leeds!

    This agency is well- established and have a fun work ethic and now needs an Account Manager to oversee a number of key ...

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  • 09.12.16

    Affiliate Manager

    Salary: Up to £40,000
    Location: Manchester City Centre
    Job Type: Permanent

    Do you have experience in Affiliate Marketing and fancy taking your career to the next level? If you possess natural leadership qualities and love the buzz of working in a target driven environment then this could be the job you've been ...

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  • 09.12.16

    Digital Account Executive

    Salary: Up to £28,000
    Location: Manchester City Centre
    Job Type: Permanent

    Want to start your career with a highly successful and award-winning media agency as their Digital Account Executive? Work in the vibrant and trendy area of Manchester City Centre and build a promising career at an international agency!

    Our client is ...

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  • 09.12.16

    PPC Manager

    Salary: Up to £40,000
    Location: Manchester City Centre
    Job Type: Permanent

    Are you a confident natural leader who wants to work for a multi-award-winning digital marketing company? Let the digital hub of the North be your playground and reap rewards for your hard work!

    This Manchester City Centre-based company is looking for ...

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  • 09.12.16

    Biddable and Social Media Manager

    Salary: £30,000
    Location: Leeds
    Job Type: Permanent

    Ready to take your digital skills to the next level? Come and work in a fantastic agency with a super friendly environment and use your skills to be their Biddable and Social Media Manager!

    Our client is right in the centre of the action with 5 ...

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  • 09.12.16

    Client Manager

    Salary: up to £35,000
    Location: Manchester
    Job Type: Permanent

    Bonuses, a generous holiday and the chance the work for a multi-award winning media agency in the heart of Manchester! What more could you want! This fantastic agency is now on the hunt for a new Client Manager to join them on a very ...

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  • 09.12.16

    Digital Account Manager

    Salary: Up to £35,000
    Location: Leeds
    Job Type: Permanent

    Fancy starting your New Year with a new job? Calling all Digital Account Managers! Now is your chance to take your career to the next level by working for a highly established, global media agency as their Digital Account Manager in Leeds ...

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  • 06.12.16

    Digital Account Executive

    Salary: Up to £22,000
    Location: Leeds City Centre
    Job Type: Permanent

    Do you have a great passion for media and want to deliver ground-breaking campaigns? Build up a strong career with a global award-winning media agency, which offers excellent opportunities to grow in the role and provides a clear path ...

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  • 05.12.16

    Head of Brand Communication

    Salary: Up to £60,000
    Location: Manchester
    Job Type: Permanent

    Do you have a strong marketing knowledge and are you a natural leader with a passion for fashion? Become Head of Brand Communication for one of the largest global retailers and execute creative strategies, whilst leading an award winning team!

    The ...

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  • 02.12.16

    Creative Production Lead

    Salary: Up to £60,000
    Location: Manchester City Centre
    Job Type: Permanent

    Do you want to join a British and worldwide national institution that leads the way in broadcasting across key media platforms?

    The role is an extremely exciting one, you will be heading up 2 key sectors and you would be tasked with bringing in your ...

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  • 02.12.16

    Media Account Manager

    Salary: Competitive
    Location: Manchester City Centre
    Job Type: Permanent

    One of the UK's leading digital agencies is looking for an ambitious Media Account Manager who has a great passion for online and offline media! The successful candidate will work from our client's trendy and new office in the heart of Manchester and work with some ...

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  • 02.12.16

    Display Account Director

    Salary: Competitive
    Location: Manchester City Centre
    Job Type: Permanent

    Would you like to become a director for a global media powerhouse based in Manchester City Centre? Our client is looking for an expert in display and programmatic marketing!

    This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual to grow ...

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  • 30.11.16

    Senior Media Planner Buyer

    Salary: Up to £28,000
    Location: Leeds
    Job Type: Permanent

    Need a job in time for Christmas? Look here to become the  Senior Media Planner Buyer in Leeds! Company days away, Cycle to Work scheme, season ticket loan, competitive holiday allowance, flexi-Fridays, and many more ...

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  • 29.11.16

    Senior Paid Manager

    Salary: Up to £40,000
    Location: Manchester City Centre
    Job Type: Permanent

    Do you like the sound of managing the most creative paid media campaigns and working in a state of the art office in Manchester City Centre? This is an outstanding opportunity to join an international award-winning digital agency who has a lot of fun with what they ...

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  • 25.11.16

    Client Manager

    Salary: Up to £45,000
    Location: Liverpool
    Job Type: Permanent

    Do you live in the North, but love London? How about this for an early stocking filler: this role requires occasional travel to the big smoke!  Work with a large client portfolio consisting of multi-million blue chip brands as a Client Manager ...

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  • 24.11.16

    Digital Planner

    Salary: Up to £25,000
    Location: Leeds
    Job Type: Permanent

    Enhance your digital marketing career by joining a highly successful agency in Leeds as a Digital Planner!  

    Based in Leeds, our client is a leading media agency, and requires a Digital Planner to join their Digital team. This successful company ...

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  • 23.11.16

    Head of Acquisition

    Salary: up to £70,000
    Location: Greater Manchester
    Job Type: Permanent

    Are you a digital expert who's passionate about sport? Come and join a UK leading e-commerce business in the sports sector and receive fantastic perks!

    Our client's office is conveniently located in Greater Manchester and is growing very fast! It is ...

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  • 23.11.16

    Head of Paid Media

    Salary: Up to £50,000
    Location: Merseyside
    Job Type: Permanent

    Are you a natural born leader who's on the hunt for a new challenge? Join a fast-paced, award-winning digital agency in Merseyside and become the hub of their Paid Media team. Interested? Carry on reading…

    Our client is highly successful and prides ...

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  • 22.11.16

    CRM and Email Marketing Manager

    Salary: Up to £35,000
    Location: Manchester
    Job Type: Permanent

    Do you have a great understanding of the customer journey and what the client wants? Become the CRM and Email Marketing Manager and have a vast impact on a highly successful e-commerce company in Manchester! 

    In just a few years, this fantastic ...

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  • 22.11.16

    Senior Insight Executive

    Salary: Up to £28,000
    Location: Manchester City Centre
    Job Type: Permanent

    We're looking for an extremely analytical professional to join a multi-award winning agency in Manchester City Centre! A leading media company is looking for an analytical and digital professional who is very proficient in data management. The successful candidate ...

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  • 16.11.16

    Digital Creative Planner

    Salary: Up to £26,000
    Location: Leeds
    Job Type: Permanent

    Do you like the idea of an excellent discount for a leading retailer? Come and join this great company as their Digital Creative Planner!

    Our client are a UK household name and require a Digital Creative Planner to join their Digital team. The planner ...

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  • 15.11.16

    Account Manager

    Salary: Up to £26,000 + Bonus
    Location: Cheshire
    Job Type: Permanent

    We have an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious and entrepreneurial Account Manager to join a fun, vibrant and extremely successful agency in Cheshire! The successful candidate will have a strong impact on the company developments, manage exciting affluent ...

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  • 14.11.16

    Affiliates Manager - US

    Salary: £32,000
    Location: Manchester
    Job Type: Permanent

    Based in lively Manchester, a top fashion retailer is looking for an Affiliate Manager. Build a strong affiliate US network, contactsand excel quickly in your career and work with a giant retailer.

    Our client has grown into a large global brand. This ...

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  • 14.11.16

    Affiliate Manager- UK

    Salary: Up to £40,000
    Location: Manchester
    Job Type: Permanent

    Are you ambitious, commercially focused and strategic? Do you have affiliate managing skills and want to work in an expanding and dominant business in Manchester?

    Our client is a fashion eCommerce giant based in Manchester. The Affiliate Manager will ...

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