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.
Salary: Up to £30,000
Our client is a full-service digital marketing agency, who is looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic professional to lead their busy PR function! Enjoy flexible working hours and 30 days annual holiday as the PR and Outreach Manager.
The ideal candidate is someone with previous experience leading a PR department for an agency. The successful c…
Salary: up to £25,000 plus generous bonus structure
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 Senior Client Executive to join them on a very exciting journey!
Our client is one the of the UK's leading media agencies and over the years they have ma…
We are looking for a new Media Manager to join a fantastic fashion retailer in Manchester! If you’re that passionate, motivated individual continue reading!
Our client is a highly successful fashion retailer based in the heart of Manchester! The Media Manager will be delivering innovative, data-driven, integrated media plans for various brands to …
Salary: Up to £35,000
Location: Manchester City Centre
Join this revolutionary retailer as they continue their growth in the fashion industry!
Our client is searching for a Media Analyst to join their passionate team in Manchester. The successful business strives to provide their customers with quality and value for money that makes them feel fantastic! The successful individual will be responsible f…
Salary: Up to £28,000
Are you a Digital Planner who’s ready to join an award-winning media agency based in Manchester City Centre? Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity!
Our client is located in the welcoming City of Manchester where you will find their stylish offices with a team full of creative and attentive individuals. The successful media agency works with ple…
25 days holiday and the chance to work for a leading digital agency!
Our client is a leading digital media agency with trendy offices based in Manchester City Centre, they have swiftly became a success since opening their doors 6 years ago. With floods of elite clients, they are at the top of their game when it comes to creating innovative campa…
Location: Manchester City Centre
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 a well-established department. Our client has a great impact on the media market and is always ahead of their comp…
It didn’t take long to build rapport with Laura, as her excellent communication skills shone through from the start. She placed me in my most recent position and was very thorough in liaising between myself and my prospective employer at the time - an often understated skill. Moving to a new city for the position at short notice was not going to be easy, but Laura made sure I was as informed and prepped as possible when going through the interview stages and seemed to always have my best interests at heart. One of the most personable recruiters I have worked with, and I will certainly be calling her first when I am considering changing position again!