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.

27.06.17

Display Account Director

Salary: Competitive

Location: Manchester City Centre

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 a well-established department. Our client has a great impact on the media market and is always ahead of their comp…

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26.06.17

Account Executive

Salary: up to £26,000

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Are you an Account Executive who’s ready to join an award-winning integrated media agency based in Manchester? Well, here’s your chance!

Situated in the Manchester area, our client’s office is easily accessible from Bury, Warrington and other surrounding areas; especially since the tram stop is on their doorstep! Over the years, our client has ac…

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26.06.17

Client Director

Salary: £80,000

Location: Manchester City Centre

Type: Permanent

Ready to develop a media powerhouse in the digital hub of the North? Become Client Director for a media agency in Manchester City Centre and get a chance to quickly progress to board level and enjoy great benefits!

Our client is a successful media agency of talented media planner and buyers, who has managed to establish a strong name on the marke…

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19.06.17

Business Director

Salary: Up to £60,000

Location: Leeds

Type: Permanent

This is an outstanding chance to become Business Director for an award-winning Client Planning team in a multi-award winning media agency in the centre of Leeds and work with large high-profile clients across several sectors!

Our client is a global media agency who has proven to the industry that they are the best to provide highly innovative and…

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12.06.17

Media Planner - Broadcast

Salary: Up to £30,000

Location: Manchester City Centre

Type: Permanent

If you’re an experienced Media Planner with broadcast experience, then we have a top career opportunity for you! Work for one of the biggest and award-winning media agencies in the UK and manage a portfolio of high profile clients!

Our client is renowned for working with the biggest brands across a variety of industries through clever storytelling…

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06.06.17

PR and Outreach Manager

Salary: Up to £30,000

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

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…

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01.06.17

Ecommerce Analyst

Salary: Up to £30,000

Location: Cheshire

Type: Permanent

Do you have a passion and keen eye for Ecommerce functions? If so, this opening at one of the UK’s largest retailers could be for you!

Our client is an incredibly established and successful office retail company with formidable expertise in their field. This company has spent years nurturing and employing its positive values. This has helped deve…

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01.06.17

Planning Manager

Salary: Up to £30,000

Location: Manchester City Centre

Type: Permanent

Make a global agency your media playground as their new Planning Manager and enjoy fun perks like staff activities and nights out in the heart of Manchester!

Our client is a global media agency with the regional office in Manchester City Centre and they are now looking for a Planning Manager to work on one of the UK's largest direct response bran…

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01.06.17

Insight executive

Salary: Up to £25,000

Location: Liverpool

Type: Permanent

If you enjoy being creative and producing quality marketing campaigns then you will be very interested in this extremely exciting job opening!

Our client is an established and successful media agency that works on producing superior and effective marketing campaigns for huge brands. They have built long lasting relationships with some of the larg…

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01.06.17

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Salary: Up to £24,000

Location: Cheshire

Type: Permanent

A fantastic opening has arisen to combine a passion for sport and creating important digital content! This is a brilliant opportunity to join a growing technology company with a very bright future.

Our client is an international technology company that delivers first class digital content and services to its partners. Its partners are considered …

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