Planning Director

Chicago, IL

Posted: 12/03/2018 Industry: Advertising Job Number: HE12.3.1 Pay Rate: includes relocation assistance

Our client, a creative agency boutique in Chicago is seeking an experienced Sr. Account Planner ready to take on a Planning Director role. The ideal person  will be Well versed in a wide range of marketing research tools and methodologies to conduct primary research, to a deep working knowledge of 3rd party research, secondary and social listening. This person MUST have a passion for storytelling and experience leveraging different story formats to inspire effective strategic direction and compelling creative (briefs, briefings, journeys, personas, connections plans, brand strategies, new business pitches).


  • 7+ years of experience: marketing, advertising, market research, consulting
  • Strategic planning experience
  • New business experience leading pitches from a strategic perspective
  • Experience working with internal analytics and clients to extract actionable insights from the mounds of data at our disposal
  • Deep experience in leading foundational brand strategy / brand architecture work
  • Proactive, dynamic, hard-working, entrepreneurial
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong client service skills (for both internal account/creative teams and external clients)
  • Proficient multi-tasker – able to handle assigned projects as well as consulting within department
  • Functions as an indispensable thought leader to our clients through partnership and coaching
  • Proven experience as strategic leader across multiple accounts
  • Team player attitude

If you are looking for an opportunity to shine in a small, casual, flexible agency with unlimited PTO (as long as work gets done), work from home opportunities and the ability to bring your dog to work (some size restriction apply), this could be your dream 



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