Junior Commercial Planner to CEO

7 April, 2016
Jasmine Sherman
Junior Commercial Planner to CEO

Our client’s brands reach more than 20 million adults each week, engaging deeply with highly valuable audiences. This is a powerful platform to launch new products and services in addition to extending existing brands.

To accelerate growth and maximise new opportunities in a rapidly changing media landscape, the CEO and Group Head of Strategy and Finance are seeking to recruit a junior corporate planner to play a key role alongside them, developing the growth plan and assessing and executing operational improvements.

The successful candidate will have some media experience and knowledge; will have strong numerical and analytical skills; and is used to working at pace and on projects which have demanding deadlines. The successful candidate will report directly to the CEO.


  • Establish and manage the provision to the business of mission critical KPIs and leading indicators to inform operational priorities alongside the finance team
  • Deliver timely, accurate and relevant industry/market intelligence and insight to inform and shape strategy, key operational decisions and identify high potential business development opportunities
  • Support the Business Development Director to manage and lead business development and operational improvement projects, co-ordinating resource from within the business in the UK and across other territories
  • Analyse and assess business development initiatives for improved effectiveness and/or efficiency
  • Where required support acquisitions and the due diligence process working closely with the finance team
  • Track competitor performance and highlight relevant developments of interest
  • Research new market spaces – business models, market dynamics and size, consumer offer and highlight potential
  • Benchmark revenue growth and cost efficiencies
  • Strategic assessment of business development opportunities

Training & Progression
This role is incredibly autonomous and high pressured; you will be working directly for the CEO, within the senior leadership team.  You will be expected to take ownership of your responsibilities and be decision-making from day one. You will be trained on-the-job and will be working directly with senior stakeholders, gaining incredible exposure to the running and scaling-up of a global business.

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