Wavemaker | Associate Strategy Planning Director, Manila

Agency GroupM
Created 01/14/2022
Reference onALhfwJ
Category Public Relations
Job type Full-time
Country Philippines
City Manila

Position at Wavemaker

As Associate Planning Director, you will lead, partner, and collaborate with client leaders, creative and content specialists, and media experts to provide opportunities for brands to achieve rapid growth. You would help contribute to the thought leadership output of the agency - whether through new business wins or by expanding existing businesses organically - and be a leader of our strategic response to business issues and opportunities throughout our key clients.

  • Be a part of one of the most exciting planning and strategy communities globally, having access to a worldwide network of experts, tools, and learnings to help guide your thought and work.
  • Be a part of one of the Philippines' fastest-growing and successful IMC agencies, steeped in the harmony of media, content, and technology.
  • Have the opportunity to work with some of the most challenging brands and business problems in the market, allowing you to expand your horizons and maximize your critical thinking and communications skills.


In three months:
  • Learn and apply the theory and practice behind Provocative Planning
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the business problems of assigned verticals, their contexts, and their communications environment.
  • Work closely with the Head of Strat+A&I to familiarize and acclimatize with tools, methods, and quality control

In six months:
  • Lead the development of strategic responses for clients
  • Drive integration and synergy across touchpoints, ideas, and opportunities in the purchase journey
  • Lead in strategic thinking, ideation, and innovation while collaborating with internal and external parties

In twelve months:
  • Lead a strategic discussion with senior clients on key business challenges
  • Package and discover strategic frameworks and engagement ideas for presentation
  • Assist Head of Strat+A&I to facilitate workshops, training, and thought leadership

  • Champion Provocative Planning
  • Driving our strategic responses for clients, founded in meaningful consumer insight and delivering transformational ideas
  • Drive the synergy of media, content, and technology across these strategic responses
  • Driving our integrated planning responses for key clients, founded in great consumer insight and delivering transformational ideas
  • Be the trusted advisor of our client leaders and key clients for strategic responses and communications needs.
  • Be a key part of the Wavemaker worldwide planning community
About Wavemaker

We always believe there is a better way to grow our clients and our people.

We do this by positively provoking growth for our clients and people. We work with clients to help them grow and shape their consumers' brand decisions and experiences through media, content, and technology. We have one single attitude - Positive Provocation.

Our name is our mission and our method. To make waves, you need to be provocative, even fearless. We always make sure we have each other's backs through our inclusive culture. We do our best work for brave brands and people who want to be challenged to go further and faster. We know it's not easy, but if it's in you, we will get it out of you.

Our attitude of Positive Provocation is enabled by:
  • The deep Knowledge we have of our clients' business
  • The confidence to Challenge what's gone before
  • The Support to go further than we thought possible

We are a part of GroupM, WPP's global media investment management company. Discover more on wavemakerglobal.com , Twitter and LinkedIn

About the Philippines

In recent years, the Philippines has emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia. Al-Jazeera noted the market demonstrating "an unprecedented period of macro-economic buoyancy and political stability", spurring both domestic and international business growth. It is also one of the largest and fastest-growing digital markets in Southeast Asia, with growth expecting to increase exponentially in the next few years.

With a population of 109.5 million, 59.2% of these currently have access to the internet. By 2022, the Philippines' internet population is forecasted to be 73%. Coupled with the Philippines' vibrant economic growth and the expansion of its digital footprint, GroupM Philippines is well-positioned as an exciting and innovative organization for media players and talent to be.

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity - it's about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that's what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.


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