Senior Planner, McCann

Function: Planner

Role categories: Planning/Strategy

  • Rate/Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Bristol
  • Type: permanent
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Expires: 31/05/2018

Job description

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From the simplest idea to the most complex strategy, creativity is the only way to prosper in an increasingly competitive world. It differentiates, entertains and persuades. Creativity, in the form of ideas, stories and messages, has the power to capture people's imaginations and move them to change their views, make choices and take action. And when integrated into people's lives, meaningfully, creative ideas connect, get shared and inspire action.  That's why creativity is at the heart of our agency.

Your role, as a Planner at McCann Bristol, is to help find the powerful truths and insights that will shape our creativity. In the words of Harry McCann, it’s to deliver the “Truth Well Told”.  You’ll be working alongside digital strategists, researchers and brand planners, helping to craft strategies for big brands on a range of integrated projects.

Person specification

You’ll need to be:

  • At a mid to senior level in a strategy role
  • Working in an agency or a marketing role, for 5+ years
  • IT literate, numerate and organised
  • Up to speed on the latest strategic and creative thinking and best practice
  • A lateral thinker and a logical problem solver
  • Confident in your convictions
  • Able to communicate clear and compelling arguments
  • Pragmatic and good humoured
  • An excellent listener and even better collaborator
  • Calm under pressure
  • Creative
  • Curious


A bit of sell: McCann is a Gold Investor in People. We’ve got training coming out of our ears and track record of promoting from within. We provide breakfast* chocolate** fruit*** and a load of other nice stuff**** that just might make every day a little better.

*Breakfast of the continental type only.

**Chocolate Fridays. Clue is in the title.

***Fruit every day. Not for resale.

****Make it to interview and we can tell you all about it. Terms and conditions apply.