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Planning Director


London, UK









Planning Director

About you:

We’re looking for a Planning Director to join our ambitious agency. Alongside your senior leadership team colleagues, you’ll be leading, guiding and inspiring our clients and our teams to help us reach our ambitious goals.

You’ll be accountable for the Planning function and the strategic output of our work. You’ll be adept at identifying opportunities and creating robust strategies that lead to the development of effective and award-winning work. You’ll possess techniques and methodologies which enable you to simplify the most complex briefs and distil powerful and significant insights efficiently.

You’re passionate and curious about the industry and the wider markets clients operate in but most importantly, you care that the work works, that it has impact and changes behaviour in the most effective way. 

You’ll have experience working in top agencies so you’ll understand the challenges they face and be able to develop strong and influential relationships with senior clients at big brands. You’re channel neutral, for you - it’s all about ideas and insights; being the catalyst and creating the best possible platform and conditions for the creatives to play in.

As Planning Director, you’ll be a spokesperson for the agency and you’ll be keen to inspire and share knowledge both internally and also externally through thought leadership and at industry events. You also use these opportunities to keep abreast of what’s happening, networking and bring inspiration and passion back to the agency to encourage progressive thinking and creativity.

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 25 days holiday plus bank holiday entitlement with the opportunity to buy more. Private health care (medical history disregarded), life assurance and accident cover, pension scheme with rising employer contributions with length of service along with professional development opportunities, family friendly policies and even a free bar!

Our flexible working policy means whilst you will have an office base (either Southampton or London) you can choose where you work and when. Whether it is one of the offices or from home. There are no minimum days to be in the office, just specific meetings where we like to get everyone together. Your working day can be flexible around your needs with core hours from 10am to 4pm. 

About us:

We are an independent creative and production agency. Our name stands for strength and clarity, and it embodies everything we are as an agency. How we conduct ourselves, how we operate, our work and the brands we work with. We strive for it in everything we do.

We are family run and have offices in Southampton, London, Sydney and LA, employing over 90 employees at group level, working with iconic brands such as Call of Duty, Bacardi and B&Q, as well as interesting start up businesses like Dr Vegan.

Our values are: Think big, go bigger. Own it. Pull together. Always Learning.


At Five by Five we're committed to building a team as diverse as the audiences we produce work for. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and identities and are committed to creating an agency full of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We are an equal opportunities employer. We recruit on merit. Your talent, skill and passion is why you'll get the job.  


Five by Five


Planning Director