Marketing Communications Planning Manager

  • Up to £50000.00 per annum
  • London
  • Permanent

Marketing Planning Manager - Luxury Retail Business

Join our team as a Marketing Planning Manager and take charge of the end-to-end marketing planning cycle for our multi-channel retail business. Reporting to a senior member of the marketing team, you will play a vital role in delivering exceptional marketing campaigns and activities. We are seeking a detail-oriented, commercially astute, and dynamic individual who thrives in managing complexity.


  • Collaborate with the Head of Marketing Communications and Planning to develop the annual marketing calendar, aligning it with commercial and brand objectives, and ensuring effective communication across departments.
  • Prioritize activities within the omni-retail business, balancing commercial, product, customer, brand, and promotional requirements. Determine the distribution of channel coverage across paid, earned, and owned media.
  • Lead a team of professionals, ensuring timely and high-quality delivery of campaigns, product launches, and brand initiatives from concept to execution and analysis.
  • Foster a productive relationship between the marketing and creative production teams, establishing clear priorities, streamlining processes, and managing workflow effectively.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of brand media activations, collaborating with brand partners and internal channel owners. Ensure flawless delivery and provide comprehensive campaign wrap-ups to demonstrate the value of activities.
  • Plan and implement above-the-line activities such as print advertising, out-of-home campaigns, media insertions, and acquisition activations. Manage relationships with agencies and allocated budget.
  • Support the marketing communications team in planning and executing customer and press events.
  • Assist in establishing and monitoring the annual marketing production budget, ensuring accurate tracking of all activities.


  • Minimum 6 years of experience in marketing communications planning, preferably with agency experience.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage a complex marketing ecosystem effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills, both internal and external, with the ability to collaborate across cross-functional teams.
  • Prior experience working with global brands, overseeing marketing activities across various channels.
  • Ability to prioritize and communicate effectively in a fast-paced retail environment with competing demands.

Key Skills Required:

  • Exceptional organizational skills, capable of handling multiple priorities at a wide scale.
  • Thrives in a deadline-driven environment and skilled in managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Tenacious, resilient, results-oriented, and adaptable to change.
  • Proficient in people management, coaching, mentoring, and team development.

If you're ready to take on this exciting role and contribute to our retail business's marketing success, apply now with your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and skills.

Sphere Digital Recruitment currently have a variety of job opportunities across digital so feel free to get in touch with us to find out how we can help you. Please take a look at our website.

Sphere is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications regardless of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation, and any other protected status as required by applicable law.

If you require any adjustments or additional support during the recruitment process for any reason whatsoever, please let us know.

Dave Case Senior Manager

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