Planning & Strategy Manager (Country Planning)

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7913 Leeds, United Kingdom Marketing Permanent

The role: Planning & Strategy Manager (Country Planning)

We are looking for a Planning & Strategy Manager to join our Marketing team, based in our Leeds office.

Are you our next star player?

The Pokerstars Marketing department are looking to transform its approach to Strategic Planning and we are looking for a marketing professional to help lead on this journey. This role will be responsible for establishing planning standards at a country level which support our growth plans. This role would co-ordinate our marketing budget planning processes between multiple stakeholders and assists on providing business cases for increasing spend.  

Why we need you: –

  • Working with the Strategic Planning Director & LT on the planning of our £200m+ marketing budget and how this budget is planned across all our territories and against our products.
  • Establishes new ways of working practices between Marketing & Finance teams to ensure alignment.
  • Develops and manages practical documentation that showcases our country level strategies
  • Manages reforecasting processes to ensure consistency between markets with clearly documented business cases against market opportunities.
  • Manages market specific project briefs and establishes working groups as appropriate to tackle business problems or opportunities.
  • Project manages between media stakeholders & marketing effectiveness team to work out our reporting gaps and collaborates on a new process for how we make data driven media decisions.
  • Manages monthly reporting process with relevant agencies and internal stakeholders across Go to Market & Digital teams to get rounded views of our activity.
  • Validates and suggests new tools/research to enable more insight around campaigns & competitor activity that can help shape plans going forward.

Who are we looking for: –

  • An experienced professional with a background of working across multiple business areas and stakeholders
  • Strong numerical & commercial background
  • Able to understand complex processes and quickly simplify them.
  • Strong communication skills and experience of bringing ideas & plans to life
  • A skilled relationship manager, you’ll build strong, sustainable business relationships across teams
  • Experience of project management processes and demonstrates strong organisation and influencing skills.
  • Dynamic, agenda setting individual capable of working within a multi-location team and across multiple markets
  • Excellent communicator and presenter of ideas

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus. And we provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

Your package will include:

  • Health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
  • Option to join our company pension scheme
  • £1,000 as a congratulations if you have a baby whilst you work for us
  • Discounted gym membership
  • In-house training and development to develop your skills, progressing your career
  • Free fresh fruit and drinks in the office
  • Social events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, we’ll invite you for a Zoom interview.

The Group

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange, which brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

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