UM - Partner, Portfolio Management

Position Summary

UM is looking for a dynamic, fun, strategic thinker who is looking to advance their media planning career!

We are looking for a Partner, Portfolio Management who will be responsible for cultivating a deep relationship with multiple internal and external constituents while developing, executing, and monitoring all media planning and account process across a single Global client.

Essential Functions

  • Lead a data-led, audience-first integrated media planning, across offline and online media (Cross-platform Video including TV, Display/Programmatic, Search, Social)
  • Manage a team of 3-4 on day-to-day responsibilities including billing, media plan updates as well as training and development
  • Steward multi-disciplinary, audience-based US planning process, balancing varied strategic priorities and client business needs
  • Lead the coordination of client approach and processes across Global Regional Hubs
  • Prioritize work flow for the agency team and act as connection point for multiple initiatives across various client teams.
  • Inform budgetary discussions and incremental funding requests
  • Communicate expertly on marketplace trends and developments including providing client specific context and impacts
  • Simplify complex and detailed data-led strategies and approaches for generalist marketing client team
  • Maintain relationships with all levels of client contact
  • Prepare and make presentations to clients regarding media recommendations, ensuring buy-in
  • Manage client requests i. e. plan changes, budget changes, provide marketplace information



  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably with a concentration in advertising, marketing, business administration or communications

Work Experience:

  • Seven to nine years experience in media planning including three to five years management experience required
  • B2B experience is a plus. Working on a global account a plus too.
  • Experience across traditional and digital channels


  • Experience with multiple business categories
  • Strong managerial skills and quantitative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Thrives in fast paced environment
  • High level of comfort presenting to clients and internal team members
  • Proven track record with client relations and growing existing business
  • Solid awareness of industry trends and planning/measurement models
  • Primarily digital: heavy online display/programmatic, social, search, events
  • Understanding of marketing and communications process; Planning, buying, managing and optimizing across all channels (directly and/or consulting)
  • Ability to interpret and analyze data to inform go-to-market strategies

About Us

A full-service media agency, UM strives to use Better Science and Art to create moments that drive business momentum for brands. Founded in 1999, UM is made up of entrepreneurially-minded planners, researchers, investment experts, decision scientists, account executives, and content and activation specialists
over 4,800 employees
130 offices
in over
100 countries
around the world. They are globally headquartered in New York, with six additional North America offices in Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Toronto.

UM s culture is an inclusive one, where people are encouraged to bring their full selves to the office, and where personal and professional growth are a priority of every member of the team. The executive leadership is dedicated to building a culture that permeates every element of the company, from work flexibility, to career planning and regular talent reviews, to an active culture club. They proudly uphold the following values:

  • Courage: having the courage to try the things that make us afraid, present something to a client that we know isn t what they are expecting, taking on roles that we may be a bit intimidated by, inventing the future, etc.
  • Candor: pushing ourselves to have the hard conversations with colleagues, team members, clients and media partners that will make us all better.
  • Curiosity: being curious about the world, media, our clients and each other and using this curiosity to find new and innovate ways of doing everything we do.
  • Commitment: being committed to UM, our teams, and our clients and going above and beyond when it is required.
  • Community: being an active and positive participant in the UM community, our team and client communities, our local community and the world and creating valued communities with the people, clients and partners that we work with.
  • Caring: caring about those around us both their work lives as well as their personal lives and working to make everyone have as complete and fulfilling a life as possible.

As a company, they are constantly pushing themselves to improve, under their Better Science, Better Art, Better Outcomes banner, striving to set the bar in the ever-evolving media landscape. Key clients include J&J, Sony, HULU, H&M, Coca-Cola, Hershey s, Spotify Exxon, and BMW.

Don't Be Fooled

The fraudster will send a check to the victim who has accepted a job. The check can be for multiple reasons such as signing bonus, supplies, etc. The victim will be instructed to deposit the check and use the money for any of these reasons and then instructed to send the remaining funds to the fraudster. The check will bounce and the victim is left responsible.