Planning Director

Job Title: Planning Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Middle East
Salary: £90k (TAX FREE) + benefits, relocation package
Reference: 15623140
Job Published: November 17, 2017 00:00

Job Description

Planning Director - Comms / CRM experience, leading travel brand. Role based in Abu Dhabi, global agency

This highly impressive global agency is now looking to recruit in the Middle East, and they're looking to find a talented Planning Director who can help lead the strategy and planning for this top global travel brand, plus across other global clients as the agency grows in the middle east. 

The Planning Director will work very closely with the Chief Exec, Chief Strategy Officer and Exec CD, General Manager in Abu Dhabi and the Creative Director to help lead the strategic function of the agency. We are looking for a Planning Director who has a good understanding of comms and traditional planning, but also can add value across CRM and data when need be. We don't want a data planner, but a more comms thinking planner who gets brand, strategy, comms and customer marketing.  

We need a highly strategy and smart Planning Director who can help lead this travel account, and deliver their global CRM business. You will be a Planning Director who gets and understands CRM work, but how this fits into the wider comms mix. The Planning Director will lead strategy across loyalty programmes, retention and acquisition strategies for this brand. You will also lead and direct all comms planning activity across other clients within the business, where more comms work is needed. 

Based in Abu Dhabi the Planning Director will lead this client from a global perspective. The group / network already have offices set up in the region, and the Planning Director will work with senior management to service their clients and further grow the business. Resource will be pulled in from offices throughout the world / network, and they're looking for a Planning Director to help lead clients from a strategic perspective.

The Planning Director must have gravitas, you'll be super confident and a natural leader, you'll be strategic and highly creative and you must be someone who wants to work at an international level. 

The agency will offer the Planning Director a tax free salary of £90k, plus benefits, and a relocation package.  

If you are a Planning Director who is looking to get away from the UK and you want to go to the Middle East to help deliver great work, for a great brand, then we want to hear from you today. 

Please send your CV to or press Apply Now and complete the form. We have a full job spec available if you're keen, we'd be more than happy to share this with you.

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