Planning Manager – Global Partnerships

  • Location: London, UK
  • Salary: £45,000-£50,000
  • Date Posted: 03/05/2024

Who we are and why we exist

System1 is The Creative Effectiveness Platform. Our target customers are the world’s largest advertisers. These businesses understand that creativity is the most powerful tool for growth within their control. System1 helps them make confident creative decisions that lead to transformational business results.


What we do

System1 predicts and improves marketing effectiveness. Our advertising and idea tests measure emotion to give our customers the most accurate predictions of the business impact of creativity. We ‘predict’ (provide research results) and ‘improve’ (provide insight and consultancy on those results) on arguably three of the most critical marketing questions for our customers: advertising effectiveness, innovation effectiveness and brand effectiveness. We aspire to do these three things better than anyone else at a value that makes System1 our customers’ choice.


Becoming part of our team

  • AIM Listed, and with 10 Global Offices and over 150 employees, System1 is a fast-changing business. With exceptional IP, technological advantage and a world-class team we are very well positioned for rapid growth. Central to this is our people. We need to hire the right people, into the right roles, at the right time.
  • Are you up for being a part of the Global Partnerships team to promote System1, our thought leadership, partnership activity, product launches and promotional activity?
  • Are you excited by working with leading edge IP and products that can make a huge impact on our customers’ businesses?
  • Do you relish the role of being the disruptor in a category and rise to the challenge of stretching goals?
  • Do you enjoy being able to utilise various skills, like copywriting, research, event planning and relationship building?


About The Role

This role is part of the Global Partnerships team which plays a key role in our global strategy and growth, and rapidly accelerates it. We partner with the world’s leading media owners, agencies and industry bodies to provide them with a competitive advantage using our market research tools and data, and by creating globally relevant marketing thought leadership together.

We also collaborate within System1. We work closely with our Research and Marketing Science teams to create credible, entertaining, impactful thought leadership. We work closely with our commercial teams to generate qualified new business leads and make our testing and data easier to sell. We work closely with marketing to generate owned and earned media reaching millions of marketers.

There are a lot of “industry thought leaders” and “thought leadership” out there. We have a clear definition of what it really means to lead the industry. With a legacy of industry thought leaders creating dramatic global impact that marketers benefit from. Including our founder John Kearon, Orlando Wood (Author of Lemon and Look out), Jon Evans (The Uncensored CMO) and Andrew Tindall (author of our most recent thought leadership and the SVP of Global Partnerships).

Do you want to join us to excite and change the industry?


What will you be doing?

  • You will coordinate and deliver our marketing thought leadership.
  • Work closely with the Global Partnerships SVP and VP to turn thought leadership objectives into clear learning and research plans.
  • Project manage all global thought leadership, working collaboratively with the Marketing Science and Research teams to deliver research to the expectations of our external partners in a timely manner, to budget.
  • Expertly bring different data, research, and points of view into a clear narrative.
  • Brief internal teams, share plans clearly with partners and manage expectations. Seamless manage communications between all departments.
  • Go above and beyond where needed to ensure our research is truly industry leading.
  • Support in the creation of presentations and assets.
  • Inputting on writing thought leadership.
  • Working with commercial teams on strategy and growing into the role to present research to clients.


You need to be this kind of person:

  • Customer and external Focused – A no-stone-unturned approach to researching how we can help serve our customers better with our insights to solve their problems.
  • Drive for results – A real problem solver in terms of how to see things through to conversion.
  • Getting things done – Highly organised is a must! A fantastic ability to get things done on time and to a high standard displaying high integrity and honesty. Enjoys getting stuck in and working to fast deadlines.
  • Relationship Builder – You’re a fantastic relationship builder, who enjoys meeting new people, working with many internal and external teams, and can build trust in a short space of time.
  • Positive Attitude and supportive of change – Enjoy working in a creative and fast-moving environment and thrives in a team role co-ordinating between different teams.
  • Creative Individual – You have a strong appreciation for creativity and its importance to the success of a brand. You know the creative process inside-out and understand what advertisers, agencies and media owners need to succeed.
  • Communicates powerfully and prolifically with a clear narrative – you can influence and communicate at all levels externally and cross functionally embracing collaboration and teamwork.
  • Solves problems & Analyses skills with the ability to turn data into actionable insights.
  • Inspires others to high performance.
  • Learning agility – you can pick up new concept / skills quickly.
  • Value Diversity and enjoy working in a global and diverse environment and build cross cultural relationships.
  • Technical / professional acumen (Presentation & A/V Design Specialist)


You need to have the following experience:

  • 2+ Years experience in marketing or advertising with clear exposure to research and insights.
  • Experience with turning data into actionable insights with a clear narrative.
  • Excellent project management experience.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Preferred higher level education in marketing, and exposure to marketing comms workstreams.



  • Competitive salary + bonus scheme
  • Health Insurance / Medical Insurance / Dental Insurance
  • Pension / 401K Plan
  • Flexible working arrangements (hybrid)
  • Educational reimbursement opportunities
  • Unlimited opportunities to interact with some of the leading thinkers in advertising and marketing fields.
  • A Recognition Scheme to say thank you!
  • Regular socials, including summer and winter parties.
  • Financial Health checks
  • Wellbeing resources, including “de-clutter days” for your personal and professional needs.


We welcome applicants from all diverse communities and encourage our candidates to ask us about reasonable adjustments that we may be able to make to support through our recruitment process and while in post.

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