MUFG Union Bank Senior Media Planning Strategist, Vice President in San Francisco, California

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Union Bank® and become a part of one of the world’s leading financial groups. Union Bank is a member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world with total assets of over $2.4 trillion (as ranked by SNL Financial, April 2016) and 140,000 colleagues in nearly 50 countries. In the U.S., we’re 13,000 strong, working together to positively impact every customer, organization, and community we serve. At Union Bank, we aim to be the premier and most-trusted West Coast bank, serving customers with high-touch, local delivery and global capabilities as we leverage our rich, 150-year history. This is all part of our inclusive, high-performing culture supported by competitive Total Rewards, including our cash balance pension plan. Join a team that’s working to fulfill its vision to be the world’s most

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Job Summary:

The Vice President, Senior Marketing Manager is responsible for leading the advertising media strategies and plan development for the Bank’s various lines of business. He/she will develop, implement and manage media planning strategies in support of brand/advertising campaigns and manage an agency partner in the successful implementation of these plans.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and present strategic recommendations on advertising media campaigns that align to the Bank’s business goals and support our various lines of business

  • Manage external agencies in the day to day support of media planning activity, providing clear direction and ensuring that plans will meet the marketing plan objectives prior to presentation to internal stakeholders

  • Responsible for the planning, buying and optimization of bank’s paid media, including TV, Radio, Print, Out-of-Home and digital channels

  • Monitor plan implementation to ensure that media is placed correctly and manage make good needs and plan revisions as they arise

  • Continue to refine rate card benchmark analysis and ensure that agency is held accountable to achieving the best rates for the Bank Partner closely with the advertising team to align media recommendations with creative availability and lead times

  • Conduct in depth analysis of competitive media spend and provide thought leadership on trends

At a minimum, the right candidate should meet the following criteria:


Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Advertising or related fields is required


  • 10 years of experience in marketing/advertising with a focus on media planning and execution

  • Experience on both the agency and client side of advertising strongly preferred, including the management of agency partners and/or media reps

  • Minimum of 3 years financial services experience is recommended (or experience in another highly regulated industry)

  • Strong, clear and compelling communication skills that are leveraged in presentations and POVs

  • Excellent project management skills which are required to ensure timely delivery of recommendations and plans

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to think “outside of the box” to solve complex problems and bring forth recommendations that will best meet the marketing plan objectives

  • Leadership Skills

  • Proven track record of success in developing, championing and stewarding fully integrated media campaigns

  • High degree of business acumen, flexibility and comfort with change

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate and inspire others/effect change

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of

personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity /

Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

Job: Marketing / Product Development

Title: Senior Media Planning Strategist, Vice President

Location: CALIFORNIA-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 10017574-WD