The opening of the Serviceplan Group in New York in May 2018 marked an important step in the internationalisation of the Serviceplan Group, allowing the agency group to offer its disciplines worldwide in all relevant locations. Now, another important measure has been enacted with the implementation of Global Key Accounts. Jan-Philipp Jahn, who has worked in the Serviceplan Group for 12 years, took over the newly created position as Managing Director Global Key Accounts on 1 July 2018. In this role, he will build up his team over the next few months in order to bring together and mobilise customers and agencies internationally and to develop and advise customers internationally from Germany. Hamburg is the location of the new unit.
This accomplished manager has been active internationally for many years. After several positions in well-known agencies, the native of Hamburg started in 2006 in the then newly founded Serviceplan Campaign Hamburg. From 2011 to 2015, he continued to develop the Dubai site as a General Manager in the Serviceplan Group before moving to China to serve as Managing Director from 2015 to July 2018. His most important customers include BMW, Continental, Mercedes, Smart, Continental Tires, DZ Bank, Europcar, Hipp and Metro.
Markus Noder, Holding Managing Director of the Serviceplan Group, says: "With Jan-Philipp Jahn, we have not only found an international manager for the role of Managing Director Global Key Accounts, but an absolute brand expert. I am very pleased that with his new role and the creation of this important position, we can continue to drive our global business. In recent years, Philipp has developed important locations as well as customers of the Serviceplan Group – in the new role, these competencies come together perfectly."
Jan-Philipp adds: "After eight years with Serviceplan abroad, I am looking forward to being part of the international Serviceplan Group, and to the opportunity to use the experience and learning from Germany on our key accounts. This position is intended to be an important milestone in the international development and expansion of our group. Teaming up with our international partners, planning activities and turning them into a 'Best Brand' in every country appeals to me and my team."