Managing Director, Global Head of Data Strategy - New York , New York, United States, 10001

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The company operates within the Media industry.

  •  Build, validate and extend the following capabilities across our global (and largest US) client base
  • Technology: Vendor selection (eg planning tools, ad server, verification) based on need
  • Operations: Naming conventions, best practices, structure
  • Data: Vendor selection (one off vs Initiative level partnerships), best practices for utilization, measurement/testing
  • Work with Mediabrands Product and Delivery teams to ensure that they understand and are delivering against your team's needs
  • Play a key role in winning new business for the agency
  • Work closely with Initiative leadership to determine optimal team structure, senior talent, and overall product offering
  • Determine which resources should remain to execute services post your team's intervention
  • The role of the group is to determine strategy and assist in implementation then move on to the next client/project
  • Evolve capability over time to unlock new opportunities and revenue
  • Build out the optimal structure across global/central, regional, local and hub resources to deliver on core services
  • Ensure cross training of staff so that diverse skills can be delivered in a single coherent team
  • Provide direction for Mediabrands central team in terms of resource quantity, location, skills etc to ensure their offering is evolving in line with your own
  • Identify talent gaps and work with management to determine strategy to address
  • Remain connected to developments in adtech/martech so that the practice remains cutting edge
  • Engage local markets so that they buy in to the overall vision and are investing in the right way to deliver against your recommedations
  • Actively represent Initiative in the broader market - attending/presenting at industry forums, involvement in industry media etc 
  • Bachelor's degree plus 15+ years industry experience, including 10+ years of management experience
  • Experience managing large and diverse teams - including those directly managed vs teams that are responsible for your product but not under your control, and local vs distant resource
  • Strong experience with ad tech, mar tech, ad operations, data strategy, digital/programmatic, measurement platforms
  • Media agency experience useful but not essential
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts at varying levels (from superficial to detailed) to suit the audience
  • Ability to proactively drive the business forward (ie being able to take the initiative rather than rely on direction)