Director, Data Sciences

Data, Analytics & Insight New York, New York



As a key senior member of the Data Sciences team, leading analytics for one of our major clients at Wavemaker and reporting to the Data Sciences Practice Lead at Wavemaker, you will be responsible for leading the Delivery and Operations as well as building, managing a team and supporting clients.



  • Partner with client to deliver thought leadership, look for new ways to enhance, develop or execute creative solutions and insights through data and analytics
  • Recruit, train and manage all Data Sciences team members
  • Develop best in class audience management practices and scale DMP audiences
  • Ultimate responsible for the accuracy and executions of all Data Sciences deliverables by ensuring timeliness, completeness and insightfulness in the work
  • Demonstrate knowledge of client business and develop deep understanding of Pharmaceutical, strategic ideas, new initiatives, competitive positioning and work to ensure strategic thinking is applied
  • Set a vision and a test and learn roadmap to drive a cutting edge strategy and execution in all matters related to data and analytics
  • Develop strategic relationships with clients and provide support, as requested, to solve broad strategic marketing problems
  • Identify most efficient processes and operationalization’s



  • Built and manage a team of experts in Audience Science, Advanced Analytics, Measurement and Reporting
  • Build strong relationships across GroupM leadership and as well as counterparts in other WPP agencies to best deliver the best of GroupM and WPP
  • Build strong relationships with key technology providers
  • Manage the development and responsibilities of a team of analysts, managers, and associate directors
  • Strong operational, client engagement and delivery skills
  • Team player with a strong desire to collaborate and contribute
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to self-start and drive to the finish line



  • 5 years + relevant work experience in analytics with expertise in digital media
  • MBA in marketing, economics, mathematics or statistics is a plus
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal), collaboration and delegation skills and client facing experience within media agencies or publishers highly desired 
  • Progressively responsible roles in Digital Marketing, Consulting Services, Advertising, and/or Analytics
  • Functional team management and leadership experience: experience managing senior-level client focused, business-critical resources
  • Delivery responsibility in Analytics, Marketing, and Insights in the consumer marketing services realm
  • Ability to interact and collaborate effectively with senior executives in the extended global GroupM and WPP family
  • Experience with Ad Tech platforms such as DoubleClick (DBM, DCM), Adobe (Analytics, Target, AAM), and Prisma. Experience with DMP is preferred 
  • SQL skills, ability to perform effective querying involving multiple tables and subqueries
  • Understanding of and experience using analytical and statistical techniques: hypothesis development, designing tests/experiments, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and developing actionable recommendations for lines of business

We believe there always is a better way to grow. We positively provoke growth for our clients by reshaping consumer decision-making and experiences through media, content and technology. The Wavemaker way is globally consistent. Fueled by the world’s most powerful consumer data, we understand where and how marketing can intervene decisively to help brands win more sales. 

Our name is our mission and our method. To make waves, you need to be provocative, even fearless. We do our best work for brave brands and people who want to be challenged to go further and faster. We know it’s not easy, but if it’s in you, we will get it out of you.  

Our 7,600 people across 90 markets provoke growth for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses. Our attitude of Positive Provocation is enabled by: 

  • deep knowledge we have of our clients’ business 
  • confidence to challenge what’s gone before 
  • the support to go further than we thought possible 

We are a part of GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management company. Discover more on, Twitter and LinkedIn  

GroupM and all of its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.