Project Lead - Data Science

Data, Analytics & Insight
London, England



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Project Lead - Data Science 



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The Role 


This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and passionate data scientist to join a growing team as data and analytics becomes the centre-point of our work. Our team of brilliant people have a variety of backgrounds with a common desire to help put insights at the heart of the agency’s work. 


As a data science project lead you will be leading on a variety of projects, utilising your modelling expertise, process improvement and application development. You will be part of a team that creates, deploys and maintains a suite of internal and external tools to aid our clients in making better media investment decisions and see the impact of your work across the UK and globally. Your management team will do everything possible to provide you with the tools to accelerate your career. 


You will form strong relationships with the wider Analytics and Insight unit and the agency and play a role in advancing a data driven approach to media strategy, planning and activation. 



What we think are 3 best things about the job.. 


  1. Innovation: You will be at the cutting edge of creating the most advanced analytics in the media industry.
  2. Excel: You will be working in a close knit, friendly team who are there to support you at every stage of your career.
  3. Growth: Continuous learning, autonomy and room for development with the best in the industry.



Who are you? 


An experienced R/Python programmer with demonstrable experience in developing re-usable code for data manipulation and model building.  


Knowledgeable in a variety of modelling methodologies, you look for ways to improve ways of working and streamlining tasks, and if you are comfortable with elements of productionising data science solutions such as containerisation, cloud platform, API/app building or continuous integration, that would be a strong plus! 



What we can offer you. 


-          Company pension scheme  

-          Private medical insurance  

-          25 days holiday (increases with length of service) 

-          Life assurance 

-          Permanent health insurance  

-          WPP share options scheme  

-          Discretionary bonus scheme  

-          Free eyecare vouchers and money off glasses 

-          Extensive training and development  

-          Corporate gym memberships 

-          Cycle to work scheme 

-          Interest free travel loan 

-          Free breakfast (cereal and fruit) 

-          Smart shopper (online discount on a variety of products) 


Sounds good? We’d love to hear from you! 



About EssenceMediacom 

We are a global communications agency leading with breakthrough thinking, building explosive growth for brands, and helping our clients see the bigger picture. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers help our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth. EssenceMediacom challenges conventional thinking to build, propel, and supercharge our clients’ businesses at scale and lead our industry in critical areas such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.   

EssenceMediacom understands that our people are tasked with big goals: building breakthrough growth for brands and leading with breakthrough thinking in our industry. Our people are at the heart of this work because their ideas will enable us to decode the intersections of people, content, and technology to bring our aspirations to life. Our success is down to our eclectic, diverse, and talented people. EssenceMediacom is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceMediacom is committed to building an agency culture that supports our people, puts diversity at the forefront of our operations, and creates opportunity for all. This collective culture will be our “new power” where ideas are freely exchanged, and collaboration is actively encouraged in a place where you can innovate in our hyperconnected world.   




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