GroupM | Group Head - Data

Data, Analytics & Insight Mumbai, India


Position at GroupM

We are currently looking for a Senior Data Consultant to join the data, technology & analytics division of GroupM Services. In this role, you will provide end-to-end consultancy services to GroupM clients, working with agencies and the performance media group around the utilisation of our proprietary & 3rd party technologies. You will have a strong technical background within the Adtech/Martech industry, be data driven, a relationship builder, with proven project management capabilities.


Reporting of the role:

This role reports to the Head of Data, Technology & Analytics – GroupM Services.


3 best things about the job: 1. Be a member of a high performing team focused on technology, data, partners and platforms, a key strategic growth area for GroupM and WPP.

  1. Work in an environment that promotes freedom, flexibility, empowerment and diverse working styles to solve real business problems.
  2. The opportunity to learn & collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders across all GroupM agencies & business units.

In this role, your goals will be: In three months:

  • Developed a thorough understanding of our proprietary Data/Audiences tech-stack, with the ability to train and support local end-users independently.
  • Have gained any outstanding accreditation/certifications of relevant 3rd party DMP’s, CDPs & digital analytics technologies.


In six months:

  • Lead the effort of data spine evolution in market, with local data partners identified and implemented
  • Established an agency network to promote utilisation and best practice of the data, tech & services with demonstrated applications
  • Develop & maintain a client 1st party data consultancy framework that is adopted and utilised by all GMS data, tech & analytics stakeholders



In 12 months:

  • Delivered a successful client data project, from conception to deployment which delivers on client proposed KPI’s
  • Be viewed as a thought leader across data and analytics, who’s regularly involved in strategic planning with client teams
  • Create a culture of thought leadership around data / ID evolution in a cookieless future for targeting & measurement



What your day job looks like at GroupM:

  • General agency pitch support for data as needed but more proactively creating consulting frameworks around client 1st PD data architecture, guidance, and recommendation around CDPs implementation, vs DMP
  • Contribute to team projects as the executive sponsor for client data initiatives
  • Provide end-user training across our proprietary technology stack
  • Support the agencies in audience planning strategies utilising all data assets
  • Own the setup elements such as first party data, tag integration (tag management systems, custom data integrations, CRM connections, etc.), custom data partner integration development.
  • Work with data partners to integrate their data sets into [m]insights (Onboarding & Testing Data Sets)
  • Collect & distribute local product feature requests to global/regional teams
  • Ensure local instances of our data collection & taxonomy are maintained
  • Work closely with the global and regional product team to test and rollout new features, special with the cookieless future of audience planning tools
  • Localise & distribute documentation such as POV’s and release notes
  • Develop market specific case studies demonstrating our capabilities


What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field (Data, Technology, IT, Marketing)
  • Previous experience in a technical consulting role within Adtech/Martech
  • Certifications (or advanced knowledge) in DMP & digital analytics platforms
  • A strong understanding of all digital marketing channels
  • Familiar with advanced analytics and data management concepts
  • Proven ability to build and grow relationships with key stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work in a cross-functional team but also have the initiative to problem-solve independently.
  • Highly organised with demonstrated project management capabilities

More about GroupM

GroupM - GroupM leads and shapes media markets by delivering performance enhancing media products and services, powered by data and technology. Our global network agencies and businesses enable our people to work collaboratively across borders with the best in class, providing them the opportunity to accelerate their progress and development. We are not limited by teams or geographies; our scale and diverse range of clients lets us be more adventurous with our business and talent. We give our talent the space, support and tools to innovate and grow.

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2020 brought opportunities for brands to innovate because of which we saw an evolving media stack. The growth of digital is set to soar high because of changing consumer habits. With approximately 500 million smartphone users, low-priced data plans, 45 to 50 million e-commerce shoppers, approximately 60 OTT offerings and a young population, India is a mobile-first internet market. It is also one of the top 10 ad spend markets in the world and is set to climb the ranks. Global big tech corporations have made considerable investments in top e-commerce/retail ventures and Indian start-ups, blurring the lines between social media, e-commerce and mobile payments, resulting in disruption on an unimaginable scale.

At GroupM India, there’s never a dull moment between juggling client requests, managing vendor partners and having fun with your team. We believe in tackling challenges head-on and getting things done.

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.