Global Data Operations Manager

Data, Analytics & Insight London, England







Operating Company


Job Title

Global Data Operations Manager

Department / Team

MediaCom Worldwide (Global Data Solutions)

Reporting To

Global Programme Director


About GroupM

  • GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation. It serves as the parent company to WPP media agencies Maxus, MediaCom, MEC and MindShare.
  • Its primary purpose is to maximise the performance of WPP’s media communications agencies on behalf of our clients, our shareholders and our people by operating as a parent and collaborator in performance-enhancing activities such as trading, content creation, sports, digital, finance, proprietary tool development and other business-critical capabilities. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions.
  • The focus of GroupM is the intelligent application of physical and intellectual scale to benefit trading, innovation, and new communication services, to bring unfair competitive advantage to our clients and our companies.


The Role Objective


  • Facilitate global the co-ordination of data operations
  • Co-ordinate the access and pre-testing of digital data sources
  • Work with the client teams, product teams, project mangement group to create regular status reports including risk assement
  • Develop and implement a pretest and data verification process that can involve non technical stakeholders

Extract data from publisher API’s using an API management tool and load into testing tables using Azure SQL Services / Blob Containers

  • Manage the ongoing compliance of data generated by client teams and support best practice in local market Adops and digital buying teams


Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Understanding of digital media data
  • Understanding of development team operations
  • Understanding of Azure and Microsoft O365 extended product set
  • Power BI, Forms, Power Apps is a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Enthusiastic to learn and master the internal products and services
  • Understanding of formal project and operations management methodology
  • Understanding of best practices regarding client SLA management
  • Experience in working with global teams

In 3 months – You will have had exposure to the data operations in its current form across one of our largest global clients and will start to look at other clients to understand the context, differences and similarities in approach.


In 6 months – You will have clear picture of best practice and will start to turn your knowledge and understanding into subject matter expertise, defining focussed process and documentation, by source and client.


After a year – You will be a ‘subject matter expert’ with the experience to revisit and review the approach implemented and current practices. Moving the roadmap of the team and function forward, towards a more automated process, with a view to streamlining the sources for other purposes (self service data functions for client teams, and more cleansing and harmonisation functions on data that is collected). As someone with a unique point of view across multiple global client activity you will take your expertise further with the ability to advise client teams on data and taxonomy best practices to mitigate known issues further down the line.




Welcome innovators, initiative takers and instigators.  


We are 8,500 of the world’s leading media communications specialists, in 125 offices, across 100 countries.


We have a global client roster that’s the envy of our peers. Adidas, Coca-Cola, Mars, P&G, PSA, Richemont, Shell and Sony to name but a few.


We help brands unlock growth through media. We do this using our Systems Thinking approach to data, technology and creativity and design communication strategies that build brands and generate sales. We’re part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, which gives us access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business.


All this has helped us become the first network to hold the big six Media Network of the Year titles concurrently.


But the real secret to our success is simple (and not really a secret). It’s our People First, Better Results philosophy.


We know that when we invest in our people, we’ll deliver better results not only for them, but also for our clients.


We also know that talent comes in all shapes, sizes, genders and ethnicities. That’s why our agencies are open environments that celebrate difference.


Do you want to work with smart, creative, enthusiastic people? So do we.

Welcome to MediaCom




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.

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