Data Manager

Data & Analytics London, England


MediaCom handles the media planning and buying for some of the world's smartest advertisers. Supported by keen consumer insight, analysis and experience, we are part of the largest media planning and buying network in the world.

We’re looking for a someone who will play a key role for Mars, one of MediaCom’s largest clients globally. Mars are one of the world’s leading CPG companies with a global footprint ranging from the popular products like Snickers, M&Ms to pet food and nutrition

Specifically the candidate would join our MediaCom Network of Excellence (NOE) team. This team provides strategic support to local markets globally and help share and reapply best practices across planning and buying.

The NOE support the implementation of MARS Key Beliefs everywhere and develop new thinking to evolve the MARS media model. The NOE manage global Test and Learn initiatives and devise and deploy a uniform integrated planning and buying frameworks. They are accountable and responsible for ensuring local markets share and reapply successful media initiatives and for facilitating a positive working relationship with MARS creative agencies.

At a local market level, the MediaCom MARS team will implement the MARS Key Beliefs and align budget across segment portfolio and test and learn agreement. After consultation with MARS client, the local team will deliver a clear brief to align Mars’ key challenges with a plan for how communications will meet the challenge

Key Responsibilities:

As the Data Manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of data operations across 75+ Mars market and will be part of the NOE (network of excellence team) within Mediacom.
The Data manager will be working with all Mars markets globally, NOE team and will support the Head of Operations in key projects.

We would look for the Data Manager to drive Global Data Management. It will be the responsibility of the Data manager to ensure that all data pertaining to Mars is up to date and accurate. You will work with the analysts on identifying challenges early on in the process and taking necessary steps to make sure these are reported accurately.

You would also be responsible for managing tool development, specifically with Synthesis and EDGE which are Mediacom proprietary tools.

As the Data manager you will be supported by two analysts. Together with the team we would expect you to deliver on all global requests, proving collaboration and driving consistency. You will be an advocate of continuous improvement and utilise a structured approach to ensure that the organisation benefits from learning from past performance.

Candidate Specification:

• Be fully conversant with advanced excel workings
• Be able to drive and work on data related projects by yourself
• Be able to check the work of the analyst for accuracy and consistency
• Have the knowledge of media planning
• Have previously managed team
• Have proven and demonstrable skills to work on the data
• Be energetic, determined and proactive
• Have the ability to present complex data in a simple manner
• Demonstrate strong communication skills
• Have gravitas and credibility to influence senior Mediacom stakeholders as well as the client

About MediaCom

MediaCom is “The Content + Connections Agency”, working on behalf of its clients to leverage their brands’ entire system of communications across paid, owned and earned channels to step change their business outcomes.

Employing over 1,200 staff across 5 regional offices, MediaCom is the leading agency in the UK in terms of billings. Its client roster includes British Sky Broadcasting, DFS, GlaxoSmithKline, Tesco and Cancer Research UK.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do; we firmly believe in our “People First, Better Results” philosophy and want to be certain that work is always challenging, engaging and satisfying. We aim to ensure that that our employees’ skills are constantly evolving, and so provide all MediaCom staff with training and development and regular appraisals to enhance their performances and guarantee great results for them and the company.

We also strive to change traditional attitudes to workplace culture by offering a more holistic view of employees' aspirations. There are numerous initiatives for MediaCommers to take part in, from the Social Club to Mindfulness Training, to help ensure that our employees thoroughly enjoy their experience here.

We aim to be the only agency that talented people want to work for. We do this, not only by stimulating and challenging our people through great work and outstanding clients, but by providing a variety of learning programs, cultural initiatives and an exciting environment to invigorate our employees personal and professional career development.

MediaCom was named Campaign’s Agency of the Decade and received top marks in its 2016 School Report.

MediaCom is a member of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and part of GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm.

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