Director of Technology Strategy, Communications and New Business (12 Month FTC)

IT & Technology London, England


Position at MediaCom

Director of Technology Strategy, Communications and New Business (12 Month FTC)

Chief of Staff - Office of the CTO, Systems Tech, Job Description

The Systems Tech Team

Systems Tech are MediaCom’s Data and Technology experts transforming MediaCom into the agency of the future. Technology is a key enabler for MediaCom, helping reduce costs and create new products that drive revenue and business growth. Systems Tech are a global team of technology consultants, project managers, business analysts, data engineers, software engineers and data visualisation experts delivering technology solutions with the business.

The System Tech mission is to:

  • Deliver specialist technology products that enhance our Client’s business
  • Transform data into meaningful information to enable Clients and staff to make informed decisions.
  • Implement technology to improve the way MediaCom works for our staff and Clients.

Systems Tech provide technology expertise and project management to create solutions for MediaCom.  The team’s responsibilities range from automating a small-scale data transformation process, to save time for our Client teams, to building large scale strategic platform and product implementations for media planning optimisation to creative analytics to ecommerce audit.

The Systems Tech team drive data platform innovation to create exceptional global, regional and local market dashboards to enable our staff and our Clients to have the data needed to make the right decisions at the right time.

The team also work in partnership with GroupM and WPP, participating in and leading steering groups centred around the technology strategy to provide the MediaCom voice to steer the new Planning, Audience, Activation and Reporting platforms planned for 2021 and the future.

The role of Director – Office of the CTO

About You

Are you a strategic thinker, motivational leader of teams, well-developed communicator, experience managing complex stakeholder relationships and navigating a matrix global organisation?

As Director of the Office of the CTO, you will play an important part delivering a transformational global tech vision at MediaCom.

You are organised by nature and understand that success in a global organisation is a group effort across geographies, business functions and operating companies.

You are an exceptional listener and you seek to build trust. You can rapidly build a deep understanding of business challenges and have the ability to simplify complex issues. An expert problem solver, you anticipate issues and excel at bringing structure to high level concepts, doggedly pushing these through to completion.

You have extensive experience of the media marketplace, understand the competitive landscape and what is required for sustained results. You have business and commercial savvy with a strength in developing revenue and product opportunities.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Extensive media, management and business transformation experience
  • Proven track record of creating effective content and messaging, with impeccable copywriting, presentation and planning skills
  • Big-Picture oriented: able to think strategically, anticipate issues, reprioritise and keep focus in a fast-paced environment
  • Gravitas: demonstrated experience of managing senior business stakeholders
  • Leader: ability to lead and mobilise teams to deliver major initiatives
  • Listener: ability to build trust at all levels or an organisation
  • Creative thinker: ability to develop concrete requirements from unclear situations
  • Critical thinker: the ability to infer and ‘read between the lines’
  • Multi-tasker: ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining high quality output
  • Team player: willing to pitch in to get the job done
  • Self-sufficiency: ability to learn quickly with minimal direction

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • 3+ years of project management experience a plus
  • Experience working within technology and/or data centric organisations a plus


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.