Data Executive


Description: MEDIACOM_RGB_POS.pngThe Company

The Content + Connections Agency.

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 believe that everything is connected.  And that means a media agency has to think and operate in an entirely new way. So new that we don’t even call ourselves a media agency anymore. We call ourselves The Content + Connections Agency.

We transform client communications through systems thinking.  Systems thinking is how we make sense of our clients’ communications systems, where we work to optimise the system as a whole and not just the individual components. 

At MediaCom, our people, processes and tools are all entirely geared towards systems thinking.

The MediaCom network comprises of over 7000 people working in 125 offices in 100 markets around the world. We are proud to call some of the world's most successful brands as clients, including Sony, P&G, DLG, the Volkswagen Group and The Coca-Cola Company.

We know that our people are our greatest asset in making us the UK’s leading agency and so we make sure our employees are rewarded and looked after in terms of career growth, social life and personal welfare. 


We’re also part of GroupM who world’s largest media investment management organization and parent company of Mediacom, MindShare and Wavemaker.



The Role

The role is responsible for helping the data team calibrate and develop planning tools that are key to our Systems Planning Process


Our Opportunity

This is a great opportunity to work with local markets and central team members to deliver new, hero planning tools and contribute to the development of the toolkit used at the heart of our Systems Thinking way of working.


You will be working on 2 key stages within our System - Planner & Simulator, plus other client-specific projects that support our Global network of users. These products will be fundamental to improving our work as MediaCom teams across the world, and help set us apart from competitors.

This system will bring together data from across WPP, GroupM and MediaCom and is our new way of working. It also will involve working with key decision makers at both a global and local market level to improve our products and help adoption Globally. 


Job Title

Business Science Data Exec

Reporting To

Business Science Director





Objectives of the Role 

You will be responsible for the calibration and rollout of planning tools that are key to our Systems Planning Process. Specific involvement in the 2 stages of The System, plus client calibration projects and helping the team develop and rollout other data products. This role involves working closely with local market teams across the network to gather data, train and support their use of the tools. 



  • Liaise with markets and develop good relationships to get good quality media data and feedback
  • Work collaboratively with Global Insight, Strategy, and Systems Planning teams to ensure progress of tool adoption and future development of key stages of The System
  • Support and help with other data projects and tools which sit alongside The System and are key to client business and market knowledge.
  • Help users understand the tools at both an entry and expert level. Be the go-to person for data questions around these tools
  • Produce training materials and help local teams to support themselves
  • Support client teams and New Business in using and understanding the tools
  • Help to upsell Business Science projects for bespoke client calibration
  • Gather good examples of usage and circulate best practice examples



  • An understanding and appreciation of marketing and media landscape is ideal. Either Global experience or working in local markets
  • Analytical experience and attention to detail crucial


Skills and Experience

  • Effective communicator & interpersonal skills: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. This role is about getting the best info from local markets – so effective communication and diplomacy is key
  • Problem solving: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem
  • Contributing to effective Teamwork: work cooperatively and effectively with others, help resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Organisation: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals – reporting back to team with progress
  • Planning: Create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results