Global Data Solutions Director


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Job Title:

Global Data Solutions Director



Global Data Solutions


Reporting to: Chief Technology Officer

Job Description


Job Purpose:

Global Data Solutions Director (EMEA) will be responsible for the strategy and execution of the global data solutions vision and the management of the applications that support this vision across the Global Clients and EMEA region.  The applications include external tools, proprietary internal media tools as well as custom solutions for global or multi-national clients.  The Director should have ample knowledge of the digital and traditional media ecosystem as well as external vendors and tools and be able to maintain an advanced knowledge of new technologies and solutions that support the business functions within. 



  • Management of procurement or development, deployment and Level 1-2 support of digital and traditional media applications that support the Mediacom offices in EMEA
  • Ability to define and drive enhancements and fixes to the applications, from a usage perspective. Managing the lifecycle of any change through internal development resource and contracted outsourced vendors. 
  • Meets regularly with clients and account teams within the region to introduce new solutions as well as updates to current solutions. 
  • Manages the relationships with the Global Account Directors and clients out of EMEA as it pertains to deliver of the products and services within the Global Data Solutions portfolio. 
  • Advocate the existing MediaCom toolkit of planning, buying optimization and post campaign analysis tools
  • Manage development on media applications in conjunction with contracted third parties and client business requirements. Ability to manage expectations on timelines, budget and capabilities with the client and the client team in order to maintain a consistent message to global clients.
  • Ability to network inside a global media agency to identify common issues and opportunities for process and workflow efficiencies through the use of technology.  Develop key relationships with business leads across multiple markets to keep them apprised of upcoming milestones and successes. 
  • Advanced project management skills and ability to set expectations in accordance with client requirements and agency goals, inclusive of building project and implementation plans and ability to identify barriers to success at the forefront of an engagement.
  • Ability to recognize an opportunity to increase revenue for the agency through advanced technology and be able to lead the sales process from prospect to contract by aligning the right resources within the agency
  • Management of software vendor relationships
  • Lead a team of 10-15 people based in the UK




  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in software management
  • Knowledge of media planning business, preferably through experience in the industry
  • Proven history in effective budget management, supervision, project management, process improvement, tracking budget expenses, self-development, planning, performance management
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Strong project management and collaboration skills as required to manage internal and external teams working across multiple locations


Behaviour Type:

  • Analytical driver – attention to detail, organized with delivery focus
  • Excellent client servicing skills – negotiation, presentation, listening
  • Politically savvy – engages internal network individual and teams to drive projects through
  • Strong interpersonal skills – develops and motivates teams



About MediaCom


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 the leading global media investment management operation. It serves as the parent company to WPP media agencies Maxus, MediaCom, Mediaedge:cia 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 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.