Director, Data Audience Science

Data, Analytics & Insight New York, New York



As a key senior member of the Data Sciences team, leading analytics for one of our major clients at Wavemaker and reporting to the Data Sciences Practice Lead at Wavemaker, you will be responsible for leading the Delivery and Operations as well as building, managing a team and supporting clients.


  • Partner with client to deliver thought leadership, look for new ways to enhance, develop or execute creative solutions and insights through data and analytics
  • Recruit, train and manage all Data Sciences team members
  • Develop best in class audience management practices and scale DMP audiences
  • Ultimate responsible for the accuracy and executions of all Data Sciences deliverables by ensuring timeliness, completeness and insightfulness in the work
  • Demonstrate knowledge of client business and develop deep understanding of the telecom sector, strategic ideas, new initiatives, competitive positioning and work to ensure strategic thinking is applied
  • Set a vision and a test and learn roadmap to drive a cutting edge strategy and execution in all matters related to data and analytics
  • Develop strategic relationships with clients and provide support, as requested, to solve broad strategic marketing problems
  • Identify most efficient processes and operationalization’s


  • Build and manage a team of experts in Audience Science, Advanced Analytics, Measurement and Reporting
  • Build strong relationships across GroupM leadership and as well as counterparts in other WPP agencies to best deliver the best of GroupM and WPP
  • Build strong relationships with key technology providers such as Adobe and Oracle
  • Manage the development and responsibilities of a team of analysts, managers, and associate directors
  • Strong operational, client engagement and delivery skills
  • Team player with a strong desire to collaborate and contribute
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to self-start and drive to the finish line


  • 10 years + relevant work experience in analytics with expertise in digital media and DMP set up and reporting
  • MBA in marketing, economics, mathematics or statistics is a plus
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal), collaboration and delegation skills and client facing experience within media agencies or publishers highly desired
  • Progressively responsible roles in DMP, Audience Strategy,Digital Marketing, Consulting Services, Advertising, and/or Analytics
  • Functional team management and leadership experience: experience managing senior-level client-focused, business-critical resources
  • Delivery responsibility in Analytics, Marketing and Insights
  • Ability to interact and collaborate effectively with senior executives in the extended global GroupM and WPP family
  • Experience with Ad Tech platforms such as DoubleClick (DBM, DCM), Adobe (Analytics, Target, AAM, Oracle Data Cloud), and Prisma. Experience with DMP is required
  • SQL skills, ability to perform effective querying involving multiple tables and subqueries
  • Understanding of and experience using analytical and statistical techniques: hypothesis development, designing tests/experiments, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and developing actionable recommendations for lines of business
  • Understanding of ad operations, programmatic and data strategy


Hi Future Makers. We are Wavemaker. We are a next-generation agency delivering world-class solutions through media, content and technology for some of the world’s biggest brands.  We recognize that our people create our competitive advantage and we will only achieve our fullest potential by leveraging each individuals’ unique skills, expertise and perspectives.  As a result, we’ve designed an inclusive culture that encourages and embraces diversity in all its dimensions. As Future Makers, we are driven by our deep audience and purchase journey understanding, coupled with our unrivalled scale and access through GroupM, to ensure the delivery of leading-edge solutions at the intersection of media, content & technology.  Our mission is ‘Let’s make the future’ – through a dazzling blend of magic and logic -- we never stop Caring, Creating and Growing to help our clients and people succeed.

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GroupM and all of its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.