• Associate Director, Advanced Analytics

    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Data and Analytics
    Employment Duration
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview


    About Wunderman Data Management

    Wunderman Data Management, a member of the Wunderman network and WPP Group companies, is a strategic marketing partner dedicated to radically improving our clients' businesses by providing expertise in combining data intelligence with one to one marketing innovation. We gather intelligence, create a business-driven strategy and create dialogue to drive conversations and results.


    What you will be doing as an Associate Director, Data Science

    In this role s/he will perform and manage extensive and highly sophisticated analysis of client data using multivariate statistical techniques to build analytic solutions for predicting customer behavior and business profitability.

    • Manage significant client interaction
    • Mentor and manage a small team of data scientists
    • Develop project plans, including scope definition, timelines, and deliverables
    • Manage expectations of both internal and external personnel
    • Serve as project lead on multiple engagements
    • Consult with clients and internal account teams on analytical issues, such as predictive modelling, segmentation, experimental design, LTV, and program evaluation
    • Clearly articulate project goals and objectives to technical and non-technical audiences
    • Manage an analytical project team
    • Lead strategic and/or other non-analytics projects as part of a Wunderman’s integrated solution
    • Assist with business development for analytical and integrated solutions projects, including RFP response and sales presentations
    • Demonstrated ability to balance thought leadership with taking direction from senior management.
    • Demonstrated ability to mentor, grow and train staff
    • Demonstrated ability to structure a matrix team and timelines to meet client’s objectives.
    • Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple, complex client projects and relationships.
    • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
    • End to end project management


    What you'll need...

    Successful candidates will have strong mathematical or statistical backgrounds, proven project management skills, and thrive in a team environment of open idea exchange 

    • Seven or more years managing teams and successfully delivering analytic solutions.
    • Ten or more years of database marketing and analytics experience using data management and analytical methods.
    • Demonstrated ability to organically grow business within existing client base.
    • Demonstrated ability to support business development to successfully close new business.
    • Demonstrated ability to take abstract business issues and derive and implement an analytic solution that will resolve the issues for the clients.
    • Demonstrated ability to recognize when the client’s needs and the needs of the business are not aligned and propose a remedy for alignment.
    • Demonstrated ability to relate technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences
    • Demonstrated knowledge of multivariate statistical and modelling techniques
    • Strong background with SAS, R, or Python
    • Strong experience in SQL and working in relational databases
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong presentation skills


    Unique Qualifications

    • A creative individual who can combine strong analytic abilities and effective communication skills to better shape and deliver solutions.
    • An ability to support the development of the team both technically and relationally
    • Ability to adapt to constantly changing challenges
    • Tactful and flexible in dealing with different groups (geographical and corporate)
    • Enthusiastic and able to drive motivation of client, team and Wunderman network


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