General information

Agency: Initiative

Function: Data & Analytics

Seniority Level: Sr Manager

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Chicago, United States

Job Ref#: 17451

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

Your role is to assist with and be a key analytics POC for a large healthcare client. This entails building, scaling and elevating a holistic approach to campaign execution and measurement across all channels, and helping to lead the team managing all deliverables for the client.

Key Responsibilities



  • Development of client-specific measurement plans
  • Manage the outputs of day-to-day requirements and workflow of the client as it relates to analytics
  • Responsible for presentation of research and analytics to client, with support from your team, with focus on recommendations and actionable insights
  • Keep client apprised of emerging measurement methodologies such as digital optimization and cross channel attribution. 




  • Help guide junior members on story-board/narrative to provide rich insights 
  • Responsible for the best practice application of analytics approach 
  • Proactively collaborate internally across Initiative crafts to ensure a data driven approach to Strategy, Communications Design and Partnerships.
  • Work with Client Advice & Management to identify opportunities to better support client needs 


Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s): 

  • Client 
    • Strong feedback from client teams on analytic contributions 
    • Able to deliver best-in-class analytics that drive effectiveness and efficiencies 
    • Accurately and effectively manage clients’ day-to-day communications 
  • Internal 
    • Able to successfully manage analytics timelines and deliverables for the team 
    • Able to deploy tools and techniques to deliver best-in-class analytics

Desired Skills & Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree or experience in related field with 6-8+ years industry experience, including 2-3+ years of management and client-facing experience 
    • Strong understanding of paid media landscape and being able to articulate a clear POV of how different media channels can be used effectively to tell a data-driven story
    • Strong knowledge of digital marketing technologies, including ad servers, site-traffic partners, ad verification, etc. 
    • Knowledge of Tableau or any other dashboard & data visualization tools 
    • Experience with the following industry tools a plus: Syndicated Consumer (e.g. Simmons, MRI), Syndicated Sales (e.g. IRI, Nielsen), Media Consumption (e.g. N-Power, Arbitron, ComScore), Paid Media Monitoring (e.g. Kantar, AdViews), Social Media Monitoring (e.g. NetBase, Sysomos), 1st Party (e.g. CRM), 3rd Party (e.g. Blue Kai), Digital Ad Server (e.g. DART, Atlas, Mediamind) & Site Served, Website Analytics (e.g. Omniture, Web Trends) 
    • Knowledge of Python, R, SQL, or any other advanced analytics software package a plus 
    • Ability to communicate complex concepts at varying levels (from superficial to detailed) to suit the audience 
    • Ability to proactively drive the business forward (i.e. being able to take the initiative rather than rely on direction) 
    • Ability to delegate and oversee direct reports 
    • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with clients, colleagues and vendors 
    • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills 
    • Strong time-management and organizational skills 
    • Required PC proficiency and solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) 
    • Proven problem solving ability 
    • Ability to work successfully within a team, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $140,000.  Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.  

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Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email

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About Us

Initiative is different to other media agencies.
We are not trapped by a legacy structure primarily centered on paid advertising. Instead, we are liberated by a new world structure designed to deliver highly differentiated and highly effective communications strategies for our clients.
We are the world’s fastest growing media agency built upon the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Core to this strategic proposition is the belief that the faster a brand can move through culture the more relevant it can become.
We call this Cultural Velocity ™.
Our process is designed to create ideas that move through culture through unique insight, market leading analytics and strategic media brilliance.
Our new world model is comprised of “craft centers” – Client Advice and Management, Strategy, Communications Design, Partnership and Culture, Insights & Analytics.