General information

Agency: Initiative

Job Function: Data & Analytics

Location: Milano, Italy

Job Ref#: 7992

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

We are looking for a data scientist to join our strategy & analytics team, which is responsible for providing analytical support and data analysis across all agency clients. 

The CIA Specialist is a passionate guru about finding insights in large dataset and contribute for the delivery of agency projects following our specific positioning tools set.

The selected person will hierarchically report to the Strategy Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • Algorithm programming for the automation and optimization of the data ingestion, analysis and data visualization;
  • Development of data analysis using statistical techniques;
  • Ability to collect data from all kinds of different sources (online and offline), to internal databases;
  • Create data visualizations that communicate your findings in a dynamic way;

Desired Skills & Experience


  • Proficiency in English and Italian in writing and speaking;
  • Master degree (ideal areas of study/related study include: Computer science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Business Management, Economics & Marketing, but all others considered);
  • Familiar with media industry and marketing concepts;
  • Keen curiosity to understand the relationships and opportunities across audiences, data, brands, communications;
  • Comfortable developing presentations using insights derived from multiple intelligence sources.

Desired Competencies


  • Ability to extract and manipulate data through SQL queries;
  • Ability to write in Python or R;
  • Basic Knowledge of econometrics
  • Ability to represent insights in a dashboard (Tableau, Power BI);
  • Ability to work with big data and thinking out of the box, creating value and impact for the business;
  • Knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Interest in marketing geo-spatial analysis;


  • Ability to investigate, analyze and solve problems as well as clearly communicate results;
  • Ability to manage your time effectively across every aspect of your work;
  • Highly analytical with strong problem-solving skills: welcome client’s business challenges and identify data driven solutions;
  • Strong attention to detail, well organized and has the ability to prioritize tasks under pressure.


  • Is positive and motivating in a team environment;
  • Willing to understand different points of view and work well in a team
  • Soft skills: attentiveness, detail oriented, excellent communication ability;
  • Strong numerical & analytical skills
  • Public Speaking


  • Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Media
  • Econometrics
  • Data Modelling
  • Coding
  • Data Visualization


0-1 Years of experience

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’re not the biggest agency in town. So rather than outsize our competitors we must outsmart them. That’s why we’ve built the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Core to this strategic capability is an obsession with culture and how brands can pivot from brand advertising (which is forgettable) to cultural branding (which is highly memorable).
We are currently looking for a CIA Specialist to join our office in Milan.