Información general

Agency: Initiative

Job Function: Data & Analytics

Location: Los Angeles, United States

Job Ref#: 9557

Descripción y requisitos

Position Summary

The Director, Data Science & Analytics will be a part of the Global Corporate Affairs (GCA) team within Rufus. Amazon's GCA team are tasked with increasing brand sentiment of Amazon among Opinion Leaders and are responsible for identifying and creating messaging and activation strategies that highlight substantive proof points to bolster Amazon’s reputation. The Director will lead a team of analysts, with the support of a PM and an engineer, the primary focus is on near-time data automation/information management, reporting automation, and advanced analytics. Advanced analytics include weekly overlap, reach and frequency, incremental reach and creative performance analyses (performance and optimization recommendations).


SQL, Python, Alteryx and Tableau are pivotal for this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver on time, accurate weekly reporting
  • Lead client scoping conversations for reporting and data automation; ensure that scope change is managed, prioritized and documented
  • Lead client meetings: deliver insights and recommendations including trends and test and learn
  • Oversee log-level data analytics for digital channels across Ad Server, DSP, DMP, site served etc.
  • Direct team on custom data visualizations in dashboard platforms including Tableau
  • Partner cross-craft to develop measurement frameworks and data engineering requirements
  • Drive efficiencies in how analytic services are delivered, through standardization and automation
  • Responsible for campaign taxonomy implementation, be the authority and final approver
  • Maintain Amazon and Initiative data privacy and governance policies
  • Keep on top of industry trends, and educate the team, on topics such as AdTech, audience, data governance and new techniques in data strategy and data science
  • Train and mentor a team that includes an analyst and a senior analyst

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 7+ years’ experience within a media agency environment and/or ad tech and/or media performance optimization
  • 5-7 years’ experience in managing data science in Cloud environments and toolsets (GCP, AWS, Azure) and data management (Redshift, BigQuery or SQLServer)
  • 5+ years’ experience with data visualization tools
  • Demonstratable experience delivering weekly reporting as a minimum cadence
  • Experience in agile project management and engineering
  • Experience across descriptive, prescriptive, predictive data science techniques
  • Experience with experimental design, A/B testing setup, execution and measurement
  • Experience with programming languages – SQL, Python (pandas, SciPy, scikit-learn, stats models), R
  • AWS, Azure and/or Google Data certifications and participations in data bootcamps is a plus

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.  

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Quiénes somos

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.

All U.S. Mediabrands employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved accommodation.