Product and Solutions, Business Director
GroupM
London, United Kingdom
6d ago

Description

Position at Mindshare Worldwide

Product and Solutions Business Director

Job title : Product and Solutions Business Director

Group : Mindshare Worldwide

Team : Integrated Analytics

Reports to role : Partner, Integrated Analytics

Company Background

Ours is the story of the eternal upstart and change is in our DNA. We were born with the ambition to change the world through media.

Raised in Asia, we are now the world's most geographically balanced global network spanning US, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Mindshare's birth in 1997 shifted the focus from media as a pure commodity to media as a change agent.

Our ambition was to go beyond the traditional media descriptors of "Optimise, Capitalise, Maximise." We will not be defined by the formulaic definitions of media.

Mindshare's story is about teamwork. It's why we called ourselves Mindshare in the first place!

We were designed to be a global network, balanced in every region, with clients benefitting from both global and local insights.

Today 75% of our business is global and our global network and integrated approach is our strength. We are a global media agency network with billings in excess of US$ 24 billion (source : COMvergence ) and our network consists of more than 7,000 employees, in 116 offices across 86 countries.

Mindshare is part of GroupM, which oversees the media investment management sector for WPP, the world's leading communications services group.

Discrimination, oppression and inequities towards people of different race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, abilities, age or any other differences, are unacceptable and have no place in the world or amongst our Mindshare family.

We strive for an environment where everyone is treated fairly and respectfully, has equal access to opportunities and resources, whose voice is heard and who can contribute to the organi s ation's success.

The Role

We are looking for a Product and Solution Business Director within the worldwide Integrated Analytics team . This role requires a marketing professional with at least some exposure to analytic, software development, attention to detail and outstanding influencing skills.

The candidate will be at the center of the interaction between business users, senior decision-makers data scientists, business analysts and tech developers, keeping a close eye on status of multiple workstreams and being able to prioritise tasks and resources in a dynamic ("agile") way.

The role will provide the candidate with the opportunity to apply their marketing consulting skills across a large set of issues , working with multiple global teams and covering a wide range of disciplines .

This will be a great opportunity for a n ambitious professional who enjoys interacting with multiple global teams, and who enjoys the thrill of seeing projects through successful roll-out .

Examples of s olutions in scope include advanced analytical systems for internal and external use as well as frameworks and client-friendly decision-support tools.

Responsibilities

  • Ownership and deep knowledge of each of the solution workstreams (use cases, business models, launch, implementation, monitoring , etc)
  • Coordinate closely with Project Managers in the developing teams to track status of each workstream
  • Develop (with support of senior leadership) and implement (with support teams) internal communication plans across Mindshare to increase uptake of tools developed
  • Supports leadership in optimal ongoing resource allocation (staff, time, suppliers) according to business needs
  • Generates regular program level reporting for senior stakeholders
  • Tracking and removing barriers to improvement; managing issues with humility, empathy and diplomacy
  • Evaluate demand and impact of new proposed solutions
  • Own briefs for development and implementation teams
  • Taking a methodical and logical approach to problem solving
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities.
  • Key Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Economics, Business, Marketing, Project Management or Engineering, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Exposure to marketing and media concepts to understand requirements, assess potential criticalities and oversee the impact of providing services and solutions
  • Strong project and product management skills that translate into planning several steps ahead of the team, as well as surface hidden risks .
  • Ability to multi-task on different projects under tight timeframes

  • Interest in Technology and being able to learn quickly regarding tech-heavy topics and tools
  • A curious nature with the desire to get under the skin of a problem . Excellent problem-solving skills .
  • Methodical and logical with an eye for detail .
  • Addresses root causes behind issues, identifies patterns, comprehends big picture and long - term implications
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness, patience, and tolerance for ambiguity. Must be able to work independently and make decision in a global virtual team setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including influencing and alignment-building skills
  • Able to adjust their approach to effectively interact with customers at all organizational and technical levels.
  • Desired Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of best practices of software and solution development (e.g., test-driven development, continuous integration, agile, front and back-end , etc.)
  • Project Management certification
  • Knowledge of business process analysis and exposure to software development methodologies and SAAS - based solutions
  • Proficient in drawing storyboards, creating wireframes, following product backlogs, writing user stories , case studies and developing acceptance criteria
  • Mindshare Worldwide

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