Senior Business Director
London / £90000 - £110000
£90000 - £110000
SENIOR BUSINESS DIRECTOR
UP TO £90,000-£110,000
Harnham is working closely with a well-established Media Agency on a Senior Business Director (Econometrics) role. This particular role sits within a specialist division that works with private sector clients and the government.
You will be a team player and be able to successfully manage a small team to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of a range of projects for the government and private sector clients.
- Have good experience of working in marketing effectiveness, strong analytic capabilities and effective project management skills
- Be involved with day to day management of multiple client projects, managing a team and working to improve processes and templates for increased efficiency
- Be coaching and development of junior analysts working on reporting, visualisation, and analytical projects along with line management responsibility - the professional and technical development of more junior team members
- Lead and develop internal stakeholder relationships within, acting as the expert for your field, helping feed into the development of new approaches and techniques, identifying potential analytics opportunities
- Have excellent data communication and presentation skills - able to tell the stories with data and translate data and analytics outcomes to a real-world application generating commercial benefit to clients
- Lead and or support on areas of innovation within Benchmarketing team - be open minded and curious, with an ability to derive innovative solutions for clients by applying creative thinking to analytics problems
- Contemporary approach to analytics with an emphasis on simple analysis of high level strategic datasets, often category cross sectional analysis, some marketing mix modelling, segmentation analysis using a wide range of datamining, statistics and machine learning techniques for creative problem solving
- Commercially aware of all accountability and client requirements from a target, value and commercial perspective
- Able and willing to be hands on with delivery of modelling and analytics projects
- Ensure all output is technically excellent, visually clean and accessible, and addresses all of client needs
- Responsible for project management, setting project milestones, including delivery of projects to deadlines
You don't have to tick all of the following boxes but we'd love to hear from you if have any of the following:
- Highly organised, self-motivated and proactive, with the ability to manage the delivery of projects across client effectively
- Strong attention to detail is essential with clear/concise communication both verbal and written to a number of audiences
- Experience within MMM/Marketing Mix Modelling
- Proactive, collaborative and positive attitude with all stakeholders
- Good understanding of classical statistics, machine learning and simulation techniques
- Experience and passion for improving r/python/sql/excel vba
- Strong data visualisation skills welcomed - some/good experience of using
- r-shiny, google data studio, tableau, Power BI to represent complex data relationships and deliver compelling analytics output
You will receive:
- Up to £100,000
- Great holiday allowance + Bank Holidays + buy/sell option
- Life assurance
How to apply
Please apply by submitting your CV to Emma Johnson at Harnham
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