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Group Director, Data Science

Location : Huntington Beach, CA
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : Yes

Job Description :

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


·         Prior experience leading, managing, and mentoring a team of data scientists

·         Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms

·         Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, Python, MatLab, etc

·         Ability to juggle a portfolio of projects and prioritize resources accordingly

·         Experience with data visualization tools

·         Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL

·         Advanced degree in Computer Science/Mathematics/Statistics preferred

·         Knowledge of most of the following quantitative fields: Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Statistical Analysis & Modeling, Causal Inference & Program Evaluation, Text Mining & Natural Language Processing, Econometric Time Series Analysis, Behavioral Economics, Design of Experiment, Mathematical Programming, Multi-Objective Optimization, Decision Theory, Stochastic Optimization, Heuristic Algorithms, Reinforcement Learning, Monte Carlo Simulation, Speech Analytics, Bayesian Statistics, and Network Science


General Responsibilities:

·         Design solutions that measure and analyze traditional and digital media.

·         Design a research-based approach to find the most effective marketing strategies.

·         Product and Deliverable Development:

Innovate, define, launch and deliver new research products and services.

·         Direct a team to mine, query and analyze marketing campaign information to identify key trends and create relevant conclusions and implications.

·         Design integrated analytics and attribute results from different inputs.

·         Direct and mentor a team of analysts to deliver measurement that informs future strategy and identifies opportunities in the market for an organization to achieve its goals.

·         Manage all elements of projects including internal team and budget management. Mentor analysts to project manage projects.


Business and Client Development:

·         Design research studies and coach analysts to deliver reports and present findings.

·         Develop proposals for new business prospects as well as create plans and budgets for new projects.

·         Travel to client offices as necessary.

·         Work with SVP to connect to global measurement practice.

·         Partnerships and Training:  

·         Lead HMA's DS strategy, governance, training, measurement, evaluation of tools, procurement and set-up of software.



·         12+ years of professional experience managing market analytics and measurement to formulate, develop and implement marketing or reputation strategies at a marketing and/or advertising agency.

·         Expertise in measuring and evaluating earned, shared and owned communications including media and blogger outreach, user forms, and traditional online and social media.

·         Understand marketing and communications strategies including creative in the marketing mix.

·         Be a strategic thinker that understands marketing strategy and how to use measurement methods and analysis to deliver actionable findings for clients.

·         Track record of building successful relationships across organizations to promote the impact and value of research, analytics and insights.

·         Strong leader with experience managing large internal cross-practice, cross-functional teams (including research, planning, creative, programming and analytics), as well as experience working across and leading integrated agency planning teams.

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels using both technical and non-technical verbiage.

·         Ability to turn data and analysis into insights and metrics that can be actionable in the context of marketing strategies and campaigns.

·         A broad understanding of core and emerging analytics methods and approaches as well as statistical techniques and how they can be deployed to drive value.

·         Demonstrated ability to assess reporting and modeled results from the perspective of the business and to adapt output accordingly.

·         Experience writing proposals.

·         Experience with innovating, defining, launching and delivering new research products and services.

·         Experience in working directly with clients, including presenting research and data and developing, recommending and implementing marketing strategies.

·         Possess a business development mindset.

·         Be comfortable with managing project financials to ensure projects stay on budget and are profitable.

·         Be an effective time manager and be able to multi-task across multiple projects and prioritize time.

·         Have a positive attitude and inspire confidence from clients and team members.

·         Possess intellectual curiosity and approach business questions with creativity and insight.

·         Ability to get to the heart of issues quickly and act decisively while seeing the “bigger picture” and executing and communicating clear messages to the business as a whole.

·         Be detail oriented, organized, and thorough and have respect for quality control.

·         Practice good judgment and be able to work well with others and collaborate productively with team members and clients.

·         Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and cross-cultural environment.



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