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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.


 


Qualifications:


·         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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