Data & Insights Team Lead

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Data & Analytics

Expertise: Data, Intelligence

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Data and Insights Team Lead

This is a vendor role at Wunderman Thompson dedicated to one of the largest accounts in the IT industry. As the Data and Insights Team Lead you will:

  • Lead a team of senior Data Analytics Specialists functionally by providing guidance, continuous coaching, mentoring and training to all team members, and disciplinarily with performance reviews, roadmaps, career development, upskilling, etc.
  • Strike a bond with your team and help them achieve excellent results in the respective products, solutions, projects and assigned tasks
  • Position and empower each of your team members as a trusted advisor on analytics and insights.
  • Work closely with your main stakeholder, the Data and Insights Lead, on projects and ad-hoc requests to be executed by your team and work with the extended Marketing team to understand their needs
  • Provide the client’s top management useful, reliable and clear insights of data on which they can take decisions on in order to improve their strategy, processes and business
  • Have a great understanding of the business and the client’s needs to consult with your stakeholders and team members
  • Be the technical expert for the team, providing leadership on analytics subjects covering databases (SQL), data cubes, data pipelines, data visualization (PowerBI), data modelling for BI dashboards, Data Science, and Insights
  • Present results targeted to your audience leveraging your experience in communicating with upper management
  • Have a clear understanding of the client’s business goals and the ability to translate them into actionable project steps for the team
  • Translate objectives into a project plan for your team, ensuring all client deadlines and deliverables are met in a timely manner, while maintaining the highest quality standards
  • Translate business needs into practical analytics questions, exercising your expert knowledge/experience and lead your team to deliver practical solutions and bring positive impact
  • Promote a culture of data-driven decision-making within the client organization

 Desired Competencies/Skills:

  • Knowledge in three or more of the following fields: Statistics, Analytics Modelling, Data Visualization, Databases and Client Consulting
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and Power BI are essential
  • Experience with R or Python are strongly desired
  • Fluent in English and Arabic with excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Superior Project Management, Communication, Organizational and Presentation skills

Desired Characteristics:

  • Self-starter with a positive and proactive attitude
  • Leader by nature – able to take control of the team, ensure a healthy work environment, and motivate team members
  • Team player – must focus on winning as a team rather than individually
  • Problem solver – you don’t crack under pressure and are able to resolve issues
  • Account management – must be able to develop strong relationships with your clients
  • Excellent attention to detail

Required Experience:

  • Graduate degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Informatics, Engineering, Quantitative Economics or any related field
  • At least eight years of project management and experience in Analytics, Data Science or Consulting
  • At least three years in a managerial role
  • Experience in Analytics Modelling techniques (regression, classification, clustering)
  • Experience working in an Agile environment in Online Marketing or Digital Analytics
  • Knowledge of running data analytics infrastructure is an advantage
  • Experience in processing and analyzing marketing data, researching consumer behavior and exploring market trends and opportunities
  • Experience working with Sales and Marketing teams to identify opportunities for new client acquisition and transferring business needs into a technical solution is an advantage.

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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