Mindshare - Director, Data Architect

Location: Singapore
Business sector: Data Analytics
Job reference: 841760
Published: about 1 month ago
The Mindshare Director, Data Architect role will work closely with the GroupM Nexus Commerce team.
The GroupM Nexus team is a highly skilled performance marketers who drive measurable business growth for iconic brands across GroupM agencies.
Our Commerce capability is comprised of Strategy, Activation, Creative, and Data & Technology, working as an interconnected unit and living on the cutting edge of modern marketing. Through proprietary tools, partnerships, processes and training, GroupM Commerce delivers industry leading Commerce solutions to our clients with global scale, local nuance, and effectiveness.
The Director, Data Architect will be embedded within our Mindshare agency team and leverage their experience to drive development and delivery of technical solution to support our commerce analytics requirements, specifically the underlying database and infrastructure approach. You will own the development of the solution supporting the commerce analytics requirements and assist in advancing the sophistication of our commerce measurement, reporting, and insights capability in parallel to our performance media reporting solutions.
With the proliferation of retail media networks and commerce platforms, this role presents an exciting opportunity for Mindshare. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting our global commerce analytics offering, working as part of a connected team across functions and markets.
The role will require a domain of the field of data engineering, including expertise in designing, building, and maintaining scalable data pipelines, proficiency in ETL processes, and experience working with various big data technologies, databases (Azure SQL, SSAS and Snowflake), programming languages (.Net, SQL, Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), R and Python) as well as Microsoft’s PowerBI and Advanced Excel functionality for data visualisation. An entrepreneurial spirit with a bias for action and problem-solving is necessary to be successful in this role.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Co-Develop and implement a comprehensive data strategy that aligns with the global strategic vision and company's overall business objectives aligning to solutions already deployed across a client’s technology portfolio.
  • Lead the design, development, and maintenance of the “commerce” data warehousing solution to support advanced analytics and key business initiatives and drive growth.
  • Collaborate and align with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for data-driven decision-making and develop innovative solutions to address these needs.
  • Oversee the management of large datasets, ensuring data quality and integrity are supplied for analysis to teams.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment on key projects and initiatives.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and innovation supporting the Commerce Data & Analytics team.
  • Provide thought leadership and guidance on industry best practices and emerging trends in data warehousing and business intelligence.
  • Collaborate closely with a high-performing team of data analysts and scientists, fostering an inclusive work environment.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computing, Computer Science or similar related field.
  • 7+ years of experience in data engineering and warehouse design working with analytics and business intelligence teams, or a related field, with prior leadership experience. High preference towards delivering data engineering for a large retailer, CPG, or ecommerce business
  • Strong understanding and proven experience in architecting relational data models
  • Strong understanding and proven experience in architecting and working with ETL solutions
  • Understanding of use of automation, artificial intelligence for data is a plus.
  • Expertise in database technologies Azure SQL, SSAS and Snowflake
  • Expertise in data visualization and reporting tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI) and programming languages (e.g., .Net, SQL, DAX, Python, R).
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to translate complex data concepts into actionable insights for non-technical audiences.
  • Understanding of advanced analytics techniques, including predictive modeling, segmentation, and optimization.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and developing high-performing teams.
About Mindshare:

Mindshare is a media services company that accelerates Good Growth for its clients. Our company values of energy, empathy and impact bind together our diverse global family of 10,000 people from every culture and with every specialist skill you can imagine. You can check out some of our people’s stories on LinkedIn or Instagram or hear about the company in their own words here. Mindshare is part of GroupM, the world’s leading media investment company, and WPP, the world’s largest advertising holding group.

At Mindshare and GroupM, we are Open, Optimistic, and Extraordinary. 
  • Open. We cultivate trust by taking ownership and accountability, and we empathetically and intelligently balance people and client experience in everything we do. 
  • Optimistic. We mobilize the enterprise, driving our vision forward, and we champion growth and career development so we can all thrive. 
  • Extraordinary. We harness our shared capabilities to inspire transformational creativity, and lead collectively to deliver a seamless client and colleague experience.
GroupM is responsible for more than $60 billion in annual media investment, as measured by the independent research bureau COMvergence. Through its global agencies Mindshare, Wavemaker, EssenceMediacom, and mSix&Partners, and cross-channel performance (GroupM Nexus), data (Choreograph), entertainment (GroupM Motion Entertainment) and investment solutions, GroupM leverages a unique combination of global scale, expertise, and innovation to generate sustained value for clients wherever they do business.
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About GroupM Singapore: 

GroupM Singapore operates in one of the most dynamic and exciting environments in the world. Although it is a small domestic market, there is a vibrant media industry which is undergoing rapid evolution as digital technology reshapes the way marketing supports advertisers’ needs. Being at the crossroads of Asia means, that aside from the local clients and media owners, we also have a high proportion of multi-national clients, renowned brands and media owners. Making GroupM Singapore the Number One organisation to join and develop your career in media investment.

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.