Director, Analytics - Client Engagement (Central Islip)

Groupmna in Central Islip, NY

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Data, Analytics & Insight New York, New York

Gain Theory is approaching the engagement of our clients and how we deliver insights differently. In seeking to inspire clients, we are moving beyond facts and figures into influence and driving enthusiasm to take action. You should be an individual that understands the data, analysis, tools and Marketing, but approaches delivery of results through the eyes of the client.

The role is client facing in connecting and translating the outputs of our world class analytics tools and solutions to client business problems and needs. Consulting, partnership, excellent communications and project management will be the hallmarks of the ideal candidate beyond the prerequisite problem-solving skills and general understanding of how Marketing organizations function and use analytics to solve everyday challenges.

You should be acquainted with many of the Marketing Analytic disciplines currently employed by companies across industries and around the world including MMM, RGM, MTA, Social, CRM, media optimization, and other insight generating modeling solutions.


Client Interaction

  • Lead client engagement and manage the overall relationship
  • Create and deliver presentations that exceed client expectations
  • Uncover business needs and identify areas of opportunity for growth
  • Organize and lead in-person client meetings and conference calls
  • Negotiate and resolve client, agency, and vendor conflicts
  • Strong interpersonal skills, natural presenter capable of storytelling through data and insights
  • Understand clients evolving business goals
  • Ongoing review of client goals, strategy, and metrics of success
  • Participate in Agency or Direct client strategy success stories and challenges
  • Master knowledge of clients business, competition, and latest industry news and trends


  • Develop project timelines and deliverable schedules
  • Oversee creation of Marketing Mix Models, utilizing multivariate regression analysis (basic understanding of process and requirements)
  • Understand boarder marketing analytics methodologies
  • Understand the bigger picture of analytics deliverables and client expectations
  • Have an eye for detail and quality control
  • Use Tableau, SQL, Excel, etc. for data manipulation, analysis, and reporting
  • Produce and interpret diminishing return curves based on model results and develop multiple-scenario simulations and optimizations


  • Demonstrate time management skills to ensure on-time completion of projects on accelerated schedule
  • Manage internal team and effectively foster teamwork and drive motivation
  • Participate in the development, mentoring, and retention of staff members under their management
  • Actively contribute to company initiatives, processes, and roll-outs
  • Share learnings with team and discuss potential impact on client programs
  • Collaborate with specialists and maintain strong relationships with agency and vendor partners

New Business

  • Identify new business opportunities within client base
  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of new business pitches/proposals
  • Work through sales process until close
  • Ensure that clients success metrics are attainable before taking on new business opportunities


  • 6+ years related work experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills including presenting and story telling a must
  • Experience in managing and mentoring team members
  • Experience in working with Marketing Mix Modeling, Multitouch Attribution, Media Optimization
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable recommendations
  • Understanding of industry research sources, such as Nielsen/IRI sales data or TV/online advertising data
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, including pivot tables and V-Lookups
  • Excellent problem-solving, quantitative and analytical skills
  • Capability to handle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and take initiative on assigned tasks


  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Python, R, SQL, and Tableau experience is highly preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of Statistics (Correlations, T-Stats, R2, sample sizing, etc.)


Gain Theory brings together data, analytics, technology, and insight capabilities to weave engaging business narratives which inspire our Fortune 500 clients to impactful business decision making every day. We pride ourselves on developing and innovating long term relationships that continually propel clients forward. In serving them, we are rapidly evolving our own operating models and IP, which is leading us to greater heights of success and a bright future for the company.

When it comes to working at Gain Theory, our people are passionate about making a difference, both at work and in their lives. We are creating a culture that drives excellent delivery while giving our teams and individuals the space they need to enjoy their own passions. Pursuing these two objectives in tandem maximizes the quality of delivery for Gain Theory, but more importantly, the quality of life for the individual.

As an independent practice within the WPP Media Company, we have the resources and intellectual capital which fuels our ambition of becoming a top tier Global Marketing analytics company over the next 3 years. Our New York office sits in World Trade 3 overlooking the World Trade Memorial. Yet, we retain full independence to work for non-WPP clients (~40% of our client base is currently with non-WPP clients) and do not provide any unpaid services within WPP.

We serve clients across a range of sectors, includingCPG, Retail, Finance, QSR, Healthcare, and more. Our work covers 50 markets in NA, LATAM, EMEA and APAC with regional Head Offices in New York, London, and Singapore.

GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity.
We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together .

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