Senior Director, Data & Tech Operations

Agency Annalect
ID 2021-4474
US-NY-New York
Marketing Science/Data Science
Full Time


As every CMO knows, employing technology, data and analytics to business challenges is the cost of entry, not a nice to have. Unlocking the value of consumer data can deliver growth, revenue and ROI, and create differentiation to stay on top. Real-time action is instrumental in driving results within a highly fragmented marketplace.


Annalect is the data and analytics division of Omnicom that provides a variety of services to our clients and media agency partners. As a company, we serve as the foundational data and technology layer in which analytics and insights can be accessed through a single lens. Our main goal is to advance our clients’ advertising and marketing strategies through the use of smart data and technology application that unlock insights and drive business results. Annalect’s unique approach to data and technology – one that relies on transparency, neutrality, and interoperability – allows us to deliver purpose-built and scalable solutions that make data actionable. We have teams of analysts, data and marketing scientists, consultants, and technical experts to help us meet the business goals of our clients.


Join our dynamic and diverse team at Annalect – data solutions for marketers, by marketers.


The Global Data & Tech Operations team is a center of excellence to provide on exceptional, trustworthy delivery of all aspects of advertising globally, unlocking the data needed to optimize our performance and maintain reputation. We believe media operations needs to advance beyond tactical trafficking to a strategic imperative focused on distributing our brands safely, respecting our consumers privacy, and capitalizing on complex auction markets, all whilst fully supporting our technological, tactical, and financial operations.


The Senior Director role is accountable for leading the global data and technology operations function for a large global Omnicom Media Group client, in partnership with regional/local OMG agency teams. This role will work with clients and OMG agency leadership to establish and maintain global media operations policies, governance practices and accountability structure to deliver high quality and high performing media as proven through clear and structured accountability frameworks.


  • Understanding of our industry and how technology & data will benefit our clients
  • Ability to work in an agile manner in a rapidly changing requirements environment
  • Proven track record of aggressively driving innovation
  • Global and cross-functional team management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Analytical mind with problem solving capabilities and aptitude
  • Deep understanding of marketing/ad technology data and relationship to marketing processes
  • Excellent communications skills, with experience communicating across groups with varying degrees of technical background
  • Analytical, evaluative, and likes to solve problems
  • Experience with ad technology product development is a huge plus
  • At least 8+ years of relevant experience in media and agency environments


  • Lead the global data & tech operations team in creating and delivering on the vision of the media ops organization
  • Lead the team to drive rapid development of processes, standards, and innovative solutions
  • Serve as the client lead for direct feedback, escalation, and requests
  • Act as partner and leader across global/regional/local market team leadership groups to facilitate effective communication, collaboration, and feedback channels
  • Accountable for defining and managing technology-driven processes that enable efficient resource and time management to drive effective and efficient media buying & management, globally
  • Drive and share the vision for ad/mar tech evolution for the client brands, globally
  • Provide expertise across data sources to drive development of governance solutions (processes, technologies, etc.) to ensure visibility to goals and requirements across reputation, brand, financial, efficiency and execution requirements
  • As a manager: inspire, train and guide direct and indirect reports


Perks of working at Annalect

  • Culture! We have an incredibly fun, collaborative, and friendly environment, and often host social and learning activities such as game night, speaker series, and so much more!
  • Generous vacation policy. Paid time off (PTO) includes vacation days, personal days, and a Summer Friday program.
  • Extended time off around the holiday season. Our office is closed between Xmas and New Year to encourage our hardworking employees time to rest, recharge and celebrate the season with family and friends.
  • As part of Omnicom, we have the backing and resources of a global billion-dollar company, but also have the flexibility and pace of a “startup” - we move fast, break things, and innovate.

Annalect is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.


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