Head of Data & AI Consulting, London

Agency WPP
Created 07/21/2021
Reference 5390517002
Category Other
Country United Kingdom
City London
WPP is a creative transformation company with a vision of being the world's most advanced and respected creative technology company. At WPP we use technology to augment our creativity and to unlock our collective intelligence (about people, culture, content, brands, markets and transactions) for the benefit of our clients, our people and our planet.

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The WPP CTO team is accountable for defining and delivering the WPP Technology Strategy and enabling WPP to become a creative transformation business for it's Clients. Some components of the strategy are the creation and adoption of its Data & AI Strategy, input and implementation of AI Ethics, acceleration of innovation particularly in the use and exploitation of data and AI, growing data and Ai literacy across the group, continuously discovering and sharing great Data & AI work with our agencies and clients.

Why we're hiring:

As the Head of Data & AI Consulting you'll work with Data consultants across WPP agencies (including but not limited to Choreograph) to identify, curate and promote data and AI capability and new opportunities for the benefit of the wider group.

What you'll be doing:
  • Supporting WPP's Global Head of Data & AI across all strategic pillars: Discovery & Curation, Content and Thought Leadership, Community and Education
  • Leading the planning, delivery and dissemination of the Content and Thought Leadership pillar
  • In 2021 focus areas:
    • Data Ethics: Privacy - embedding WPP's Principles and Guidelines in agencies globally.
    • Data Ethics: Sustainability - working with WPP's Sustainability team to scope, design and deliver the data sustainability work within WPP's Net Zero initiative.
    • The future of data sharing - working with colleagues across WPP
  • Supporting WPP's Global Head of Data & AI in the delivery of adhoc client consultancy
  • Supporting key personnel at Choreograph to embed and enhance the collective WPP view on Data & AI Ethics.
  • Developing a network of data champions and supporters across WPP and more widely into the industry to communicate WPP's Data Strategy and raise the profile of the WPP Data & AI team's work

What you'll need:
  • Ideally you will have 10 years+ of consultancy experience, especially working with clients on shaping their data strategy and requirements, influencing at board level
  • Experience with complex global data management, global roadmap curation across multiple operating companies and countries
  • Ability to develop and write thought leadership articles and presentations around data and AI
  • Strong domain knowledge of all types of marketing, advertising and commerce tools, data and related practices, methodologies and approaches
  • Experience in how client marketing departments operate and how agencies interact around data & AI
  • Understanding of how marketing related data processes and technologies work and differ such as ETL, CDP, CMP, DMP, data lakes and an agencies role in using them
  • Experience with agency toolsets across the range of data disciplines marketers need to use, their features and limitations
  • A track record of successful delivery of major pieces of work through others, including scoping, resource allocation, realisation and risk management


You're open : We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are open-minded: to new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

You're optimistic : We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with confidence: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

You're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we deliver extraordinary every day.

What we'll give you:

Passionate, driven people - We champion a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity - We offer the opportunity to create, influence and deliver projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work - Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

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