Managing Director Technology, Kansas City, Kansas

Agency VMLY&R
Created 09/12/2021
Reference 5086
Category Technology
Job type Full-time
Country United States
State Kansas
City Kansas City

Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking - harnessing creativity, technology and culture - to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people's lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

The Managing Director Technology is a key leadership position within the agency. A thoughtful and strategic leader with excellent business acumen, who is responsible for creating and implementing a holistic digital and technology strategy and is comfortable in challenging the convention and disrupting the status quo.

This role requires individuals who are experienced in enterprise and digital technologies, managing executive client relationships and have passion to develop innovative consumer experiences.

The Managing Director also provides vision, inspired leadership and contributes to the growth of the region and ensuring in the development of best in class consumer experience and be our clients' trusted advisor.

  • Provide overarching technology strategy, leadership, and management for the technology team.
  • Ability to develop, articulate, and lead strategic technology vision for the clients.
  • Develop technology capabilities and contributing to the growth of the regions.
  • Collaborate with strategy, UX and design teams to develop digital roadmaps and best in class digital products.
  • Maintain direct client relationships with executives and cross-functional team leadership.
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of industry trends, advancements, and new capabilities.
  • Collaborate with broader VMLY&R leadership to determine key areas of focus and opportunities in servicing client portfolios.
  • Oversee planning, resourcing, and execution of all strategic roadmaps across client initiatives.
  • Provide well researched solutions related to client requests and proactive opportunities for growth.
  • Establish and optimize processes leveraged by the entire organization for technical design and delivery.

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills & Experience
  • College degree or significant project support experience
  • Master's degree in computer science, computer information systems, or business administration preferred
  • 10+ years of Digital/Marketing Agency experience
  • 15+ years of development/software engineering experience
  • Mastery of agile software development methodologies, amongst other methodologies
  • Understanding and experience in executing large scale processes and technologies
  • A passion to inspire and lead great technological design while sharing ideas in a team-oriented environment on cutting-edge projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with multiple application lifecycle management solutions
  • Ability to provide proactive and assertive leadership in problem solving, managing financial success of projects, maintaining timelines, and reducing waste
  • Ability to manage multiple work-streams (projects) effectively and efficiently
  • Extensive team management skills for teams of 40+ individuals

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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