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Sr. Manager, Data Delivery & Validation



United States
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Business Overview

KINESSO is the technology-driven performance marketing agency that sits at the very heart of IPG Mediabrands, providing actionable growth for both our agency partners and clients. We turn 'action' into 'outcome' for our clients, leveraging our unique capabilities in optimization, analytics, AI, and experimentation. KINESSO has brought together the collective power of what was formerly Matterkind, Reprise, and Kinesso under one collective entity that will serve as the most powerful delivery engine in the industry. We have extensive offerings spanning across performance marketing and data and technology. Fueled by a deep understanding of consumer behavior, we offer an end-to-end engine of planning and optimization while also delivering on data-driven strategy for social platforms, actionable growth in e-commerce, and creating curated marketplaces specific to each client's function and needs. The company has more than 6,000 employees operating in more than 60 countries. Learn more at

Position Summary

This role offers a unique, global opportunity to enable a data program where internal and external stakeholders are informed and supported in the delivery, validation and use of media data that Rufus Data, Tech and Tools enables through our data pipeline. The Sr Manager, Data Delivery & Validation provides education and support to stakeholders and ensures that data deliverables and dashboards are validated such that there is consistent reporting across visualizations and reports as well as between those reports and the platforms used to power the data pipeline. The Sr Manager aligns closely with particular lines of business to ensure needs are met, coordinating with other team members and with other functional teams, such as Product, QA, and Data Governance. The goal is to ensure internal and external stakeholder needs are communicated and facilitated.


*Create documentation for use by internal teams to ensure efficient and effective usage of data tools

*Review and analyze data to ensure quality and validity

*Coordinate for resolution of any quality or validation issues

*Ensure deliverables meet end user requirements

*Coordinate for delivery of end user requested updates to data deliverables

*Own communication with specified end users, attending meetings and contributing input to support

*Inform new automations for quality and validation checks

*Ensure timelines are met and manage end user expectations

Required Skills & Experience

*5+ years working in Data Quality, Data Analysis or Data Delivery role

*3+ years media agency experience and knowledge of media workflows, such as planning, buying, trafficking or billing and the data generated through these workflows and their systems; or alternatively, experience in media agenda data performing analytics, measurements, MMM, or business intelligence visualizations

*3+ years hands-on analytics-based experience using SQL to investigate, troubleshoot, and uncover root causes of data gaps and issues

*Experience working with clients and internal stakeholders to define and document data deliverable requests for product teams

Desired Skills & Experience

* Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field, e.g. economics, mathematics, statistics, engineering, finance or related field of study

* Must be highly flexible and comfortable working on a nimble team in a dynamic environment

* Experience with any data visualization platform such as Tableau, Power BI, Looker a plus

* Experience working on multiple concurrent projects and in a cross-functional environment

We See You

At IPG Mediabrands, we are unified behind a commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging. Together, we shine through a set of shared values and behaviors. We take pride in our responsibility to our clients, communities, and to each other. We embrace differences and recognize the unique value that each of us brings to our community.

We encourage you to apply, as unique backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences are welcomed.

We See You at IPG Mediabrands.

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is posted below. Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email

About IPG Mediabrands

IPG Mediabrands is the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). IPG Mediabrands manages over $47 billion in marketing investment globally on behalf of its clients across its full-service agency networks UM, Initiative and Mediahub and through its award-winning specialty business units Healix, Kinesso, MAGNA, Mediabrands Content Studio, Orion Holdings, Rapport, and the IPG Media Lab. IPG Mediabrands clients include many of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands from a broad portfolio of industry sectors including automotive, personal finance, consumer product goods (CPG), pharma, health and wellness, entertainment, financial services, energy, toys and gaming, direct to consumer and e-commerce, retail, hospitality, food and beverage, fashion and beauty. The company employs more than 18,000 diverse marketing communication professionals in more than 130 countries. Learn more at

Salary Range
$110,000$130,000 USD