Dentsu Aegis Network

Manager, Research & Insights

Job Locations 3 weeks ago(2/27/2018 6:23 PM)
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Dentsu Aegis Nework Canada is looking to add a Manager, Research and Insights to add to an agile internal team. The purpose of this managerial role is the day to day overseeing of the Research and Insights team. This is a dynamic and challenging team. They seek the right person to join the helm. 


  • You are constantly curious and prefer to backup insights through data and insights
  • You are agile and are comfortable within the high-paced multi-category multi-discipline agency lifestyle
  • You are not a "yes" person but more "let's see what we can do that will work best for both parties" and you enjoy "nerding" out
  • You are excited by new tools and data sets and love to share knowledge
  • You have experience leading others
  • You have experience collaborating with key company stakeholders and executives
  • You have experience engaging and presenting to clients and partners
  • You have a thorough understanding of the advertising landscape
  • You strive to deliver simple yet impactful work


Consumer Insights Planning and Execution:


  • Write research POVs on relevant topics
  • Analyze media trends and make actionable recommendations to client groups and new client prospects. 
  • Compile, analyze and interpret information from internal/external sources
  • Uncover and disseminate best practices in use of information and knowledge in media buying and planning
  • Participate in the development and utilization of analytical techniques to improve marketing planning and execution
  • Effectively implement proprietary research tools in the planning process
  • Administrative responsibilities as it relates to Research & Insight deliverables


Client & Internal Relationships:

  • Work with client teams to ensure best uses of all resources and support day-to-day requests from client teams
  • Act as a consultant to client groups in matters of research techniques, methodology and procedures
  • Support the client groups with day-to-day requests
  • May be responsible for managing client expectations


Strategic Thinking & Leadership

  • Assess problems and concerns in a systematic, logical and rational manner
  • Proactively resolve issues, know when to and to whom to escalate
  • Provide guidance to team members and nurture/promote team environment
  • Ensure key information is being provided to the team regarding client issues, internal agency issues, changes in account status, etc.
  • May be responsible for constructing and delivering accurate, honest and timely performance management documents
  • Oversee management of specific projects as assigned
  • Oversee team activities, maintain overall quality control
  • Is an engaged member of the advertising industry, and proactively solicits and contributes innovative ideas


Communications Skills

  • Express oneself clearly and concisely in oral communications
  • Write in a clear, compelling and concise manner
  • Organize ideas and information logically and sequentially
  • Develop presentation materials that are clear, compelling and persuasive
  • Adapt communication style to relevant audience
  • Establish and maintain communications process within client service group and internal teams
  • Maintain frequent/as needed communication with the client groups and disseminate pertinent client information to the media team
  • Move audience to desired action through clear and persuasive delivery of information


  • At least 5 years of experience in the advertising industry or relevant field
  • Ability to execute multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Solid advertising research background (terms, methodology, applications)
  • Experience analyzing and identifying key trends from syndicated research sources
  • Proficiency in MS Office (particularly Excel and PowerPoint), IMS systems, and other relevant advertising platforms
  • Effective management of direct reports and solid contributor to team development


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