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Senior Data Account Manager Traffic Manager / Project Manager

  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, 25 days leave
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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A career in data is a rewarding one. Youve only got to look at the News each day to recognise its importance in an ever more connected digital age. Empowering richer, personalised experiences, artificial intelligence and smart devices.

If youre really interested in getting into this field, but dont have the PhDs or MScs what are your options?

Well this could be your answer!


Working for a highly reputable data consultancy, your role as the Senior Account Manager will be as the interface between the clients and data specialists who are carrying out the analysis.

Youre going to be engaging with 34 big brand clients across retail, automotive and real estate markets. Acting as the liaison and translator for both client and the analytics function.

This will involve both elements of traffic management being first point of contact for all workflow coming in and out of the data team. Ensuring briefs are clearly defined. Pushing back and pressing clients for information to ensure youre able accurately prioritise and brief the work to the teams. Not bring afraid to push back and challenge thinking where appropriate.

To do this will require a degree of understanding about data and analytics, whilst this is not a handson analytics position, understanding the application of data and analytics solutions in helping to solve real world issues is required.

For example, you may have a conversation with a retail client on recommending an analysis project to identify key insights to support a product range strategy decisions. Its important youre able to discuss the possible approaches and the pros and cons of each. Then be able to probe the business challenge so you can shape it into a well rounded brief for the analysis team to take action up.

In addition, there is a client facing requirement, as you will be delivering presentations on analysis findings back to clients. Articulating the story within, making it impactful and meaningful to client marketing functions.

You will be working with existing clients to identify future projects opportunities. Understanding their business challenges and pitching the various solution the agency is able to provide.

You will also look after budgeting for projects and client invoicing.

This is a new position to the business, created to help improve workflow and delivery capabilities freeing up analysts to do what they do best. With you handling the client engagement and taking out the complexity for clients, when articulating project recommendations and analysis results.


The business unit is made up of around 65 people, split between marketing and risk analytics divisions. You will be supporting the marketing analytics unit within the data consulting practice.

Theyre a very personable bunch, and they give a lot of autonomy and empowerment to people so they can be successful in their roles. Theres even the opportunity to home work periodically.

The clients are principally located in and around their offices, and with this having a client facing requirement, they do need someone whos able to drive.

Role: Senior Data Account Manager

Location: Sheffield (with some travel to client sites)

Salary: £35,000 to £40,000

Benefits: Pension, 25 days leave, life assurance

Experience Required:

You may be an analyst whos looking for a move into a role thats more aligned to business partnering, client facing work and delivery of insight findings
You may already be in an account management role for a data centric agency or consultancy, engaging with clients, taking and shaping briefs and managing the relationships

Solid project management skills, overseeing work going into and out of a team, allocating and QAing work to ensure its meeting the client brief

Experience can be from either client or agency side
No need to have any experience in data/analytics field but must have a keen interest in working in a role thats going to be centred around data
Solid stakeholder management skills, working with very large stakeholder groups, managing expectations for delivery, pushing back where appropriate
Great planning skills putting together resource plans, ensuring theyre properly budgeted and scheduled, and evidence of successfully delivery of results

Must have the necessary visas to live and work in the UK


For further information please contact:

Colin Doree
Managing Consultant Blue Pelican Marketing


You can view all our vacancies on our web site ######.###, or call ##### ######and ask for the marketing division.



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