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VP/Group Dir, Technology

Panoramica

Vice President/Group Director – Technology

DigitasLBi is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning advertising. We use data-driven insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling. Paving the way for this is our amazing Technology team, dedicated to transforming the marketing landscape. Right now, we’re looking for a talented Vice President/Group Director to lead the charge. Up for it? Read on.

What you’ll do:

As Vice President/Group Director of Technology, you’ll lead highly dynamic project and client teams, inspiring and delivering innovative solutions. Day to day, your responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in business development
  • Developing and managing project forecasts, budgets and plans
  • Creating and reviewing business, functional and technical requirements
  • Reinforcing accountability and responsibility for delivering the highest quality deliverables to clients
  • Staying current with emerging technologies and contributing to overall technical direction of technology
  • Accurately estimating hours and project time needs, and actively participate in requirements definition
  • Identifying and evaluating 3rd party vendors
  • Working closely with staffing to anticipate needs and fill them accordingly
  • Developing initial concepts for client projects and defining project scope, budgets and timelines
  • Managing the overall QA process to ensure high quality, on-time technology deliverables
  • Ensuring that Technology staff performance meets Client, Department and Corporate Standards
  • Providing technology insights and recommendations to clients
  • Developing direct reports through thoughtful, timely performance reviews and development plans
  • Encouraging and empowering technology colleagues to speak up and promote the capability
  • Actively guiding the direction of our technology capability at both the regional and national levels

We’re looking for an experienced Vice President/Group Director who’s also a delight to work with, which usually includes:

  • A four-year degree (Computer Science or equivalent preferred)
  • 12 to 14 years managing technical teams in the development of highly complex, enterprise-class web implementations (preferably at a creative agency)
  • Project Management Certification (preferred)
  • Significant experience matching Internet technologies to business needs
  • Successful record of accurately scoping budget and resources on complex projects
  • Strong history of collaborating with creative teams
  • Impressive technical experience and senior level project delivery experience
  • Deep familiarity with the digital environment
  • Willingness to travel as needed – you’re open to new places, new faces and new ideas
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Impressive understanding of business and technical processes and how they’ll support clients’ business
  • Complete knowledge of QA processes and conventions
  • Ability to be nimble and operate effectively, even in ambiguous situations
  • Clear communication and delegation – you easily break tasks down so the team can divide and conquer
  • Exceptional client facing and presentation skills – you’re poised, articulate and convincing

Got the goods? We’d love to hear from you.

About DigitasLBi 

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – cue Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day. On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

DigitasLBi is an equal opportunity employer.