Senior Business Partner North America
Location: New York
Posted on: January 26, 2023
WPP is the transformation company. We use the power of
creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients,
Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than
100,000 accomplished people in 110 countries. We create
transformative ideas and outcomes for its clients through an
integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce, and
technology. WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of
the world's biggest companies and organisations - from Ford,
Unilever and P&G to Google, HSBC, and the UN. Our clients
include 61 of the FTSE 100, 325 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30
of the Dow Jones 30 and 62 of the NASDAQ 100.
WPP has headquarters in New York, London and Singapore and a
corporate presence in major markets worldwide. We are quoted on the
London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. Key
performance indicators for WPP (2020) include Billings of -46.9bn
and Revenue of -12bn.
WPP IT provides IT services for WPP, the world's largest
communications services group. As a creative transformation
company, WPP is helping its clients transform the future through
extraordinary work. WPP IT is an integral part of that journey and
we are proud to provide technology for some of the world's most
GroupM is the world's leading media investment company responsible
for more than $63B in annual media investment through agencies
Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the
outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis and data and
technology company Choreograph. GroupM's portfolio includes Data &
Technology, Investment and Services, all united in a vision to
shape the next era of media where advertising works better for
people. By leveraging all the benefits of scale, the company
innovates, differentiates and generates sustained value for our
clients wherever they do business.
The GroupM IT team in WPP IT are the technology solutions partner
for the GroupM group of agencies and are accountable for
co-ordinating and assuring end-to-end change delivery, managing the
GroupM IT technology life-cycle and innovation pipeline.
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Why we're hiring:
We're looking for the next generation of senior technology leaders.
You'll be bright, energetic, and be a strategic thinker by nature.
You'll lead technology in your region, working with senior leaders
to establish a forward-thinking and multi-year technology strategy,
that drives innovation, differentiation and simplification.
You'll have a similar role in another company or be ready to step
up into this role because your experience means you're ready for
the challenge of leading a region for the world's largest media
You'll join the regional management team and be the voice of
technology and their strategic technology partner.
You'll develop and agree the strategy for the region, evolve
roadmaps and work with global product teams to deploy in your
You'll lead country-based teams of strategic business partners who
are your voice in your market and work with you to deliver the
You'll drive simplification, always. Your mindset is one where you
align to strategy by default and deviate from it by active
You'll have outstanding people skills, be a clear communicator and
know when the right approach is to be pragmatic.
You'll be passionate about delivering for our staff and customers,
taking a considered approach around when to agree tactical
Where needed, you'll agree the development of local products, with
an eye to them scaling for greater benefit around GroupM.
What you'll be doing:
Owns and manages strategic relationships with senior and local
agency stakeholders, representing their business within WPP IT and
Capture and shape business demand for new or changed products and
services in their agency 'patch' - ensuring their needs are
considered and proposals are shaped, sized, aligned and
Liaise in particular with the GroupM Portfolio Lead - and relevant
supporting WPP IT functions - to collate, size and align technology
demand in support of value-based outcomes, engaging back with
stakeholders on WPP IT prioritisation decisions
Act as a point of escalation and un-blocker for their patch's
business context - supporting IT project delivery, technical
decisions, etc. - but re-routing any service or support challenges
via the GroupM Operations Assurance function / Service Management
Maintain a lens on the value and commercial impact of both
proposals and the reality of WPP IT activity and plans as it
relates to their patch - working with IT Operations and the
Portfolio Lead to ensure transparency of value contribution and IT
Work with stakeholders across their patch and WPP IT strategic
programmes, to proactively ensure delivery - and to secure the
engagement required to realise the value of the GroupM
Develop and maintain a view in their patch of stakeholder
alignment; delivery challenges; Agency business risks and
strategies, and in-flight initiatives - able to engage readily in
ongoing planning and roadmap discussions with the GroupM Portfolio
Lead, Architecture and strategic programmes
Collate and manage a transparent plan to support visibility and
focus on interdependencies, delivery risks and assumptions for all
WPP IT work in their patch
What you'll need:
Significant senior stakeholder relationship management and planning
Significant knowledge of change management and business adoption of
Demand management - qualifying, shaping & sizing solution concepts,
Developing data-driven insights, analysis and strategic advice
Developing portfolio plans, budgeting and investment cases, and
value realisation activity
Significant archetype business knowledge and experience
Portfolio or programme management experience
Experience of developing business or functional strategic plans and
Who you are:
You're open : We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the
free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We
are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of
You're optimistic : We believe in the power of creativity,
technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our
clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with
conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.
You're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through
collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and
pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.
What we'll give you:
Passionate, inspired people - We promote a culture of people that
do extraordinary work.
Scale and opportunity - We offer the opportunity to create,
influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in
Challenging and stimulating work - Unique work and the opportunity
to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the
Job posted September 2022
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