ABOUT RAPP 

We stand up for individuality. We actively foster an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual difference are valued and leveraged to achieve the agency’s vision. And most importantly we value every individual’s wellbeing.  

As a diversity champion, equal opportunities and disability confident employer and an ardent advocate of flexible working we understand that everyone has unique requirements and needs.

 

We are a global creative agency, but the individual really is at the heart of everything we do. We use data to find out what makes them tick. We use technology to talk to them one-to-one – but to one million at a time. And we use creativity to encourage them to engage, click, buy and bond, again and again.  

 

Each brand is unique and has its own individual challenges. We pride ourselves in rising to each and every one of them, for brands such as KFC, Mercedes Benz, IKEA, Paypal and Virgin Media 02.

 

Us

In order to foster collaboration and relationships, our hybrid model requires three office days per week. As equal opportunities proponents, we are open to discuss any hybrid working related needs during the initial screening.

The Health and Wellbeing of our people matters immensely to us at RAPP which is why we work with Sanctus (mental health partner) and Sayge (professional development), to offer personal and professional support coaching for all our Employees. We also have a dedicated Learning and Development team and offer regular career conversations and bespoke L&D programmes so that you can leave us with more than when you started.

We recognise that the work of diversity, equity and inclusion calls on all of us. That’s why we set up The Neighbourhood. A collective of people, at different stages of the DE&I journey, whether impacted or allies, dedicated to helping our colleagues take ownership and effect change across 4 key pillars; Anti-racism, Disability, Gender & LGBTQ+ and Parents & Carers.

You’re better at work when you feel better in yourself.  So, in addition to your annual holiday, you can take a “Me” day and an “Us” day, every year. Your “Me” day is for you to invest in yourself – go after a life goal, meditate, learn to paint, bake cakes or just have a duvet day watching Netflix!

Your “Us” day is all about giving back and helping others – volunteer, pick litter at a local park, hang out with the elderly or raise money for a local charity.

 

Whatever stage of life you are at, we make sure you have the tools you need to have a healthy work life balance.

Technology Strategy Partner

The purpose of the Technical Strategist is to provide strategic technology consultancy to clients on technology’s role in aligning marketing, advertising within their business, how best to use our proprietary platforms adZU and Omni and how to integrate our and other 3rd systems within our clients enterprise architecture. 

The specific responsibilities of the role include:

Converting business strategy to technology strategy

  • Understand client, Rapp’s and Omnicom’s strategic aims
  • Convert these strategic aims into a technology plan, leveraging existing capabilities, mapping out integrations and filling in the gaps
  • Be able to document this strategy to be useful and accessible to both business and technology audiences
  • Wil not only be able to define the strategy, but gain buy-in from all levels of the organisation (Rapp and clients)
  • Once a strategy is defined, start delivering meaningful action. Co-ordinate the organisation to kick-off before handover over to delivery teams
  • Prepare materials and present to all levels including C-suite. You must be a compelling presenter and storyteller and able to reinforce your recommendations through robust discussion

Technology Discovery & recommendations

  • Audit and document a client’s existing technology stack
  • Compare this with a reference architecture and identify gaps
  • Be able to recommend solutions and prioritize these in terms of business value

Be an expert across a wide range of marketing technologies – and able to lead the strategy

  • You will be expected to be the subject matter expert of marketing technology from 1st party data to digital media to marketing planning, workflow, marketing clouds, dynamic content, asset management, publishing and measurements
  • You will be able to call on specialist resources to support but should be capable of leading the discussion with very senior client teams
  • Knowledge of various leading marketing technology platforms and ecosystems

Be the expert on Rapp’s technology capabilities

  • You will be expected to have a very detailed knowledge of the capabilities of adZU, Omni plus the roadmap for each
  • You will be expected to speak about this both at a high strategic level and a very detailed technical level

Create technology documentation and roadmaps

  • Rapp’s client engagements will often involve devising custom integrations and /or custom features for clients
  • You will be expected to document the requirements to a level where they can be briefed to developing teams (following Rapp’s methodology)

The Role Requirements

The successful candidate will be a proactive, dynamic, and results-oriented executive who possesses the following:

  • Technology & Digital Experience – Likely to have been senior leader in either a digital agency or a marketing technology business. Must be able to demonstrate experience running technology projects/clients and be able to handle marketing technology questions.  Must have experience working with software development teams and enterprise level projects and be comfortable being hands on with technology. Knowledge of Adobe Marketing Cloud, highly desirable
  • Technology Team Leadership Experience – At least 7 years running large-scale tech projects in either a digital agency or a marketing technology business. Significant experience in managing enterprise level solutions requiring complex integrations, ideally using distributed teams.  Ideally will have experience working within Marketing/communications holding company
  • Architecture and Business Analysis experience – – Able to evidence examples of developing client technology architectures, leveraging existing components and developing new. Able to evidence ability to document plans and requirements to a level where they are ready for development.
  • Automotive Experience – Highly desirable to have automotive experience
  • Leadership Skills – Strong team-oriented leadership skills honed through significant experience with senior corporate executives. Able to frame and confront issues and make tough solutions.  Self-directed with strong initiative;
  • Commercial Acumen – Able to evidence examples of delivering commercial goals through technology
  • MarTech experience – Able to evidence examples of working hands on with a range of marketing technologies.  Will be expected to answer technical questions at interview
  • Values and Vision – Naturally aligned with our corporate values:  Integrity, Diversity, Humility and Innovation
  • Hands on delivery – Rapp runs a flat, lean structure where all employees are expected to be hands-on in the delivery of the work.  This applies equally to senior management
  • Communication Skills – Strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate openly and effectively both internally and externally
  • Influencing Skills – Ability to quickly establish rapport and value inside and outside the organization and become respected. Good selling skills to market ideas and influence indirectly.  Team-oriented planner and decision-maker.  Able to creatively drive consensus
  • Interpersonal Skills – Able to establish and build close working relationships with executives throughout the company. Strong personal credibility and counseling skills.  Accomplished in large group business and social settings
  • People and Organizational Development – Ability to attract, evaluate, coach and advance talented people to build an effective organization. Values diversity in the workforce and has a proven track record in providing development opportunities for all people
  • Conceptual and Strategic Skills – Able to integrate diverse information, apply flexible growth concepts and think strategically
  • Analytical Problem-Solving Skills – Strong quantitative and business analysis skills. Ability to use mature business judgment in making solutions.  Experience with process improvement approaches.  Effective in making high quality solutions and taking action
    • Motivation – A strong need to be part of a winning team and to significantly impact the future of technology for clients

 

Recruitment process

We’re not a 9 stage interview process agency. We like to keep recruitment swift, lean and individual and find that 2 or 3 stages gives all parties the opportunity to get to know each other. Plus we have a team on hand to answer questions throughout the process.

We are RAPP. And we can’t wait to meet you.

 

 

 

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