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Senior Commissioning Manager

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The role 

We are looking to hire a Senior Commissioning Manager to join our Data team in London.


Working at WGSN 

Together, we create tomorrow 

A career with WGSN is fast-paced, exciting and full of opportunities to grow and develop. We're a team of consumer and design trend forecasters, content creators, designers, data analysts, advisory consultants and much more, united by a common goal: to create tomorrow. 

WGSN's trusted consumer and design forecasts power outstanding product design, enabling our customers to create a better future. Our services cover consumer insights, beauty, consumer tech, fashion, interiors, lifestyle, food and drink forecasting, data analytics and expert advisory. If you are an expert in your field, we want to hear from you.


Role overview

The Commissioning Management Team is responsible for running a network of processes that link our products and services in a dynamic system that spans across verticals as One WGSN. 

We’re looking for a Senior Commissioning Manager to be a part of our Commissioning team. In this role, you will be responsible for planning and running the work schedules of our data team, reporting to the Director of Commissioning Management, working closely with the Head of Data and also WGSN’s fellow Commissioning Managers to implement the strategy behind WGSN's constant content evolution.


The team 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Commissioning Management team which sits across all products at WGSN. You will work within the data team, while also working closely with multiple departments across the organisation including content, product, design and marketing, as well as supporting on key cross-functional strategic projects.


Key accountabilities

  • Planning and managing the work output of the WGSN Data Team 

  • Arranging workload and workflow on our planning software for each of the team members and working closely with Data Managers and Content Leads to execute the Data Team strategy balanced with the overarching business needs

  • To ensure the smooth running of the content team, systems need to be managed and updated when required to maintain the best working environment for analysts, avoiding any unnecessary disruptions or duplication in workflow

  • Create and implement new processes ensuring absolute efficiency 

  • Contribute to overall objectives and be accountable for specific personal content goals

  • Assist with the production of data and data visualisations in reports, and be responsible for ensuring relevant data is created on time, reviewing and editing on completion before sending to content to provide the highest WGSN standards are met

  • Accountable for collating data using key metrics to measure performance and efficiency and using internal data to improve content standards and relevance, implementing into content delivery through communication via presenting in meetings and written emails


This list is not an exhaustive and may include other responsibilities as and when required.


Skills, experience & qualifications required

  • Experience using project management tools such as Jira, Monday or Hive

  • The discipline to self-manage, drive initiatives, and execute tasks to completion

  • Strong verbal and written communicator

  • A background in editing with a meticulous approach to fact-checking with a focus on quantitative data, qualitative data and data visualisation

  • A curious and analytical mind to be able to plan, create and execute new processes and systems to meet operational requirements

  • Ability to work in a dynamic team, with a skill set that enables you to work individually with a specific department or person but also cross-divisionally, unearthing and creating collaboration opportunities

  • A keen interest in WGSN products is required to think cross-divisionally and provide input on expanding data within our content offering

  • Preference to have Excel capabilities, an understanding of the role of a data analyst or previous experience working within a data team


What we offer 

Our UK benefits and wellbeing package offers flexible benefits you can tailor to your own personal needs, including

  • 25 days of holiday per year - with an option to buy/ sell up to 5 days 

  • Pension, Life Assurance and Income Protection

  • Flexible benefits platform with options including Private Medical, Dental Insurance & Critical Illness

  • Employee assistance programme, season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme

  • Volunteering opportunities and charitable giving options

  • Great learning and development opportunities


More about WGSN

WGSN is the global authority on consumer trend forecasting.

We help brands around the world create the right products at the right time for tomorrow’s consumer.


Our values

We Are Everywhere
The future is everything, it happens everywhere. WGSN is the world-leading forecaster because we track and analyse consumer behaviours, product innovation, design and creativity, everywhere.

We Are Future Focused
We utilise our global resources and intelligence to research, source and analyse quantitative and qualitative data to produce our forecasts. Everything we do is focused on working with our customers to create a successful and positive tomorrow.

We Are Rigorous
We source, review and assess quantitative and qualitative data to produce robust, actionable forecasts. To provide credible insights and design solutions for our clients, it is essential that rigour runs through everything we do.


Our culture

An inclusive culture is one of our key priorities. We want our people to truly be themselves and thrive. We love having a diverse team of people who bring new ideas, different strengths and perspectives & reflect the global audience we work with.


Inclusive workforce

We are committed to supporting the environment and sustainability, including ensuring our pension plan defaults to sustainable options and striving to be net zero by 2030.

Recognising great performance is a key part of our culture. Our Awards schemes recognise and reward the brilliant achievements of our people.

We have a truly flexible working environment with a wide range of flexible, hybrid and agile-working arrangements. Conversations about flexible working have always been - and will continue to be - actively encouraged here.

We want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to perform their best when interviewing, so if you require any reasonable adjustments that would make you more comfortable during the process, please let us know so that we can do our best to support you.