Wayfair: Head of Product Analytics, Personalized Recommendations

Head of Product Analytics, Personalized Recommendations
Wayfair Analytics is the engine that powers an enterprise obsessed with data. The Wayfair website generates over 100M clicks from the millions of customers that visit our sites every day to discover and purchase home goods. The Product Analytics team is focused on understanding and optimizing customer behavior as a key enabler for the company to move fast and iterate quickly on big business problems.
One of Wayfairs key strategic priorities is to build out our personalized recommendations engine throughout the customer journey to ensure a best in class shopping experience. We have invested heavily in an advanced data science model that allows us to provide a personalized customer experience for placements across the site including product, content and media. This leader needs to be comfortable leading at the intersection of data science, machine learning, and product management to build and lead a team of analytics professionals that can help us to better understand and iterate on the personalized customer experience.
This leader will work in partnership with marketing, product management and data science to build a roadmap, develop KPIs, design a testing strategy, and execute with the goal of evolving our personalization and recommendations capabilities across the entire site including product, content and media placement. This is an ideal opportunity for analytics leader seeking to simultaneously make an impact to the customer experience and bottom line in a highly visible and rapidly evolving area of ecommerce.
What You'll Do
Own and develop the strategic analytic agenda in partnership with product management to unlock insights and guide our strategy everything from identifying, testing and optimizing new features to broad level strategic direction that is grounded in evidence and heavy analytical rigor
Influence executive management and partners to define and execute against an analytics and site testing roadmap
Proactively identify areas where analytical efforts can produce a strong business value-add
Effectively balance short-term needs with longer-term initiatives
Develop organizational designs to optimally serve stakeholder groups and business units
Build and lead teams responsible for monitoring customer behavior on our websites to identify and resolve issues, executing the strategic testing, web analytics and insights agenda
Hire, manage and mentor leaders and leaders of leaders
Be a thought leader on analytics topics for various company initiatives
Work with the Data Engineering leadership to define the business requirements for infrastructure needs
What You'll Need
Proven experience and passion for working across functions and with c-level leaders, synthesizing multiple points of view and owning a coherent action plan, all with a strong business acumen and ability to influence others
Excellent communication and data presentation skills covering objectives, plans, status, roadblocks, and results
Experience building and managing high performing analytics teams
Strong business acumen, analytical skills and technical abilities along with problem solving skills
Experience with experimental design and/or statistical analysis to drive business decision making
Bachelors in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, MIS, or other quantitative discipline; Masters preferred
Past experience with SQL or structured computer programming language
Experience with Tableau, Python, R, SAS or BI software (SSAS, Microstrategy, Cognos) would be a plus
About Us
Wayfair is one of the worlds largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, were reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If youre looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then youll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking. No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. Were a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair and world for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. Thats why were proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information