Wayfair: Senior Manager, Operations Research
4 Copley Place - Floor 7
Boston, MA 02116


Who We Are

Wayfairs Operations Research team is a mixed disciplinary team of Operations Research Scientists and Software Engineers that are developing technological solutions for some of Wayfairs most complex optimization problems with an immediate impact on our operations. Our team comes up with creative strategies to develop and execute optimization-based solutions to keep Wayfair efficient as we scale. Many of our projects are in their infancy and do not have pre-existing solutions that overly constrain our approach or design decisions.

Our teams core areas of focus include:

  • Inventory management
  • Fulfillment center optimization
  • Order routing and fulfillment
  • Last mile routing
  • Network optimization

What Youll Be Doing

The Operations Research team is looking for a senior leader to lead a vertical within one of our growing focus areas. In this role, you will:

  • Work cross-functionally with business stakeholders, as well as coordinate with other engineering and data science team
  • Oversee the development of production level analytics software powering all Supply Chain, Planning and Logistics decisions at Wayfair on a global scale.
  • Lead and mentor a team of operations research scientists on a variety of projects, from initial conception to final deployment.
  • Oversee the enhancement and maintenance of existing solutions under your existing work stream.
  • Think strategically to identify new areas for future improvements within Wayfairs operations.

What Youll Need:

  • You have a Ph.D. or MS in Operations Research, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or related field.
  • You have 6+ years professional experience post advanced degree in Operations Research or a similar field.
  • Strong knowledge and experience applying optimization methods including linear and mixed-integer programming in a professional setting.
  • Experience leveraging optimization solvers like CPLEX, Gurobi, Groovy.
  • Experience using Python, C++, Java, or similar.
  • The ability to define and structure an approach to loosely-defined problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Professional experience tackling large-scale and real-time optimization problems in areas like network design, transportation, inventory management, warehouse operations and call center scheduling.
  • Experience developing and leading a team of research scientists or analysts.
  • Software development experience.
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL.