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They are looking for an Analytics manager, with a data science background, to join their Products Recommendation Analytics team and lead their product personalization workstream. The team leverages Wayfair’s huge data sets to inform the road map of our Product Recommendations. They work in close collaboration with a high performing team of engineers, machine learning engineers/data scientists, and product managers who are on the leading edge of the product recommendation space. Examples of their work are:

    • Design, run and analyze the results of A/B tests of new recommendation algorithms and strategies; they also develop new testing and test analysis methodologies (e.g. Bayesian A/B testing).
    • KPI reporting and monitoring; this includes anomaly detection tools and advanced measurement approaches.
    • Exploratory data analysis (e.g. clustering/segmentation) to generate new insights & inform their product recommendation road map.
    • Use and develop their in-house automated QA tool to better understand the performance of their new algorithms before A/B testing them.

 

What You Will Do

    • Define the strategic analytic agenda for the team, in collaboration with their stakeholders.
    • Lead a team of analysts that are responsible for executing the product recommendation analytics agenda.
    • Mentor, coach and support your analysts to ensure their success, happiness, and well-being at Wayfair
    • Work closely and build productive relationships with our product, engineering, and machine learning stakeholders.
    • Proactively identify areas where advanced analytical efforts can produce a strong value add and working them into the road map.
    • Communicate key insights and recommendations to cross-functional executive leaders across the organization

What You Will Need

    • Experience with SQL (incl. Aggregate functions, joins, etc.)
    • In-depth experience with python & python tools (Jupyter notebooks, functions, pandas, sklearn, matplotlib, etc.)
    • In-depth experience with experimental design (A/B tests) and/or statistical analysis to drive business decision making.
    • Knowledge and experience using machine learning algorithms/techniques (decision trees, random forest, deep learning, etc.) within a business context. While the data science team is responsible for developing new recommendation algorithms, your team will be testing them and monitoring their performance, so a good understanding of ML is needed.
    • Experience (or clear potential) in mentoring and developing a team of analysts.
    • A genuine interest in the happiness, well-being, and success of everyone on your team
    • Ability to collaborate and proactively communicate with stakeholders
    • Strong business acumen, analytical skills, and technical abilities along with problem-solving skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication


Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in their global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in their warehouses or offices throughout the world, they’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through their commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, they are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

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