We are seeking an experienced leader to take ownership of Zulily Merchandising and Program Analytics. Committed to value-creation, you will be a key analytics business partner to the Chief Merchant & his leadership team. You will guide them in their decision-making process using data-backed insights as your north star.
The role sits within the centralized analytics organization at Zulily with a total team size of 10-11 analysts and product managers. You will lead multiple teams owning pricing strategy (automation, margin maximization, competitive strategy), product quality evaluation, new business portfolio metrics & growth, and general merchandising analytics products and strategy that optimize towards creating an amazing customer experience for our core customer, Mom.
You own the roadmap for multiple enterprise-wide initiatives and are able to both roll up your sleeves to get into the smallest detail as well as lead through leaders and senior individual contributors.
You think strategically, develop insightful analysis, communicate findings concisely to senior leaders, and work effectively as part of a cross-functional team.
You support various initiatives using structured analyses and data to help your counterparts form opinions and help them develop strategies to take the company forward providing critical inputs on goal setting & targeting.
Essential Job Functions
Hire, develop, and mentor a team of seasoned strategic analysts & product/program managers. This includes developing people managers and leading through these leaders.
Drive the analysts toward best practices and repeatable frameworks and act as a champion for the team’s methodologies and outputs.
Create & modify KPI’s & reporting to evolve with the changing business & organizational strategies.
Identify and manage strategic and tactical priorities while working with merchandising, data science and technology to drive the best analytical practices and business results.
Proactively interact with the stakeholders within the business teams and drive customer-centric changes through data-driven experiments & deep, analytical insights (preliminary data analysis, machine learning model development, detailed data analysis, financial analysis and recommendations).
Proactively explore new areas of opportunities to drive Zulily’s value and growth goals forward and coordinate with the key stakeholders to prioritize and lead the changes.
Establish strong working relationship at all organizational levels across different functional teams.
8+ years of experience in an in-depth Analytics or FP&A function; ideally in partnership with Marketing, Merchandising, Growth, or Product Management departments
5+ years of people management experience required including experience leading people managers.
Experience driving cross-functional initiatives
Ability to turn complex questions and issues into clear questions, analysis and results using advanced analytical methods.
“Big picture” thinker capable of prioritizing work that makes the highest impact; able to work across a wide range of competing demands and get up to speed quickly on new problems
Strong communication skills. Able to effectively communicate in a clear and concise manner. Experience communicating analyses and fielding questions from executive team members
Experience with retail/merchandising concepts like pricing strategy & inventory management
Experience with experimental design and A/B test analysis across multiple KPIs
Ability to think through complex problems, determine proper analytical processes and procedures, independently derive conclusions and present results to the team
Detail-oriented and exceptionally organized. Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment
Strong proficiency with SQL; experience managing teams using more advanced automations & coding including R, Python
Experience with BigQuery a plus
Experience with Business Intelligence tools/suites like Tableau, Looker, Power BI, etc
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: FOCUS ON OUR TOTAL REWARDS
While you focus on bringing the best of you to QRG every day, we focus on providing you a unique and attractive rewards package.
We are constantly exploring the trends and best practices in our unique, multi-faceted industry, by market and by location, to help us maintain programs that are meaningful to you both personally and professionally.
Our Total Rewards include your compensation, competitive benefits packages, career development and retirement planning.
We provide a competitive salary that reflects your skills and experience, and you may also be eligible for other short or long -term incentives dependent upon your role, your performance and overall contributions to the Company’s priorities and success.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Our team members’ health and wellbeing is important to us. We strive to offer comprehensive benefits packages to keep you and your family at its best.
Healthcare Plans for eligible team members include medical, dental and vision options from multiple partners and costs dependent upon where you live, your salary, and the dependents you cover.
Wellness Perks like healthy onsite food choices, wellness incentives, tools, resources and more are available to help you on your wellness journey.
Employee Assistance Program is offered in partnership with external providers and agencies, giving you support and resources for life’s changes and challenges.
Internal Number: Job ID: R51633-EN
Changing the way people shop.
Zulily is a global online retailer that takes a different approach to ecommerce. We launch thousands of new products every day, from apparel to footwear to home décor, that span hundreds of sales at incredible prices – presented to customers in a way that is fun and engaging on mobile. With expertise in technology, merchandising, operations and logistics, studio and marketing, Zulily team members work together to innovate on its unique promise to customers looking to find something unique and amazing prices for themselves, their families and their homes