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Wayfair Associate Director, Pricing Algorithms Product Analytics in Boston, Massachusetts

<p class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 iQwXyv" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">The Pricing and Profitability Algorithms team is responsible for determining how we set retail prices for our catalog of 10M+ products leveraging cutting edge algorithms and economic theory. The team powers a dynamic pricing engine at the core of one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies. Our goal is to use price to optimize for long term profitability, drive efficient trade-offs between revenue and profit, and manage price perception of our customers. We leverage continuous experimentation, a modern tech stack, best-in-class modeling approaches, and economic theory to build a scalable, dynamic, and flexible platform.</p>

<p class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 iQwXyv" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">We are looking for an Associate Director to join our leadership team and lead our Product Analytics function. You will grow and develop a team of 5+ managers and analysts that leverage Wayfair’s huge datasets to inform the roadmap of our pricing strategy. The Associate Director would work cross-functionally with executives across all facets of the organization including product management, engineering, data science, and commercial teams. This requires a multidisciplinary blend of analytical experience, technical capability, and business strategy, all applied in tandem to discover key insights about our customers and suppliers that drives our world class pricing strategy.</p>

<h3 class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Headings__StyledBaseTitle-sc-1e95nd1-0 filEDU" data-hb-id="enterprise-heading">What You'll Do</h3>

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<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Own and develop the strategic analytic agenda across multiple product teams to unlock insights and guide the business - everything from identifying, testing and optimizing new approaches to broad level strategic direction grounded in data evidence and heavy analytical rigor.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Hire, manage, and mentor a team of managers and analysts</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Work closely and build productive relationships with our product, engineering, machine learning, and economist partners.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Proactively identify areas where advanced analytical efforts can produce a strong value add and work them into the road map</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Influence cross-functional executive leaders across the organization</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Create organizational designs to optimally serve multiple stakeholder groups and business units.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Provide leadership to corporate initiatives by working with executives and being a thought partner with a cross functional leadership team.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Prioritize resources and hiring across multiple areas, balancing short-term needs with longer-term initiatives.</span></li>

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<h3 class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Headings__StyledBaseTitle-sc-1e95nd1-0 jXwEuv" data-hb-id="enterprise-heading">What You'll Need</h3>

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<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Bachelors in computer science, engineering, math, statistics, economics, or other quantitative discipline; Masters preferred.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">8+ years work experience in a relevant field (in addition to any graduate education).</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Proven ability to manage, guide, and grow analytics leaders</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Analytics or Data Science experience with e-commerce companies is a strong plus.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">In-depth experience with SQL or a structured programming language (aggregate functions, query optimization, stored procedures, string parsing, Vertica/Hive/Presto/Spark, etc.), required.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">In-depth experience with python &amp; python tools (Jupyter notebooks, functions, pandas, sklearn, matplotlib, etc.), highly preferred. Experience with experimental design (A/B tests) and statistical analysis to drive business decision making, highly preferred</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Knowledge and experience using machine learning algorithms/techniques (decision trees, random forest, deep learning, etc.) within a business context, highly preferred.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Excellent communication and data presentation skills covering objectives, plans, status, roadblocks, and results.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Demonstrated success working with executives at the most senior level on setting analytic direction and recommendations to direct business strategy and achieve high impact results</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Experience designing and implementing highly visible, and innovative analytical organizations</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Strong business acumen, analytical skills, and technical abilities along with problem-solving skills.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results. Thrive in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Demonstrated success influencing senior level stakeholders on strategic direction based on recommendations backed by in-depth analysis.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Prior experience proactively identifying areas where analytical efforts can produce a strong business value add and setting the analytics roadmap.</span></li>

<li class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 evxEZj"><span class="BaseBox-sc-16uwbyc-0 Text__StyledText-sc-1dqytza-0 kuiunY" data-hb-id="enterprise-text">Able to manage multiple projects and deliver against aggressive goals.</span></li>

</ul><div class="content-conclusion"><p><strong>About Wayfair Inc.</strong></p>

<p>Wayfair is one of the world’s 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, we’re 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 you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.</p>

<p>No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re 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. That’s why we’re 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.</p></div>

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