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Away // travel brand & luggage
 
New York City    Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2021
 
   
 
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Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel through products & content that inspire people to get away more. In support of our mission, we are seeking a Data Analytics Director to join our Finance & Strategy team. 

Want to help us transform the travel experience? The ideal candidate will have had experience in scaling a data analytics practice, collaborating with cross-functional partners to inform strategic decision-making, and leading a high performing team of data analysts. You will report to VP, Finance based in our New York City office.

As a company that values diversity, equity, & inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds & experiences to apply for this opportunity. Were creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global & diverse, so were building a team that is too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, anti-racism training, & bias prevention initiatives, were building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional & physical space to bring their authentic selves to work.

What youll do:

  • Lead & define the vision & strategy of the Data Analytics team, serving as a champion for data-driven decision-making 
  • Become the driver of conversations with cross-functional team leads to identify & transform high priority business needs into powerful data models, visualizations, & dynamic reports 
  • Democratize data through self-service analytics, operational workflows, & the implementation of advanced measurement solutions 
  • Maintain on-going development of our data pipeline & business intelligence tools to make data accessible to all teams across the company
  • Enforce data governance through the development of high quality code, data testing, & documentation
  • Provide thought leadership on how to maximize the value of our data & improve the customer experience
  • Proactively seek out, investigate, & implement new technologies as required to advance the data analytics practice, managing vendor relationships & setting the team budget
  • Establish & improve data analytics processes, quality standards, & performance metrics
  • Grow & develop a high-performing team of data analysts & help to design the future state organization of the function

Who you are:

  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience in a data-intensive role, ideally with hands-on experience at a high-growth ecommerce company & experience with people & team management
  • Strong data visualization skills & experience using business intelligence tools such as Looker, Power BI, etc. as well as web analytics platforms such as Amplitude, Snowplow, etc.
  • Programming skills, including Python & associated libraries for data analysis (e.g. Pandas), as well as familiarity with git / Github preferred
  • Advanced analytical skills & an understanding of modern data science techniques, statistical analysis, machine learning, & visualization
  • A proactive & collaborative approach, with the ability to put the right people in the right room to facilitate meaningful conversation
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to a wide variety of audiences, from engineers to non-technical business stakeholders
  • Expert-level knowledge of SQL (familiarity with dbt a plus!) & a clear understanding of relational & non-relational database technology, cloud-based data lake, ETL, data warehousing, & data modeling concepts & practices
  • Eagerness to build & lead a best-in-class data practice as well as an enthusiasm for repeatable analysis & attention to detail 
  • Clear & effective communication skills, both written & verbal 
  • Team player with a "no task is too small" attitude
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced & ever-changing environment
  • Passionate about transforming travel (but thats a given!)
  • You can show proof of COVID-19 vaccination & adherence to HQ COVID office policies using Bindle, a secure platform that verifies vaccination status without sharing private health information, within 30 days of hire
Youll love working at Away because:
 
 
 
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