Lead Data Strategist

Lead Data Strategist

Who We Are

Babylist is the leading destination for baby commerce, where 8 million people each year discover and purchase items to help welcome a new baby. We serve parents and the community of grandparents, friends and relatives around each baby - connecting everyone who helps plan, prepare and shop for the new arrival. From the “add anything from anywhere” registry for new parents, to the expert advice and product ideas for gift givers, there is no more trusted, go-to solution for growing families.

Our Ways of Working

We’re a remote-first company with team members located across the United States spanning multiple time zones. This means we put in extra effort to make sure we connect and collaborate in ways that make sense for us. We know how valuable the flexibility of remote work is for our employees so people can get the work done in the way that works for them and their teams. After all, many parents call Babylist their professional home, and sometimes, life puts you in a position where you just have to jump off that Zoom meeting to clean up that banana that’s getting stomped on by your 2 year old.

We know that personal connection is the foundation for the great work we do together. In order to quickly build those relationships, we offer the opportunity to meet with coworkers in person two times a year at a full company offsite and a departmental offsite. These are great opportunities to meet the people you work with every day and to do some of the work that is much more difficult to do virtually. Most of our roles are fully remote, but these opportunities to meet in person will involve limited amounts of travel. For some leaders, there might be more opportunities to get together in person that would require about 10% travel to Oakland, CA or elsewhere.

What the Role Is

The Data Team at Babylist powers data-driven decision making through all aspects of the company’s business. We are not a service team. We are a product function with a strong focus on 3 core aspects of data -- engineering, analysis and data science. We are looking for a Data Strategist to join our small and growing team. 

The ideal candidate is someone who has the right blend of analytical/data skills, a strategic product mindset and excellent organization and communication skills. They are not merely builders of dashboards but critical thinkers who ask the right questions and seek answers with data. They can be a thought leader among the company, mentoring others on problem solving and helping uncover new growth opportunities.  

The Lead Data Strategist will work directly with stakeholders across Marketing, Product, Engineering and Operations to both help us understand the health of the existing business but more importantly, to identify new opportunities for growth. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to have a deep business impact while helping improve others around them.

Who You Are

  • You have bachelors or masters degree with a strong quantitative focus
  • You likely have 6+ years delivering results as a Data Analyst, Data Scientist, or similar role
  • You have experience with statistical methodology: experiment design, multivariate analysis
  • You have strong SQL fluency: ability to work with large datasets and advanced queries
  • You are proficient with scripting languages like Python and BI tools like Mode or Tableau
  • You have excellent understanding of data warehousing and relational data modeling 
  • You have keen attention to detail and data integrity
  • You have an interest in or experience in mentoring/leading other Data Analysts or Strategists

Your Core Competencies Might Include

  • Manages Complexity
  • Business Insight
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Optimizes Work Processes
  • Strategic Mindset

How You Will Make an Impact

  • Lead department initiatives and work with stakeholders to translate questions and hypotheses into structured analysis
  • Work with product managers, department heads/directions, and data engineers to mature the data capabilities of Babylist’s analytics ecosystem 
  • Deliver deep dive analysis over a range of functional areas to put forward recommendations for future initiatives or projects
  • Own the design and development of core data team products (e.g. data models, reports, analyses)
  • Effectively present and communicate analytics findings across the company

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We are a remote first company and we invest in the infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems 
  • We believe in exceptional management 
  • We are an antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning

 

If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

 

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