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Head of Analytics

Palo Alto, CA, US Data & Analytics - Data & Analytics Full-time
About Houzz
Houzz is the leading home renovation and design platform in the world. We have a highly engaged community of over 40 million homeowners who leverage our technologies to find inspiration for their next home project, connect with over 2.5 million home design and remodeling professionals and discover products in the Houzz Shop.

About the Role
Houzz is hiring a Director of Analytics to oversee all of Business Analytics, Product Analytics and Data Science efforts to enable better decision making for our Industry Solutions teams. 

This is a role where your team is responsible for delivering data and insights that drive decision making for our business and product initiative. You will be tasked with scaling our existing analytics function to help us grow the business. The best analytics leaders understand that their product is the tools, accuracy, and accessibility of data so that all individuals can operate in a self-sufficient and trusted way to make the decisions needed to keep us moving aggressively towards our goals.

You will work with a cross functional team of product, design , engineering, and sales and ensure we are creating a strong data culture at Houzz by enabling our cross-functional partners to be more data-informed. You will need to be able to translate strong insights about user behavior and analysis techniques into actionable work for the team. You will need to mentor and grow them on both technical skills and broader analytical approaches. With the open team structure at Houzz you will have the opportunity to work across all aspects of the business.
What You’ll Do
  • Build, lead and mentor a high-performing team of data analysts and managers.
  • Work closely with leadership to answer important questions about our customers, our product and the business.
  • Partner with our Product teams to influence planning and prioritization
  • Champion strategic areas where we can invest to improve our data capabilities, tools, and reporting/dashboard infrastructure to enable decision-making throughout the team
  • Work hand-in-hand with product teams to support strategic growth initiatives
  • Foster a data culture across the organization by leveling up our analytics function
  • Partner with Data Infrastructure team to deliver best in class data in terms of quality and structure
  • Evangelize the needs of the analytics team to ensure proper resourcing to match the growth of the product and business
  • At a Minimum, We’d Like You to Have
  • 8+ years of experience in a management role
  • Extensive and relevant work experience leading and growing Analytics teams
  • A proven track record of using quantitative analysis to impact key decisions
  • Strong storyteller and ability to communicate effectively with managers and executives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Hands-on experience with modern distributed data technologies (hadoop, hive, impala, teradata, etc)
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline such as Statistics/Math/Engineering required

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    Be Who You Are and Do What You Love at Houzz

    We’re a Family
    At Houzz, we strive to create and foster a strong family environment in our workplace. We collaborate to accomplish our goals, always working as a team. We aim to build a culture of inclusion — celebrating and leveraging our differences for the betterment of one another, our products and our community.
    Houzz team members come from many backgrounds and bring diverse experiences to the company. We take pride in making each person feel at home.

    We Build the Future
    Join Houzz in revolutionizing the home remodeling and design industry and have an impact on the more than 40 million homeowners who use our platform every month and the 2.5 million-plus home professionals around the world who are active on the site. Houzz has been named one of the most innovative companies in the world by CNBC and others, and is backed by top venture capitalists. At Houzz, you can help drive the future of an industry worth $1.2 trillion in the U.S. and Europe alone.

    We Make Things Happen
    Our team members play a key role in guiding the direction of our company and are able to work across multiple groups to implement fresh ideas that allow Houzz to be the industry leader. If you are interested in applying your passion to create products that will transform the lives of millions of people who are designing, remodeling and decorating their homes, welcome to Houzz.

    Benefits and Perks
    • Competitive salary
    • Flexible paid time off
    • Commuter benefits
    • Medical, dental, vision and pet insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • 401k retirement savings plan
    • Maternity/paternity leave program
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Healthy at Houzz program

    Houzz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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