About Us:

At Rent the Runway, our mission is to make women feel empowered and self-confident every single day by combining best in class technology, logistics, and customer service. Since our launch in 2009, we’ve developed proprietary technology, a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation, stores of the future, a viral brand, relationships with hundreds of fashion designers - and we are passionate about continuing to innovate our customer experience. We have pioneered the closet in the cloud and believe that every person globally will soon have a subscription to fashion. We are proud to be both a profitable and fast-growing business, with 11 million members of our community who believe that rental is the future.

About the Role:

This is one of the critical leadership roles at RTR, a data-driven company that is changing the way women get dressed. In this role, you will manage all data product efforts across the business - consumer/website, marketing, operations, and inventory. You will grow and manage a team of data scientists who have technical savvy and the ability to understand how their work drives business results. You will partner with C-level executives and the rest of senior leadership to shape and support our data strategy and develop a roadmap for internal and customer facing data products.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Grow the Data Science team by hiring talented candidates and developing leadership and deep expertise in the team
  • Provide hands-on technical guidance to challenging data science problems faced by the team on a day-to-day basis
  • Translate business requirements to data science problems and lead the team to deliver best in class solutions on startup timelines
  • Partner with stakeholders across merchandising, product, operations, marketing, and engineering teams to identify high impact opportunities to leverage data to better serve our users 
  • Develop our long term data products roadmap across multiple dimensions including personalization, demand forecasting, inventory allocation and transportation network optimization.
  • Drive tangible business impact across Rent the Runway far beyond research and analytics
  • Solidify data as a competitive moat for Rent the Runway

About You:

  • You have a strong academic background in a quantitative field, for example mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, statistics, etc.
  • You have previous experience managing and growing a team of data scientists
  • You have designed and lead data science initiatives in the past
  • You are technically strong and have built machine learning based data products yourself.
  • You posses the rare ability to understand data deeply AND be able to explain it clearly in non-technical terms.
  • If you have experience in a subscription business that is a plus.
  • You are eager to roll up your sleeves and dig into any problem in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • You have a strong ability to understand business priorities, recognize leverage in data science projects, and prioritize appropriately.

Benefits:

At Rent the Runway, we’re committed to the happiness and well-being of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Generous Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program  - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, and have some fun!  .
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered.
  • Industry leading 401k match - an investment in your future.

 

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