Senior Product Manager, Availability and Positioning Simulation

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, we make it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 14 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Partnering with Analytics, Operations, and business leaders across Wayfair, our Technology teams ensure that we’re building technology that solves important customer problems in elegant, scalable, measurable ways.

In the ever-changing landscape of ecommerce, optimal sourcing and positioning is not a static target, but instead constantly evolves. As a consequence, striking the right balance between aggressive inventory positioning that enables fast customer delivery and responsible supply chain spending requires constant tuning of our automated supply chain replenishment optimization systems. The Availability and Positioning Simulation platform aims to foster a self-service culture of experimentation that allows business analysts and operators to create scenarios that test and model the impacts of changes to our sourcing and positioning strategies to support strategic decision making in this highly complex and automated environment.

The Availability and Positioning Simulation team builds and maintains this platform. The successful candidate needs to be able to bridge the gap between the complexity of our automated systems, the priorities of business teams responsible for sourcing and positioning, and the significant amount of planning and information required to successfully operationalize a change to our sourcing or positioning strategies. This role offers the opportunity to influence business-critical decisions and collaborate with senior leaders across several Wayfair teams and is a fantastic opportunity for a product leader with experience design instincts to build and support a platform used to make strategic decisions that will change how and where Wayfair places products in our fulfillment network.

What You Will Do:

  • Provide Product leadership for a team of software engineers responsible for building the Availability and Positioning Simulation platform workflows, services, and applications
  • Develop deep domain expertise and partner closely with operation stakeholders to create software solutions that make it easy to test changes to Wayfair’s inventory sourcing and positioning strategy
  • Collaborate with adjacent product, engineering, and data science teams responsible for various aspects of supply chain replenishment optimization to maximize the impact of the technology your team supports
  • Translate data into information and insights with clear scenario analysis and business impact that helps the business make strategic decisions and implement strategies with success
  • Produce sustainable solutions that can be reused with minimal effort and provide comprehensive documentation and training for users.
  • Serve as an internal subject matter expert on all facets of your product space and technology platform
  • Develop and maintain a technology platform roadmap and regularly update key partners and stakeholders, working closely with senior stakeholders across Wayfair to ensure vision aligns with broader company objectives
  • Influence resourcing on your team and supporting technology teams to ensure on-budget delivery of products and enhancements
  • Define and communicate performance and impact metrics to key stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Leverage data to understand risks, impacts, scope and priorities of our business objectives, and enable the team to drive results

What You’ll Need

  • 5+ years of product management experience in an agile development environment, ideally with exposure to a relevant product area
  • Experience Design instincts and willingness to engage in hands-on fast prototyping to help engineers translate priorities into functional, intuitive workflows
  • Excellent analytical skills with demonstrated experience with hypothesis-driven learning and turning data into actionable insights
  • Superior communication skills with demonstrated ability to navigate a complex landscape
  • Experience in data visualization, reporting, or analytics preferred
  • Experience working in Supply Chain is highly preferred
  • Significant exposure to optimization engines (e.g., CPLEX, Gurobi, FICO Xpress) is a plus

About Wayfair Inc.

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.

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.

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