Senior Analyst, Category Product Performance

Our Product Performance Teams are responsible for ensuring Wayfair is deliver products the customer expects, every time. We manage the fulfillment network for Wayfair, Joss & Main, All Modern, Wayfair Supply, Perigold, and Dwell Studios. In addition to working extensively with our external partners (suppliers, carriers), we are plugged into every department within the company – from finance to marketing. One major priority we have is in Product Performance, where we strive to drastically reduce the number of problems that arise as a product makes its way to the customer’s home. We want to reduce “customer incidents” to near-zero levels – whether they are damages, defects, lost items, missing parts, etc. – to provide the best customer experience possible and further fuel Wayfair’s growth and profitability. This challenge is one of the most business critical, technically complex and interconnected challenges we face.

What You'll Do

  • Structure a vision and roadmap for high priority product categories
  • Pull and analyze data sets that touch every aspect of Wayfair operations to identify new opportunities and trends to drive supply chain performance and improve the customer experience
  • Structure and lead problem solving with senior, cross-functional stakeholders to understand broad strategic requirements from the business, prioritize the opportunities we see in the data, develop innovative levers to tackle those opportunities and set targets for impact
  • Embed in field operations to incorporate real world operational insights
  • Scope and run pilots and projects to test, refine and scale innovative solutions to the most difficult operational challenges.
  • Analyze key performance metrics to root-cause performance issues and drive change
  • Root-cause customer incidence issues and problem solve creatively: although in operations, our solutions can involve merchandising, customer education, etc.
  • Create and execute product class specific roadmaps to drive impact and savings within the operational organization
  • Contribute to the development of tools and processes which make our team and suppliers more efficient (and effective)
  • Work cross functionally with groups company-wide, including Category Management, Promotions, Data Integration, and Warehouse Fulfillment
  • Travel to supplier and Wayfair warehouses to view their operations first hand

What You'll Need

  • 5+ years of e-commerce, consumer goods, retail merchandising or management consulting experience
  • A track record of taking on big challenges and delivering despite obstacles and limited resources
  • An ability to manage and prioritize projects, and to delegate tasks appropriately
  • Demonstrated senior presence, recognized as an effective manager. Experience managing others preferred
  • An ability to hit the ground running – a confident, entrepreneurial self-starter
  • Analytical and comfortable with large data sets and drawing insights from them
  • Innovative problem-solving skills – dissect and determine root causes of problems, and implement solutions
  • Experience in business and data analytics, Excel, SQL
  • Articulate and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal

About Us

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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