Director of Data Science and Analytics, Categories


Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 02/26/2021
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  • Company Address: Zirmunu str. 70, Vilnius, 09124

About Vinted

Making second-hand the first choice worldwide.

Job Description

Vinted is Europe’s biggest pre-loved fashion marketplace, with 34 million members in 13 countries. Our mission is green: we want to make second-hand the first choice globally.
A team of over 600 people from Vinted’s offices in Vilnius, Berlin, Prague, and Utrecht develops and supports our platform. We share a unique work culture that’s based on aiming high, taking ownership, co-creating, caring, and growth.
As the Director of Data Science and Analytics in our Categories domain, you’ll use data to contribute to Vinted’s product strategy and help ensure that our platform offers the best product category proposition to our members. You and your team will identify user problems, evaluate opportunities, and look for new and improved solutions to help our members trade successfully – both in new and existing categories. You’ll join forces with a cross-functional team of product managers, engineers, and designers to build and scale these solutions for our fast-growing international member base.

In this position, you’ll:

    • Drive the vision for the Categories domain from a data science and analytics perspective
    • Build and lead a world-class team of analysts, data scientists, specialists, and team leads, including mentoring and developing growth plans for your reports
    • Ensure that your team is driving quality business decisions based on user behaviour and category usage patterns by applying scientific methodologies, statistical inference, and machine-learning models
    • Implement data-driven solutions to user problems
    • Manage analytical projects spanning different teams and departments
    • Coordinate with team members in Product, Engineering, and Design
    • Establish and implement requirements for tooling that ensure fast and efficient analysis and help create value from data
    • Collaborate with Data Science teams across other domains to ensure that best practices and insights are shared with and implemented in the Categories domain

About you:

    • 10+ years of experience in data science and analytics in e-commerce
    • 5+ years of experience in online marketplaces or classifieds
    • 4+ years of experience in management roles (preferably leading teams of 9+ members, including team leads)
    • A data-driven decision-maker with a track record of building successful product solutions and features
    • Strong hands-on experience in analytics/data science
    • A solid understanding of e-commerce business models and user behaviour (experience in a C2C context is a big advantage)
    • Deep technical knowledge of up-to-date analytical/data-science tools and methodologies
    • Able to motivate and inspire others
    • A conceptual thinker who builds strategies based on the bigger picture
    • Well-organised, with a collaborative attitude and a strong sense of ownership
    • Outstanding communication skills with both technical and non-technical colleagues
    • A Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Business, or another related field (equivalent working experience is also acceptable, and a PhD is an additional advantage)

Work perks:

    • Opportunity to join our stock options programme
    • Learning budget (13.2% from net yearly salary)
    • 25 working days of holiday
    • Remote workout classes
    • A canteen that serves homemade food at friendly prices
    • Monthly team-building events
    • A personal budget for shopping on Vinted
The salary range for this position starts from 5,785 EUR gross per month upwards, depending on level of experience and location.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.