Vice President of Analytics

  • (Multiple states)
  • Full Time
  • Technology
  • Executive

About Leap

Leap is building the world's largest network of branded retail stores – powered by data, systems, and scale.  The Leap Platform enables brands to deploy stores that work in concert with ecommerce more rapidly and at significantly reduced cost and risk.  Brand stores powered by Leap bring modern brands to life with compelling, immersive customer experience and data driven operations.  At Leap, our diverse, growing team is excited by the opportunity to power the next generation of leading consumer brands with a vibrant presence in local communities throughout the country.  We're one of the fastest growing companies in the retail/ecommerce space - since launch we've powered stores for dozens of brands, and we're adding more brands and stores each week.

In 2021, just our third full calendar year in business, we grew 4x+ by every measure and are heading into 2022 with 50 stores open, 30+ active brands in our store footprint (500+ total registered) and a team of 300+ and poised to grow another 5x in the near term.  The year ahead promises to be even more exciting, with new platform capabilities launching, an ambitious revenue plan and expansion of our operations and customer base across existing and new markets. 

Our brand customers are modern brands who lead or aspire to lead their categories today and tomorrow, and *outstanding* people are literally at the core of our product.  Our organization is composed of a diverse range of talented individuals and teams.  With functions like Real Estate, Store Design & Development, Retail Operations, Marketing, Engineering, Product Management and Data Science, we're a unique company.  Our shared ambitions and core values tightly align and drive us to succeed.  Our staff are what make our organization so special and honoring our culture and values as we hire, onboard, engage, develop and support our teams is paramount.  

Come take this leap with us. Your ideas, thinking, and voice are wanted.

 

Mission for the position:

As a data practitioner and senior leader of the function, you’ll build and manage a core team of data and analytics professionals. You’ll bring world-class expertise, practices, and tools to an already high-caliber team. You’ll make this team and tools deeply integrated with Leap’s product and engineering teams and tools. You’ll help define and promulgate high standards and expectations for our ML engineers, analytics engineers, and analytics managers.

As Vice President of Analytics, you’ll work outside your team to collaborate with functional teams on building data literacy and savvy throughout the business. You’ll work closely with Product to make sure Leap’s data is leveraged thoroughly and accurately in brand-facing tools. You’ll work closely with Sales and Real Estate to build data-driven practices and workflows. You’ll work closely with our People team to build data-driven and modern hiring and management practices. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Hire and cultivate a growing team of analytics engineers, managers, and ML practitioners
  • Contribute to productive work alongside engineers and analysts
  • Use a Product mindset to evaluate opportunities, priorities, and strategies
  • Use an Engineering mindset to drive standardization and automation
  • Be encouraging, supportive, kind, fun, sensitive, honest, a great teacher, and above all, a great student

Competencies for Success:

  • 10 years+ full-time analytics/data engineering work experience and familiarity with modern practices
  • Experience hiring and managing ML engineering practitioners
  • Experience with modern ELT pipelines and tools (dbt, Stitch, Bigquery, etc)
  • Experience with modern ML frameworks and deployment frameworks
  • Familiarity with Python and conventional software development processes, like environment promotion, version control, and automated testing
  • Almost compulsive need to organize and clarify 
  • Humility and high aptitude for learning and self-improvement
  • High level of comfort working along a dynamic and evolving roadmap
  • Innately curious, wants to understand all parts of Leap’s business, encourages innovation and creative problem solving with others
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and working style - self-starting, highly accountable, ability to anticipate problems and define and implement effective solutions

Outcomes & measures of success:

  • Increased utilization of Leap network data by our brands to grow their businesses
  • Better data-driven decision-making by internal Leap functions
  • Increased data literacy and self-sufficiency among Leap staff

Why take the leap? 

  • The mission at Leap - to build the world’s largest network of branded retails stores – powered by data, systems, and scale, is literally transforming the future of retail, and all Leapers contribute to making this happen.
  • We offer a competitive salary, performance bonus, employee option grants, 401K, paid sabbatical, heritage holidays, charitable donation match, discounts across all our brands, meaningful health, and well-being benefits and MORE! 
  • We believe and invest in professional development and internal advancement.
  • We offer a work environment that is diverse, inclusive, and FUN! 

Leap EEO Statement

However, you identify, whatever your path to get here; Leap celebrates diversity and is committed to maintaining a safe, rewarding, and inclusive environment where Leapers thrive individually and as a team. 

To achieve our mission, building the world's largest network of branded retail stores – powered by data, systems, and scale; we need to work hard to foster a diverse community to support the brands and customers we serve. These aren't just words; this is who we are. We know that our differences are what make our organization special and are paramount to our culture. Your age, skin color, beliefs, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, parental status, vet status, gender identity are valued.

To achieve our mission, building the world's largest network of branded retail stores – powered by data, systems, and scale; we need to work hard to foster a diverse community to support the brands and customers we serve. These aren't just words; this is who we are. We know that our differences are what make our organization special and are paramount to our culture. Your age, skin color, beliefs, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, parental status, vet status, gender identity are valued.

 

 

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