Lead Product Analyst

Berlin
August 31, 2018

The eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative global leader in online classifieds. Our sites help people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities – whether it is a car, an apartment, a concert ticket, financial services or a new phone. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. We have ten brands that span the globe offering online classifieds in more than, 1000 cities around the world.

 

With more than 250 million active users and hundreds of millions of active product listings, eBay is the world’s most vibrant and dynamic online marketplace.

eCG is always looking for talented, high-energy, self-motivated, committed individuals who are passionate about their work. Our team members enjoy a challenging environment that places the highest value on innovation, accountability and playing to win. Our culture is based on open and honest communication, respect for other points of view and a spirit of fun.

Passionate about analytics? Excited about turning data into meaningful business insights? We are looking for a talented analytics leader to develop and grow a new team in the eCG Motors team in Berlin.

 

Description

This role in the Motors team will take a data-driven approach to objectively informing product and process decisions critical to success of creating a world class user experience and to achieving our commercial objectives. Reporting to the Director of Product & Design organization, you will lead a team of product analysts focusing on identifying and solving user experience, commercialization, and product issues by turning data into actionable insights. Curious, analytical, hypothesis-driven and fluent with data tools and sources, you will challenge of our understanding of our users and customers and be a key contributor in creating solutions. As a player-coach, you will have a passion for developing and growing the individuals on your team while driving your own projects.

 

Responsibilities

  • Drive for results. Structure complex ambiguous consumer experience & commercial performance questions. Lead the data analysis and hypothesis iteration to create actionable insights
  • Support product development with iterative testing to achieve the best possible user experience
  • Grow People and Team: Coach, manage and mentor the product analysts on the team.
  • Analyze trends within and across countries to uncover potential revenue opportunities
  • Scale analytics best practices throughout the team and align with best practices in eCG
  • Continually improve your knowledge of analytics tools, methods, our customers, business, and markets
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis to support the business as needed

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication (written/verbal) and presentation skills in English; comfortable communicating with both senior management and entry level staff
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Business, Engineering or other quantitative field
  • 4-7 year track record (or equivalent) in using data to facilitate and influence product and or business decisions; including professional experience in a global organization
  • Highest proficiency in PowerPoint and more generally delivering effective presentations
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong knowledge of data methods
  • Team-oriented; eager to build positive and productive relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience managing direct reports or indirect people management across a matrix organization
  • Experience manipulating large data sets, interpreting data trends and using a multitude of disparate data sources and tools
  • Comfortable in ambiguity, shift priorities quickly, while maintaining a high degree of organization and control
  • Proficiency in at least one data querying language (SQL, Hive, etc)

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands on experience with one scripting language (R, Python, Java, etc)
  • Basic knowledge A/B testing
  • Experience applying statistical modelling to drive business decision making

 

What we offer:

  • Dynamic, international teams with very skilled personalities, a passion for e-commerce, professionalism and a good sense of humor.
  • The chance to work closely with other teams in eBay across Europe, North American and APAC.
  • High team autonomy and agile environment
  • A competitive salary, benefits and an excellent working environment.
  • Silicon Valley amenities, such as iPhones and MacBook Pros, crazy high spec dev machines and very nice office facilities.
  • An opportunity to build applications, which will be used by millions of people globally.
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