Wayfair Careers

Senior Product Manager, Pricing Optimization

Boston, MA
Analytics


Job Description

Wayfair's Pricing & Profitability team is seeking a sharp, driven product manager to drive key strategic initiatives through data science and technology.  The product manager will work closely with data science, engineering and business teams to build scalable algorithms that predict and influence pricing, gross margin, supply chain demand, and more. He or she will act as the subject matter expert for Wayfair’s various data science algorithms.  The data science product manager will be able to drive meaningful impact in an increasingly complex landscape by owning cross-functional planning and implementation for these algorithms and their interfaces with other internal systems.  He or she will manage the critical balance between innovation and stability by utilizing an agile engineering team to incorporate monitoring, alerting, and error protection into various data science systems.  This role is ideal for someone who's both business and tech-savvy and thrives in a fast-paced environment.

 

Overview of pricing:

At its core, the Pricing & Profitability team leverages data and technology to hit financial goals and optimize our value offering to customers. The Pricing & Profitability team develops algorithms and tools that optimize and manage profit, revenue, and price perception. The team uses a combination of business, big data, and stat skills to understand complex market phenomena to influence pricing, assortment, and product recommendations. A continuous flow of experiments ensures deeper insight and refinement of these tools and algorithms. The product manager works alongside the Pricing & Profitability team to develop roadmaps and drive the technology behind these initiatives.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategic technical roadmap and balance roadmap with short-term bug fixes and quick-hit projects.
  • Work directly with a large team of data scientists and backend engineers to create new products and maintain a safe interface with other Wayfair systems.
  • Run agile sprints for a team of backend engineers.
  • Create buy-in for upcoming projects with internal teams and senior management.
  • Translate high-level business projects into detailed technical deliverables, and project manage to completion.
  • Act as subject-matter expert on all data science systems and technologies to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Conduct analysis to track value and impact of initiatives.
  • Influence future strategies across a diverse range of internal teams.
  • Anticipate and react rapidly to changes in business needs and project scope

 

Example projects:

  • Cannibalization rate model to understand substitutability between products
  • Badging models to determine intrinsic value of product flags, including sale, financing, and shipping.
  • Overhaul pricing system to incorporate additional features and optimization frameworks

What we’re seeking:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Product Manager.  Comparable roles in business analysis and consulting considered but some PM baseline required.
  • Leader with the proven ability to manage and mentor a team of product managers and analysts.
  • Bias for action and ability to work well within a dynamic, fast-paced organization
  • Passionate about solving complex business problems
  • Superior communication and stakeholder management skills at the senior leadership level; demonstrated experience driving success in a highly cross-functional environment.
  • You possess an affinity for data, and resourcefulness in obtaining data when clean and or complete information is not available
  • Possess strong written and verbal cross-functional communication skills
  • Positive, people-oriented, and enthusiastic
  • Degree in Engineering, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, or other concentrations with heavy quantitative focus strongly preferred
  • SQL experience is a plus

 



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.

Tag: ANLT
Requisition ID: 36065