Sr. Manager, Data Science & Analytics - Ecosystems



Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023

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Instacart is seeking an accomplished Sr. Manager of Data Science & Analytics to lead our Ecosystems team. This central unit is integral to supporting executive decision-making and company strategy. The role is pivotal in evaluating Instacart's current operational health, forecasting its short-term trajectory, and guiding the development of its 2-3 year strategic plan.

About the Job

  • Build, support, and expand a high-performing team of data scientists and product analysts. Cultivate an environment of continuous growth and learning.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of statistical models, complex systems modeling, and machine learning. These tools will be essential for providing insights for executive-level decision-making and influencing product development strategies.
  • Engage closely with leaders across various departments such as product, engineering, finance, and operations. Your role will be to synchronize business strategies with data-driven insights, fostering a dynamic and collaborative environment.
  • Spearhead the identification and prioritization of new product opportunities through data analysis and modeling. You will be at the forefront of driving data-centric innovation within Instacart, influencing both analytics and product development.
  • Lead the creation of robust measurement frameworks for the company. Interpret results to draw actionable and detailed conclusions, and develop intelligent systems to enhance executive decision-making.
  • Present your team’s findings in a persuasive manner to engage and influence executive audiences. Your insights will play a crucial role in integrating new concepts into Instacart's overarching business strategy.

About You

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 12 years of experience in a quantitative role within a product company or research organization.
  • At least 7 years of experience in leading a team of data scientists, economists, or product analysts.
  • Expertise in SQL, Python, or R for advanced data analysis.
  • Exceptional skill in translating complex business needs into analytical frameworks for executive stakeholders.
  • A proven track record of thriving in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and fostering a growth-centric culture within your team and the broader company.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in Statistics, Analytics, Economics, or a related field.
  • Prior experience in the e-commerce, retail, or consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries.

Instacart provides highly market-competitive compensation and benefits in each location where our employees work. This role is remote and the base pay range for a successful candidate is dependent on their permanent work location. Please review our Flex First remote work policy here.

Offers may vary based on many factors, such as candidate experience and skills required for the role. Additionally, this role is eligible for a new hire equity grant as well as annual refresh grants. Please read more about our benefits offerings here.

For US based candidates, the base pay ranges for a successful candidate are listed below.

$239,000$265,000 USD
$229,000$254,000 USD
$220,000$244,000 USD
All other states
$198,000$220,000 USD