About The Opportunity

Online and offline consumer behavior is generating unprecedented amounts of raw data. Understanding business needs, translating those into analytical questions and then building processes that turn raw data into valuable business insight requires a combination of skills. Is this you?

Our client is on a journey to move from operational reporting to real time insights and the application of predictive models to drive their ecommerce and marketing strategy. This role will build on your analytic skills and allow you to conceive, design and deliver new analytic and data science products.

What You'll Be Responsible For

Internalize and understand the business strategy, then define an analytics roadmap to align business functions and meet their objectives
Work with business owners to understand their specific requirements and design pragmatic solutions to their reporting needs
Maintain oversight over a range of data sources to define metrics, reports, analytics and data science deliverables
Coordinate delivery across multiple external vendors and internal analysts
Provide hands-on support to internal customers at all levels, from executive to marketing and ecommerce operations team members

Expected Qualifications

A bachelor's degree is required, preferably in an analytical field (e.g. Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Finance)
Strong analytical and quantitative skills, especially applied to marketing analysis
Proven experience in advertising or e-commerce product management or product marketing is required, preferably in data and analytics. This includes agency/consulting experience in these industries
Experience of delivering reporting and dashboard suites, KPI and balanced scorecard design
Strong oral and written communication skills are critical
Strong problem solving ability, task prioritization and ownership

What Would Blow Us Away

Time spent as a consultant to enterprise organizations
Hands-on SQL experience, strong working knowledge of Tableau and of Alteryx or similar data preparation tools
Digital advertising and e-commerce experience
Able to source, work with, and combine disparate data sets to answer business questions
Experience in data mining and statistical analyses
Experience partnering with or managing engineering teams (internal and external)
Advanced Computer literacy. Hands-on experience on at least 2 of the following: SQL, ETL, Python, R, Spark/Scala
Masters in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or Economics
Experience building predictive models, with distributed systems (Spark, Hadoop) and with scripting languages like Python, Ruby, or Unix shell scripts

What's Driving You

We need someone pragmatic and solution focused, able to bring a project in on time. We're looking for a product owner who will proactively identify opportunities to add value with the motivation to be the catalyst for change. You will not be afraid to ask difficult questions and challenge conventional wisdom. You will be curious as to new ways to look at business problems and will be ready to use new technologies for solving problems.


The role will be based at our client's headquarters based in Oakland, California, with flexibility to work as a contractor or as a permanent employee for First Retail.

Why Work For First Retail

You will be working as part of a highly experienced and focused consulting team. We combine the disciplines of product management, program management and enterprise architecture to provide our clients with best practice solution design and delivery. Our domain expertise covers retail and B2B ecommerce, financial services, high technology, business intelligence and big data. We generally work with global and national enterprises, and the projects that we are involved in are key to corporate strategy and generally have executive sponsorship and good exposure.

We will pay competitively for San Francisco Bay Area and we are flexible as to working hours and time-off. The role is ideal if you’re looking to make the transition to a consulting role working with multiple clients.

Please send a resume, brief cover letter and contact information to careers@firstretail.com