Snr Analyst Strategic Data Insights Sales

You have the opportunity to join HomeAway’s global Analytics & Data Insights team. The mission of the team is to enable stakeholders with strategic and operational insights that allow them to make better decisions. Our culture is one that strives to solve difficult problems through rigorous hypothesis-based testing, empowering people to come up with ideas and data-driven solutions quickly. Our analysts are passionate about learning the drivers of the business and leveraging data, technology and analytics to provide valuable data insights to drive company’s critical business decisions. 

This particular role will be responsible for supporting our global Partner Success Group. The analyst will provide data, analysis and reports with a focus on better understanding our owners and property managers and how we can most effectively support them to achieve their own goals. 

Key Responsibilities
• Partner with internal stakeholders – both technical and non-technical – to answer complex business questions, providing insightful analyses accompanied by strong verbal and/or visual presentations 
• Through strategic analysis and business modeling, generate hypotheses and recommendations of things we should change, leading to experiments that will confirm or deny those hypotheses and ultimately improve operations 
• Be a HomeAway strategy guru - be the point of contact for all business and strategy questions in your respective area, and drive critical and objective thinking across the organization
• Partner with the Technology and Engineering teams to ensure continuous improvement in data collection and underlying data systems to adequately support advancements in our data products and improve our insights
• Collect and prioritize user stories and partner with our Analytics Engineering team to enable self-service data products for ourselves and our customers 
• Understand key business and conversion drivers to better define KPIs that are aligned with the team’s overall strategic direction
• Monitor the Partner Success Group’s key metrics (Partner-level bookings, search ranking, etc.) daily, and quickly identify areas of concern, propose analyses and/or corrective actions
• Work with stakeholders to review, enhance and ensure usage of reports
• Support teams in the deployment, analysis and readouts of A/B and multi-variate tests
• Participate in and at times help lead sections of the Partner Success Group’s weekly meeting to ensure insight-based decision making

General Skills
• Passion for number crunching, logical problem solving and intellectual challenges
• Strong business sense, strategic thinking and team player
• Ability to decompose a line of business into its underlying drivers and then model changes in those drivers based on historic data to estimate the impact on the overall business 
• Must be comfortable with uncertainty by prioritizing effectively and flexibly handling changes
• Able to work across different business units/countries to communicate findings company-wide
• Ability to work independently and proactively, identifying issues and raising them to management, as well as offering potential solutions
• Ability to build and present evidence-based stories
• Excellent organization skills, and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently

Technical Skills
• Expert-level business modeling (Excel) and presentation (PPT) skills
• Expert-level strategic problem-solving skills (issue trees, frameworks, etc.)
• Intermediate-level SQL and Tableau knowledge
• Beginner-level knowledge of big data tools / languages (Hadoop, Hive, Spark)
• Strong willingness to advance technically post-hire

Experience/Education
• Bachelor degree in an analytical field (e.g., Strategy, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics) and 7+ years of experience in data analytics OR Masters degree in an analytical field (e.g. Strategy, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics) and 5+ years of experience
• 3+ years’ experience in either web/ travel industry (strategy role preferably) or strategic consulting is preferred
• Background in relevant area – travel, ecommerce, real estate – is a strong plus
• Must have proven prior experience with understanding and manipulating complex systems to drive business performance 
• Consistent ability to produce high quality, accurate and detailed work products
• Must be fluent in English

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