Org Design Planning & Strategy Data Analyst

Boston, MA

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Org Design Planning & Strategy Data Analyst (Boston, MA)

Wayfair is currently seeking a Senior People Analyst to drive Headcount and Organizational Analytics. In this role, you will analyze and predict trends across attrition and organizational shape to drive insights and identify opportunities to improve the employee experience. You will also be responsible for working with senior stakeholders across the business and our Business Intelligence team to manage reporting on our current state and ensuring accuracy in these reports. 

We tackle complex, big-picture problems head-on and use data and analytics to help frame talent strategy and drive decision-making. The ideal candidate will have an affinity for solving business problems through innovative approaches - quantitative and/or qualitative - and will be able to keep an eye on the bigger picture while diving deep into our data sets and processes. This role requires regular interaction with senior stakeholders so communication of our results is key.


  • Initiate and execute analyses to evaluate talent metrics using SQL, Python, and/or R
  • Wrangle data across sources, communicating and justifying logic and assumptions
  • Diagnose and solve data discrepancies in partnership with our business partners and Business Intelligence teams
  • Modify and innovate upon analyses, using statistics and models to derive insights
  • Turn analyses into actionable data-driven insights, and make business recommendations to close gaps 
  • Create visualizations and dashboards to effectively facilitate ongoing monitoring of metrics using Visier, our visualization platform
  • Present a cohesive story with data and results, crafting a storyline that is easy to follow and that resonates with a senior audience
  • Respect the sensitivity, privacy, and confidentiality of candidate and employee data by adhering to best practices for data governance
  • Partner with the Talent teams and other business stakeholders to design analyses that address high-level business questions
  • Build and execute seamless processes by securing buy-in from talent, finance, and business stakeholders
  • Communicate clearly and effectively across teams, levels, and leadership

 Skills & Experience

  • Degree in a quantitative field like Business Analytics, Data Science, Mathematics, Economics, or Statistics
  • 2+ years of experience in an analytical role in a fast-paced environment (in addition to any graduate education) 
  • Extensive experience using Python/R and SQL to write scalable code; experience with Natural Language Processing (NLP) a bonus
  • Experience with visualization tools preferred
  • Strong demonstrated ability to solve complex and ambiguous business problems leveraging data analysis and modeling; Intuitive sense of how quantitative and technical work aligns closely with business priorities and business value
  • Integrity and honesty, and, above all, a respect for complete confidentiality
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment where there can be degrees of ambiguity
  • Ability to identify and succinctly summarize roadblocks and constraints, propose potential solutions, and drive towards resolution
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to translate sophisticated analyses into a logical, convincing business narrative to share with a variety of business stakeholders
Job tags: Business Intelligence Economics Finance NLP Python R SQL
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