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VP, Data Science & Research Analytics

New York, NY, USA | Zip

  • Industry:
    Wellness / Fitness / Spa
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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At Zip, previously Quadpay, we provide fair and seamless solutions that simplify how people pay with our leading Buy Now, Pay Later platform.

Focused on product innovation that puts people at the centre, we’re here to do things differently. We are a responsible, digital alternative to the broken credit card model, providing consumers with a better way to manage their finances. We also help merchants and businesses to grow by offering them best–in–class products that improve conversion, increase basket sizes and delight their customers.

We’re a high-growth team with endless opportunities as we scale. Come and join the ZipFam!

About the role

As our VP, Analytics Research & Data Science, reporting to the Chief Data Officer, you will manage, nurture and grow a talented team of analytics and data science professionals.

You will plan, formulate and execute the team’s roadmap, build partnerships with business teams both within the US and across the global Zip family, and be in charge of drawing prescriptive recommendations to uncover growth opportunities.

What you'll do:

• Understand the business levers thoroughly, get intimate with the data, and lead research opportunities for growth across the entire company.

• Deliver insights to help shape strategy across a wide spectrum of business and technology areas, including Customer Acquisition, Customer Lifecycle, Fraud analytics, Risk management, Application Features, Marketing Analytics, Customer Profitability Models, Collection Models etc.

• Translate analytic insights into concrete, actionable recommendations for business or product improvement.

• Strategize and account for model development of our ML approach to the above

• Provide guidance and thought leadership on analytical best practices to team members and business partners

• Lead and manage a Global Analytics Research & Data Science teams

• Partner with global leadership team to develop data-driven business strategy

To help us level up, you are checking as many of these boxes as possible:

• Repeatable record of leading teams through the successful performance of advanced quantitative analyses and statistical modeling that positively impact business performance.

• Personal applied experience with machine learning modeling on large datasets, proficient in scripting and querying languages, statistical methods.

• Experience in developing custom statistical models and analytical tools to support project design and interpretation

• Experience in tackling hard problems, handling ambiguity, and being able to see through the clutter in a fast-paced environment

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to explain technical concepts and analysis implications clearly to a C-level team

• Graduate degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or another quantitative field. PhD preferred.

• 8+ years of experience in Decision Sciences, Advanced Analytics, Quantitative modeling or statistical /machine learning; 5+ in a managerial capacity.

• Exceptional critical thinking and attention to detail

What you'll bring to the table:

• You care about the team, about people, about the HOW. You lead out of humility and nurture a blameless and collaborative culture.

• You don’t aim for good, you believe in building world-class products. 

• You create bonds everywhere you go, you connect with other leaders and build bridges between teams based on an honest will to help.

• You understand the value of communicating clearly and quickly to stakeholders and your team to avoid surprises.

• You know how to handle the huge workload, use pragmatic prioritization in extreme pressure and always act like an owner and a buffer to your team.

• You don’t tune out the details when given important technical updates. Instead, you seek to make sense of it, so you can represent your team to others and celebrate their accomplishments.

• You believe that efficiency and automation are at the core of a strong team, and that good processes pave the path for great work.

• You are curious and teach your team to be so as well; you push your team to understand the why behind their work.

Nice to have:

• A sense of humor is hugely preferred

• Prior finance industry /Credit / Risk experience

• An interesting life story / a cool hobby / a diverse background has proven to bring more to the table in terms of perspective

We’re proud to be a values-led business. Our values form our Mamba mentality - how we’re better today than yesterday, and are used to create game-changing experiences for our customers and fellow Zipsters.

If you only meet some of the requirements for this role, that's okay. We value a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas and believe this is fundamental for our future success. So, if you have the curiosity to learn and the willingness to teach hat you know, we'd love to hear from you.

We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive workplace that provides equal opportunities to all persons regardless of their age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, or anything else.


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