Senior Manager, Data Science and Analytics, Advertising Business

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Spotify transformed music listening forever when they launched in 2008. Their mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the ability to enjoy and be inspired by these creators. Spotify has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and believe it's essential to build accountability across all areas of their business. Spotify offers their employees benefits like:

  • 6 months parental leave
  • Flexible public holidays
  • Health insurance + dental & vision coverage
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  • 14 Employee Resource Groups
  • Music for everyone, no credit card needed. It’s a promise our platform was built on. And here in the Free team, we’re still building on it. We work on a massive scale, bringing people from all kinds of disciplines and all parts of the business together to deliver an amazing freemium experience to more than 129 million users worldwide. Want to help shape the future of free? Here’s how.

    We are looking for an experienced leader in data science and analytics to join our team and help build our practice. We are developing a world-class advertising business at Spotify, and your team will develop insights and products that drive data informed decision making to help us meet our goals.

    The data science and analytics team in this area will be helping to answer questions such as:
    -How are trends in listener behavior changing and how might these changes inform our ad sales, B2B marketing and product strategies?
    -How do we segment our audiences to provide maximum value to advertising partners?
    -How well is our performance matching our goals and can we uncover specific areas to focus on improvement or double down on success?
    -How well are we marketing our ad products to prospective clients?
    -How can we best expand our client base?What new insights can we uncover that may be useful to our existing and potential clients?
    -How can we optimize our pricing across regions, platforms and products?

    As a Senior Manager in the Ads Business unit you’ll report to the Senior Director of data and insights and build/lead a team of around 7 data scientists and analysts.
    What you'll do
    • Help build and then lead a team of data scientists and analysts, setting focus, strategy and priorities with the team to maximize influence and impact in the organization. 
    • Work with senior leadership across Ad Sales, Sales Operations, Partner Solutions and Revenue Partnerships to understand analytic needs and deliver impactful findings.
    • Collaborate with insight partners across the organization and contribute to the wider data science practice.
    • Team responsibilities include delivering the following: - Data infrastructure - Dashboards and key metrics - Audience segmentation - Exploratory analysis and forecasting of trends - Marketing attribution - Experimentation.
    • Communicate data-driven insights and recommendations to key stakeholders at the Director, VP and Executive levels.
    • Work closely with cross-functional teams.
    • Work from New York, leading research across our global markets.
    Who you are
    • You have 3+ years of experience as a people-manager.
    • You have at least 7+ years of overall experience in data analytics or data science and an advanced degree in statistics or similar discipline.
    • You have worked on data science problems related to advertising platforms, marketing functions or sales.
    • You have the technical competence to perform and coach team members in more advanced analytics:
    • Coding skills for analytics and data extraction (SQL, R, Python, Scala)
    • Data visualization (such as Tableau, D3, ggplot)
    • Experience performing analysis with large databases (e.g. Google BigQuery)
    • Experience building statistical models and running experiments
    • You are a great storyteller and communicator, and can build relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders.
    • You are capable of tackling ambiguous problem spaces and challenges.
    You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant. So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It's in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
    Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 286 million users.

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    Senior Manager, Data Science and Analytics, Advertising Business