Product Analyst (Ranking & Recommendations)

7 Curtain Rd, Hackney, London EC2A 3LT

Full Time
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Posted 3 weeks ago

  Depop is the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles and Australia. We have more than 25 million registered users in 180+ countries. In the UK, 1 in 3 Gen Z/Millennials are registered and in the US we have grown 300% over two years. We are also the only European player to have recently entered the top 25 shopping apps by daily active users. Our mission is to empower the next generation to transform fashion, and our team of nearly 350 people are dedicated to serving the needs of our global community.
We operate on three pillars:
  1. Community: Our buyers, sellers and employees are inclusive, diverse and accessible. We are committed to empowering diversity within the fashion community.
  2. Entrepreneurship: We support our community and help them build their business with Depop. We thrive on supporting innovation by shaping an environment where creators, makers or hustlers can thrive. 
  3. Sustainability: Depop helps extend the life of garments and reduce waste, we care about the world and want to make a positive change within the fashion industry.

ROLE:

The Insights team within Depop supports the entire business. Our analysts are embedded within Product and Commercial teams and are an integral part of making sure our business is as data-driven as possible. The Insights team is comprised of four key groups whose structure mirrors the structure of the teams we support:

  • The Buyers Group and Sellers Group: these two groups are the focal points within the business for analysis and insights into their respective users. They are responsible for building a deep and nuanced understanding of the full user lifecycle.
  • The Core Marketplace Group: this team is focused on understanding and supporting core capabilities that improve the overall quality of the user experience in our marketplace, including payments, shipping, and making the user experience safer and smoother for all of our users. 
  • Strategy & Marketing Group: this team brings together analysts who look after overarching strategy topics, market research, as well as supporting our global marketing teams and localised efforts in our key markets (UK, US). 

We are currently looking for a product analyst, ideally with technical search algorithm experience, to join our Buyers group and support Depop’s Ranking & Recommendations product team. This team is integral to ensuring that our marketplace efficiently matches buyers with items they love. The ideal candidate loves experimentation and numbers, and is excited about using our large data set to find ways to continually improve Depop’s behind-the-scenes user experience. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supporting your team’s analytics BAU: you will work closely with the product manager, data scientists, delivery manager and engineers in your team to deliver against the Ranking & Recommendations team’s product roadmap. Your BAU responsibilities will include supporting discovery and prioritisation of new features, designing and interpreting A/B tests, and building dashboards and reports to track performance metrics. You will also work particularly closely with the data scientists on the team to design, prioritise, implement and interpret optimisations of our search algorithm. 
  • Strategic thinking: you will also be expected to become a thought partner for your team about analytics for your area of focus, using a variety of data sources to inform and drive your team’s future roadmap, by identifying and analysing opportunities to improve the user experience by fixing pain points or finding new ways to delight and engage users. 
  • Making sure the business knows the numbers: you will become the point of contact within your team for all things data, and you will engage with various stakeholders across the business to ensure decisions are as data-driven as possible. 
  • Managing our data pipeline: you will work with our data and engineering teams to ensure that the necessary tracking is implemented within your product area, and that our data pipelines are consistently accurate, reliable and up-to-date end to end - from collection to consumption. 


REQUIREMENTS
Must haves:

  • Proven track record as an analyst with a wide range of experience under your belt, preferably in a digital marketplace and/or mobile first environment 
  • An analytical mind with great problem solving skills, a love of numbers, and proficiency in statistical concepts - ideally with a degree in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, statistics or computer science
  • Strong commercial awareness and a proactive attitude to make a difference and drive impact
  • Strong proficiency in SQL and the ability to work with large, complex and sometimes fragmented datasets
  • Prior experience working with search and ranking algorithms alongside data scientists and machine learning specialists
  • Experience in designing and interpreting A/B testing
  • The ability to communicate complex problems and analysis simply with a variety of stakeholders and act as a bridge between technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Experience delivering in a high performing, data-driven product team
  • A hunger to learn, natural curiosity and a keen eye for detail
  • A strong sense of ownership and highly organised nature

Bonus points for:

  • Familiarity with Algolia
  • Proficiency in Python

Benefits 

  • Learn and Grow: We want to give our people the opportunity to learn. We sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to upskill our employees and enhance their journey with us, just ask!
  • Wellbeing: We care about our employees wellbeing. We offer a cycle to work scheme, healthy fruit and snacks in the office, breakfast every Tuesday, eyecare vouchers and a discounted gym membership at Nuffield Health.
  • Mental Health: Our employees mental health is a top priority. We offer subsidised counseling appointments with a qualified therapist through SelfSpace, we have trained mental health first aiders and we also run yoga, meditation and more.
  • Work/life balance: We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more, a day off for activism to allow you the opportunity to make a difference and we offer sabbaticals for our long serving employees 
  • Family life: We offer flexible working (based on the team you will be joining), generous maternity/paternity and parental leave policies which includes adoption and paid time off for fertility treatments. Also, all of our offices are dog-friendly! Do your best work with your best friend.
  • Fun: We love to hang out with each other at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties to celebrate our successes. We also host internal employee socials such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more...we’ve taken this virtual for now!

Equality and Diversity Monitoring

Depop is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Depop recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce which reflects the wider population and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Under the Equality Act (2010), Depop must demonstrate that their recruitment processes are fair and that we are not discriminating against or disadvantaging anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We need to ask applicants some questions to make sure that no one is being unfairly discriminated against or disadvantaged.

We collect this information only for anonymised monitoring purposes to help the organisation look at the profile of individuals who apply, are shortlisted for and appointed to each vacancy. In this way, we can check that we are complying with the Equality Act (2010).

Under the Equality Act 2010 the definition of disability is if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Further information regarding the definition of disability can be found at: www.gov.uk/definition-of-disability-under-equality-act-2010 

Reasonable adjustments will be made available should you be invited to interview.

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Job tags: A/B testing Analytics Engineering Python Research SQL User experience
Job region(s): Europe
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