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Executive Director, Corporate Analytics

| Santa Monica

At Edmunds we’re driven to make car buying easier. Ever since we began publishing printed car guides in the 60’s, the company has been in the business of trust, innovating ways to empower and support car shoppers. When Edmunds launched the car industry’s first Internet site in 1994, we established a leadership position online and have never looked back. Now, as one of the most trusted review sites on the Internet, millions of visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next car. For consumers, we bring peace of mind. For dealers, we make tools to help them solve their problems and sell more cars. How do we do it, you ask? The key ingredients are our enthusiastic employees, progressive company culture and cutting-edge technology. Want to join the team? Read on to find out how!

What You’re Applying For:

The Executive Director of Corporate Analytics will work independently and in conjunction with the VP of Strategy and Insights to create and execute a strategy to accelerate the adoption of data-driven strategy across all our business units. You will be the go-to person at the executive level for the key corporate-level insights that drive our company and will help to drive the future direction of our people, processes, and initiatives. You live and breathe both analytics and strategy and are able to dive deep into basic operational analyses, as well as statistical and predictive models, while maintaining a view of what matters to the business and what insights it needs to succeed. You will lead conversations with and present to executives regularly on your insights, partnering with them to determine how best to apply these insights to operations. In short, you will own and guide all aspects of data analysis, from the operational to the innovative, and the application of that data to our business.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work with the VP, Strategy and Insights and the rest of the Analytics team to set the Analytics and Insights strategy for the company
  • Partner with the senior management team to set the strategic objectives for the company and measurement through KPIs
  • Help establish and manage a high-impact analytics roadmap for enabling data-driven decision making across the organization
  • Refine and implement a data analytics framework and prioritization process that enables growth and aligns with the vision and objectives of the business
  • Mentor and ultimately scale a team of analysts to consistently deliver high quality, timely analyses and proactively manage internal and external expectations
  • Coordinate, develop, and deliver processes and tools to optimally use analytics as a shared service
  • Be a thought leader and advocate for the power of our data and strategize on how to make it most impactful
  • Lead the progression and balance of analytics work from operational support to optimization of processes and initiatives to innovative data-led solutions
  • Work with the executives and other key stakeholders to understand how best to use Analytics
  • Take a lead role in forecasting and scenario-testing our business
  • Partner with the Data Science team to identify critical areas for data-led optimization and integration of machine learning
  • Craft compelling executive-level stories with surprising, actionable insights and recommendations

What You Need:

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree or PhD preferred, in analytical field
  • 10-15+ years of experience, including 5-10 years of experience applying data insights in support of business decision-making and strategy
  • Intense curiosity, high intellectual and analytic horsepower, relentless pursuit of datadriven insights
  • Experience in and passion for building and leading successful teams with the ability to attract strong talent
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including strong executive presence
  • Established ability to influence decision makers
  • History of strong interpersonal skills and being a team player who quickly builds trust and credibility through relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to dig into analyses to a detailed level, translate trends, and data into actionable strategies, and tie analytical output to tactical recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and manage cross-functional team, comprised of people with different styles, backgrounds and experiences

Working @ Edmunds.com:

Employees think it’s a pretty great place to work and some pretty impressive publications think it is too: we have been recognized as one of the best places to work by the Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work, LA Business Journal (for the last 6 years!), Computerworld, and Built in LA. We've also been identified as one of the best workplaces specifically in Technology and also for Diversity and Asian Americans. In fact, our CEO, Avi Steinlauf, was rated as one of Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs! If you’re interested in learning more and joining our mission, we’d love to hear from you!

Edmunds will consider for employment qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws.


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Conveniently located at the Colorado Center, near the intersection of Cloverfield and Colorado.

An Insider's view of Edmunds

What’s the vibe like in the office?

This is not your average corporate office. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. While we're here to get work done, not everything is all business. People here understand the importance of human relationships. Not only are we co-workers, but many of us are also friends, close ones even. To top it off, our office is fun and encouraging to take breaks!


Technical Lead

What does your typical day look like?

Each day I start by building the Edmunds story from the ground up. Using our own unique reporting tools and in collaboration with our product, analytics and marketing team, I can speak to the value of Edmunds. Once this information is complied, I head out to meet with our dealer partners to go over program results, listen, assess their needs.


Account Executive, Major Accounts

What makes someone successful on your team?

I have grown more here than any other company. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to move between several teams. Each time, it challenged me to pick up new skills. Edmunds has a culture of continuous learning. In my time here, I have participated in study groups to learn: programming language theory, machine learning, and iOS development.


Director, Digital Futures Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Great ideas are the heartbeat of the Edmunds editorial team and they can come from anywhere. Everyone is encouraged to contribute and we have regular feature meetings where concepts are presented, discussed and evolved. As Editor-in-Chief, I love to be challenged by an idea and it’s hugely rewarding to see them come to fruition.

Alistair Weaver

V.P., Editorial and Editor in Chief

What are Edmunds Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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