Manager of Reporting & Analytics

About Niche
We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Niche is the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive reports cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the right schools, neighborhoods, and companies for them.

Niche.com is all about finding where you fit in and that mission inspires how we operate every day in our office. On top of that, we want Niche to be a place people truly enjoy working.

About the Role
We are looking for a highly motivated Manager of Reporting & Analytics to join our Product team. You will be asked to wear many hats and lead a team to help drive revenue growth and product KPIs.

You’ll manage a small, but growing team of Product and BI analysts with the goal of implementing operational improvements, using reporting and automation to help our growing organization scale. You will be responsible for developing and managing the reporting tools for our performance marketing, product and partnerships teams to help them understand current performance and identify opportunities for optimization. 

You will also use a foundation in statistics and curiosity about what delivers results to broaden the analytical capacity of the team. Using your affinity for synthesizing data and communication skills, you will help mature our analytics, develop and grow the team, and ensure that our reporting processes are optimized to help connect Niche to its users. 

What You Will Do

During the 1st Month:

  • Collaborate with various team members to learn about the company
  • Work with Product and BI Analysts across the Product department to learn about our tools, workflow, and analytical process
  • Shadow team members to learn more about how we collaborate with other areas of the business and how your role fits with external stakeholders and teams
  • Learn how we query data from our databases and external data sources, like Google Analytics and Google Ads
  • Understand how we clean and analyze data using R and Python
  • Begin taking over as direct manager for analysts on the product team with group meetings and recurring 1:1s

Within 3 Months:

  • Gain a deep understanding of our organization and how different teams work
  • Collaborate with members of the team to gain expertise in our current reporting tools
  • Start to identify areas for improvements in our reporting workflows and develop strategies for implementing change
  • Start to take on analytical projects, like KPI reporting and product launch analysis
  • Work with direct reports to develop and make progress on individual and team goals

Within 6 months:

  • Perform self-directed research and analysis to identify opportunities for growth
  • Take full ownership of different research, analytics, and operations initiatives
  • Independently create and maintain business intelligence projects, reviewing progress with key decision-makers 
  • Responsible for analyzing and reporting on company-wide metrics; turn analysis into actionable next steps and enhancements
  • Begin owning and developing analytics and reporting roadmap ensuring it aligns with company goals and initiatives. 

Within 12 months:

  • You will have a deep knowledge of our product and business
  • You will own several facets of analytics at Niche
  • You will use data-driven and user insights from the app to inform overall product and business strategy
  • You will fully own the analytics and reporting roadmap and develop the plan for team growth

What We Are Looking For

  • Passion for using data and research to solve problems
  • Ability to translate vague requirements into prioritized problems to solve
  • Effective communication of complex analyses to different audiences
  • Experience with SQL, R, Python, or other tools.
  • Statistical modeling & A/B testing experience
  • 3-5 years working in reporting & analytics
  • 1-3 years of management experience

Useful Experience

  • Web Analytics
  • Statistical Modelling
  • A/B Testing
  • RShiny or Tableau experience
  • Experience with marketing automation software
  • Understanding of SaaS business strategy
  • Understanding of K-12 and/or college admissions processes

Why Niche?

  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee.
  • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and 401(k)
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

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Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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