VP, Data and Analytics at Transfix

| Greater NYC Area
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Transfix, named to Forbes’ “Next Billion-Dollar Startups” list, is the leading transportation solutions provider whose digital brokerage marketplace and logistics software offerings are helping transform the $800 billion trucking industry. Since its founding in 2013, Transfix has been driven by a mission to deliver simple, smart, and sustainable solutions for shippers and carriers, powered by people and technology.

By combining deep industry expertise and a best in class carrier network with cutting-edge technology, Transfix is reimagining the world of transportation. Fortune 500 companies such as Staples, Unilever, Target and Wayfair rely on Transfix to handle their most important FTL freight needs. With instant pricing, algorithmic matching, superior service, and unmatched intelligence, Transfix is optimizing the supply chain from start to finish. Come leave a positive impact on the environment as we help reduce the carbon footprint caused by the 65 billion wasted miles on the road.

The problems we solve everyday are real and require creativity, grit, and determination. Recognized as one of Built In’s Best Places to Work 2021, Transfix is building a culture that challenges norms while fostering experimentation and personal growth. We’re hiring team members who are passionate and are energized by the vision to simplify and transform one of the largest and most complex industries through technology, data and a strong commitment to customers. 

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We are looking for a VP, Data & Analytics to lead a talented group of Data Scientists, Data Analysts, and Analytics Engineers. We manage a vast network of shippers and carriers that gives us a unique perspective on a critical component of the supply chain. The problems we tackle daily include price forecasting, recommendation models, risk assessments, scheduling optimizations, and workflow efficiencies.

Data is a central hypothesis for how we think about increasing efficiency across the industry. Leveraging insights from our data is core to how we think about adding differentiated value to our shippers and carriers. We believe that data should inform decision making across the company, data should be openly accessible and that all team members should be empowered with reporting tools and training, and that our data and reports must be accurate and performant. In this role, you will drive these values into practices.

Our analytics platform consists of Looker and SnowflakeDB. Our software platform is primarily built in Ruby, Python, and PostgreSQL on AWS. ETL and data replication workflows are managed using Airflow, Amazon DMS, and Fivetran. Model development leverages a combination of internal pricing data and external data providers (e.g. DAT/Dial-a-Truck, ITS/Internet Truck Stop, PC*MILER) and we make use of both statistical models (e.g. SARIMAX, GLM, logistic regression) and machine learning models (e.g. GBM, RandomForest, XGBoost). Our stack consists of Python, Pandas, sci-kit learn, statsmodels and Prophet.

Location: This role is remote and we are prioritizing candidates who are based in Eastern, Central, and Atlantic time zones. This role can also work from our NYC headquarters.

What you'll do:

  • Leverage our data to inform strategic decision making and identify innovative products that help us drive supply and demand networks, pricing and cost mechanisms, workflow efficiencies, and risk management.
  • Lead development of internally- and externally-facing data products: cross-functional operational reports, company-wide KPIs, dashboards, forecasts and prediction models, and analyses.
  • Partner with Product Managers to ensure accurate collection of usable data from our software products for future analysis and reporting.
  • Identify and quantify risk factors across our business and customers and build these into key decisions.
  • Develop impact analyses and forecasts supporting product roadmaps and FP&A.
  • Research opportunities to connect industry-relevant data to our internal data sets (e.g. macroeconomic indicators, industry indexes).
  • Ensure a scalable data warehouse and reporting infrastructure, maintaining data accuracy and performant reports.
  • Define processes for data governance, audit, and curation of accessible data sets and framework for controls around sensitive data.
  • Drive data literacy and self-service access to data across Transfix, leveraging onboarding programs, training, and peer review programs.
  • Build a team (currently 6 reports) that values diversity of background and experience through recruiting, onboarding, and developing talent.

About you:

  • 8+ years experience working in Data Analysis and Business Intelligence oriented roles.
  • 3+ years of leadership experience managing highly-performing teams, with responsibility for at least 10 people in your reporting line.
  • You stay informed on modern data platforms, tools, and practices, and have worked with a variety, such as SQL, data warehouses, data marts, event pipelines, ETL, workflow managers, schema design, query optimization, and reporting and analysis tools (Looker, Tableau, etc.).
  • Have partnered closely with (or led) data scientists and are familiar with concepts such as statistical modeling, machine learning, and advanced analytics and how they can be applied to software products.
  • Strong project management and requirements gathering skills.
  • Experience with formal compliance or data governance programs.
  • Comfortable getting “hands-on” in a small team environment where people are wearing multiple hats.
  • Have a penchant for delivering and instill this in your teams—favoring fast impact and learning over “perfect” solutions.
  • Build trusting and constructive relationships with peers and stakeholders across teams and functions.
  • Strong problem solver who is comfortable devising creative solutions when presented with imperfect data or constraints of time, people, or budget.
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or another quantitative field.

To all recruitment agencies: Transfix does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be held responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Transfix borders the famous Times Square neighborhood and is close to all the main subway lines (we're currently hiring remote employees as well!)

An Insider's view of Transfix

What are some social events your company does?

Transfix has a culture committee dedicated towards creating events that cater to our team’s unique interests. From Game Night to Transfixgiving Dinner, our events are a healthy mix of both in-house team bonding to outdoor team building experiences.

Jenni

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What are Transfix Perks + Benefits

Transfix Benefits Overview

Transfix covers 100% medical benefits for all full-time employees, as well as provides flexible paid vacation.

We have amazing catered lunches every Friday, and a kitchen that is stocked with snacks / drinks throughout the week. Depending on the season, we have avocados for days. Not to mention, there's enough cold brew on tap to win the Kentucky Derby!

Lastly, we have a cultural committee called "Guardians of the Galaxy" that meets bi-monthly to make sure each month has it's fair share of fun office events. Maintaining a fun and inclusive office culture that keeps employees engaged it very important to us.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team workouts
Transfix's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga and fitness classes weekly.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Transfix sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Transfixers enjoy free lunch on Fridays from restaurants around NYC.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Our Medical, Vision, and Dental plans are 100% paid—we got you covered!

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