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Director, Strategic Initiatives Analytics

London, England
Job ID: 892372

As a Director of Strategic Initiatives Analytics within Audible’s Insights group, you will be responsible for surfacing data-driven strategic opportunities for the Executive Leadership team and for core business functions (Content, Marketing, Product, and/or New Growth/International). You will provide strategic, operational, economic, and financial analysis to frame and drive decisions - and develop KPIs and scorecards to track initiative progress/performance to drive a focus on results and execution.
Working across the entire business, you will be exposed to a wide range of functions - from engineering and data science to marketing and product management – and develop the knowledge and skill to be a trusted strategic and technical advisor across a wide range of issues to our Sr Leaders.
You will be able to work with minimal instruction and oversight, conduct multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, maintain relationships with senior leaders, and own deliverables end to end. Critical to the success of this role is your ability to think strategically, develop insightful analysis, communicate findings concisely to senior leaders, work effectively as part of a cross functional team, and analyse big data.
Inform business plans through analytical and strategic insights
Illustrate key business trends and drivers through effective data interpretation and visualisation
Deliver impactful analysis based on robust economic, financial, and statistical analysis
Estimate the impact of different strategic scenarios using robust analytical/financial models
Create management dashboards that ensure accurate and robust reporting across key business/project/initiative metrics
Become an analytics/data subject matter expert
Become the go-to expert on micro- and macro- economic/industry trends and their impact on the business
Develop an in-depth knowledge of all relevant data sources, business intelligence technologies and analytical tools – know what’s possible and be able to answer Sr Executive questions fast
Work closely with Audible stakeholders and Sr Executives to drive the business forward
Partner with business leaders to understand strategic challenges and deliver timely and relevant intelligence
Advise and fulfil ad-hoc strategic requests for analysis to support top management
Establish and maintain senior management scorecards
Communicate effectively
Develop compelling presentations and documents - and communicate them with impact
Clearly and concisely present strategic and tactical recommendations to senior leaders
Proactively communicate factors affecting deliverables to senior management
Demonstrate teamwork and leadership
Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement with a focus on providing solutions and delivering results
Lead by example and provide on-going mentorship and guidance to the wider Insights team and associated project teams
Ensure the accuracy, relevance, quality, and impact of the Insights team deliverables
Explain assumptions and quantitative methodologies to colleagues in other departments

Basic Qualifications

Advanced degree in Business (MBA) or equivalent experience
Quantitative degree (Operations Research (OR), Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, Sciences, or similar field) or equivalent experience in a data driven/analytical role
Demonstrated high achievement in prior roles, with increasing levels of responsibility and independence
Experience running projects with diverse stakeholders
Experience working with Senior leaders
Excellent problem-solving skills, self-motivated with the capacity to work under pressure and tight deadlines
Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills
Aptitude and drive to learn new tools quickly required
Knowledge of data/analytical tools – expertise in excel a minimum requirement; experience in any one of the following is considered a plus: database querying (SQL), relational databases, big data, Microstrategy, Salesforce, Adobe/Omniture, Tableau, Python, R, jupyter, SAS, SPPS, Matlab, or any other analytics/data science tool.
· Intellectual curiosity for what drives the business

Preferred Qualifications

Background in content/media, marketing tech, and/or internet industries preferred - an understanding of ecommerce analytics, marketing analytics, experimentation, membership/loyalty analytics and revenue management techniques a plus


Audible, Inc. is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior programming has earned us millions of subscribers around the world. We’re an Amazon subsidiary with a presence on four different continents, yet we maintain a startup vibe and small company feel. We offer more than 475,000 downloadable audiobooks, audio editions of periodicals, and other programs, and an escalating array of listening products that enrich daily life for a growing population of people who want to be more productive, well-informed, and thoughtfully entertained.


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