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Thursday, March 13, 2014

(Contract) - Category Analyst, Etsy (NY)

Category Analyst
Brooklyn, NY, United States

Join us in creating structure and discoverability within Etsy’s marketplace.

As a category analyst, you will be responsible for creating structure and discoverability within Etsy’s marketplace. As a member of Etsy’s SEO team, you will work side by side with Product, Product Marketing, Merchandising, User Research, and Data teams. This is a 6-month contract position based in Brooklyn.

About the Team
Etsy’s SEO team is small, but has a huge impact. We’re responsible for making items findable on Etsy, and making Etsy findable on the rest of the internet. Our work touches key aspects of the shopping experience on Etsy, including search, browse, and navigation. We have a set of highly ambitious goals ahead of us, and we hope you’ll join us in making them a reality!

About the Job
As a Category Analyst at Etsy, you will:
  • Audit Etsy’s marketplace to understand potential overlaps and identify growth opportunities.
  • Develop, evaluate, and manage taxonomy strategies.
  • Organize Etsy’s marketplace to delight shoppers and deliver against Etsy’s business goals.
  • Work with our user research team to drive efforts to test changes to marketplace organization.
  • Leverage data, both qualitative and quantitative, and e-commerce and/or retail expertise to inform decisions.
  • Identify category attributes and structured data to drive search and browse refinement.

About You
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in a related role.
  • Experience organizing, merchandizing, or buying for an online retail experience.
  • Proven experience with collecting and analyzing data to inform decisions.
  • Passionate about creating a compelling shopping experience.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; capable of speaking fluently in and understanding the Etsy voice.
  • Proactive, can-do attitude with strong interpersonal skills- comfortable working with all functions and levels of the organization.
  • Strategist and implementer- we are a small team, and need people ready to roll up their sleeves and make an impact right away.
  • Forward thinking with the ability to anticipate potential feedback or issues and solve for them upfront
  • Contagious enthusiasm for and belief in the Etsy marketplace and vision!

What's Next
If you're interested in joining the team, please send us your resume. You won’t be surprised to hear, though, that we won’t consider it without a cover letter. Let us know how you fit the bill for each of our requirements above. Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety, so use your judgment and write to us in your own voice. If you have a presence on the web that we can easily access (Twitter, Facebook, rap sheet), contribute to an open source project, write a blog, or practice another craft besides designing beautiful, functional websites, that means something to us, we’d love to hear about it.