Principal Data Analyst, Strategic Initiatives (CarOffer)



IT, Data Science
Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Who we are

At CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. We started as a small team of developers determined to bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we’re the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we’ve been profitable for over 15 years.

What we do

The market is evolving, and we are too, moving the entire automotive journey online and guiding our customers through every step. That includes everything from the sale of an old car to the financing, purchase, and delivery of a new one. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit each month, and ~30,000 dealerships use our products. But they're not the only ones who love CarGurus—our employees do, too. We have a people-first culture that fosters kindness, collaboration, and innovation, and empowers our Gurus with tools to fuel their career growth. Disrupting a trillion-dollar industry requires fresh and diverse perspectives. Come join us for the ride!

CarOffer fully became part of the CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG) family in 2023, and is an industry leader in the digital wholesale marketplace. We are automating a dealer’s ability to buy, sell, and trade cars. By bringing these two companies together, we are giving consumers and dealers alike the power to reach their destination through a full suite of digital transaction platforms.

*This is a hybrid position based out of our Addison, TX office.*

Role overview

CarOffer, a CarGurus company, is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Data Analyst, Strategic Initiatives to join our analytics team and support the highest-level of strategic initiatives across the company. The Principal Data Analyst will play a critical role in analyzing data, identifying trends, and providing actionable insights to strategic planning, business transformation, and new product commercialization. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of our organization by leveraging data-driven approaches to enhance overall company strategy, while fostering a culture of high collaboration across Product, Marketing, Sales, Operations, and Finance.

What you'll do

  • Conduct data-driven analysis, extracting key insights and presenting findings in a compelling way to inform our overall strategy and drive critical business decisions
  • Perform market analysis and competitive intelligence to assess financial viability and prioritize new commercial opportunities
  • Partner with stakeholders from Product, Revenue, Operations, and G&A teams to elicit and answer our most pressing business questions with data-driven, strategic solutions
  • Curate and maintain a set of core metrics to review business performance against our strategic plan and deep-dive into material changes/trends
  • Work cross-functionally to support the execution of high-impact projects across the business that drive continuous improvement within existing operations and unlock new growth opportunities
  • Present analysis, strategies, and results to all levels of the organization, distilling complex ideas into clear, actionable takeaways for executive and managerial decision making
  • Collaborate with Data Engineering to design enriched data sets for analysis.
  • Work closely with Business Intelligence (BI) to ensure efficient and optimized reporting for executive and managerial stakeholders

What you'll bring

  • 5+ years of experience in a data-focused analyst or consulting role. Preferably focused on strategy, operations, or business development; within tech industry is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Business Analytics, or a related field; Master's degree preferred
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis tools and techniques, such as Excel, SQL, Python, and R Proficiency in business intelligence software, such as Tableau, Power BI, and Looker
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data sets and generate actionable insights
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Proven track record of collaborating cross-functionally and driving strategic initiatives Detail-oriented mindset with a commitment to accuracy and data integrity
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to evolving business priorities

Working at CarGurus

We reward our Gurus’ curiosity and passion with best-in-class benefits and compensation, including equity for all employees, both when they start and as they continue to grow with us. Our career development and corporate giving programs, as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and communities, help people build connections while making an impact in personally meaningful ways. A flexible hybrid model and robust time off policies encourage work-life balance and individual well-being. Thoughtful perks like daily free lunch, a new car discount, meditation and fitness apps, commuting cost coverage, and more help our people create space for what matters most in their personal and professional lives.

We welcome all

CarGurus strives to be a place to which people can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential—starting with our hiring process. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We foster an inclusive environment that values people for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. That’s why we hope you’ll apply even if you don’t check every box listed in the job description. We also encourage you to tell your recruiter if you require accommodations to participate in our hiring process due to a disability so we can provide the appropriate support. We want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus. #LI-Hybrid