Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics

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Hi, welcome to PerkSpot. We’re looking for a strong leader to head up our Business Intelligence department and work with stakeholders and company leadership to standardize and improve the analytics strategy here. Your work to improve our platform will be essential for our users - employees working at some of the largest companies in America.

Data analysis and reporting is some of the most important work we do here at PerkSpot. In this role, you will lead the competent and knowledgeable members of our Business Intelligence team to track company KPIs and determine if new features are running properly. You will also partner with C-level executives to execute the company’s analytics and reporting roadmaps, which will define success and investment needs for PerkSpot in the short- and long-term future.

About PerkSpot

PerkSpot is an employee benefits company that works with America’s top employers to offer exclusive discounts, rewards, and recognition to millions of employees. These exclusive perks and savings are a great recruitment and retention tool that allows employees to take advantage of unique opportunities and feel great about the company they work for. We help employees from nearly 1,000 companies like Spotify, Walgreens, McDonald's, and Lyft save on everything from gym memberships and movie tickets to electronics, new cars, and travel.

Profitable and growing, our company was founded in 2006 by good people with a great vision, and we’re carrying on the work they started. In 2018, our company was proud to announce an additional investment of $50 million dollars from Susquehanna Growth Equity. As we continue to grow, we’re excited about our leadership position in the industry, but we’re also committed to doing more - developing better products, reaching more employers, and getting more employees engaged with our platform. Our passion is to make every place a great place to work, starting with our own. We’re a big platform, but a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than you’d have anywhere else and invest in your success and growth more than any other employer.

Meet the Business Intelligence Team

The Business Intelligence team is made up of like-minded employees who are dedicated to PerkSpot’s success. You will mentor individuals who manage current and future reporting projects, develop and execute SQL queries, and maintain the existing warehouse structure. The Business Intelligence team also collaborates with every internal department on their current projects and KPIs, effectively controlling the quality of work done at PerkSpot and setting the tone for long-term, future growth.

Life as the Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics:

  • Standardizing our analytics and reporting processes here at PerkSpot and working with internal teams to ensure these standards are being met
  • Regularly running meetings with senior leadership and key stakeholders to identify ways to scale the business, based on analytical findings
  • Partnering with leadership to advise on company decisions, like product features and customer needs
  • Mentoring the Business Intelligence and Analytics team to success
  • Overseeing the maintenance of active databases and reporting
  • Consistently QA checking and auditing current reporting processes to find imperfections or anomalies
  • Regularly running team meetings and brainstorming new features, solutions, and analytics ideas

What we’re looking for:

  • 8-10+ years of experience in data analytics and business intelligence, with 3-5+ years of experience in a leadership role managing several reports and projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics, Business Management, Data/Computer Science, or similar required; Graduate degree strongly preferred
  • Past success establishing and executing upon analytics and intelligence strategies
  • Rich understanding of platform analytics and how data can shape a business model
  • Background in data visualization, reporting, and trend forecasting
  • Experience working with stakeholders and C-level individuals
  • Excellent communication skills, with a proven ability to synthesize complicated data concepts into actionable solutions
  • Desire to have a long-term impact on the company as a whole
  • Proven enthusiasm for learning, problem-solving, and building processes from scratch
  • Exceptional organizational, project management, and prioritization skills
  • Excellent leadership skills with an organized, proactive attitude

What will REALLY help you stick out:

  • Familiarity with SQL, JIRA, and/or Domo
  • Experience establishing analytics processes in a high-growth startup environment

Your First Few Months:

During your training, you’ll work closely with our Business Intelligence team to learn our reporting processes and define our gaps in knowledge. From there, you will provide feedback on what changes shall be implemented, the team’s resources/bandwidth, and how to increase efficiency. Eventually, you’ll work with leadership to provide complex insights and advice on where to invest future funds, while identifying the team’s gaps and playing an important part in the recruiting and hiring process. All this work will have a strong impact on PerkSpot’s business for years to come.

The Perks of Working at PerkSpot

We’re a big platform, but still a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than elsewhere, and invest in you more. You’re going to grow – a lot.

We work out of our office in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. When we are in the office, we dress how we like, encourage flexible hours and an open time-off policy, stock a good beer selection, and we’re pretty obsessive about our coffee. Most of all, we welcome good people with lots of energy and enthusiasm.

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, a generous parental leave policy, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage, a private gym, and a shower on-site.

We hold weekly company get-togethers where we learn from what went wrong and celebrate what went right. Every week at PerkSpot, we aim a little higher and get a little bit better than the previous week.

Because we consider every member of our team to be a fundamental part of our success, we encourage everyone to be invested in our success, regardless of their position. We want every one of our employees to think like an owner: put in the effort to exceed expectations, solve problems before they come up, and always go the extra mile. It’s this drive to succeed that makes PerkSpot such an interactive and fulfilling place to work.

How to Apply

All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Please submit a resume AND cover letter (we know it is old school, but a cover letter is very important to us) telling us how you stack up to the qualifications, plus any other information you feel would be relevant to PerkSpot. Don’t be afraid to show your spark and personality!

All positions require a full background screening.

Offering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is a priority at PerkSpot. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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Location

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An Insider's view of PerkSpot

What's something quirky about your company?

We get to bring our furry friends to keep us company and remind us that there is always someone looking up to you.

Levi

Accounting Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

The projects that excite me most are ones where I collaborate with different departments to create something that really effectively markets our company, both internally and externally. These projects are always the ones that help deepen my understanding of our company and how we work, which is vital for a marketing professional.

Amy

Content Marketing Associate

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful PerkSpot AM takes pride in providing superior customer service to our clients and is dedicated to being their partner-in-crime throughout their efforts to inspire employees. A love for rescues is also a must.

Becky

Head of Client Success

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The tech team has a lot of influence over how solutions are implemented, leading to scalable, reliable solutions which provide great value to our users. Ultimately these design decisions help grow the business by providing a great user experience!

Chris

DevOps Engineer

How does your team reward individual success?

Each week a member of our team is recognized as the PerkSpot "Star" of the week. They recieve a big trophy to position on their desk for the week and receive credits to spend in our gift card platform. This person has gone above and beyond to help the company and/or support multiple teams on a special project or initiative.

Anthony

Senior Account Executive

What are PerkSpot Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot Benefits Overview

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage and showers on-site.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot offers free Financial Advisory services to all our employees from an outside Financial Advisory firm.

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