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Senior Manager - IT Analytics, Data Engineering

Date: Apr 8, 2018

Location: BUFFALO GROVE, IL, US, 600894525

Company: ZORO

Position:              Senior Manager – IT Analytics, Data Engineering

Location:             Buffalo Grove, IL

Reports To:         IT Director


About Us:
In the past six years, Zoro has grown from a group of 6 people working out of a 2,000-square foot building, offering fewer than 100,000 products to a group of 200 working out of a 60,000+ square foot building, offering more than 1.8MM unique products.


Imagine what you could help us achieve as a Senior Manager - IT Analytics, Data Engineering! 


Do you like working with big data? Do you want to use data to help drive the direction of marketing, promotions, products, and pricing that impact our customer every day? If yes, we want to talk to you. We’re looking for a leader in our IT Analytics, Data Engineering team to work closely with Business Stakeholders, Data Scientists and Software Engineers to support our business by building the data architecture that informs and drives insight. In this role, you’ll see a direct link between your work, company growth, and customer satisfaction. You’ll work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, work with rich data sets, use cutting edge technology, and see your efforts affect Zoro and its customers on a regular basis.


The perfect candidate will have strong data infrastructure and data architecture skills, a proven track record of leading and scaling data engineering teams, strong operational skills to drive efficiency and speed, strong project management leadership, and a strong vision for how data can proactively improve companies.  This is a full-time position based in our office in our Buffalo Grove. 


Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead a team of data engineers to execute internal and external projects.
  • Proactively drive the vision for Data Warehousing across the company and define and execute on a plan to achieve that vision.
  • Define the processes needed to achieve operational excellence in all areas, including project management and system reliability.
  • Build a high-quality Data Warehousing team and design the team to scale.
  • Build cross functional relationships with Business Stakeholders, Data Scientists, and Software Engineers to understand data needs and deliver on those needs.
  • Manage data warehouse plans across the company. Drive the design, building, and launching of new data models and data pipelines in production.
  • Manage development of data resources and support new data needs.
  • Drive data quality across the company.
  • Define and manage SLA’s for all data set and data warehouse processes running in production.
  • Effectively manage business clients.  Ensure a high level of quality and satisfaction in delivered services.
  • Work with database tools or scripting languages to process data from a variety of sources.  Data sources may include eCommerce, web analytics, marketing, CRM and other data sets.
  • Develop and perform quality checks for both ad hoc and ongoing processes.  Monitor and maintain these automated processes.
  • Establish monitors and alerts for pro-active monitoring of data processing performance.
  • Strategic data management knowledge including: data warehousing, data governance, data architecture, data asset development, data quality, meta data management, reporting and analytics, and infrastructure.




  • Proven experience leading strategic design, delivery and governance of major cross functional business efforts
  • Experience operationalizing data governance, data stewardship, and data quality
  • Working knowledge of multiple technology systems and data management tools
  • Expertise in database and/or data warehouse migrations
  • Experience designing and building export, transform and load (ETL) processes
  • Ability to understand complex issues and develop meaningful analysis and recommendations to line of business, and executive management
  • Experience with enterprise metadata management and industry standards
  • Effective communication skills able to support independent viewpoints to executive management
  • Polished oral communication skills
  • Strong writing abilities and experience with writing a variety of communication pieces
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments
  • Strong attention to technical detail
  • Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, stakeholders and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities
  • Negotiation to find mutually acceptable solutions; building consensus through give and take
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Working effectively in both independent and team situations
  • Time and project management skills



  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or another technical field
  • 6+ years of experience in Data Warehousing
  • Experience scaling and managing 5-10-person teams
  • Communication and leadership skills, with the ability to initiate and drive projects proactively
  • Project management skills
  • Data architecture skills
  • Experience in SQL or similar languages and development experience in Python
  • Experience in an e-commerce company
  • Experience with AWS RedShift and/or Google BigQuery

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