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BrightDrop Head of Analytics

  • Location
    • Palo Alto, California
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


About BrightDrop:

At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live. We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emissions delivery solutions – from electric vehicles, to ePallets and software that leverages real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce. To deliver on our mission we are growing fast and building a team, based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit, that is customer-focused, agile and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future.  

From engineering to product management and operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a better future. Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us.


About the role:

BrightDrop is looking for a data-obsessed Head of Analytics to set the standard on analytical thinking for our company, using analytics to make better decisions for our products, helping to incorporate meaningful insights into storytelling. We provide high-value, actionable insights to our customers through our innovative products. As the Head of Analytics, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to establish the analytics platform and team that will power this core capability. 

Experimentation and a scientific approach are at the core of what you do.  You are a leader with extensive experience with analytics tools and techniques, using them to make impactful recommendations across the company.  You will have influence across multiple functions like Product, Engineering, Design, Marketing, and will build your team to champion a data-driven mindset across the company.


Job Responsibilities:

  • The Head of Analytics will support the entire BrightDrop product portfolio.  Key responsibilities include:  
  • Developing a vision and roadmap for analytics  
  • Analyzing highly complex/large scale data and translating into clear, actionable insights 
  • Delivering effective presentations of findings to cross-functional leaders, creating high impact visuals of quantitative information 
  • Developing and automating reports, iteratively building and prototyping dashboards to provide insights 
  • Collaborating with cross-functional partners to understand their business needs 
  • Formulating and completing end-to-end analysis that includes data gathering, analysis, and ongoing communications 
  • Training and mentoring product managers and other partners in rigorous analytical thinking 
  • Owning relationships with executive stakeholders 

Additional Description


  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Data Sciences 

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in an analytical function 

  • 3+ years of direct people management experience 

  • Experience working with statistical packages and data tools (ex: SQL, R, SAS, Stata, MATLAB, Python, etc.) 

  • Standout problem-solving skills and excellent business judgment 

  • Deep interest and aptitude in data, metrics, analysis and trends and applied knowledge of measurement, statistics and machine learning 

  • Capable of translating analysis results into actionable business recommendations 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Strong attention to detail, love for establishing clarity in ambiguity and bias to action 

  • Work experience in a hardware and software space a plus 

The expected base compensation for this role is: (178,080 - 263,000 USD Annual). Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.

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