Lead Data Scientist, Marketing Analytics


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Data, Research & Insights

Data Science

Spotify is looking for an extraordinary candidate to join the Marketing and Consumer Insights (MCI) team to support Spotify's Marketing organization in their pursuit of building a globally loved brand and bringing the next generation of fans to Spotify.


New York or Remote Americas

Job type


The primary duties of this role will be to lead the Marketing Analytics team that provides analytical support for our global Freemium Marketing team, leading the measurement and evaluation of our marketing activities to drive greater understanding on our ability to impact brand health and ensure we continuously improve the effectiveness of our marketing investments.
Success in this role will require the Marketing Analytics Lead to be a trusted advisor to our Freemium Marketing partners, ensuring the Marketing Analytics team focuses our efforts on the most value-added insights initiatives, while managing the technical and professional development of more junior members of the Marketing Analytics team.

What You'll Do

Partner with Marketing leadership in strategy development, goal setting and budget planning
Perform analyses on large sets of data to extract actionable insights that will drive decisions around our global marketing investments
Provide end to end campaign support, spanning from pre-campaign goal setting and measurement plan development, to in-campaign performance insights and optimization recommendations, to post-campaign evaluation and lessons learned
Define experimentation roadmap based on performance to identify new growth opportunities for our marketing investments
Communicate data-driven insights and recommendations to non-technical audiences, through clear visualizations and presentations
Lead a team of Data Scientists in MCIs pursuit of becoming a world class insights support team for our marketing partners
Partner with the other MCI leads and their teams on projects supporting Spotify's broader marketing organization

Who You Are

Intellectually curious, open-minded, and enjoy working in a fast changing environment
A natural communicator, who focuses just as much on the delivery and the "so what" of your insights, as you do on the technical craft of extracting them
Effective at building strong, influential relationships with colleagues and partners, with demonstrated success in delivering impactful insights to executives
8+ years of experience in a marketing analytics and/or data science role, with at least 2+ years of people management experience
Strong analytical skills, including analysis and modelling of big data using SQL, Python and/or R, statistics, A/B testing, and experimental design required
Experience building data visualizations and dashboards (e.g., Tableau or similar BI solution)
Comfortable working on a globally distributed team

Where You'll Be

We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the Americas region in which we have a work location and is within working hours
Working hours? We operate within the Eastern/NY time zones for collaboration and ask that all be located in that time zone
Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here.

Our global benefits

Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse.

Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success.

Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents.

All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub.

Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs.

Spotify On Tour, join your colleagues on trips to industry festivals and events.

Learn about life at Spotify

Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what's playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It's in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.

Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world's most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 381 million users.

Global COVID and Vaccination Disclosure
Spotify is committed to safety and well-being of our employees, vendors and clients. We are following regional guidelines mandating vaccination and testing requirements, including those requiring vaccinations and testing for in-person roles and event attendance. For the US, we have mandated that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated in order to work in our offices and externally with any third-parties. For all other locations, we strongly encourage our employees to get vaccinated and also follow local COVID and safety protocols.

This role is not eligible for hire in Colorado, USA.

Company name: Spotify
Remote job title: Lead Data Scientist, Marketing Analytics

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