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Marketing Analytics Lead
Grainger | Chicago, Illinois
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Job Description

Company Overview

Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.

Located downtown Chicago, Gamut is a start-up operation being launched by Grainger.  The company is developing an innovative, new e-commerce platform that will leverage technology, structured data, and customer insights to launch a successful new business. This is an exciting opportunity to help develop a dynamic organization from the ground up and explore numerous career development possibilities as the company continues to grow.


Position Description

Marketing is critical to Gamut’s success. We need to make intelligent, data-driven decisions to attract and retain customers. As the Marketing Analytics Lead on Gamut’s Analytics team, you will:

  • use statistical measurement and analysis techniques to quantify the impact of Gamut marketing across multiple channels (digital display, paid search, direct mail, etc.);
  • refine our marketing optimization strategy to maximize ROAS (return on ad spend) and repurchase rate;
  • implement automated campaign management and optimization using Python/R and SQL.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • developing statistical models to predict advertising performance,
  • planning, executing, and effectively communicating the results of ad hoc database analyses,
  • understanding the factors that drive our advertising return and finding opportunities to improve it,
  • writing code to extract data, conduct analysis, and run optimization algorithms,
  • using machine learning techniques to recommend relevant marketing messages,
  • troubleshooting marketing-related issues (such as poor or unexpected performance),
  • recommending content, experimental design, and measurement of marketing campaigns.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, economics, mathematics or related field required; Masters’ or graduate degree preferred
  • 5+ years’ relevant work experience required
  • Deep knowledge of database design and logic (SQL)
  • Ability to do data transformation and analysis in Python, R, or other programming language
  • Knowledge of linear regression, logistic regression, cluster analysis, and other statistical techniques
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong business judgment
  • Outstanding analytical skills
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Outstanding and proven project management skills – ability to manage multiple projects in a high-pressure, tight-deadline environment
  • Experience in direct marketing analytical techniques preferred

EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

About Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) distributes facilities maintenance products, and provides services and related information used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico to keep their facilities and equipment running. Grainger is the supplier of facilities maintenance and other related products in North America. Its operations are managed in three segments: Grainger Branch-based, Acklands - Grainger Branch-based (Acklands - Grainger), and Lab Safety Supply, Inc. (Lab Safety). Grainger Branch-based is an aggregation of the Grainger Industrial Supply (Industrial Supply), Grainger, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), Grainger Caribe Inc. (Puerto Rico), Grainger China LLC (China) and Grainger Panama S.A. (Panama). Acklands - Grainger is the Company's Canadian branch-based distribution business. Lab Safety is a direct marketer of safety and other industrial products. (Source: 10-K)

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