Head of Data Analytics



IT, Data Science
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
We’re Tovala, a food-tech company reinventing home cooking to save consumers time. Through an innovative combination of hardware, software, and fresh food delivery, we make it incredibly simple for anyone to prepare and enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals without sacrificing time to do whatever matters to them. Through our superior technology, product experience and food quality, we have separated Tovala from the busy pack of other meal delivery businesses. In the process, we’ve amassed a loyal, rapidly growing following and our retention, product engagement and customer NPS are all best-in-class. We’ve raised over $100mm from great investors like Left Lane Capital, Origin Ventures, Y Combinator and Comcast Ventures and have invested strongly in building a unique culture that fosters growth, personal development and camaraderie.
Head of Data Analytics
At Tovala, we eat data for breakfast, but there’s so much more that we would like to build. We are looking for an experienced Head of Data Analytics who can help take us to the next level of being a data-driven company. We want to hire someone who has a deep understanding of how to build an analytics team to inform and guide business decisions and priorities. Someone who has a strong passion for using the collective knowledge that we have as a company to make sure that we’re making the best choices that we can to set ourselves up for success.

How you’ll spend your time at Tovala

  • Collaborating with leaders across the organization to correctly frame and evaluate decisions in a data-driven manner, i.e. leveraging our existing data to best target and deploy our marketing spend to acquire ideal customers
  • Leading, mentoring, and developing a high-performing data analytics team that provides strategic insights and recommendations to support decision making
  • Managing the development and maintenance of our data product (dashboards/reports/analyses/etc) and, as much as possible, democratizing access to that data product across the organization
  • Strongly contributing to the development of our data product
  • Ensuring, in collaboration with other teams, the quality and accuracy of our data and analytics
  • Partnering, and leading your team to partner with cross functional stakeholders to identify data analytics needs for new initiatives and working with, and leading your team to work with our technical teams to translate those to into technical project requirements
  • Driving stronger adoption of analytics-based decision making at all levels of the organization, i.e. leveraging data to determine prioritization of new feature development

About you

  • 8+ years of experience in data analytics, with at least 3 years in a leadership role.
  • You have a proven track record of driving initiatives from conceptualization through to completion, and can explain the direct impact that drove for the organization
  • Deep proficiency with data analytics tools and platforms such as SQL, Python, Snowflake
  • You’re an experienced team leader – you know how to support your team and prioritize their work to drive impact
  • Strong ability to present complex data insights in a clear and compelling manner to stakeholders at all levels / functions across the organization
  • Familiarity with advanced analytics technologies (e.g., machine learning model development)
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced working environment

Compensation & Benefits

  • Tovala uses market data, geography, and placement of internal employees to determine appropriate salary.
  • Additionally, we offer all employees real ownership in the company in the form of a competitive equity package.
  • Flexible paid time off (with a minimum of 15 days off you HAVE to take)
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage we really invest in401k with match
  • Free Tovala Smart Oven and discounted Tovala meals
  • Paid holidays and our winter holiday office shutdown where the offices and facilities close for a week around Christmas and New Years
  • Various other perks - recognition programs, continued learning stipend, casual dress code, in-office coffee, snacks and drinks, and Tovala swag