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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Marketplace Operations Analyst - Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA)

The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd. As the world’s number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we’re determined to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun… each and every day.

In order to maintain our position as one of the world’s most trafficked Internet destinations, we’re always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative products and services they’ve come to expect from Yahoo!. We’re looking for people like you.

How Big Can You Think?

Position: Marketplace Operations Analyst, Yahoo!
Location: Yahoo! HQ in Sunnyvale/GA Santa Clara, California

Yahoo's Advertiser & Publisher Group is leading the transformation for how Advertisers connect with their customers across the Internet. We're looking for dynamic and versatile professionals that are committed to making a huge impact in a rapidly growing business.

The Display Marketplace Operations Analyst will play an important role in helping Yahoo! manage the demand for display advertising inventory and the monetization of this inventory. The Analyst will monitor marketplace dynamics and performance across the Yahoo! Ad Network; develop thorough, accurate analyses for monetization and yield improvement initiatives; build tools and dashboards for efficient monitoring of marketplace operations; and work with product & engineering teams to improve underlying processes and systems.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience in a quantitative, data-driven role in an operational or pricing/yield environment and will demonstrate: 1) a deep commitment to accuracy and thoroughness in all analyses and reporting tasks, 2) strong quantitative skills, 3) independence and pro-activity in identifying areas for improvement in data, systems and processes, 4) a blend of business and technical skills and a successful track-record of applying quantitative decision-making techniques in a business-setting, and 5) experience with complex database and reporting environments.

Also important is the ability to communicate and work with a wide range of groups, including engineering, sales and management.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Monitor dynamics and performance of Yahoo! advertising inventory and build dashboards and tools to help improve the team’s ability to monitor performance.
  • Develop quantitative analyses, custom models and ad hoc reports to effectively communicate performance, trends, and opportunities
  • Provide network and advertising operations teams with insights and intelligence
  • Work with product teams to recommend enhancements to marketplace platforms, reporting, and back-office systems
  • Work with the Display Marketplace team to identify new opportunities, capabilities, and processes that will grow long-term value for Yahoo!
  • Develop presentation materials to support recommendations and communicate results

Job requirements include:
  • Education: Bachelors degree with a focus on business, economics, engineering, computer science, math or related engineering/quantitative discipline; MBA/MS is desirable.
  • Experience: 2-3 years professional experience in areas related to quantitative analysis; prior experience at Online media companies or auction-based marketplaces is a strong plus
  • Solid business sense: Previous experience in business consulting, with particular emphasis on quantitative modeling, is a plus.
  • Technical: Proficiency in Excel, SQL, database applications and other analysis tools is a critical requirement for success on the job. Experience with Microstrategy or other reporting tools is a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: Ability to present results of complex analyses clearly and to interface with cross-functional teams at different levels of seniority. Ability to communicate and translate business needs into comprehensive data and reporting requirements.

To apply for this position, please click on the following URL: Apply Online

Or visit careers.yahoo.com and search under USA openings and enter 15336 for Requisition ID.

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings, please visit careers.yahoo.com

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