Business Intelligence Manager

Ref#: 35768
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: San Francisco, CA, US

About Us:

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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Division Overview: 
The Business Intelligence team at CBS Interactive works in partnership with business stakeholders, providing actionable insight and recommendations about site and content performance in order to drive user growth, engagement and revenue opportunities.  This position will focus primarily on CBS Interactive’s Tech, Gaming and Entertainment properties, including CNET, ZDNet, Techrepublic, TVGuide and GameSpot among others.  

Role Details: 
We are in search of a Business Intelligence Manager who knows how to craft strategic insights from all resources at their disposal to educate and inform our site teams, editors, social leads and internal leadership on the best ways to grow audience and user engagement across our CNET Media Group properties. 

This position requires managing a team of analysts and ensuring the highest level of service to our internal clients and business partners. The Manager needs  to be comfortable gathering requirements, working with large datasets, querying against multiple databases and/or off-the-shelf analytics packages to arrive at insightful recommendations that will be used to drive KPIs and the budgeting process. In addition, the Manager needs to be comfortable leading presentations and defending his/her recommendations at various levels within the organization. Due to the dynamic nature of the business, self-motivation and the ability to learn quickly are essential.  

The Manager will also partner closely with editorial staff and the Growth and Engagement team to ensure reporting needs are met, that projections are validated and revenue optimizations are executed as planned.  The Manager should be proactive in identifying opportunities for analysis and optimization. This position reports to the Senior Director in the Business Intelligence Group.  

Your Day-to-Day: 
  • Lead data-driven analysis projects to help stakeholders make decisions that drive growth of the business
  • Clearly present findings and recommendations to decision makers at various levels
  • Work closely with other groups like Research and BI Sales to create a deep understanding of website trends and industry data that relate to real world outcomes.
  • Own the project and reporting needs pipeline across the business unit and ensure all reporting requests are delivered smoothly from start to finish
  • Investigate site issues, explain traffic patterns, understand and articulate user behavior
  • Proactively work on initiatives to drive the business forward
What you bring to the team: 
You have –
  • 5+ years in an analytical function, preferably in a media or advertising analytics role
  • 3+ years managing and mentoring direct reports
  • BA/BS in Statistics, Economics, Finance, Marketing, and/or Business
  • Strong ability to derive insights from data
  • Experience with database tools and direct SQL access
  • Experience with Google BigQuery
  • Experience with Adobe Site Catalyst/Omniture
  • Thorough understanding of data modeling and relational databases
  • High level of comfort using Excel, Powerpoint, Google Docs
  • High degree of initiative and ability to learn and very enthusiastic about data
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate and present data and information with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately on multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with cross-functional teams 
You might also have –
  • Preferred advanced degrees: MBA, MIMS, CIS, MIS, Statistics or another quantitative field.
  • Experience working in the tech or media industry preferred
  • Experience in editorial, SEO and social analytics a plus
  • Experience with BigQuery and Python a plus


EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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