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About the role

Role: IT Head of Data & Analytics

Team: Global Technology

Scope: Leader

Years of Experience: 10+

Location: Ventura, CA, USA

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Patagonia requires all employees to demonstrate proof of receiving a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of their employment.

Patagonia is in business to save our home planet and technology has become a key enabler for this mission. To accelerate our progress, weโ€™re transforming the role of technology at Patagonia and the Head of Data & Analytics will serve a leadership role in this initiative and beyond.

We are looking for a purpose-driven leader who will champion the creation and operationalizing of data products to deliver insights, enable key business objectives, and reduce our environmental footprint. This will require understanding and influencing business objectives, creating a data strategy & roadmap, and then leading execution. This role has direct responsibility for data governance, data management, analytics, engineering, architecture, and data science. It will work across business functions and regions at Patagonia and in partnership with other technology teams to drive business innovation.


What Youโ€™ll Do:

  • Create a comprehensive strategy for data & analytics, ensuring alignment with Patagonia business objectives & purpose
  • Own multi-year roadmaps and budgets for data products
  • Implement data architecture practice and processes
  • Deploy and improve a modern data stack
  • Continue to identify, deploy, maintain, and scale the best tools to address data needs
  • Determine data governance and management approach
  • Partner with cross-functional stakeholders on data privacy, data compliance and integrity initiatives
  • Oversee analytics engineering and data operations
  • Build data & decision science practice
  • Identify and deliver innovation opportunities through data


Who You Are:

  • Purpose Driven: cares deeply about saving our home planet and driving impact through technology
  • Passionate Leader: builds strong & diverse teams, develops people, grows trusted relationships
  • Innovative: proven skill at problem-solving and thinking outside of the box
  • Strategic: acts as a thought leader, able to think big picture and set direction accordingly
  • Strong Communicator: excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Emotionally intelligent: high level of self-awareness, empathy, and interpersonal skills


Experience You Bring:

  • 10+ yearsโ€™ experience in information technology or equivalent, with at least 4+ years of leadership roles
  • Proven experience building, leading and developing diverse & inclusive teams
  • Deep experience in Analytics, Architecture, Engineering, Data Governance, Data Products, and other Data and Analytics functional experience
  • Experience driving advanced analytics initiatives that deliver business outcomes via AI/Machine Learning
  • Advanced knowledge of key business functions including e-commerce, retail, CX, supply chain, operations, etc
  • Working knowledge of key data technologies such as SQL/NoSQL DBs, Power BI/Tableau, Snowflake, Azure/GCP/AWS, Python, R, Spark, dbt, etc
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to influence across all levels of an organization (incl. Board & C-suite) without formal authority
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills (experience building, evaluating, and clearly presenting complex business models is critical)
  • Significant strategy development and management experience
  • Must be able to manage a complex, diverse, and dynamic workload


Pay range:

$186,665 – $311,109


Hiring range:

$225,000 – $265,000

At Patagonia, pay ranges are assigned to a job based on the location specific market median of similar jobs according to 3rd party salary benchmark surveys. Individual pay within that range can vary for several reasons including skills/capabilities, experience, and available budget.


Employee Conduct:

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive, inclusive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.



Patagonia requires all employees who enter a Patagonia owned or operated facility or who physically interact with others as part of their job duties to demonstrate proof of receiving a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of their employment.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.


Patagonia is a company founded by climbers and surfers with a passion for simplicity. They create durable, functional products that minimize harm to the environment and actively work to protect nature. Patagonia embraces innovation and challenges conventions to make a positive impact on the world.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 1001-5000
Year Founded: 1973

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