Friday, April 4, 2008

Web Analyst Job Opportunity - Safari Books Online (O'Reilly)

Mitroff Consulting, a retained executive search firm, is conducting a search for Safari Books Online (SBO). SBO is a joint venture of O’Reilly Media Inc. and Pearson Technology Group. Long the information source of choice for technologists, SBO delivers the knowledge of expert early adopters to everyday computer users. Whether it’s delivered in print, online, or in person, everything O’Reilly produces reflects the company’s unshakeable belief in the power of information to spur innovation. Current and future directions for SBO include a greater emphasis and line extension for Business books to their enterprise markets and initiatives to the higher education markets through their Channel partner, ProQuest.

The position we seek is that of a Web Analyst (Audience Manager-Enterprise Market).

I have attached a detailed Position Specification. Here is a brief version of what we are looking for:

Ø At least four years of proven successful years of web analysis experience;
Ø Understand and able to define, measure and report on Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s);
Ø In-depth experience working with Omniture’s SiteCatalyst and Discover is essential and required;
Ø Existing knowledge of subscription-based and digital content products and services within the Enterprise Market is a definite plus;
Ø Ability to manage third party vendors (technical and consultative) i.e., vendor management and relationship skills;
Ø Must have a “roll-up sleeves” attitude; Self starter and ability to work independently is essential;
Ø Proven ability to work collaboratively with heads of other functional groups such as sales, marketing, finance and R&D;
Ø Be flexible, positive, a “doer”, and entrepreneurial;
Ø Have an optimistic attitude; a balanced individual with a sense of humor and able to enjoy life.

This is an excellent opportunity with a first-class employer. The position is located at the Safari Books Online headquarters, Sebastopol, CA. This is just about 45 minutes North of San Francisco in the Sonoma County Wine Country. Great location – affordable housing, fantastic school systems, low crime, etc.

Norman Mitroff

(707) 963-8410
norman@normanmitroff.com

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