Data Analytics at Mercari
The Data Analytics Team at Mercari uses data to help build Mercari’s future, as the brain behind the company’s growth. As Mercari diversifies into industries such as e-commerce, payments, and logistics, and prepares to expand globally, the Data Analytics Team is increasingly called upon to find new ways of utilizing Mercari Group’s ever-expanding data. The team reports directly to the company’s executives, so it has many opportunities to provide insight, make suggestions, and be involved in decision-making that affect the future of Mercari. It is made up of analysts from a variety of backgrounds, including engineers, strategy consultants, marketers, and corporate planners. The team as a whole brings many skills to the table and works to solve essential problems by conducting deep analysis using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Creating world-class services, organizations, and mechanisms
The Data Analytics Team primarily works with Mercari Japan, the company behind the Mercari marketplace app and its 20-million-strong user base. The team also works with Mercari Group companies including Mercari US, our logistics business Merlogi, and Souzoh, which focuses on developing new businesses for Mercari Group. Being able to seamlessly access data across all companies and go beyond business or national boundaries, the team is in a unique position to lead the growth of Mercari Group going forward. Mercari still has a lot of growth ahead if it is to fulfill its mission of “create new value in a global marketplace where anyone can buy & sell.” That means not only scaling up existing businesses, but also diversifying and creating new ones. One of the most rewarding aspects of working in the Data Analytics Team is that you can take part in projects that directly impact the lives of our users.
Taking ownership, making decisions, and taking action in an evolving organization
Mercari has established a data-driven culture that enables us to make timely decisions and achieve our goals faster. Our analysts are involved in every step of the process, from raising issues to planning and implementing initiatives, allowing them to act as the catalysts for change themselves, rather than just passively react to requests. They are expected to come up with bold and elaborate ideas and proposals since, in many cases, those ideas are directly reflected in decision-making and concrete initiatives within the company. Being able to take ownership of a project and see it through to the end is one of the most exciting aspects of working on the Data Analytics Team at Mercari.
Diversity & Inclusion
Working to achieve our mission in a strong team leveraging each individual’s skills and diversity
We believe that in order to create a product that can meet the needs of our diverse users, it is important for our organization to be diverse as well. This is why we have analysts with many diverse backgrounds in the team, including people from different countries helping us develop our product. Having members with different skills, cultures, and values fosters a unique environment where analysts can discuss issues from various perspectives and produce better results. Our aim is to leverage diversity within the organization to deliver new value to more people all over the world.
Mercari has people with diverse experiences and backgrounds working together to achieve our mission.