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Head of Data

About the Role

First Table seeks an experienced and dynamic Queenstown-based Head of Data. As a pivotal role in our organisation, the successful candidate will lead our data management efforts and ultimately drive improved product performance.

We are looking for a full-stack data leader who can navigate the complexities of data science and data engineering. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Data Management: Oversee all data management aspects, focusing on B2C performance enhancement and B2B lead generation. Providing valuable and actionable insights to Sales, Marketing and other teams through analytics, scalable tools and metric monitoring.
  • Data Science: Utilise Python (pandas, requests, Beautiful Soup) to manipulate, adjust, create, and measure data from various sources, ensuring actionable insights and strategic growth.
  • Data Engineering: Design and build systems to enable deeper data analysis and product functionality in future.
  • Database Development: Employ your skills in MySQL and PostgreSQL to query and integrate data with existing databases, supporting our infrastructure's backbone.
  • Business Intelligence & Dashboard Creation: Design and maintain dashboards for commercial and operational teams, providing critical insights for decision-making.
  • Analysis and Insight Dissemination: Automate report generation, delivering key marketing insights to stakeholders.
  • Conversion Rate Optimisation: Lead test ideas and team efforts to optimise conversion rates, driving significant business growth.



  • Proven experience in data management, with a strong background in both B2C and B2B environments.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of data science, including proficiency in Python (pandas, requests, Beautiful Soup).
  • Intermediate experience in database development, specifically MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Proficiency in business intelligence tools and dashboard creation.
  • Adept at analysis, insight dissemination, and marketing automation.
  • Skilled in customer insights gathering, conversion rate optimization


In return First Table offers

  • 40 hours per week (full time)
  • Competitive base salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employment at an award-winning global company
  • The opportunity to be part of a team that is talented and passionate about what they do
  • Opportunities for internal and external professional development
  • Great company culture. No day is dull!

About Us

At First Table, our essence revolves around the joy of food and connection. Originating from Queenstown nearly a decade ago, we've continuously infused the global dining scene with innovation. More than just a reservation platform, we're in the business of crafting unforgettable moments and memories. With First Table, dining transcends the meal—it's a global celebration of culinary delight.

Why You Should Consider First Table

We're committed to creating an inclusive atmosphere that cherishes diversity in thoughts and experiences. Our culture? It's as comforting and welcoming as a meal shared among friends, sprinkled with humour and a touch of wit. If your search includes a company that balances the seriousness of business with the pleasure of fun, welcome to First Table.

How to Apply

Ready to embark on this exciting journey with us? Please send your resume and cover letter via the apply now link. Let us know why you're the perfect fit for the Head of Data role at First Table. We can't wait to hear from you!


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