Digitally Enabled Solutions Analytics Leader

Kenilworth, NJ, US
March 01 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: QUA006951

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a “patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The organization is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing Merck's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide.


The Global Human Health (GHH) division of Merck's vision is that we will be the leading digitally-integrated biopharmaceutical company. To realize its vision, GHH is implementing three transformational shifts …
  • ACCESS through VALUE demonstration and AFFORDABILITY
  • Industry-leading patient-focused CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
  • Differentiate through DIGITAL data analytics & insights
  •  GHH is starting a Digital Transformation to differentiate through Digital, Data Analytics and Insights which will provide 4 main sources of value:
  • ENGAGE with payers, patients, and providers through personalized experiences using a combination of in-person and digital channels
  • DECIDE based on deep insights from real-time integrated data analytics
  • AUTOMATE end-to-end core commercial business processes
  • INNOVATE and partner to implement digitally enabled healthcare solutions aligned to integrated business strategies and customer needs
  •  The GHH Digital Transformation will be achieved through collaboration between markets, franchises, IT and other enabling functions and a newly created team – the GHH Digital Accelerator. The GHH Digital Accelerator will support the implementation and realization of the Digital Transformation through flexible a flexible team that will provide deep subject matter expertise. The 6 main focus areas of the GHH Digital Accelerator are:
  • Digital Transformation Governance & Knowledge Sharing
  • Digital Transformation Delivery
  • Digitally Enabled Customer Engagement
  • Customer Engagement & Investment Analytics
  • Digitally Enabled Solutions & Global Strategic Alliances
  • Digitally Enabled Solutions Analytics
  •  The Digitally Enabled Solutions Analytics Leader will lead the development of the data analytics & insights strategy for Digitally Enabled Solutions in coordination with prioritized markets, Digitally Enabled Solutions & Global Strategic Alliances Lead, and IT.   
  • Responsible for the development of data analytics and insights strategy partnering with prioritized markets, Digitally Enabled Solutions & Global Strategic Alliances and IT.
  • Lead the development of data analytics & insights strategy for digitally enabled solutions
  • Develop capabilities that equip clinical, reimbursement and operational decision makers with predictive, descriptive and prescriptive analytical insights to promote experiential impact on a person’s health and increased payer/system value and bring transformative intelligence to providers and organizations.
  • Support identification of local analytics solutions that become part of the global portfolio and adapt them to ensure scalability.
  • Responsible for the deployment of experts within the team to support Digital Delivery team in market roadmap execution.
  • Responsible for the identification and management of large scale data partnerships (e.g. regional/global EMRs)
  • Responsible for ensuring aligned data strategy with internal teams such as CORE (Research), Medical and Market Access
  • Inform necessary updates to Digital Accelerator playbook and people/learning implications solutions analytics maturity develops
  •  Qualifications: 
  • Innovative thinker
  • Expert strategy and process development skills
  • Highly networked and able to tap into the digital ecosystem of start-ups, tech companies and contractors globally
  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to vision as well as execute complex initiatives in matrix structures
  • Advanced quantitative and analytical skills with experience in defining analytics strategies to optimize payer and patient experiences
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas and analytical proficiency to internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent presentation, analytical and communication skills, both written and oral, are required to synthesize key issues, and communicate/persuade constituencies towards specific actions and initiatives
  • Ability to build strong cross-functional partnerships; proven leadership skills and experience in managing teams
  • Well organized, highly motivated, process driven and results oriented with the ability to rebalance priorities and assume responsibility in a multi-tasking environment
  • Location within the greater New York region is preferred.



    • Required:  Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent from an accredited university in Health Economics, Medicine, or Business
    • Preferred:  Advanced Degree

    • Experience with population, provider and person-level outcomes, forecasting, reporting, performance analysis, intervention effectiveness, and cost containment solutions.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of care management and quality improvement practices and experience in benchmarking performance against national, regional, local, and industry trends.
    • Extensive knowledge of provider payment models, reimbursement approaches, and related analytics
    • Willingness to travel up to 50%
    • Fluency in English

    • Advanced degree valuable, but not required
    • Fluency in additional languages are valuable
    Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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