Quantitative Sciences, Analytic Capabilities Lead
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.
About the Global Customer Data and Analytics Team: We are responsible for improving decision-making and business results in Merck’s Global Human Health (GHH) division through innovative uses of data and analytics. We are building a team of highly talented, highly motivated individuals who have a passion for healthcare and want to work with the best and the brightest in the industry. Quite simply, we are looking to bring a moneyball mindset to GHH.
The Need: In a rapidly changing world with new data and analytic techniques emerging to take advantage of new data source, the organizations that best leverage these new resources will create the greatest value for the customers and the organization.
The Role: This role is designed to lead the development of new data and analytic capabilities across multiple departments with Merck’s Global Human Health division. We are looking for a person with exceptionally strong analytics skills who lead a team of people charged with identifying opportunities that could benefit from analytics, figure out what data and analytics are required, and build the required solutions. Merck has identified data analytics as a critical pillar to future success and this role is the foundation of that pillar.
This role requires a unique combination of skills as you will need to be able to gain the trust of our business colleagues, have an innovative mindset to think through novel ways to help us make better decisions, and execute on the idea by gathering the necessary data and building the necessary statistical models. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual with strong business acumen along with technical competence. The ideal person will have an entrepreneurial spirit, strong understanding of healthcare data & technology, strong quantitative skills, and the ability to identify & use new customer data sources to improve business results.
- Master’s Degree preferred
- 8 Years related work experience
- Previous management/lead experience
- Innovative thinker
- Intellectual curiosity
- Expert in analytics, decision and data sciences
- Ability to develop a strategy and execute complex initiatives
- Ability to communicate complex ideas and analytical proficiency to internal and external stakeholders
- Excellent presentation, analytical and communication skills
- Ability to build strong cross-functional partnerships
- Well organized, highly motivated, and results oriented
- Advanced degree in economics, statistics, or related field strongly preferred
- At least 8 years of experience leveraging analytics for business results
- At least 3 years of experience managing people
- Experience with SAS, R, or related software
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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Job: Quantitative Sciences Generic
Employee Status: Regular
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Company Trade Name: Merck