Director, Vaccine Data Strategy & Innovation Leader
Posted on: May 23, 2023
**Vaccine Data Strategy & Innovation Leader, Director**
The leader is responsible for ensuring Human Health has an industry-leading strategy and approach to sourcing & creating commercial data assets to inform business critical decisions and actions. Overall, the leader is responsible for creating, owning & implementing the data asset strategy & innovation agenda for US and Global Vaccine Business Units.
+ Actively maintains a current understanding of HH commercial markets data landscape, including all 1st, 2nd and 3rd party data assets, spanning HCP, consumer, payer, patient, account, etc. Maintains a firm understating of the value associated with each data asset.
+ Continually scans the external environment for new valuable data assets
+ Conducts data needs assessments using input from key business and analytics stakeholders, identifies gaps in current data strategy versus ideal state & prioritizes identified gaps
+ Builds and executes plans to fill prioritized gaps, including acquisition of new assets from external sources, or identifying partners to create needed assets, or enacting internal initiatives for gathering new 1st party assets.
+ Leads team of analysts in conducing data innovation analytics including data quality assessments, fit-for-purpose analyses, and proof-of-concept use case tests.
+ Works in close collaboration with the analytics, master data management and IT teams to ensure appropriate implementation and value realization.
+ Responsible for forming and maintaining productive working partnerships with key data providers.
+ Proven ability to build a data asset strategy and lead its execution.
+ Strong business acumen with a keen ability to understand how data (HCP, consumer, payer, patient, account, etc.) can be leveraged to inform critical commercial decisions
+ Proven skills required to analyze, assess and value commercial data assets
+ Deep business acumen necessary to understand business stakeholder (marketing, sales, account management, operations, etc..) needs
+ Knowledge of how data assets are used to inform digital engagement strategy and execution
+ Proven ability to effectively collaborate with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
+ Intellectual curiosity and ability to identify innovative approaches to addressing data needs
+ Excellent presentation, analytics and communication skills, both written and oral, are required to synthesize key issues and communicate/persuade constituencies towards specific actions and initiatives
**Experience & Education**
+ BA / BS in Quantitative Business Analytics, Quantitative Sciences, Engineering or Operations Research
+ Minimum of 10 years experience in commercial analytics space leveraging data to inform critical business choices
+ Experience leading analytic teams
+ Experience working with vaccine data assets and engagement with Vaccine commercial business and analytic units.
+ MS / PhD in Quantitative Business Analytics, Quantitative Sciences, Engineering or Operations Research
Our Human Health Division maintains a patient first, profits later ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.
**Who we are **
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
**What we look for **
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join usand start making your impact today.
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