Data Scientist Job

Date: Jun 29, 2019

Location: Hoddesdon, ENG, GB

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Requisition ID: MAR007394

MSD 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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.



MSD’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 division is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing MSD's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide.



Opportunities such as this one do not come around too often in a professional career.  Once, at best twice, in a lifetime! 



As 1 of the Top 6 countries for MSD, the UK is positioned to be leading the way for the company in the use of data and analytics to drive business innovation and data driven decisions making.



We are looking for a Data Scientist who will support our product, sales, leadership and marketing teams with insights gained from analyzing data. The ideal candidate is adept at using large data sets to find opportunities for product and process optimization and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action. They must have experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and creating/running simulations.



They must have a proven ability to drive business results with their data-based insights. They must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams. The right candidate will have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve business outcomes.



Position Responsibilities:



You will be responsible for executing end-to-end advanced analytics/data science projects:



  • Business understanding – capturing and proactively initiating analysis requirements and defining success metrics.

  • Data understanding - identifying and validating sources of data.

  • Data preparation - extracting, merging and cleaning data from a variety of sources.

  • Data visualisation & modelling.

  • Communicating clear recommendations and action plans to stakeholders.



Having the skills needed to exploit the data and managing the issues of data privacy and security. Leverage high technical skill and ability to support the development of innovative data solutions which can differentiate and drive growth for MSD.



Key Activities:



  • Promotional Effectiveness, Sensitivity and ROI Modelling, Multi-channel Strategy Analysis.

  • Innovative Segmentation and Targeting techniques, customer and geography restructures.

  • Customer Intelligence to understand the needs and Priorities for the NHS.

  • Sub-National Business Tool Management, analysis, including potential customer engagement.


Skills & Experience:



  • A postgraduate degree in a numerate discipline and a minimum of 2 years working in a hands-on technical analytics/data science role within a customer data analytics team would be beneficial though not essential.

  • Demonstrable end-to-end analytics / data science project lifecycle experience with a track record in being able to spot opportunities and drive them through to delivery.

  • Passionate about analytics / data science. Up-to-date with the latest developments. A desire and ability to research and pick up new tools and techniques quickly is essential.

  • Some Experience in running various methods like Regression, Random forest, k-NN, k-Means, boosted trees, SVM, Neural Network, text mining, NLP, statistical modelling, data mining, exploratory data analysis, statistics (hypothesis testing, descriptive statistics).

  • Experience of manipulating large quantities of high-dimensional data. Ability to extract, clean, and combine data from a variety of sources and ensure high levels of data quality.

  • Ability to build predictive models and customer segmentations. Solid understanding of machine learning techniques.

  • Ability to communicate findings and recommendations clearly at all levels of the organisation.

  • Strategic Thinking – Support the delivery of the MSD analytics strategy working alongside the Data Solutions Team Manager, by providing high quality data and analytical solutions.



Interpersonal requirements:



  • Highly effective and confident communicator with the ability to influence outcomes at all levels of the business.

  • Teamwork is crucial. To be truly successful, you will need to navigate a complex matrix, build meaningful relationships along the way, ask for help, and offer help to others. You will be part of a highly collaborative UK & Ireland HR team, and as such you will work across site and country boundaries on key HR initiatives.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Resilient and can demonstrate that you embrace challenges, with tenacity to always do the right thing, while driving the business forward.

  • Embraces diversity and has professional experience in working in different places, different industries and different geographies.

  • Ability to form impactful and trusted partnerships across the network and ensure sustained, fruitful and meaningful collaboration with all relevant stakeholders.



Your role at MSD 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 MSD, we’re inventing for life.



MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of MSD.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means.

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