Senior Data Solutions Lead Job

Date: Jun 17, 2018

Location: Hoddesdon, ENG, GB

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Requisition ID: MAR006423

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.


Responsible for delivering public data analysis, interpretation and tool development to differentiate MSD with customers.
Ensuring tools and data solutions developed support the GHH commercial model and drive business growth
Consulting as a business Partner providing guidance and recommendations on how to optimise the use of real world data to support business decisions
Leading, co-ordinating and ensuring delivery of key cross Data Solutions outputs i.e. cross portfolio data solution tools
Supporting the development of systems and third party relationships to be able to cope with big data and software solutions to demonstrate the Insights from Big Data Analytics

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
• Value Based Local (CCG) Open Data, Data linkage/, Business analysis and Tools
• Customer Intelligence to understand Priorities and Needs from National/Regional/local Commissioning leveraging RWE data
• Open Data Set Management and Integration
• IT Tools and Infrastructure i.e. Analyser, external vendor management inc. NHS engagement
• Sub-National Business Tool Management, analysis, including potential customer engagement i.e. Mirror, Account Ability Tool
• Data Analytics Centre of Excellence, supporting Regional Best Practice


Strong product, therapy and service business area knowledge for MSD products supporting and key competitors
Strong understanding of NHS and broader health landscape as well as dynamics of the changing customer environment and implications for the company and data solutions required
Understand the developing field of available public data and the marketplace implications to inform developing outputs in this arena.
Skills and Competencies Required:
Technical / Experience -
• High numeracy, analytical, statistical and critical reasoning skills
• Strong Microsoft experience
• Good communication skills
• Collaboration, team work approach
• Ability to work with multiple complex datasets
• Strong prioritisation, co-ordination and output oriented
• Strong Problem solving and decision making
• Organized and detail oriented
• Ideally 3 - 5 years+ in Analytical functional roles within the pharmaceutical, biotech or medical industries
• Understanding of data sources, real world data assets, governance and their application, as well as future trends in this arena
• Good marketing and market understanding in areas supporting
• Strong understanding of analytical methodologies, techniques and guidelines
• Effective External Agency engagement, including NHS
Business Acumen – works closely with franchise leads and their teams to provide recommendations on the appropriate data solutions to support business requirements through the provision of quality tools and analysis.
Impact – Comfortable raising potential risks and concerns with franchise teams and involving Data Solutions Team Manager as required
Influencing – Work collaboratively with internal teams responsible for supporting to drive the use of real world data assets to ensure we differentiate MSD with customers
Decision Making – works collaboratively with teams to surface issues and drive for timely decisions to ensure development and implementation of quality data solution deliverables.
Adaptability - Positively embraces change and operates effectively in continually changing environment. Adapts willingly and quickly to different challenges and situations
Strategic Thinking – Support the delivery of the MSD real world data strategy working alongside the Data Solutions Team Manager, by providing high quality data tools and analysis solutions
Coaching: Develop self and others to achieve a Data Solutions centre of excellence


Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.



Job: Market Research & Analytics
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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