Associate Director – Advanced Analytics Job

Date: Mar 7, 2019

Location: Prague, CZ

Apply now »
Apply now

Apply for Job

Requisition ID: BUS002964

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 Information Technology division partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing MSD’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.


MSD’s Information Technology division partners with colleagues from the business across all geographies and divisions to help serve our patients and customers around the world. To enable this we need leaders to charter and build the Prague Hub in many different competency areas. For the Associate Director for Advanced Analytics, we are seeking an energetic, forward-thinking leader who in collaboration with scientific/clinical/business leaders leverages data and information to bring insights to make informed scientific/business decisions. This position will be a “hands-on” with a strong focus on the skills needed to extract scientific and business meaning from and interpret data using all kinds of advanced analytics method – statistical, mathematical, including simulations, optimizations, machine learning. This position will be closely working closely with strategy and delivery leaders across divisional and enterprise IT teams, especially in the field of MSD research and development.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Understands the customer/stakeholders business needs/priorities and helps building solutions that support our business goals. Establish and manages the close relationship with customers/stakeholders.

  • Participates on the definition of complex analytics projects working with the business/IT teams to propose the right analytical approach/methodology

  • Has overview of the DS - AA market development to be able to come up/explore new ways of delivering analytics solutions to increase their value/contribution

  • Manages a group of 3-4 data scientists, drives professional as well as personal development of subordinates to help them growth their expertise and career within MSD to maximize the value they deliver to the business. Is responsible for high quality deliveries of his team.

  • Builds “community of practice” leveraging experience from delivering complex analytics projects, functionally/technically mentors more junior colleagues while contributing to build a strong skilled team of advanced analytic scientists.

  • Contribute to innovative experiments, specifically to idea generation, idea incubation and/or experimentation, identifying tangible and measurable criteria

  • Communicates with the business and provides with necessary insights both from an IT and a business perspective in order to build appreciation for the quantitative tools and analyses and to drive organizational buy in on a journey from descriptive to predictive analytics

  • Promote a culture of modelling and analytics as a differentiator and competitive advantage.

Education and Skills Required

Degree or advanced degree in data science, mathematics, statistics, or computer science or related fields; PhD preferred


Minimum Experience Required
Minimum of 5-10 years of relevant delivery of complex analytical projects (industrialized, validated), minimum 2 years of relevant experience in the Life Sciences industry.


Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics, multivariate testing, and optimization algorithms multi-method modeling and simulation, optimization; economic decision analysis; algorithm development, data integration, mining, and visualization of complex data

  • Self-motivation, proactivity and ability to work independently with minimum direction Proven knowledge of business processes and industry/market trends within the pharmaceutical space

  • Excellent business acumen, with proven ability to understand business processes in detail – both at global and region/country levels – and translate these into user stories and detailed business requirements

  • Proven leadership and negotiation skills, along with good analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (English – both oral and written), along with the ability to communicate appropriately and confidently with colleagues from different backgrounds and seniority levels

  • Excellent organizational skills, with ability to navigate a complex matrix environment and organize/prioritize work



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.

Job: Business/Technical Analysis
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials:
Company Trade Name: MSD

Job Segment: Analytics, Medical, Manager, Data Analyst, Computer Science, Management, Healthcare, Data, Technology

Apply now »
Apply now

Apply for Job