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Merck Senior Specialist, US Oncology Marketing Analytics in Helena, Montana

Job Description

New hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.

Our Marketing team is passionate about bringing our medicines and vaccines to our customers around the world. Through digital listening and patient analytics, we are able to understand our customers’ needs and strive to provide solutions to meet them.

The Senior Specialist of US Oncology Marketing Analytics will work closely with our company's Prostate Marketing team members to identify key business questions to address with specific datasets.

This role will be a critical team member of the US Oncology marketing analytics team and embedded with the US Oncology marketing team in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and communicate actionable insights in the business.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work closely with stakeholders in Marketing, Finance, Forecasting and related functions to understand business problems and design end-to-end analytics solutions.

  • Assess commercial opportunities and provide commercial insights & business performance monitoring (with linkage to Financial Performance).

  • Support investor relation preparation and US executive leadership team presentations for US Oncology Marketing.

  • Work freely and collaboratively with other analytics team members to design the best analyses to address those questions; clearly articulate the rationale, hypotheses, and methodology of analytical approaches to stakeholders; deliver the results of those analyses in a clear and succinct way to key stakeholders, including senior leadership.

  • Synthesize data across varied datasets to arrive at a comprehensive and integrated understanding (the "story") of customer behaviors and needs.

  • Complete analyses to address specific business questions, utilizing a range of analytical and machine learning techniques and clearly communicate the results and insights to stakeholders.

  • Explore innovative approaches for meeting information needs, considering new and cutting-edge techniques and tools, when appropriate, to more quickly and efficiently address business requests.

  • Design and produce weekly and monthly performance reports: Explore new datasets, clean datasets, design repeatable processes to create professional data visualizations for key stakeholders, identify and articulate key trends and takeaways from reports, answer questions from stakeholders about trends and data nuances, automate reports to minimize maintenance effort, deliver actionable insights.

  • Independently manage competing priorities and demands from multiple stakeholders. Provides thought leadership by researching best practices, conducting experiments, and collaborating with data specialists and data scientists within the organization.

Education Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with focus on data science, computer science, math, statistics, biomedical engineering (or equivalent knowledge) or Post Graduate Degree with focus on data science, computer science, math, statistics, biomedical engineering (or equivalent knowledge)

Required Experience and Skills

  • At least 2 years of experience in analytics or data science roles

  • Deriving actionable business insights from complex data; demonstrated ability to think strategically and objectively

  • Demonstrated interest in continual learning and constant improvement

  • Able to build a sense of trust and rapport with stakeholders

  • Prioritizing and systematically addressing business questions from multiple stakeholders

  • Skilled in modern data analytics tools and techniques:

  • Demonstrated experience deriving meaningful business insights from expertly-designed analyses and models with complex data.

  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, R, or SAS or GUI data analysis tools such as Dataiku or Alteryx. Statistical knowledge and experience with supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods

  • Proficiency in some of the following statistical techniques: Neural Networks, Gradient Boosting, Linear & Logistic Regression, Decision Trees, Random Forests, Markov Chains, Support Vector Machines, Clustering, Principal Component Analysis, Factor analysis, etc.

  • Skilled in modern data visualization tools and techniques: 1) Demonstrated experience deriving meaningful business insights from appropriate visualizations of complex data; 2) Utilizing modern business intelligence tools (Qlik, Spotfire, Tableau, Power BI)

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Working with healthcare data, especially in Oncology

  • Knowledge of data architecture and data engineering best practices: 1) Comfort with tools and scalable techniques to manage large datasets; 2) Knowledge of basic Amazon Web Services (AWS) services (Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR)); and 3) Big data solutions (Spark, Hadoop, etc.)

  • Skilled in modern data analytics tools and techniques with familiarity in deep learning tools and methods

  • Skilled in modern data visualization tools and techniques with familiarity with creating tools for broad consumption of data visualizations (Qlik, Spotfire, Tableau, Power BI, etc.)

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., Kenilworth, 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 us—and start making your impact today.


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Flex Time, Remote Work, Work Week


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Requisition ID: R151810