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Director, Advanced Analytics - Commercial Analytics - Big Pharma - Parsippany, NJ 07054

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: Parsippany, New Jersey, US, 07054

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide.  Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation.  This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives.  Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

The Director of Advanced Analytics, will be responsible for defining the strategic objectives and requirements of new analytical capabilities that will accelerate insight generation and enhance decision making across the organization. This position will partner with leaders in commercial and other functions to identify business needs and work closely with internal stakeholders and external partners to develop state-of-the-art analytical capabilities to address the identified needs 


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Set the vision for the team and ensure the vision aligns to the business priorities and the organization around the vision
  • Hire and lead a team of data scientists / analysts who will address unmet business challenges
  • Lead, manage, develop and motivate individuals to collectively build a high performing team in a rapidly changing, fast paced environment
  • Identify initial analyses that can be completed to demonstrate the utility of advanced / predictive analytics (proofs of concept)
  • Coach & groom the team on gaining knowledge & skills on first principles of analytics techniques, problem solving, project management, client relationship management & team work skills
  • Identify and scope projects that significantly address senior leadership concerns to drive sales/ cost savings, improve processes or create efficiencies, that are un-/under-addressed with existing resources and skill sets
  • Use problem solving methodologies to propose creative solutions and develop data driven analyses using both traditional & advanced analytics methodologies
  • Provide key business insights and intelligence to stakeholders and develop, prioritize and “sell” recommendations to key decision makers
  • Serve as senior level management key point of contact for all development issues, resolving issues timely and collaborating with key stakeholders to enhance business outcomes
  • Provide subject matter expertise to team members and applicable internal / external stakeholders on complex assignments or projects
  • Keep up-to-date on emerging developments and trends in the analytics space to assess the impact on current and future strategies
  • Be a change agent who effectively communicates the vision and implementation roadmap for the new analytical capabilities and gains buy in from stakeholders across the organization
  • Serve as a key member of working groups developing digital platforms / online communities for patients, caregivers and treatment providers to ensure data from these platforms / online communities can be appropriately utilized for insight generation
  • Develop and instill a core innovation and incubation strategy that fosters emerging analytic methods that
  • Serve as an “analytics champion and advocate” for the enterprise educating internal key stakeholders on the impact of applying advanced analytics and predicative modeling


  • Ability to drive and implement complex enterprise-wide change initiatives with executive level stakeholders
  • Proficiency in bringing structure to ambiguous problems and deriving insights from multiple data and information sources
  • Capability to manage multiple priorities with a commitment to delivering on-time and quality results
  • Ability to lead, coordinate and influence the efforts of cross-functional teams
  • Proven experience building and managing analytics teams
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, strategic thinking and ability to work successfully in complex, rapidly changing environments
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, with strong customer focus and the ability to build strong relationships and networks across the organization and externally
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others at different levels in the organization
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in business, economics, marketing or a related field
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline (Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, and Information Management) or Business Administration is preferred
  • Demonstrated and current expertise in both theory and practical application of applying advanced  / predictive analytics to address business questions & provide actionable recommendations
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in data mining, modeling, strategy design and running data analytics projects that directly align to the responsibilities of this position
  • 5+ years in pharmaceutical / biotechnology / healthcare industry preferred
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience with advanced analytics tools (R, SAS, Python), “big data” technologies, and advanced analytics techniques
  • Knowledge of any one visualization tool such as Tableau, Qlik or equivalent



Sub Function

Market Research/Intelligence

Reports To

Senior Director Commercial Insight and Analytics

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

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