Data and Analytics Platform Leader, Mercer

    • Jersey City, NJ

Data & Analytics Platform Leader, Mercer

Locations: New York, Hoboken, or Remote

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset - their people. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about delivering quality service, love solving problems, and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the many job opportunities available through Mercer. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. MMC has over 56,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $12 billion. For more information, visit or follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.

The Data & Analytics Platform Leader will collaboratively partner with MMC and third party vendors to evolve our Data & Analytic capabilities and cloud-based platform. This team is responsible for connecting data across Mercer and MMC Operating Companies.

To fulfill this role, the Digital Data and Analytics Platform Leader will:

  • Be a Digital Transformation Champion- focused on automation and process improvements to increase client satisfaction and drive new revenue opportunities through data monetization
  • Be a highly technical Data leader with core capabilities in Cloud Technologies, Multi-Domain Master Data Management with a fixed focus on data governance as well as with overall Data Warehousing and optimal delivery strategies
  • Manage and optimize processes for data ingestion, validation, mining and engineering as well as modeling, visualization and communication deliverables via the data pipeline
  • Stand up a sandbox in which business as well as Data Science teams can "play" and then partner with those colleagues to design a structure that best meets their needs and commercialization
  • Establish a fortified computing environment to enable the development Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing/ capabilities
  • Create a "Model Factory" for Data Science Models and Algorithms to ensure governance
  • Have a solid understanding of recommendation engines, the latest DS technologies as well as the basics for development of data ecosystems
  • Review the Mercer architecture (both data and non-data) to inventory the digital capabilities and make connections between the various structures in place
  • Anticipate upcoming business and technology trends/demands to design data solutions to meet these needs
  • Drive business engagement with leaders (both those who are already on board and those who are not) to support and implement high-quality, data-driven decisions
  • Ensure the team develops knowledge and competencies to understand the business and help develop solutions and share that knowledge with the development team
  • Demonstrate strong human centric leadership skills, as well as provide mentoring and coaching to team and others
  • Be fluent in negotiating, influencing and selling the Platform capabilities to C-Suite leaders
  • Facilitate and influence client decision-making from a technical solution delivery perspective

  • 8-10+ years in Data & Analytics teams delivering products and services
  • Expert in data mining principles: predictive analytics, data collection from disparate systems both on premise and cloud-based data sources
  • Solid understanding of and experience with analytical concepts such as hypothesis development, design and implementation of test/experiments/POCs, data analysis, drawing conclusions and the development of actionable recommendations for the LOBs
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Cloud Implementation: (AWS/EMR), Snowflake
    • Data Storage and Management: Apache (Hive, Pig, Spark), Hadoop, MongoDB, Kafka, TIBCO, Apigee, Informatica
    • Machine Learning: Python, R, Scala
    • Data Governance: Collibra, Atlas, Erwin, Ranger
    • Data Privacy: GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA
    • Data architecture: governance, modeling, ontology
    • Data Visualization: Qlik, Microstrategy
    • Digital Data: Salesforce, Adobe Analytics

  • Excellent communication, collaboration and delegation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to drive and partner with agile teams to deliver iterative and measurable outcomes
  • Passionate about possibilities and driven to deliver value added solutions to support an increasingly digital enabled world
  • Strong ability to manage numerous processes, people and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to act decisively, anticipate and react to high speed of change, and navigate through complexity
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Business or other quantitative discipline
  • MBA or MS in Computer Science, Science, Business or other quantitative discipline (Optional)

At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We're in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees - whether we're designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people's current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we've turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today. Visit for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Mercer.

Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC). Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. For more information about our company, please visit us at: We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: US ONLY: Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.

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