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Associate Director - Data Product Management

Rahway, NJ

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Position Description:

Associate Director Data Product Management Job Description

We are seeking a strong, highly energetic and collaborative leader to join our Company's Human Health Digital, Data & Analytics (HHDDA) organization and play an active role in our Company's Human Health transformation journey to become the premier "Data First" commercial biopharma organization.

In this Associate Director Data Product Management role, you will be part of the HHDDA Commercial Data Solutions team and lead Digital Product Management capabilities role, driving shaping and delivery of impactful solutions that enable data-driven decision-making across our Company's commercial digital marketing division for Global stakeholders

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As subject-matter expert in commercial analytics data domains, you will leverage your expertise and apply techno-functional skills to shape and execute digital data products, drive a portfolio of digital data solutions initiatives and partner with delivery team to enable use cases across the HHDDA portfolio. In addition, you will also lead a team of highly talented individuals working on multiple data products and use cases, providing thought leadership and guidance to drive results and enable their success.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Lead team to manage life cycle of digital data product, including use case identification, discovery all the way to development and maintenance.
  • Translate use cases into implementation roadmaps to deliver high quality data products
  • Establish common performance expectations and processes for data product owners, data analysts and scrum masters.
  • Leverage data domain knowledge to shape the vision, strategy, and roadmap of domain level analytics ready datasets.
  • experience in large scale multi country program rollout with cross divisional and market stakeholders
  • Strategic thinking, risk management, and roadmap planning for data product evolution
  • Ensure implementation of Agile principles and best practices to continuously adapt to evolving business needs and user feedback
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key vendor partners to shape the overall staffing strategy and continuously ensure high quality deliverables and optimized return on investment for the respective domain programs
  • Demonstrate and role model key leadership behaviors, including: cross-functional and inclusive leadership, assertiveness and swift decision-making, active listening and strategic thinking

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering or related field (Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science, etc.)

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Digital and Marketing data domain knowledge in commercial space in biopharma industry is a must to have.
  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant work experience, with demonstrated expertise in data and analytics solutions including a solid technical understanding of tools and architecture.
  • Strong experience in building data products and capabilities using agile approach.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to quickly establish credibility and trust with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Dynamic problem solving skills in matrix organization.
  • Experience managing portfolios of initiatives, tracking performance and managing risks, issues and escalations
  • Knowledge of data analysis and data & analytics use cases and capabilities
  • Experience with Agile delivery frameworks and strong knowledge of scrum execution
  • Strong organizational skills, with proven ability to navigate complex teams and highly-matrixed environments

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Analytics experience in commercial insights generation in biopharma industry is preferred.


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If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Expected salary range:
$135,500.00 - $213,400.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, long term incentive if applicable, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. A summary of benefits is listed here.

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Required Skills:
Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management, Data Modeling, Data Visualization, Metrology, Project Management, Stakeholder Relationship Management

Preferred Skills:

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Job Posting End Date:06/24/2024

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Requisition ID:R288174

Client-provided location(s): Rahway, NJ 07065, USA
Job ID: Merck-53505788
Employment Type: Full Time