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Director of Advanced Analytics and Data Science (R1043256) in Collegeville, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/3/2019

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IQVIA™ (www.IQVIA™ .com) is the world’s leading company providing information, technology, and services for virtually every type of stakeholder in healthcare. Every day, IQVIA™ innovates on a large scale. We have been the big data company in healthcare before the “Big Data” term was defined. Since 1954 we have been helping healthcare organizations harness commercial and scientific insights and execute on their most strategic initiatives. We develop and operate systems and applications using big data technologies on our private-public hybrid cloud. IQVIA™ stores and computes more than 20 petabytes of complex healthcare data on diseases, treatments, costs and outcomes to enable our clients to run their operations more efficiently. Our big data infrastructure is processing over 50 billion healthcare transactions annually. IQVIA™ employs over 50,000 professionals in over 100 countries to drive results for over 5,000 healthcare clients globally. IQVIA™ is a publicly listed company (NYSE – Q) with estimated revenue close to $7B and a market cap of over $18B.


Director, Advanced Analytics and Data Science Responsibilities:

Design and implement innovative solutions to complex business problems where analysis requires an in-depth knowledge of pharmacy retailer organizational objectives.

  • Work with pharmacy retailers to identify analytical and technical solutions that guide direct business transformation.
  • Own the overall solution blueprint and roadmap.
  • Accountable for the technical integrity of the solutions, cost effectiveness and supportability that meets client requirements and either meets or creates industry best practices.
  • Clear and concise articulation, presentation, and documentation of analytic and technical opportunities, constraints, recommendations, and action items to both internal and external audiences.
  • Translate complex functional, technical and business requirements into study designs.
  • Work with IT team to assess Digital market technology choices to determine fit, including software, hardware, etc.
  • Research and analyze market landscapes and emerging platforms, patterns, practices, and methodologies to drive differentiated service offerings for clients and foster greater professional development opportunities for internal talent.
  • Develop metrics and analytics solution suites that drive value for pharmacy retailers.
  • Provide thought leadership around best practices and new/emerging concepts.
  • Interact with senior management levels at client and/or within IQVIA, which involves negotiating or influencing on significant matters.
  • Manage / create a cohesive team environment.
  • Act as a Thought Leader regarding analytic solutions.
  • Directly manage a team of 2 Onshore + 2 Offshore resources


  • Minimum 12 years of experience as a proven leader generating Advanced Analytics solutions.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience implementing solutions with one or more key technology platforms including:
    • Hadoop/HDFS (HBase, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR)
    • NoSQL databases (Cassandra, MongoDB, HIVE, etc.)
    • Cloud-based/hosted Analytics Platforms
    • Cloud-based MDM platforms (e.g., Reltio, Snaplogic, Boomi),
    • Amazon Web Services (Amazon Redshift, Amazon DynamoDB)
    • Azure (HDInsight, Data Lake Analytics and Data Lake Store)
    • Spotfire, Tableau, Qlikview or related technologies
  • Experience with SAS/R, RapidMiner and/or Python
  • Experience with data mining, factor analysis and predictive analytics methods
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Analytic Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Masters or PhD degree in Statistics or Data Science, or other scientific related field
  • Proven project management

Additional Preferred Skill Requirements:

  • Experience in software engineering and/or data related services.
  • Experience with database technologies, Master Data Management, Big Data, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, and Analytics Platforms.
  • Experience working with diverse teams.
  • Experience with software scalability.
  • Experience with Advanced Analytics and Data Science.
  • Industry skills in pharmacy/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Proven experience in data warehouse, analytics platforms, and/or big data architecture design
  • Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong team building skills.
  • Strong negotiation and proposal writing skills.
  • Good communication (written and oral).
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.


Job ID: R1043256