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Associate Director, Data Science

Company: Horizon Therapeutics
Location: Glenview
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Working at Horizon is more than a job - it's personal. For us, success is measured by the numbers that matter most - the number of lives we touch, the number we change and those we work tirelessly to help save. We're a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we're a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help others live up to theirs.
Position Summary:
The Associate Director, Data Science is responsible for leading a team of data scientists that build impactful AI/ML models and generate insights that transform our business. As a leader, they should have expert knowledge in the pharma/healthcare AI space and be attuned to where the industry is heading. This role will leverage cutting edge data science technologies and methods to help business leaders across the company make appropriate data-driven decisions and optimize activities. The Associate Director, Data Science will play a key role in identifying opportunities for machine learning and will be an advocate for the power of data science. The role involves the full lifecycle from ideation to requirements elicitation, design, implementation, and model rollout. The Associate Director, Data Science will collaborate with other stakeholders across the business to evaluate opportunities and drive growth for our brands. Most importantly, this role will develop, inspire, and support junior team members so they can reach their full potential.
Responsibilities:

  • Lead, develop, and inspire junior team members, both as direct and indirect reports, and train others on using AI/ML within pharma
  • Implement and manage AI/ML models for use cases such as sales lead generation/targeting, spend optimization, segmentation, referral network analysis, customer churn
  • Continually advance the level of AI/ML sophistication the data science team employs and ensure the use of cutting edge tools and approaches - publish results in relevant journals
  • Triage and manage descriptive analysis requests to offshore and/or consulting resources
  • Create insightful visualizations and presentations that help non-technical colleagues make sense of complex solutions
  • Proactively identify business opportunities for data science to solve unmet business needs
  • Develop a deep understanding of available data sources, including capture methodologies, business operations, and manage appropriate data science solutions accordingly
  • Foster a collaborative, positive and intellectually curious environment that encourages everyone to deliver their best work
    Qualifications Required:
    • BA/BS in Statistics, Operational Research, Computer Science, physics, biology, or other quantitative discipline
    • Advanced degree in a relevant technical field preferred but not required
    • 5+ years of relevant data science experience with increasing responsibility
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor, and develop junior data scientists
    • Experience with healthcare data, ideally in the pharma space, highly preferred
    • Track record of innovating through machine learning and statistical algorithms and their applications
      Skills Required:
      • Ability to manage multiple projects with shifting priorities and deadlines
      • Capable of translating data science into actionable insights and strategy
      • Exceptional problem solving skills and a growth mindset
      • Strong communication skills (verbal and written); proven ability to work cross functionally and liaise across a complex set of stakeholders
      • Proven experience with the PyData stack, (Python, pandas, sci-kit learn) and distributed computing technologies for machine learning, such as Apache Spark and Linux
        Horizon Core Values & Competencies:
        Growth
        • Manages Ambiguity
        • Strategic Mindset
        • Demonstrates Self-awareness
        • Cultivates Innovation
        • Develops Talent
          Accountability
          • Drives Results
          • Ensures Accountability
          • Decision Quality
            Transparency
            • Courage
            • Collaboration
            • Instills Trust
              Horizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.

Keywords: Horizon Therapeutics, Glenview , Associate Director, Data Science, Executive , Glenview, Illinois

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