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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

F/T - Sr. Mgr, Info Analytics, Novo Nordisk (NJ)

Sr. Mgr., Information Analytics, Novo Nordisk – NJ

Novo Nordisk has an opening for a newly created position, Sr. Manager, Information Analytics. The position is located in Princeton, NJ.

The Sr. Manager – Information Analytics leads Information Analytics activities in the Global Information & Analysis (GLIA) function. Develops and executes strategies to identify and fulfill complex information needs company-wide using advanced techniques, methodologies, and technologies in text-mining, natural language processing, data mining, and data visualization. Responsible for providing high quality analysis across a wide range of issues to strengthen decision-making.
This newly created position reports to the head of the GLIA function within the Scientific Analytics & Communications unit of the CMR department. This role integrates with and supports scientific and business functions across the organization, and works closely with other GLIA functions both locally and internationally. May supervise contingent staff and interface with external vendor partners.
Sets Direction and Strategy
•Establishes the Information Analytics function within the GLIA team, continuously builds the function’s capabilities and capacity
•Sets the long-term vision and direction for the function in-line with the overall GLIA strategy
•Provides strategic oversight and planning, including future resourcing needs
•Develops and executes strategies for collecting, synthesizing, and analyzing project information
•Identifies opportunities to use information analytics techniques and tools to improve decision-making
•Sets priorities; manages a portfolio of projects
•Benchmarks via interaction with external groups; keeps current on methodologies, tools, and best practices
•Regularly assesses the informatics environment to determine current and future requirements in technology, data sources, technologies and tools

Designs, Conducts, and Delivers Analyses
•Conducts comprehensive assessments of information needs
•Uses Information Analytics tools and technologies to design, scope, and conduct analyses in support of projects and teams throughout the organization
•Develops and implements strategies for the use of Information Analytics tools and techniques to improve the efficiency of current GLIA deliverables
•Performs quantitative and qualitative analyses of numeric and textual data
•Creates graphical presentations from analytic results
•Personally presents results and insights to individuals and teams
•Utilizes a deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of data sources

Technical Oversight and Strategy
•Manages technical capabilities and processes across GLIA analytical projects
•Evaluates new analytical tools for in-licensing and incorporation into GLIA processes
•Develops recommendations for the function’s technological framework, tools, and data source requirements

Integrates the Information Analytics Function
•Contributes to the GLIA mission of strengthening decision-making and sparking innovation globally
•Is a thought leader and champion for information analytics
•Aligns activities and strategies with local GLIA group and with headquarters GLIA team
•Mentors and trains GLIA colleagues on techniques, tools, and methodologies to increase analytical and technical competencies
•Develops strong partnerships with customers; integrates function within teams and processes. Personally delivers services in-line with GLIA strategy.
•Fosters collaboration and influences across the organization.

Approximately 10% overnight travel; some international travel required.
Mentors and trains colleagues and staff on the use of information analytics strategies, tools, and techniques.
•An advanced degree in a life science, statistics, or related discipline (Ph.D. preferred)
•A minimum of 8 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry
•Strong business acumen and understanding of the pharmaceutical industry from R&D through marketing
•Advanced skills in design and conduct of analytical projects to support decision making
•Experience using text-mining (e.g I2E) software, data-mining software, and visualization tools (e.g., Spotfire, Xcelsius, Tableau, Freemind) and related technologies
•Ability to lead projects across functions
•Strong communications and relationship-building capacity
•Ability to influence without authority
•Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously