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Director, Data Science and AI

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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Jul 17, 2024

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The Data Science & AI team with Commercial Analytics & AI (CAAI) organization is committed to transforming data into actionable intelligence, empowering Pfizer to stay competitive and innovative in today's data-driven landscape. We play a pivotal role in extracting insights from large and complex datasets to drive strategic decision-making. Collaborating closely with various subject matter experts across various fields, our team leverages advanced statistical analysis, machine learning techniques, and data visualization tools to uncover patterns, trends, and correlations within the data. Additionally, we are dedicated to delivering new, innovative capabilities by deploying cutting-edge machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence techniques to solve complex problems and create value.

We are looking for a Director, Data Science and AI who will be responsible creating and delivering data-driven insights and/or AI-powered analytics tools to Pfizer's Commercial organization and will either support a brand or therapeutic area or be part of a team designing, delivering, and upgrading innovative capabilities . This includes influencing business partners and leading the execution and interpretation of AI/ML models, framing problems, and shaping solutions with clear and compelling communication of data-driven insights.

This role is dynamic, fast-paced, highly collaborative, and covers a broad range of strategic topics that are critical to our business. The successful candidate will join CAAI colleagues worldwide that are driving business transformation through proactive thought-leadership, innovative analytical capabilities, and their ability to communicate highly complex and dynamic information in new and creative ways.

**This is an individual contributor role.

Product / Brand and Therapeutic Area (TA) Insights
  • Lead advanced analytical models, predictive algorithms, and AI-powered tools to extract actionable insights to drive US Commercial strategies and tactics.
  • Influence end-to-end delivery of data science insights, from framing the business question, designing the solution, and delivering recommendations.
  • Break down technical concepts into digestible insights and guide diverse stakeholders how to interpret.
  • Continuously evaluate and enhance existing brand /TA data science capabilities, identifying opportunities for optimization and innovation to drive greater business impact and ROI.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, effectively communicating the value proposition of data science and fostering a culture of data-driven decision-making.

Collaborate Cross-Functionally as a Brand/TA Focused Analytics POD
  • Collaborate within the analytics POD , coordinating efforts with the Insight Strategy & Execution and Market Research Insights counterparts to develop and execute a comprehensive brand analytics plan.
  • Deliver consolidated insights and actionable recommendations to US Commercial teams, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and insights findings.
  • Represent data science function and capabilities in Analytic POD meetings.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of brand analytics insights into decision-making processes and strategic initiatives.

Innovative Data Science Capabilities
  • Lead the design, delivery, and scaling of innovative solutions across the organization - from pilot phases to full-scale implementation.
  • Drive the delivery process , leveraging agile methodologies and best practices to efficiently progress from pilot projects to scalable solutions, while maintaining a focus on quality and innovation.
  • Steer the upgrading and refining of capabilities based on feedback and insights gathered during pilot phases, continuously enhancing the effectiveness and relevance of implemented solutions.
  • Play a key role in the organizational transformation by championing innovation, fostering a culture of experimentation, and facilitating the adoption of new capabilities at scale.

Cross-Functional Collaboration

  • Work closely the Analytics Engineering to ensure the data ecosystem is conducive for data science modeling purposes.
  • Partner with Digital teams to enhance data science capabilities, aligning efforts to leverage digital data sources effectively.
  • Foster collaboration with teams to ensure seamless integration of data science initiatives across the organization's infrastructure, promoting efficiency and effectiveness in leveraging data for informed decision-making.

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree with 10+ years of experience, preferably in engineering, economics, statistics, computer science, or related quantitative field.
  • Advanced degree with 5+ years of experience in Applied Econometrics, Statistics, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Analytics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or related field preferred.
  • Extensive experience using data science models to solve problems in a business environment setting.
  • Experience with influencing commercial strategies and tactics, experience in pharmaceutical or healthcare industry is preferred.

Relevant Experience
  • Extensive expertise and experience with , both traditional SQL and modern NoSQL data stores including SQL, and large-scale distributed systems such as Hadoop and or working in Snowflake/Databricks.
  • Strong experience with machine learning technology, such as: big data stack, Python, R, and visualization techniques.
  • Deep understanding of artificial intelligence concepts , experience with AI frameworks and libraries such as TensorFlow or PyTorch is also valuable.
  • Extensive experience in management of secondary data with application to real-world data.
  • Exceptional ability to connect, integrate and synthesize analysis and data into a meaningful 'so what' to drive concrete strategic recommendations for brand tactics.
  • Skilled of describing relevant caveats in data or in a model and how they relate to business question or recommendation.
  • Ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple demands and deal with ambiguity.

  • Cross-functional influence: Expert in creating strategic direction and velocity through winning and influencing business partners to make complex decisions that influence multiple business areas.
  • Growth Mindset: Evaluates, understands, and communicates the impact of certain data insights across the business and works to assist business partners foresee potential strategic changes.
  • Analytical Thinker: Identifies key insights and understands how to synthesize facts and information from varied data sources, both new and pre-existing, into discernable insights and perspectives; takes a problem-solving approach by connecting analytical thinking with an understanding of business drivers.
  • Strong Data and Information Manager: Understands and uses analytical skills/tools to produce data in a clean, organized way to drive objective insights.
  • Exceptional Communicator : Can understand, translate, distill and present the complex, technical findings of the data science team into commentary that facilitates effective decision making; can readily align interpersonal style with the individual needs of others.
  • Thought Partnership : Brings forward recommendations/questions that influences stakeholders; builds robust and long-term strategic relationships with individuals from all levels of the organization, understanding individual goals and objectives to ensure future alignment.
  • Highly Collaborative : Manages cross-functional projects with and through others; shares responsibility and credit; develops self and others through teamwork.
  • Strong Project Manager: Clearly articulates scope and deliverables of projects; breaks complex initiatives into detailed component parts and sequences actions appropriately; develops action plans and monitors progress independently; designs success criteria and uses them to track outcomes; drives implementation of recommendations when appropriate, engages with stakeholders throughout to ensure buy-in.
  • Interdependent Self-Starter : Takes an active role in one's own professional development; stays abreast of analytical trends, and cutting-edge applications of data.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $149,200.00 to $248,600.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 20.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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