Quantitative Sciences, Predictive Analytics Lead

Requisition ID: QUA007115

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a “patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The organization is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing Merck's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide. 

About the Global Customer Data and Analytics Team: We are responsible for improving decision-making and business results in Merck’s Global Human Health (GHH) division through innovative uses of data and analytics. We are building a team of highly talented, highly motivated individuals who have a passion for healthcare and want to work with the best and the brightest in the industry. Quite simply, we are looking to bring a moneyball mindset to GHH. 

The Need: In a rapidly changing world, the organizations that best understand how those changes will affect the future will be in the best position to make the right decisions for long-term growth. The most successful companies bring a rigor to identifying and predicting future trends that will affect our industry, our company, our brands, 

The Role: This role is designed to help drive predictive analytics into GHH. We are looking for a person with exceptionally strong analytics skills who can identify opportunities that could benefit from predictive analytics, figure out what data and analytics are required, and build the required solutions. 

This role requires a unique combination of skills as you will need to be able to gain the trust of our business colleagues, have an innovative mindset to think through novel ways to help us make better decisions, and execute on the idea by gathering the necessary data and building the necessary statistical models. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual with strong business acumen along with technical competence. The ideal person will have an entrepreneurial spirit, strong understanding of healthcare data & technology, strong quantitative skills, and the ability to identify & use new customer data sources to improve business results.



  • Master’s Degree


  • 8 years relevant experience
  • Previous management/lead experience 

  • Intellectual curiosity 
  • Expert in analytics, decision and data sciences
  • Ability to develop a strategy and execute complex initiatives 
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas and analytical proficiency to internal and external stakeholders 
  • Excellent presentation, analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to build strong cross-functional partnerships
  • Well organized, highly motivated, and results oriented 
  • Advanced degree in economics, statistics, or related field strongly preferred 
  • At least 8 years of experience leveraging analytics for business results
  • At least 3 years of experience managing people
  • Experience with SAS, R, or related software

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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Company Trade Name: Merck
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