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Lilly Advisor - Business Insights & Analytics in Indianapolis, Indiana

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Advisor – Business Insights & Analytics (BI&A), is responsible for helping the commercial BU teams make data-driven decisions and is accountable for the execution of commercial analytics projects. The Advisor – BI&A reports to the Senior Director – Business Insights & Analytics.

Responsibilities :

  • Act as the single point of contact for all analytics needs within the business unit within Lilly USA

  • Translate analytics outcomes into actionable business insights and recommendations in the service of business objectives and results

  • Ensure business decisions are made with solid supporting evidence grounded in analytics

  • Facilitate the broad spectrum of analytics needed by the BU (inception to insights), from descriptive to advanced analytics

  • Provide end to end oversight and responsibility for use case implementation by partnering across AADS and IDS to deliver on project goals, while providing project management as needed

  • Influence brand leads and help determine brand strategy through the appropriate adoption of advanced analytics techniques and solutions

  • Foster analytics innovation for the BU by sourcing innovative analytics concepts from AADS and other functions in the organization

  • Enable the overall analytics portfolio for the BU by bringing the appropriate technical personnel and leadership to the table

  • Manage a wide variety of senior stakeholders and junior colleagues as a part of a highly matrixed organization

  • Become the champion for advanced analytics in the BU. Serve as a liaison between the BU and AADS to identify opportunities for further application of Advanced Analytics use cases

  • Prioritize analytics tasks and make trade-off decisions to maximize business outcomes for Lilly holistically

  • Efficiently deploy analytics resources and manage horizontally and upward

  • Develop a pipeline of analytics talent and leadership, and contribute to an inclusive community of analytics expert practitioners

BU strategy and analytics interface (40%)

  • Articulate analytics proposition to business stakeholders and conducts diagnostics to identify novel use case opportunities

  • Participate in developing the BU strategy and foster data-driven decision-making

  • Collaborate with your counterparts across BUs and analytic teams to develop a unified analytics vision and roadmap for omnichannel engagement analytics

  • Translate business problems into a clear analytics workplan with appropriate analytics solutions for execution that will meaningfully drive results

  • Translate analytics needs into technical requirements for BI and data engineering specialists

  • Translate analytics outcomes into business insights to guide business decisions

  • Use dashboard tools to provide analytics expertise and champion teaching the brands how to use the tools to derive insights in real time

  • Partner with Advanced Analytics experts to present complex models and technical processes in an easily digestible format and create organizational buy-in for recommendations

  • Ensure consistent analytics choices, data definitions, and business rules for all analytics models within the BU and across the BUs

  • Develop a deep understanding of business goals and challenges and associated TA-specific knowledge

Analytics execution (50%)

  • Provides input on business impacts, biases, and trade-offs between types of advanced analytics models and tools and supports analytics team in validating assumptions and interpreting models and outputs

  • Orchestrates and coordinates a multi-functional team to efficiently triage analytics requests (e.g., outsourced vs. advanced analytics vs. LCCI) and help prioritize analytics backlog

  • Maintain the omnichannel orchestration engine and ensure consistent support and execution, including models, inputs, and recommendations. Will occasionally be required to assist in updating and developing new models

  • Facilitate the cooperation, discussion and execution between AADS, BI&A data team and IDS for the building and deploying of consistent datasets for analysis

  • Own the Marketing Mix/ROI optimization process and drive marketing content development strategy for all brands using generated insights

  • Facilitate application of advanced analytics to develop customer segmentation models to drive more personalized experiences for HCPs

  • Build and maintain testing frameworks and embed a testing culture that rapidly tests, measures, and iterates on marketing content

  • Build and understand the customer journey, pain points, and drivers of behavior

  • Efficiently leverage LCCI analytics resources to speed up delivery of insights and provide dotted-line supervision and project oversight

  • Supervise, steward and own 3rd party analytics vendor engagement strategy and spend

  • Drive innovative use cases and collection/use of first party data in a compliant way (e.g., generating first party insights for HCPs and patients) in partnership with the Data Strategy and Governance team with BI&A

  • Collaborates with data privacy lead to understand privacy and legal requirements for 3rd party data use and retains ultimate accountability for following the appropriate guidelines and procedures

Knowledge/capability building (10%)

  • Assess and identify new data/sources and capabilities in partnership with the BU

  • Codify analytics processes, datasets, and TA specific protocols into best practices to be shared with other analytics colleagues and BUs

  • Translate analytics technology needs to the data strategy and governance team and IDS

  • Collaborate with the BI & reporting team to prioritize and develop self-serve dashboards and automated reports

  • Leverage organizational resources to mentor and educate brand team leads to increase analytics and data fluency

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6+ years of relevant experience leading an analytical function

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Additional Skills:

  • Quantitative background in engineering, statistics, mathematics, sciences, finance, or related

  • Strong analytical skills coupled with business acumen, and an ability to think strategically in an ambiguous environment

  • Ability to query relational datasets using SQL

  • Experience using common data visualization platforms (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI) and visualization packages and frameworks (e.g., Seaborn, Plotly, Flask, RShiny)

  • Broad awareness and working knowledge of advanced analytics areas such AI. ML, NLP and Predictive Analytics

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate advanced analytics concepts to a variety of business stakeholders

  • Excellent communication (written & verbal), interpersonal influencing skills and prioritization skills with attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to influence change with senior stakeholders at the Sr. Director and VP levels

  • MBA or other advanced degree a plus

  • Working knowledge of statistical programming packages (e.g., R, SAS, Python, MATLAB) and types of predictive models a plus

  • Strong track record of leading cross-functional teams to deliver and delivering complex cross functional projects

  • Substantial analytics experience and understanding of complexities in specialty markets, analytics techniques and US pharmaceutical business

  • Experience working with common US healthcare datasets a plus

  • Proven ability to rally resources to achieve project and business results

  • High level of motivation and a strong desire to find creative solutions to challenging situations

  • Demonstrated ability to enforce business rules and policies in a constructive but disciplined manner

Additional Information:

  • 10 - 20% travel depending on business need

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At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!