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Lilly Director-Decision 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.

The job tasks listed below outline the scope of the position. The application of these tasks may vary, based upon current and evolving business needs.

Business Deliverables, Coordination and Communication

  • Lead a team of advanced analytics professionals to effectively and efficiently deliver on-time quality commercial analytics projects, while balancing competing priorities of different parts of the US business

  • Oversee and guide the team on the advanced analytics methods being used to answer business questions

  • Innovate in new data sources and ways to analyze data to improve the business

  • Lead the development and establishment of best practices and standards in advanced analytics methodologies for marketing applications

  • Align with US Business Insights and Analytics on priorities and issues resolutions

  • Coordinate resource allocation and tracking for internal and outsourced projects

  • Accountable for flexible resource acquisition, capacity planning activities and tracking

  • Document contributions and value for the analytical work being done

  • Participate in strategy development and future state visioning

  • Manage analytics/data vendor relationships and deliverables

  • Be fully engaged with business teams, bringing an objective voice to the table, and facilitating decisions grounded in data

  • Build a strong network of analytics stakeholders throughout the US business

  • Share best practices of US commercial analytics methodologies with other OUS affiliates

People Leadership

  • Recruit, hire, onboard, train, and retain new team members

  • Accountable for overall performance of direct reports

  • Be an effective coach to the team members on their work performance and on their future career goals

  • Be an inspirational leader of other technical/analytics staff

  • Responsible for providing leadership, technical guidance, developmental support, and career planning for staff

Basic Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in Statistics, Econometrics, Operations Research, Mathematics or other advanced analytics degree program

  • 5+ years of experience leading advanced analytics efforts

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Deep and broad knowledge of many areas of advanced analytics (e.g. statistical modeling, machine learning, data mining, experimental design) applied to business/commercial problems

  • Excellent Interpersonal communication skills for effective customer consultation

  • Teamwork and leadership skills

  • Strong learning agility

  • Self-management skills with a focus on results for timely and accurate completion of competing deliverables

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability and strategic thinking as well as driving implementation of initiatives that lead to fulfillment of the strategic plan

  • Ability to understand complex business problems and reduce them to mathematical/statistical questions/hypotheses that can be answered through analytics

  • Understanding of analytic tools (SAS, JMP, R etc.) and awareness of emerging tools and technologies for analytics

  • Insatiable curiosity for understanding existing information sources, uncovering new ones, and developing and improving on analysis approaches

  • Positive and professional approach

  • Ability to prioritize across multiple projects and demands from Business Units and Geographies

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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!