Senior Promotion Optimization Manager

Date: Feb 4, 2019

Location: Upper Gwynedd, PA, US

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Requisition ID: QUA008561

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.

The Senior Promotion Optimization Manager will be part of the Investment Analytics Decision Support (IADS) group, providing the US Human Health (USHH) Marketing & Sales decision-makers with analytically and data driven recommendations for superior decision making regarding the allocation of promotional resources across channels, brands and customer segments. 

More specifically, the candidate will support the Oncology, Hospital, and Specialty Business Units working with Sales, Marketing & Commercial Operations teams. 

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Targeting and segmentation analyses
  • He / She will leverage multivariate statistical techniques as well as predictive analytics, Machine Learning algorithms, decision trees etc. 

The candidate will also collaborate with colleagues within the Promotion Optimization team or IADS to continue to enhance current and future methodology that will benefit the full portfolio across all Business Units, developing predictive analytics insights at the customer level.


Education Minimum Requirement:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, or any Quantitative Decision field.

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Good communication and leadership skills are critical in order to develop, propose and convey technical concepts to business customers and USHH executives.
  • Ability to develop concise and Decision driven presentations that will inform decisions made by Senior Leaders.
  • The candidate must also have demonstrated strong client and project management experience, having to manage multiple analytical projects simultaneously and foster collaboration with colleagues. 
  • As a fair portion of the role will also require the development of hands on analytics and predictive solutions, the candidate must have a degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, or any Quantitative Decision field. Working knowledge of SAS, Excel and other analytical tools are also required.
  • The candidate must have at least 4 years of experience in developing and applying predictive analytics solutions to solve similar business challenges in the Health Care, Pharmaceutical, CPG or Banking industry.
  • Understanding of the Health Care or Pharmaceutical industry and experience in using various 3rd party data sources, such as IMS Exponent, DDD, HCOS are necessary.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research or any Quantitative Decision field

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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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

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