Dir, Data Science

Job Summary

Market pressures are pushing towards a consumer-centric, technology-enabled, healthcare ecosystem. Horizon 3 (H3) will transform healthcare by addressing these needs through a personalized, physical and digital healthcare platform. We believe creating a simple, delightful experience for users will improve health outcomes and lower costs for the entire system. Backed by WBA and with the direct consumer access of Walgreens, H3 has a head start on the typical technology startup - and is building a leading team to use the resources of WBA to disrupt US healthcare.

The Director of Data Science is responsible for participating in all phases of the design and development life cycle of analytic models, applications, and supporting tools, as well as providing consulting support for product development and cross-functional initiatives.

The Director, Data Science is a key technical role for the H3 team, with responsibility for the design, development, and deployment of data science solutions for H3 products and services. The Director leads the development and drive a strategic roadmap and tactical plan to harness clinical and consumer data to provide meaningful feedback to patients, caregivers, clinicians, and others focused on improving the care, the user experience, and the overall quality of life of the consumers we serve.

The Director is responsible for building and leading a highly capable technical teams skilled in innovative approaches to data science problems. The Director will also collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to support the development of an overall product roadmap and to define and drive critical implementation decisions. The Director is expected to deliver innovative, high-quality solutions aligned with our mission and to foster a culture of collaboration, trust, and technical expertise.

Job Responsibilities
  • Leads the design, development, and deployment of data science solutions for H3 products and services. Leads development of a strategic roadmap and tactical plan to harness clinical and consumer data to provide meaningful feedback to patients, caregivers, clinicians, and others focused on improving the care, the user experience, and the overall quality of life of the consumers we serve.
  • Defines the company's strategy for the collection, management and storage of data across the organization and drives enterprise-wide governance and utilization of information as an asset.
  • Leads the design, implementation, and continuous delivery of an insights data pipeline supporting the development and deployment of custom analytic products and services.
  • Works with key stakeholders to formulate a comprehensive plan that is consistent with the overall business objectives and budgetary considerations.
  • Directs the development of the technical "vision" and designs specifications of assigned projects and may perform as implementation lead.
  • Mentors and develops other data scientists
  • Manages budgets, operational plans and performance requirements for the specified are of responsibility. Responsible for meeting budgetary goals and objectives.
  • Facilitates communication between staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within and outside of the organization. Shares highly complex information related to areas of expertise.
  • Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of objectives. Interacts with direct reports and peers in management / customers / vendors to interpret information and improve cross-functional processes and programs.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day through dispensing and distributing medicines, and through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products. The company has more than 100 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy and pharmaceutical wholesaling.
WBA is one of the world's largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and well-being products. The company's size, scale and expertise will help position us to expand the supply of, and address the rising cost of, prescription drugs in the U.S. and worldwide.
The company's portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Botanics, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

Basic Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Econometrics, Physics, Biostatistics or related quantitative discipline
  • At least 6 yeast of experience in at least one of the following areas: Advanced Analytics, Predictive Modeling, Data Architecture, Real-Time Applications, and/or Business Intelligence Tools.
  • Experience developing algorithms
  • Experience leading an advanced analytics OR solutions team.
  • At least 3 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership, and/or cross functional team leadership.
  • At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial business decisions in the workplace.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).


Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D.
  • Experience in the healthcare sector
  • At least 8 yeast of experience in at least one of the following areas: Advanced Analytics, Predictive Modeling, Data Architecture, Real-Time Applications, or Business Intelligence Tools.
  • Experience with the following Machine Learning Algorithms - Classification, Regression, Clustering, Dimensionality Reduction, Model Selection, Feature Extraction or equivalent, or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background.


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