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Pfizer: One of the World's Premier Biopharmaceutical Companies

Director, Data Science, Business Analytics & Insights



Full Time

On Site


New York, New York, United States

Business Analytics & Insights (BAI) harnesses the power of data to drive robust analytical insights that inform some of Pfizer's most critical business questions. With colleagues across the globe, BAI’s rigorous analytical expertise is depended on as the compass and decision support for the enterprise. Our dynamic, exciting team of subject-matter experts comes from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including market research, data science, digital analytics, finance, and consulting. As a team, we partner to turn data into meaningful insights that will have a direct impact on patient's lives and the future of Pfizer as a data-driven organization.

The Director, Data Science, Business Analytics & Insights is accountable for delivering data science driven strategic and tactical support for an assigned brand. As a strategic partner to the US Commercial and Medical team, this person will develop and implement models and data-science derived insights that drive brands’ strategic priorities. This will include driving the execution and interpretation AI/ML models, framing problems, and shaping solutions. Also, this person will help shape the brands’ strategies and tactics by interfacing closely with Data Science COEs to develop bespoke AI/ML models to meet evolving needs, and interface closely with omnichannel-operations to drive execution.

This role is dynamic, fast-paced, highly collaborative, and covers a broad range of strategic topics that are critical to our business. The successful candidate will join BAI colleagues worldwide that are constantly supporting business transformation through their proactive thought leadership, innovative analytical capabilities, and their ability to communicate highly complex and dynamic information in new and creative ways.


Role definition and key accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

Commercial and Medical Data Science and Insights

  • Provide data science and insights to US Commercial and Medical teams to drive brand tactic decisions
  • Act as strategic partner to frame, investigate, translate complex data related models, and answer key business questions related to the identification and evaluation of Commercial and Medical brand strategies and tactics
  • Interface with Omnichannel-operations on execution and data science bespoke analytical needs
  • Connect machine learning models and insights together to identify Medical and Commercial brand opportunities and tactics to execute
  • Influence Medical and Commercial brand teams via compelling and persuasive story and deliver clear and actionable brand tactic recommendations
  • Track and analyze impacts of Medical and Commercial brand strategies and tactics using dashboards and data products

Collaborate with Data Science COE

  • Partner with Data Science COE to develop bespoke AI and machine learning models; Configure pre-built models and interpret updated results
  • Ensure alignment with Data Science COEs teams to ensure cohesive activities with stakeholders

Collaboration with other BAI and Analytics teams

  • Partner with BAI brand lead to incorporate data science capabilities and insights into analytics plans and recommendations
  • Contribute to the advancement of BAI data science and consulting capabilities; seek to share knowledge and expertise with other colleagues making use of knowledge sharing platform
  • Ensure alignment across BAI Data Science teams and Data Science COE teams to ensure cohesive activities with our stakeholders
  • Partner with other analytic functions to advance the use of novel data sources, including RWD


  • Analytical Thinker
  • Strong Data and Information Manager
  • Exceptional Communicator
  • Relationship Manager
  • Highly Collaborative
  • Strong Project Manager
  • Proactive Self-Starter


  • Bachelor’s degree required, ideally in quantitative discipline like engineering or data science
  • 10+ years of work experience
  • 7+ years’ experience in business analytics function, country strategy and/or strategic consulting
  • Experience achieving results through matrixed organizations; ability to maintain strong cross-functional and cross-team ties to influence colleagues
  • In depth experience using data science models to solve problems in a business environment setting
  • Experience with machine learning technology, such as: big data stack, Python, R, and visualization techniques
  • Experience in understanding brand content, strategy, and tactics
  • Ability to effectively utilize dashboards and data products to derive insights
  • Understands quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Proven ability to connect, integrate and synthesize analysis and data into a meaningful ‘so what’ to drive concrete strategic recommendations for brand tactics. Capable of describing relevant caveats in data or in a model and how they relate to business question
  • Extensive experience in management of secondary data with application of real-world data
  • Ability to partner with cross-functional teams (Commercial, Medical, Operations) to execute brand tactics
  • Ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple demands and deal with ambiguity and lead teams through complex and challenging cross-functional projects
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills


  • Advanced degree, MBA/MS; business administration, statistics, or other relevant field
  • Experience in Life Sciences Industry

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


  • Limited Business Travel may be required

Other Job Details:

Last Date to Apply for Job: April 30, 2022

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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