R&D Senior Manager, Data Science Portfolio Strategy Lead (1 of 2).

Johnson & Johnson

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Job Summary

Job Type


Years of Experience
At least 5 years

Tech Stacks

Job Description

This data science portfolio strategy leader will drive accelerated and differentiated growth and engagement for our consumers and employees within the Consumer Health R&D organization. This role will require the skills and capabilities of an experienced practitioner of data engineering and applied data science to be successful. Success is defined as impacting the ability to translate business problems (from an R&D lens) into technology driven solutions crafted to accelerate and improve the organization. These solutions will range from incremental and architecturally driven to truly entrepreneurial and ground-breaking opportunities. It will be imperative to grow an externally driven ecosystem of strategic relationships throughout the journey to further catalyze impact.

This person will also be a key collaborator throughout the enterprise to build R&D data science capabilities. The ideal candidate is an experienced professional ready to be an educator to others, shaping and growing the team within Consumer Health R&D.

Major Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work closely with business partners to identify business requirements, creating a portfolio of high-priority data science use cases and products
  • See opportunities within the business for data science driven products to drive exponential value
  • Translate analytics insights into powerful narratives that drive business decisions and behaviors
  • Lead the conceptualization, future roadmap, technical development and launch and maintenance of data science products
  • Develop, manage, and grow external relationships and workflow with strategic suppliers, partners, and academia

Other Role Expectations

  • Experience with developing and implementing digital solutions within R&D organizations
  • Align data science projects and portfolio to the Global Digital platforms/products across all of Consumer Health R&D
  • Apply fundamental mathematical and statistical approaches for solving business problems
  • Assess data access and analyses requirements and costs against use cases to shape business cases for data science projects
  • Serve as coordination point between both internal and external data scientists, data engineers, and business leaders, maintaining relationships and workflow for multiple initiatives and strategies
  • Provide executive level interpretation of data analyses, highlighting business impact
  • Act as a data storyteller by translating data analyses into an easily understandable narrative to influence business decisions or actions, including educating the wider organization on what data science as a subject area is and democratizing some of the tools and approach

Required Minimum Education
: Bachelor of Science/Engineering/Technology/Mathematics
Other: Finance or Economics acceptable if extensive R&D experience and/or an advanced tech degree
Required Years of Related Experience: 5+ experience as a practitioner of data science and/or data engineering

Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
  • Data need identification, Data modelling & Analytics driven decision making
  • Use case prioritization & Product lifecycle management
  • Statistical and Data Analytic software (Python, Tableau, SAS, SQL, STATA, R)
  • Experience with developing and implementing digital solutions for R&D organizations
  • Experience with developing and deploying Predictive/prescriptive/descriptive/business analytic solutions, natural language processing, simulation and data visualization, data governance and data strategy
  • Experience with a variety of algorithms, including AI/ML and deep learning

Travel: Up to 10% domestic and international

Preferred Related Industry Experience
: Practitioner of applied science and data across a consumer and/or pharma R&D organization. Additional or alternate experience at an enterprise solutions organization is also desired.

Direct Reports
  • This role will have direct reports and input into expanding a cross-functional technical team within R&D

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Skillman-199 Grandview Road

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