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Director, Data Analytics

Director, Data Analytics

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EIU Healthcare is the specialist research consulting division of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). We offer specialized healthcare market tracking intelligence, complimented by strategic advisory services to help medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare service firms understand their current and potential markets, and implement pragmatic and innovative strategies to ultimately tap into new growth opportunities across the globe.

At EIU Healthcare, we believe that actionable strategy for our clients is built on the basis of market realities, where data insights and robust analytics drive informed decisions. To this end, we are looking to fill a senior position to lead our Data Insights & Analytics team and ensure alignment to our overall business vision and objectives.


In the role you would be expected to:


Provide leadership/supervisory support

  • Responsible for the planning, design of analytical approaches and methodology for the data analytics team to implement 
  • Oversees and monitors all activities of the data analytics team to ensure they deliver on time, on budget and with great client satisfaction
  • Responsible for providing clear direction and guidance to data analytics team and personnel in meeting individual and overall KPIs for the team
  • Recruits and hires new data analysts to support the production and delivery of the data solutions (as budgeted)
  • Reports directly to our Global MD on progress of data solutions development and commercialization

Build analytics solutions

  • Builds out the analytical framework for a global subscription database for two medtech sub-sectors
  • Maintains and improves on our existing data analytics solutions, if necessary revive previously stalled data solutions and products
  • Develops and builds new innovative analytical models to enhance the value of our data solutions and products
  • Trouble shoots, if required, on any issues arising with deliverables, data-sets and processes
  • Develops quality control framework and process to ensure QC manager/s can practically execute

Support client management

  • Creates value for clients by way of understanding their needs and translating them into required and desired analytical products and solutions
  • Leads day-to-day analytics and reporting functions in support of our key client accounts
  • Responsible for managing key client accounts to retain account loyalty and upsell data solutions
  • Works closely with Business Development Manager to expand customer base of new clients, providing subject matter and data analytics expertise
  • Work closely also with Medtech and Pharma Research Consulting Heads to drive business growth for the sectors using data solutions

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in the role you must have:

  • Bachelor Degree preferably with a mathematical, scientific, engineering or computer science based degree
  • Numerate, strong statistical skills with love for data visualisation and reporting
  • 10-15 years of experience in developing business reporting solutions, focusing on requirements gathering and effective communication of business insights
  • Proven track record of translating clients' business needs into comprehensive analytic plans that provide the client with assurance that their requirements will be met
  • Comprehensive knowledge in Healthcare industry accepted standards on descriptive, diagnostic, predictive analytics
  • Prior experience in at least one of the following areas: programming language such as SPSS, Python R or STATA MLwiN
  • Experience in SQL; experience in producing Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access data
  • Medical device or pharmaceutical industry knowledge
  • ISO 20252/26362 knowledge and advantage

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent people skills, with the ability to motivate teams and work well with people at all levels in the organization 
  • Highly analytical, organized and meticulous