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Director of Data Science – Finance Analytics | Fortune 10 US Healthcare Company


This is a Contract position in Scottsdale, AZ posted June 11, 2020.

US Citizens or GC holders only
– Not a remote role, Arizona only My client is a global healthcare giant with a market cap of over $70bn.

During these current uncertain times in a health crisis, they are ramping up hiring in their data team to provide support to the US healthcare system.

I need a Finance-focused Data Science Leader in Arizona, where you will be responsible for the leadership and coordination of analytics initiatives aimed at optimizing financial performance.

What You’ll Do: Provide leadership to the Price Optimization team, with oversight and coordination of all solution components to deliver value and optimal performance Development of core analytic processes and workflows to ensure cross-team collaboration and leveraging specialty expertise from data engineers, data scientists, and application developers Develop a deep understanding of generic contracting, network pricing, underwriting processes, formulary design, and PBM margin Collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders to gather and analyze their needs and built an analytic product roadmap Identify opportunities and execute on continuous process improvements while running production quality analytics Survey and understand opportunities for improved analytics to drive further margin and improved contract performance Manage the interaction between supporting vendors and analytics; Develop and maintain staffing and analytic work plans, along with development plans for analytic talent Apply creativity in developing analytic solutions based on available data sources, and in representing analytic findings in reports, tools, and other media to support most effective translation and application of internal and external customers; Design and implement robust analytic and reporting solutions to support the identified needs Attract and retain high functioning data science and technical talent What You’ll Bring: 10 years’ full-time experience Experience in price optimization or modeling Working knowledge of health care industry products/services and operations Maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external partners.

Experience directly managing a data science team Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including developing and presenting strategic plans and presentations to executive and technical audiences Proficiency and understanding in data scientist applications, including R, Python, Git Experience with administrative claims data such as pharmacy or medical claims Ability to quickly develop knowledge and understanding of new domains and underlying data sources Working knowledge of advanced modeling and forecasting techniques Proven ability to develop innovative analytic approaches leveraging all available internal and external data sources; Preferred Qualifications: Advanced understanding in PBM Contracting, Rebate Contracting, or Underwriting Deep understanding of Optimization Modeling techniques and their application in pricing activities Experience with in-depth statistical methodologies Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to construct analytic solutions to business problems; Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to interact with and influence decision-making by non-analytical business audiences On Offer: Very competitive base salary Cash bonus Comprehensive stock units Outstanding benefits