Sr. Specialist, Data Visualization

at Merck in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Are you passionate about helping people see and understand data? You will take part in an exciting journey to help transform our organization to be the premier data-driven company by 2023. Our Human Health Insights Analytics and Data (HHIAD) team is innovating how we understand our patients and their needs. Working cross functionally we are inventing new ways of communicating, measuring, and interacting with our customers and patients leveraging digital, data and analytics. As an Associate Director / Senior Data Specialist / Specialist in Data Visualization, you will be focused on designing and developing compelling data visualizations solutions to enable actionable insights & facilitate intuitive information consumption for internal business stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate competency in building user-centric visuals & dashboards that empower stakeholders with data driven insights & decision-making capability.


+ Design & develop user-centric data visualization solutions utilizing complex data sources

+ Identify & define key business metrics and KPIs in partnership with business stakeholders

+ Define & develop scalable data models in alignment & support from data engineering & IT teams

+ Lead UI UX workshops to develop user stories, wireframes & develop intuitive visualizations

+ Collaborate with data engineering, data science & IT teams to deliver business friendly dashboard & reporting solutions

+ Apply best practices in data visualization design & continuously improve upon intuitive user experience for business stakeholders.

+ Provide thought leadership and data visualization best practices to the broader Data & Analytics organization

+ Identify opportunities to apply data visualization technologies to streamline & enhance manual / legacy reporting deliveries

+ Provide training & coaching to internal stakeholders to enable a self-service operating model

+ Co-create information governance & apply data privacy best practices to solutions

+ Continuously innovative on visualization best practices & technologies by reviewing external resources & marketplace


Required Education:

+ MBA or Master’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science preferred; undergraduate degree in related discipline required

Required Experience:

+ 2-10 years’ relevant experience in data visualization, infographics, and interactive visual storytelling

+ Working experience and knowledge in Spotfire / Qlik / PowerBI / Tableau and other data visualization technologies

+ Working experience and knowledge in ETL process, data modeling techniques & platforms (Alteryx, Informatica, Dataiku, etc.)

+ Experience working with Database technologies (Redshift, Oracle, Snowflake, etc) & data processing languages (SQL, Python, R, etc.)

+ Experience in leveraging and managing third party vendors and contractors

+ Self-motivation, proactivity, and ability to work independently with minimum direction

+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

+ Excellent organizational skills, with ability to navigate a complex matrix environment and organize/prioritize work efficiently and effectively

+ Demonstrated ability to collaborate and lead with diverse groups of work colleagues and positively manage ambiguity

+ Experience in Pharma and or Biotech Industry is a plus

New hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.

Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .


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Job Posting: JC198558985

Posted On: Nov 26, 2021

Updated On: Dec 09, 2021