Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Job Description
As the Senior Director of Data Science – Retail Payor Analytics you will lead our Payor Analytics team. You will engage with key leaders across Retail Pharmacy to define strategic roadmap for the use data science to drive pharmacy growth and profitability initiatives including contract analytics, prescription pricing, etc. You will lead design and development and deployment of analytics solutions and measure their impact the performance of CVS Retail Pharmacy Business. You will manage multiple high-profile work streams with urgency, be accountable for delivering quality results, and be able to present these results to senior leadership within the company.

Your core responsibilities will include:
1. Lead initiatives to improve pharmacy growth and profitability, increase customer satisfaction and improve patient outcomes.
2. Oversee the development of analytics solutions that deploy advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence methods for a wide range of payor analytics in Retail, such as:
a. Contract analytics: build analytics applications to support payor contract negotiations through the use of benchmarking and deal simulation.
b. Pricing: Optimize prescription pricing consistent with the current payor contracts and consumer trends
c. Data infrastructure: continue to improve script data infrastructure and enable to data applications, such as script-to-network mapping, script profitability, etc.
3. Lead Payor Analytics team including laying out strategic vision for the team, recruiting, mentoring and developing people, building capabilities in data assets, operational processes and technology, deepening team expertise in AI and ML
4. Recruit, develop and mentor data scientists, contribute to their learning and training agenda, knowledge sharing, and provide input on technology stack

Required Qualifications
• Strong leadership skills, strategic mindset and experience leading highly technical teams focused on deploying AI-based solutions in healthcare
• 5-10 years of practical experience in pharmacy pricing including deep understanding of prescription contracts structure from either retail pharmacy or PBM.
• Practical experience with modern data and computing infrastructure including deploying machine learning models in production environment
• Ability to communicate effectively in a clear, logical, and consistent manner with all audiences, with varying levels of technical background.
• Proven ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with non-analytic business partners, including executive leadership. Ability to elicit business needs and formulate, propose and refine analytic solutions, in order to meet the business needs and to drive efficiency, effective improvements, and business value.

COVID Requirements
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
CVS Health requires its Colleagues in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.
  • If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status within the first 30 days of your employment. For the two COVID-19 shot regimen, you will be required to provide proof of your second COVID-19 shot within the first 60 days of your employment. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with CVS Health.
  • If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 30 days of your employment in order to remain employed with CVS Health. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.

Preferred Qualifications
• Expert level programming skills in Python, R, TensorFlow, or other data science environment; robust data management and reporting skills, understanding of deploying machine learning models in real time production environments including cloud (Azure, AWS), Spark-based systems, etc.
• Excellent project management skills with ability to lead and engage in multiple projects and initiatives and appropriately, prioritize her/his own time as well as that of the direct reports, and adjust priorities as needed to meet deadlines.
• Highest level of attention to detail when working within legal and compliance regulations, primarily around HIPAA, patient safety work product, and attorney/client privilege while working with sensitive, confidential, and protected data.

Ph.D. or other advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field is required.

Business Overview
At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities. See Job Description

Woonsocket, Rhode Island

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