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Director, Insights and Analytics

Syneos Health

New York City, NY



Syneos Health is seeking a Director, Insights and Analytics to join Cadent medical communications. This role is crucial for leading and evolving our analytics and data science capabilities in the healthcare industry. As part of our dynamic team, the Director will manage complex data sets, oversee analytics projects, and integrate innovative technologies like GenAI to streamline processes. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the healthcare environment, particularly in medical communications, and be adept at identifying and analyzing key opinion leaders (KOLs) using various platforms. This role requires a blend of technical skills, project management acumen, and a client-focused mindset to initiate projects and deliver insightful results.


  • Lead and grow the Insights and Analytics function within Cadent, ensuring effective use of large data sets, including sourcing and analyzing open payments and claims data.
  • Manage and execute projects with a focus on KOL identification, including global and US projects using platforms like Veeva Link, H1 Insights, Komodo, and others.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of metrics dashboards using tools like PowerBI and Tableau.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and clients to initiate analytics projects, present results, and provide strategic insights.
  • Utilize basic programming skills (e.g., Excel VBA, Python) to enhance data analysis and reporting capabilities.
  • Keep up-to-date with advances in GenAI and other technologies to automate and improve processes.
  • Demonstrate proven project management skills, including team and budget management.
  • Report to the SVP, Director of Digital & Engagement Strategy, with a mission to enhance digital capabilities in US medical communications.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience within an analytics/data science discipline.
  • At least 3 years of experience in the healthcare industry, ideally in a medical communications environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proficiency in using analytics tools and platforms relevant to the healthcare industry.
  • Strong project management skills and experience managing people.
  • Client-focused approach with excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Basic programming knowledge and familiarity with automation technologies.
  • Passionate about innovation and staying current with industry trends and advancements.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $X to $Y. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high of the Syneos Health range for this position. Actual salary will vary based on various factors such as the candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role. In addition, some positions may include eligibility to earn commissions/bonus based on company and / or individual performance.

At Cadent, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we will consider transferable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities.

Cadent is a US Medical Communications company with employees located across the US. The home office is in New York City. Cadent specializes in high science, high touch peer to peer medical communications. The company excels in translating complex science into compelling messages that deliver value and action. Cadent builds relationships and collaboration between the biopharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals.

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Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)

Syneos Health has a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, certain local governments or Syneos Health customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees. These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Syneos Health and maintain compliance with these requirements. At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which Our People can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality-of-life balance. The benefits for this position will include a competitive compensation package, Health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, Company match 401k, flexible paid time off (PTO) and sick time. Because certain states and municipalities have regulated paid sick time requirements, eligibility for paid sick time may vary depending on where you work. Syneos Health complies with all applicable federal, state, and municipal paid sick time requirements.

Job posted: 2024-02-29