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IBM Offering Leader - Watson Health in St Louis, Missouri


Ready to re-imagine the product management role? At IBM, as an Offering Manager, you are responsible for the full lifecycle of an offering: from validating need to determining the business model and defining the solution requirements. Going beyond the traditional focus of timetables and budgets, you use your keen insights into what customers want in their own business plan - and work across disciplines to build the best solutions to a problem. If being the CEO of your offering excites you, consider an offering management career at IBM.

Your Role and Responsibilities

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To learn. To consult. To think along with clients and partner with them to improve outcomes. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. We're looking for leaders who are passionate about changing the status quo and being part of solutions as pharmaceutical companies embrace the extraordinary technologies available in the 21st century to grow and expand the business model and success. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging healthcare problems? If so, let’s talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The healthcare enterprise doesn’t have the infrastructure or purpose-built technology solutions to make sense of the exponentially growing supply of data. With the advent of genomic sequencing, for example, we have more data than ever and tremendous opportunity to accelerate development of precision medicines.

This opportunity is on the Life Sciences Team, which creates next generation real world data, cutting edge analytic tools, as well as wrap around research and consulting services to drive value for Life Sciences companies across the pharma continuum (from discovery to post-commercialization). You will be part of a team that that improves the discovery and commercialization of medicines and other healthcare treatments by:

  • Marrying real world data with extraordinary technologies to deliver value, generate insights and innovate across the pharma value chain;

  • Linking data across claims, EHR and other emerging data sources to drive insights that shape commercialization strategies; and,

  • Delivering solutions to answer complex and never before undertaken questions about the future of healthcare and what is possible.

The sub-segments of the Life Sciences continuum that we serve include pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, medical devices companies, research organizations, and contract research organizations.

In this role you will lead the development of real world evidence strategies that incorporate multiple data assets and analytic tools, in order to bring innovative and scientifically robust data offerings to market. You will need excellent product, strategic, leadership, collaboration and communication skills, as well as an entrepreneurial mindset, to work with and through others, to reimagine the way data and analytics are productized for the life sciences market as well as other segments of healthcare.

As the Real World Data Offering Leader for Watson Health Life Sciences, you will be accountable for the Watson Health data strategy and execution, which include the following:

  • Oversee the current Watson Health proprietary data sets in market;

  • Maintain a firm grasp of the competitive landscape to identify areas of differentiation, strengths, weaknesses, and growth;

  • Define our data plays to enhance the Life Sciences industry’s drug development efforts, clinical priorities, and commercial strategies with a focus on real world data;

  • Work across a cross functional team to develop and successfully execute a robust, cutting edge data strategy;

  • Work with various commercial partners to accelerate our real world data strategy and ensure that it anticipates and prepares for the inevitable rapid evolution of the healthcare marketplace;

  • Inform the work of the broader platform team to build a modern data infrastructure that delivers enterprise analytics value; and,

  • Coordinate broader stewardship of data plays across the segments within Watson Health.

Preferred locations include: Raleigh, NC, New York, or Boston, MA

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years recent experience serving the data and analytics needs of the life sciences industry, preferably in a cutting edge organization with successful track record of innovation

  • Established track record in health care, real world data, data commercialization and commercial product development

  • Deep understanding of real world data, including emerging efforts in precision medicine, genomics and advanced analytics market

  • 5+ years of experience in the Data Science and /or Digital Health space serving the data needs of the health care ecosystem

  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders in a highly matrixed organization, with experience including sales, marketing and product development preferred

  • Expertise in forwarding-thinking market analysis and industry SaaS best practices

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Strong command of life sciences industry’s needs for real world data and analytics, such as evidence needs for drug development, regulatory and market access, commercial performance of medicines in market, and post market surveillance

  • Exceptional proactiveness, problem-solving skills, and comfort with ambiguity

  • High results-orientation and commitment to quality

  • Team-focused mentality and strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to present information clearly, persuasively, and at the appropriate level of detail

  • Ability to ruthlessly prioritize, work under pressure/deadlines, and recognize areas of improvement to accomplish tasks effectively and efficiently

  • Excellent people skills: the ability to interact with senior-level/executive management.

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree, in Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Epidemiology, Data Science, or a related subject area.

About Business Unit

IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.