McKesson Data Analyst - Infrastructure & Operations in Scottsdale, Arizona

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. We believe in the importance of strong, vital organizations because we know that patients can only be healthy when our system is healthy.

Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Wherever you contribute here at McKesson, you will have the ability to make a real impact in the lives of others.

Current Need

At McKesson, we know the power of putting data to work. McKesson Data& Analytics (mDNA) is an enterprise organization bridging business, advanced data science, and technology. The mDNA team enables enhanced business insights to support operational excellence across the global venture. mDNA serves McKesson’s global businesses from our hubs in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Dallas.

McKesson is building a team of highly skilled Data Analysts to collaborate and innovate new approaches to business issues and challenges facing this Fortune 5 organization. Comprised of a diverse team of talented professionals with a wide range of scientific and business experience, the mDNA team will continuously tackle the challenges of big data to help achieve strategic enterprise goals.

The scope, breadth, and depth of data assets across the global enterprise at McKesson is unparalleled. Together with a leading technology stack, mDNA is equipped to drive valuable insights to support McKesson’s ongoing growth.

The Data Analyst position will be based in our Alpharetta, GA office. As part of the McKesson Data & Analytics team, this individual will provide in-depth advanced analytical insights while working in a collaborative environment to solve business problems. By providing critical analytics support, this person will work with Technologists, Data Scientists and Data Engineers to develop insights and analytic models to help key stakeholders make better informed decisions.

Position Description

The Data Analyst will perform the following:

  • Project Support

  • Support a cross-functional team and provide in-depth data insights for complex business problems that can be approached with advanced analytics

  • Work closely with the Data Engineers and Scientists to deliver results

  • Coordinate and collaborate with program managers and other internal stakeholders including gathering requirements and modeling criteria

  • Leverage tools and resources to plan, evaluate and execute strategic initiatives

  • Continuously improve processes and operations

  • Advanced Analytics

  • Rapidly perform exploratory data analysis, generate and test working hypotheses, and uncover interesting trends and relationships

  • Analyze and model structured data and implement algorithms to support analysis using advanced statistical and mathematical methods from statistics, data mining, econometrics, and operations research

  • Perform advanced analytics techniques to mine unstructured data, using methods such as document clustering, topic analysis, named entity recognition, and document classification (machine learning and natural language processing is a plus)

  • Understanding of large database mining tools and statistical languages utilized to efficiently build approaches and execute on analytical use cases.Specific experience with Splunk, R, Python, Hive, Pig, Spark, SAS, Hadoop (MapReduce, HBASE), Java, Trifacta, H2O, Tableau and SQL is preferred.Experience with SAP and IBM DataStage is also beneficial.

  • Communicate results and educate others through reports and presentations

Minimum Requirements

6 years experience in designing, building, and implementing business solutions using information technology. Significant experience in business analysis, requirements definition and deployment of business requirements to information systems.

Critical Skills

  • Strong quantitative analysis background and experience in working with large, complex data systems to aggregate, organize, and prepare data for use in business analysis

  • Strong mathematical background with strong knowledge in at least one of the following fields: statistics, data mining, statistics, operations research, econometrics, and/or information retrieval

  • Experience in extracting, cleaning, preparing and modeling data

  • Experience with command-line scripting, data structures, and algorithms

  • Data visualization and/or power point presentation skills to effectively communicate insights

  • Proficiency in analysis (e.g. R, SAS) packages

  • Proficiency in database languages (e.g. Hive, SQL)

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Prior experience with strategy consulting firms is a plus

  • Experience with machine learning, NLP etc. is preferred

  • Bachelor degree with a minimum of 5 years of related experience preferred or MS with a minimum of 2 years of related experience or PhD, with degree in Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, or related fields

Education

4-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements

General Office Demands

Benefits & Company Statement

McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement

No agencies please.

Job: Technology

Organization: McKesson Corporate

Title: Data Analyst - Infrastructure & Operations

Location: Arizona-Scottsdale

Requisition ID: 17005983

Other Locations: United States-California-San Francisco, United States-Georgia-Alpharetta