Senior Product Manager (Data & Analytics)

Acorn AI New York, New York

Position at Medidata Solutions


Acorn AI is one of the largest AI companies exclusively dedicated to life sciences. It is built on Medidata’s platform that includes the industry’s largest structured, standardized and growing clinical trial data repository consisting of 23,000+ trials and 6M patients. Our team is composed of over 300 PhD/Masters data scientists, engineers, analytical product leads, engagement managers, former FDA biostatisticians and computational genomicists.

Your Mission:

You will play a key product management role on the Intelligent Trials team of Acorn AI, a Medidata company powered by data from over 23,000 clinical trials and providing actionable insights to the front lines of life sciences decision-making, from operational trial planning to monitoring. You will help drive the vision, strategy and roadmap, and manage development of new analytics-driven and cloud based software products. You will work with a dynamic team of predictive modelers, application engineers, UX designers, data wranglers, and business experts.

  • Drive strategy and agile development of analytics driven SaaS solutions

  • Develop roadmap and requirements along with product owners

  • Evangelize solutions internally and externally

  • Directly manage a team of product owners

  • Perform analyses to drive strategic decision making

  • Support targeted client consulting engagements leveraging our data and products, build case studies and drive adoption

  • Collaborate with other teams to guide the marketing, sales and pricing of new products

  • Develop internal and external communication materials, translating and summarizing technical information for business audiences

Your Competencies: 

Must have(s)...

  • Demonstrated experience managing multidisciplinary teams leveraging large amounts of data, developing analytics and delivering insights to improve business decisions

  • An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to develop a product vision and strategy

  • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral) including ability to translate between business and technical domains and interface with customers

  • Strong business analysis skills

  • Experience having direct reports

  • Familiarity with agile development tools (Aha!, JIRA) and concepts such as databases, programming, statistical modeling, machine learning, data visualization

  • Strong abilities with MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

Nice to have(s) but not required…

  • Experience with analytics for clinical operations within the life sciences industry

  • MBA preferred, with a concentration in data-driven decision making, statistics, consulting or health care

  • Working experience with SQL, exposure to R or Python

Your Education & Experience:

  • Requires a minimum of 8 years of experience managing development of a data / analytics driven software product with a Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative or business discipline (business administration, management information systems, computer science, engineering, statistics or related field); or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or equivalent experience

Note: The requirements should reflect your minimum requirements for the role in general

Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform. 

Medidata Solutions have powered over 20,000+ clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.

Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.