Associate Director, Data Analytics

Job Location
5200 Illumina Way
San Diego, CA 92122
Job Description

Reporting to the VP, Program and Process Excellence, the Associate Director, Data Analytics will define and drive the application of Data Analytics best practices to the internal operations of Illumina’s Product Development organization. The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively across all levels of the organization to define and drive the analytics strategy for the organization, build out a team to deliver on this strategy, and ensure the delivery of business results.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate annual business planning, executive reporting and communication, cross-functional coordination of key internal processes, and PD Leadership Team Facilitation.
  • Lead in the use of data as a strategic asset throughout the Product Development organization by creating a culture that promotes data-informed decisions.
  • Work collaboratively across the organization to assess internal business processes, identify the most important KPI’s for tracking those processes, and put processes and tools in place to enable automated tracking and reporting.
  • Enabling the translation of data into insights, provide decision-making support to the SVP’s leadership team to guide the selection, optimization and delivery of a diverse portfolio of development programs.
  • Enable the efficient capture, tracking, and reporting of progress toward organizational goals and commitments.
  • Locate and apply new and/or best sources for data, practices, and tools to drive more effective and efficient analytics leading to better business outcomes.
  • Recruit and lead a team of experienced data and operations analysts that effectively deploys data analytics best practices while managing the key internal operational processes of the organization.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, operations research, computer science or a similarly quantitative discipline
  • Strong understanding of data analysis, modeling techniques and algorithms; proficiency with databases, data visualization software (e.g. Tableau) and data/statistical programming in Python or R
  • 10+ years of Analytics leadership with a strong track record leading the design, deployment, and production use of an analytical framework to optimize business operations
  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior executives, build strong rapport and collaborative relationships with peers, and lead effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated success in project leadership, execution, and successful delivery


Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • MBA
  • Life sciences, diagnostics and/or healthcare industry experience


Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at To learn more, visit:

How to Apply

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About Our Organization

Do you want to make a difference? Illumina’s mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let’s talk. We’ve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. Life at Illumina is about working with teammates who are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives.

We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Just check out our investor events and presentations to learn about our financial accomplishments. Our growth isn’t just in financials, we’ve been busy hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World’s Smartest Companies each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime. Join Illumina.

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