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Consultant, Competitive Intelligence (R1062865) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 4/7/2019

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Job Description

Join us on our exciting journey! IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

CONSULTANT, Competitive Intelligence (CI), Consulting Services

IQVIA™ (www.IQVIA™.com) is the world’s leading company providing information, technology, and services for virtually every type of stakeholder in healthcare. Every day, IQVIA™ innovates on a large scale. We have been the big data company in healthcare before the “Big Data” term was defined. Since 1954 we have been helping healthcare organizations harness commercial and scientific insights and execute on their most strategic initiatives. We develop and operate systems and applications using big data technologies on our private-public hybrid cloud. IQVIA™ stores and computes more than 20 petabytes of complex healthcare data on diseases, treatments, costs and outcomes to enable our clients to run their operations more efficiently. Our big data infrastructure is processing over 50 billion healthcare transactions annually. IQVIA™ employs over 50,000 professionals in over 100 countries to drive results for over 5,000 healthcare clients globally. IQVIA™ is a publicly listed company (NYSE – Q) with estimated revenue close to $7B and a market cap of over $18B.

Individuals joining us are assured of a rewarding career in life sciences consulting, replete with opportunities to address diverse and challenging client problems, travel on cross-geography projects, interact with senior client leaders and gain exposure to a truly multi-cultural, collegial and collaborative work environment.

About You

You're a passionate and intellectually curious individual who loves problem solving and has exceptional communication skills. You thrive under pressure, have a meticulous eye for detail and strive for perfection! You're ambitious, driven and love a challenge. You are also exceptional at gathering and analyzing information to develop insights to answer the “so what” questions that helps our clients make informed decisions.

The role

As an Associate Consultant with IQVIA Consulting Services, you’ll be responsible for actively participating in the development and delivery of CI consulting projects. You will be dedicated specifically to our Competitive Intelligence (CI) solutions team.


As an Associate Consultant with the CI team, you will be actively participating in the development, delivery, and management of consulting projects by:

> Conducting independent desk research to a specific brief using internal and external sources

> Attendance of key medical and commercial conferences with the objective of analysing clinical data and speaking to delegates and experts on assigned topics

> Conducting phone or face-to-face interviews with external experts

> Performing qualitative (scientific, clinical, commercial) and quantitative analyses

> Developing recommendations and exercising informed business judgment to address client issues

> Delivering best-in-class customer service to keep clients informed of major events and implications related to their businesses

> Contributing to the preparation, execution and follow up of client workshops

> Dependant on level, taking ownership of work stream(s) in a project with senior support (AC) or serving as the day-to-day internal manager for projects (C)

> Taking responsibility for creating client-ready reports, presentations and other client deliverables

> Presenting to client audiences via teleconference or in face-to-face meetings

> Building professional relationships with members of the client team

> Proactively developing knowledge of the healthcare industry and consulting methodologies

> Assisting in proposal development

> Contributing to recruitment

Skills & Experience

Candidates interested in joining the CI solutions team as an Associate Consultant will have:

> At least 2-4 years relevant experience gained from working within the pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry or in consultancy

> An advanced degree (MSc, MPharm, MBA, PhD) in a life sciences related field or an undergraduate degree in life sciences with previous commercial experience in the pharmaceutical industry

> Excellent written and verbal language skills English, Bilingual a plus.

> In-depth understanding of a medicine’s life-cycle including the development, regulatory and commercial aspects of global markets

> Understanding of different healthcare settings and reimbursement of medicines in major US markets

> Understanding of the treatment paradigms across multiple therapeutic areas

> Proven analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills

> Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills and an ability to build credibility with external contacts

> Good commercial awareness to include understanding of sales and marketing tactics in the pharmaceutical industry

> Excellent computer literacy e.g. Word, PowerPoint and Excel

> Good project management, time management and organizational skills

> Attention to detail and ability to deliver high quality work within defined timelines

> A keenness to learn and commitment to a rapid development curve

> A strong motivation to thrive in a client-focused, international team environment

In addition to the skills and experience above, candidates interested in joining Consulting Services as an Associate Consultant will have:

> A solid track record of extra-curricular achievement

> A willingness and ability to travel internationally approximately 30% of the time

> Right to live and work in the recruiting country

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled'

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes. Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there! We invite you to join IQVIA™

Job ID: R1062865