Consultant-Forecasting (R1039471) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/9/2020

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Role Summary:
As a consultant in Commercial Outsourcing Services you will lead strategic efforts with client senior executives, brand teams, finance, and others to develop US and Global forecasts for branded pharmaceutical products.
Deploy to onsite engagement anywhere in the United States, location dependent on business demands; all assignments involve onsite presence at client locations
Manage projects and work streams of reasonable, independently or with senior support
Lead projects and initiatives with indirect oversight over analysts and communication with clients
Analyze secondary data and desk market research (quantitative and qualitative) to identify key findings and trends
Should be able work on Market and Epidemiology Assessment, Pipeline Analysis and Market Research, Forecasting Inline and Pipeline products with senior support
Create and lead quantitative or qualitative analysis to support client deliverables and issues
Independently create presentations for clients; attend, support and present at client meetings, independently or with senior support
Assist in developing detailed documentation and specifications, including business process documentation, SOPs, client data scorecards
Work willingly and effectively with others in and across the organization to accomplish team goal, both internally and externally
Develop broad knowledge of related consulting methodologies and pharmaceutical market through the delivery of consulting engagements and participation in formal and informal learning opportunities

Skills & Experience:
Candidates interested in joining as a Consultant should have:
Knowledge and understanding of the fundamental processes of pharmaceutical commercial business, their interaction, and the impact of external/internal influences on decision making, growth and decline
Knowledge of key issues and current developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries
Knowledge of professional/trade associations, key people and companies.
Strong knowledge in MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint and working knowledge of following software is a plus Excel VBA, @Risk, Crystal Ball, Flexicast®, Spotfire, SAS, SPSS,
Should be able to design and carry out S&ME patient studies: Source of Business, P&C, & Patient Flow, Market sizing and Oncology & Data marts
Demonstrate analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presentations, leading meetings, business and report writing
Excellent project management capabilities so that deadlines are met while retaining consistent, high quality outcomes
Ability to think creatively and strategically, and Demonstrate analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills
Prior healthcare data experience is a plus: National and sub-national data (Physician, Patient, claims and epidemiology)
Prior internship, project work, and/or working experience in any of the following: forecasting, market research, epidemiology, marketing insights, marketing analytics, primary market research, multichannel marketing, consumer marketing, statistics, predictive modeling, managed markets, HEOR and data mining

In addition to the skills and experience above, candidates interested in joining the QuintilesIMS as an Associate Consultant/Consultant should have:
Undergraduate or Masters degree in life sciences/Marketing MBA with 2-8 years of relevant experience in forecasting in healthcare industry
An avid interest in the healthcare analytics and data; understanding of the healthcare market in US
Strong business acumen and understanding of sales & marketing business principles
Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-working skills
Exceptional written, numerical and problem solving skills
Adaptability and an ability to learn quickly and apply new knowledge
Willingness to travel at minimum 80% overnight
Willingness to relocate anywhere within the United States for client engagements ranging in length from 3 to 24 months

Job ID: R1039471