Sr Consultant, Pharmaceutical Forecasting (R1056445) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

Consultant, Forecasting

Role Summary:

Are you an analytical, data-driven professional who likes client facing consultative roles? Are you interested in a job that offers an opportunity to be an onsite trusted advisor to our clients instead of a “back office” position? If so, IQVIA’s Commercial Outsourcing Servicing (COS) team is the place for you! Join our team as a forecasting consultant helping our clients bring efficiencies and effectiveness to their forecasting process while partnering across client teams (finance, market access, marketing etc.)

Responsibilities:

As an Associate Consultant/Consultant in Commercial Operations Services, you’ll be actively participating in the development, delivery, and management of forecasting, and related consulting projects:

  • 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

Qualifications:

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

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

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

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at workday_recruiting@iqvia.com to arrange for such an accommodation.



Job ID: R1056445