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Principal - Life Sciences Consulting

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Full time R1401611

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia| Dubai, United Arab Emirates| Saudi Arabia

  • Full Time
  • Level: Entry-level, Mid-level, Senior-level

Build a rewarding career in life sciences consulting and forge your own path. Partner with collaborative teams and leaders across unique projects and geographies, delivering innovative solutions to the most complex healthcare problems along the way. Working at IQVIA means changing outcomes for patients one data set, product offering and innovative solution at a time.

As a Consultant at IQVIA, you'll have the opportunity to grow your career and explore opportunities in brand and integrated research solutions, go-to-market strategy, commercial excellence, real world data, financial investor consulting and more.

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What makes a Consultant at IQVIA successful? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.


What you can expect

Professional Development

Environments that advance your skillset

Highly Specialized

Work in distinctive areas of expertise

Growth Potential

Clear pathways to success


Teams that work together to achieve common goals

Innovative Projects

Projects that solve complex problems in new ways

Best-in-Class Training

Programs to help you build knowledge and gain skills

I joined IQVIA after graduating from university and am grateful for the fantastic opportunities I've been able to pursue over the last four years. I've had the chance to work with inspiring managers who have supported me with both professional and personal development.


Consultant, Financial Institutions

I simultaneously work on a number of customer-commissioned projects in multiple therapeutic areas using various primary research methodologies. This variety is what makes my role so interesting. It allows me to learn from my colleagues and customers alike and helps me to understand how the work we do supports the improvement of patient care.


Senior Consultant, Brand and Integrated Research Solutions

IQVIA has given me the opportunity to gain a broad range of skills and experience across multiple disease areas and at different stages of the product lifecycle. This has supported my career development and accelerated my growth. If you enjoy learning new things and working on global projects, you will definitely enjoy working at IQVIA.


Consultant, Brand and Integrated Research Solutions​

One of the things I like most about working at IQVIA is the supportive environment that helps you achieve your full potential.


Consultant, Financial Institutions

Working in healthcare consulting is inspiring! I am glad to be part of a close community that brings together diverse experiences and critical thinkers to help our customers move treatments forward that can change patients’ lives.


Principal, Consulting Services

Principal - Life Sciences Consulting

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia| Dubai, United Arab Emirates| Saudi Arabia R1401611
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Job Description

Job Overview

  • Works directly with clients to provide value added input, to develop business opportunities that will lead to additional starbursts and to deliver projects built around strategic issues.

  • Has responsibility for ensuring delivery of high levels of client satisfaction.

  • Meets or exceeds assigned revenue targets.

Essential Functions

  • Primary owner of client engagements with ultimate responsibility for client satisfaction and delivering high levels of quality/added value.

  • Meets or exceeds assigned revenue targets by developing and delivering insightful, value-added solutions that address complex client issues.

  • Responsible for significant and tangible client impact from all engagements.

  • Seeks out and identifies new revenue opportunities at existing and potential clients – ensures a continuous flow of business from client engagements.

  • Takes lead role in proposal development to ensure actionable, on-target and timely proposals are provided to clients.

  • Manages client interface and ensures project team achieves efficient and effective project delivery.

  • Oversee the successful delivery of projects which might include multiple projects at the same time while leading a team of 5-7 consultants across levels.

  • Serves as a solutions-based expert, internally and externally, by applying consultative problem solving skills.

  • Identifies issues of importance to the industry/clients and works with CoE Leaders and/or Geographic to develop tangible and commercial offerings

  • Contributes to the enhanced awareness of IQVIA in the market place, e.g. through speaking engagements, client meetings, publications etc.

  • Proactively continues to strengthen subject matter expertise through on the job experience, participation in conferences and symposiums and other forums for professional knowledge sharing.

  • Manage project budget and reporting on project cost.

  • Proactively mentors, coaches and shares subject matter expertise with others to elevate our capabilities to deliver world class solutions for clients.


  • Bachelor's Degree is a must. Master of Science and/or MBA is a preference.

  • English, French Fluent speaker. Arabic is considered a plus.

  • 10-year experience in the Consulting industry, preferably in Life Sciences Consulting.

  • In depth Life Science knowledge and experience and long standing relationships with Life sciences companies and investors interested in Healthcare and Life Sciences opportunities.

  • Requires deep expertise in at least one Life Science CoE area along with knowledge of all other practices.

  • Possesses exemplary business development skills.

  • Has extensive knowledge of the Life Sciences industry

  • In-depth understanding and hand-on experience with IQVIA data assets

  • Works willingly and effectively with others in and across the organization to accomplish team goals

  • Knowledge of consulting frameworks, methodologies, tools and techniques

  • Demonstrated problem solving, strategic thinking and planning, project management, people management, change management skills

  • Ability to drive significant business results to contribute to the growth of the Life Sciences consulting business

  • Knowledge and understanding of the marketplace and professional/trade associations key people and companies

  • Confident to lead multi-resources engagements and multiple engagements at the same time

  • Excellent writing, communicating, presenting and facilitating for all level of audience

  • Able to provide direction, coaching and guidance to junior resources

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills

  • Passionate about Healthcare and Life Sciences with high level of energy, drive and enthusiasm

  • Flexibility to travel 30% of the time with the requirement to work away from the base office location

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at

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