Academy Consulting Analyst (R1099980) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 3/8/2020

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.

What is the Academy?
The Academy is a unique leadership development program, with an intensive 12-week training period to prepare its members for onsite or client-facing roles with IQVIA’s pharmaceutical clients. During this full-time training, you will hone your data analytics and consulting skillset through classroom-based lectures on the healthcare and pharma industry, our data assets, interactive case studies, and hands-on working sessions. You will develop a strong network of internal IQVIA leaders and subject matter experts as well as the other members of your cohort.
With this significant support and investment from IQVIA senior leadership, you will develop an elevated technical, analytical, and communication skillset to successfully support the delivery of integrated healthcare analytics and technology solutions specific to the evolving business needs of IQIVA’s clients.
How does the Academy Fit in IQVIA?
IQVIA is the world’s leading information, services and technology company dedicated to making healthcare perform better. The Academy supports largely pharmaceutical clients in using IQVIA data and technology to its full capacity; project examples include providing direct data analytics, reporting, and support in the areas of real-world effectiveness, market research, forecasting, product launch, sales operations, multi-channel marketing, marketing operations, oncology, payer/provider services, and technology & applications.
Professionals joining the Academy are assured of a rewarding career in healthcare data analytics and consulting with an industry global leader. Opportunities to address diverse and challenging problems of the healthcare industry, directly manage client relationships, interact with senior leaders, and gain exposure to a truly multi-cultural, collaborative work environment abound through the Academy and your broader career at IQVIA.
Who is in the Academy?
We are a diverse set of early professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. From pharma to healthcare payers and providers, our team comes from all areas of the healthcare system. Not experienced in this industry yet? You’ll fit right in too, as we have team members join the Academy from engineering, economics, and finance (among other industries).
Our diversity allows us to meet the wide variety of client needs, but there are similarities across our team too: we are intellectually curious, ambitious, and hard-working. We love to collaborate, learn from each other, and go the extra mile for our clients as well as the Academy program itself. Most of our members complete training and then help to recruit later cohorts, develop new training sessions, and lead internal initiatives. Our Academy management team consists of senior team members that went through the training program themselves, including the original 2013 cohort of the Academy.
Location: The Academy training program (~12 weeks), is located in our IQVIA Plymouth Meeting, PA office.  Client projects are dependent on need and can vary from short-term, remote support to long-term, full-time engagements onsite at the client. After the initial training period in Plymouth Meeting, Academy members can then expect to be allocated to client projects and must be available to relocate anywhere in the United States for long-term client engagements for at least the first two years within the role.
Start Date: July 2020
Role Summary:
As an Analyst in the IQVIA Academy, you will:
•        Successfully complete IQVIA Academy’s intensive foundational training program
•        Actively participate (with senior support) in client engagement(s) like forecasting, marketing analytics, and sales analytics, with location dependent on business demands
•        Analyze secondary data and desk market research to identify key findings and trends while understanding the nuances and differences of each IQVIA data asset
•        Perform quantitative or qualitative analysis to support data preparation, ensure quality control, and deliver client deliverables and business decisions as they relate to IQVIA data
•        Assist in creation of presentations for clients and attend, support and present at client meetings with senior support, working willingly and effectively with others in and across the organization to accomplish team goals both internally and externally
•        Develop broad knowledge of related consulting methodologies and the pharmaceutical market through the delivery of consulting engagements and participation in ongoing formal and informal learning opportunities, managing projects and work-streams of reasonable size
Skills & Experience:
Candidates interested in joining the IQVIA Academy as an Analyst should have:
•        Strong knowledge in MS Excel, MS Access, and MS PowerPoint
•        Technical skills in the following are preferred, but not required: SAS, Oracle SQL, R Programming, Excel VBA, Tableau, and Alteryx
•        Prior internship, project work, and/or working experience in any of the following: market research, marketing insights/analytics, multichannel marketing, consumer marketing, forecasting, statistics, predictive modeling, technology & applications, healthcare IT, managed markets, management consulting, sales operations, business intelligence, epidemiology, HEOR, data mining, data governance, outsourcing and/or offshoring, web analytics, data development and programming
•        Prior data analytics experience, prior IQVIA or healthcare data experience including physician, patient, or claims data preferred
•        Knowledge of and interest in key issues and current developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries
•        Effective project and stakeholder management, time management, and prioritization skills
•        Ability to think creatively and strategically to analyze and interpret large data sets and solve client problems
•        Well-developed written and verbal communication skills in order to present, lead meetings, and conduct business and report writing
In addition to the skills and experience above, candidates interested in joining the IQVIA Academy as an Analyst should have:
•        Undergraduate or Master’s degree with up to 2 years of relevant analytics or healthcare experience (including internships)
•        An avid interest in healthcare analytics and data, with an understanding of the US healthcare market
•        Strong business acumen and understanding of sales & marketing business principals
•        Project management experience
•        Excellent interpersonal, team-oriented working style, whether it be determining the best methodology for a particular analysis, or the best song choice options at team karaoke
•        Exceptional written, numerical and problem-solving skills
•        Sense of adaptability and ability to take direction and implement feedback
•        Willingness to relocate anywhere within the United States

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.

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Job ID: R1099980