Associate Consultant/Consultant - IQVIA Academy (R1048719) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 6/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

IQVIA is the world’s leading information, services and technology company dedicated to making healthcare perform better. The IQVIA Academy is a unique leadership program designed to support the delivery of integrated healthcare analytics and technology solutions specific to the evolving business needs of IQVIA’s clients. Individuals joining us are provided with an intense foundational training program, as well as significant support and investment from IQVIA senior leadership.

Depending on client need, IQVIA Academy client projects can vary from short-term remote support to long-term fully onsite engagements. The client engagements could include providing direct data analytics and support in the areas of reporting, real-world effectiveness, market research, forecasting, product launch, sales operations, sales force effectiveness, multi-channel marketing, marketing operations, oncology, payer/provider services, and technology & applications.

Individuals joining us are assured of a rewarding career in healthcare data analytics and consulting, with opportunities to address diverse and challenging problems of healthcare clients, directly manage client relationships, interact with senior leaders and gain exposure to a truly multi-cultural, collegial and collaborative work environment.


During training, you will be onsite in our IQVIA Plymouth Meeting, PA office. During this time, you will learn IQVIA’s data and offerings through extensive, in-depth training. Additionally, you will spend time working on client projects and shadowing senior team members. Academy members should then expect to relocate anywhere in the United States for 1-2 year client engagements for at least the first two years.

Start Dates: January 2019, July 2019

Role Summary:

As an Associate Consultant or Consultant in the IQVIA Academy, you’ll be actively participating in the development, delivery, and management of data analytics and consulting projects.

Job Description:

  • Complete IQVIA Academy’s intensive and hands-on foundational training program
  • Analyze secondary data and desk market research to identify key findings and trends
  • Create and lead quantitative or qualitative analysis to support client deliverables and business decisions as they relate to QuintilesIMS data
  • Independently create presentations for clients
  • Attend, support and present at client meetings, independently or with senior support
  • Manage projects and work streams of reasonable, independently or with senior support
  • Assist in the development and writing of proposals with senior support
  • Assist in developing detailed documentation and specifications, including business process documentation, SOPs, and client data scorecards
  • Be able to quickly learn and work with sales and promotional data, market and epidemiology assessment, pipeline analysis and market research with senior support
  • Develop broad knowledge of related consulting methodologies and pharmaceutical market through the delivery of consulting engagements and participation in formal and informal learning opportunities
  • Work willingly and effectively with others in and across the organization to accomplish team goal, both internally and externally
  • Lead projects and initiatives over Analysts and Associate Consultants with indirect oversight

Skills & Experience:

  • Strong knowledge in MS Excel, MS Access, and MS PowerPoint
  • Strong technical skills in any of the following: SAS, Oracle SQL, R Programming, Tableau, and Excel VBA
  • Prior working experience in any of the following: market research, marketing insights, marketing analytics, multichannel marketing, consumer marketing, branding, forecasting, statistics, predictive modeling, primary market research, technology & applications, healthcare IT, managed markets, management consulting, sales force effectiveness, sales operations, business intelligence, epidemiology, HEOR, data mining, data governance, outsourcing, offshoring, web analytics, data development and programming, and Google Analytics
  • Prior healthcare data experience, including working knowledge of physician, patient, claims, and epidemiology data is desired, preferably QuintilesIMS data
  • 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
  • Effective communication skills, project management, and time management skills
  • Strong capability in managing priorities so that deadlines are met while retaining consistent, high quality outcomes
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Demonstrate analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills, working with large and multiple data sets to process data in the required format for the analysis
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presentations, leading meetings, business and report-writing


  • Undergraduate or Master's degree with a minimum of 2-6 years of relevant healthcare experience
  • An avid interest in healthcare analytics and data, with an understanding of the US healthcare market
  • Ability to follow SOPs, processes and execute effective documentation of project-related work
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of sales & marketing business principals
  • Project management experience
  • 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 relocate anywhere within the United States

IQVIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We cultivate a diverse corporate culture across the 100+ countries where we operate, celebrating and rewarding teamwork and inclusiveness. By embracing our differences, we create innovative solutions that are good for IQVIA, our clients, and the advancement of healthcare everywhere.

Job ID: R1048719