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Associate Principal, Corporate & Portfolio Strategy

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts; New York, New York; San Francisco, California

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.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Entry-level, Mid-level, Senior-level
  • Travel: No

Success profile

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

  • Achiever
  • Adaptable
  • Communicator
  • Strategic
  • Critical-thinker
  • Detail-oriented


“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. I am thrilled to move forward in my career at IQVIA!”

Arthur, 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 at IQVIA 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.”

Julia, Senior Consultant, Brand and Integrated Research Solutions

“Working at IQVIA as a consultant 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.”

Kevin, 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.”

Ana, 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.”

Jose, Principal, Consulting Services

What you
can expect

  • Professional Development

    Environments that advance your skillset

  • Growth Potential

    Clear pathways to success

  • Highly Specialized

    Work in distinctive areas of expertise

  • Innovative Projects

    Projects that solve complex problems in new ways

  • Collaboration

    Teams that work together to achieve one common goal

  • Best-in-class Training

    Programs to help build knowledge and gain skills

Associate Principal, Corporate & Portfolio Strategy

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Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States R1294863

Job description

Associate Principal, Corporate & Portfolio Strategy

Team Overview

IQVIA Consulting Services has always been a key organization within IQVIA, providing clients with a wide range of impactful solutions and assets to leverage as well as functioning as a key hub for internal talent development. Today, IQVIA Consulting N.A. employs over 300 team members who partner with our life sciences and healthcare clients around the world, working across a number of solution areas or “Centers of Excellence”.

Our Corporate & Portfolio Strategy (C&PS) CoE helps clients with their key strategic decisions at the Corporate, Portfolio, and Product levels.

Strategic Engagements Include:

  • Corporate strategy – Supporting clients addressing strategic challenges, M&A, and business model redesign.
  • Portfolio strategy – Supporting clients as they prioritize and optimize their portfolio or identify assets to complement it.
  • Product strategy - Supporting brand and BD teams on questions spanning from country prioritization to LoE strategy.
  • Planning Suite of Software Solutions – Our technology and data services allow us to be more efficient and generate informed insights for our clients in forecasting and modeling.

Role & Responsibilities

As an Associate Principal within Corporate & Portfolio Strategy, you will be responsible for leading multiple consulting projects and ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery for clients in the pharmaceutical or related industries by:  

  • Contributing to new business development and maintaining and strengthening client base.
  • Leveraging experience and business acumen to identify strategic alternatives and approaches to client questions
  • Leading the process of proposal preparation and/or modifications including overall bid integrity.
  • Partnering closely with IQVIA clients, including follow-up after project delivery to ensure satisfaction.
  • Managing project teams in the design, development and delivery of client deliverables
  • Providing direction, advice and intellectual leadership to clients and delivery teams.
  • Supporting the development of intellectual property for use on future engagements
  • Ensuring the development and delivery of client reports and presentations.
  • Sharing subject matter expertise with others to elevate our capabilities to deliver world-class solutions for clients
  • Leading internal work streams on critical people-related issues such as recruitment, training, and team development 

About You
Candidates interested in joining our Corporate & Portfolio Strategy team as an Associate Principal should have:

  • Extensive experience in consulting within the pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industry with evidence of career progression
  • Knowledge of key issues and current market developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries
  • Project management experience focused on strategic life sciences consulting projects
  • Experience leading presentations, chairing meetings, and workshop facilitation
  • Proven ability to manage large-scale and/or multiple projects, meeting deadlines and ensuring high quality outcomes.
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in developing relationships with senior level managers and executives in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry
  • Interpersonal communication skills and ability to work effectively with colleagues across the organization to accomplish team goals
  • Ability to contribute to business development through the identification of leads, development of proposals etc.

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education required
  • Graduate degree or continued education preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience in consulting, pharmaceutical, or healthcare industry with evidence of career progression required.
  • Demonstrable leadership and people development experience.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • A willingness and ability to travel.
  • Right to live and work in the recruiting country.


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

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.

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