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Consultant, Corporate & Portfolio Strategy

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

Consultant, Corporate & Portfolio Strategy

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Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States R1237292

Job description

Consultant, Corporate & Portfolio Strategy


IQVIA™ (www.IQVIA™.com) is the world’s leading company providing information, technology, and services for virtually every type of stakeholder in healthcare. Every day, IQVIA™ innovates on a large scale. We have been the big data company in healthcare before the “Big Data” term was defined. Since 1954 we have been helping healthcare organizations harness commercial and scientific insights and execute on their most strategic initiatives. We develop and operate systems and applications using big data technologies on our private-public hybrid cloud. IQVIA™ stores and computes more than 20 petabytes of complex healthcare data on diseases, treatments, costs and outcomes to enable our clients to run their operations more efficiently. Our big data infrastructure is processing over 50 billion healthcare transactions annually. IQVIA™ employs over 50,000 professionals in over 100 countries to drive results for over 5,000 healthcare clients globally. IQVIA™ is a publicly listed company (NYSE – Q) with estimated revenue close to $7B and a market cap of over $18B.

Individuals joining us are assured of a rewarding and progressive career in life sciences consulting. You’ll have the opportunity to address challenging client issues, across multiple geographies with a hands-on influence in delivering solutions.  We operate in a truly multi-cultural, collegial and collaborative work environment that is rich in development and growth.

Team Information

Our Corporate & Portfolio Strategy (C&PS) group helps clients with their key strategic decisions at the Corporate, Portfolio and/or Product level

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

Individuals interested in this role would be applying for a role within the consulting team and will be aligned to the Corporate & Portfolio Strategy (C&PS) Solution Area. We typically partner with Top Pharma and Biotech clients to help them solve important challenges related to corporate, therapeutic area, and product strategy. 

Individuals joining the C&PS Solution Area are assured of a rewarding and progressive career in life sciences consulting. You’ll have the opportunity to address challenging client issues, across multiple geographies with a hands-on influence in delivering solutions.  We operate in a truly multi-cultural, collegial, and collaborative work environment that is rich in development and growth.

Role & Responsibilities:

Your analytical, inter-personal, creative thinking, business management and leadership skills will be called upon from day one. C&PS client offerings fall into one of three project types, with majority of our work concentrated at the product level:

  • Product Strategy: Projects are focused on individual assets where a subset of work will include forecasting/demand assessment and valuation looking at development, lifecycle management and loss of exclusivity strategy.
  • Therapeutic Area Strategy: Projects are focused on a therapeutic area or suite of products where client work will include disease area assessment that incorporates market sizing, patient segmentation, and clinical trial pipeline assessment.
  • Corporate Strategy: Projects focused on the strategic direction and planning of an organization

You will help create change in the world of Life Sciences, every project will be different but a sample of the accomplishments you can expect are:

  • Conducting primary and secondary research and performing quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify key client issues, translating the data into meaningful insights and communicating recommendations to key decision makers

  • Working in a team of like-minded professionals to create reports, presentations, workshops with client employees, management teams and other stakeholders, under the guidance our “the best on the business” team leaders

  • Developing broad knowledge of related consulting methodologies and pharmaceutical market through the delivery of consulting engagements and participation in formal and informal learning opportunities

  • Leveraging scientific knowledge and any business experience to drive analysis and pressure test methodology assumptions to provide strategic recommendations to client questions

  • Working independently and as part of a team, with responsibility for supervising junior team members

  • Assisting development and writing of proposals with senior support

  • Attending, supporting and presenting at client meetings

In addition to the responsibilities and experience above a Consultant should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, graduate degree or MBA not required but a plus
  • Demonstrable analytical, interpretative, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong capability to turn complex ideas into simple, synthesized conclusions and insights

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presentations, meeting and workshop facilitation, business and report writing

  • Command over Excel, and PowerPoint a plus

  • Strong capability in juggling priorities to meet deadlines while retaining consistently high quality outcomes

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others in and across the organization to accomplish team goals

  • Knowledge of key issues and current developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries

  • An avid interest in the healthcare and life sciences industries

  • Knowledge of consulting methodologies, tools and techniques

  • Adaptability and an ability to learn quickly and apply new knowledge and thinking

  • A willingness and ability to travel



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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