Consultant - Medical Devices (R1007913) in Waltham, MA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/19/2020

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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.

Location: Waltham, MA

The Boston Biomedical Consultants (BBC) division of IQVIA actively analyzes the entire In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) industry, providing consulting services and market research capabilities to clients. IVD products are medical tests that examine samples to detect, diagnose, and manage medical conditions. This niche market generates >$50 billion in revenue and is in constant flux with new technologies, mergers and acquisitions, and new companies.

The Consultant is a professional staff member of BBC contributing to consulting projects through research, data analysis, and report/presentation preparation. A Consultant must be a high energy, dynamic individual seeking to follow the evolving IVD industry, which continues to grow and develop synergies with imaging and pharmaceuticals. Consultants are an integral part of BBC project teams assisting in all client and research work. A Consultant will have the opportunity to cover a specific area of the IVD market and several companies.

Purpose of Position
As a Consultant, the individual professional staff member of Boston Biomedical Consultants. (BBC) is (or will be trained to become) a designated and recognized expert in a specific health care/biomedical industry or product/market area.
The Consultant is responsible for maintaining surveillance of industry, market, products, technology and competitive conditions in a designated area. To facilitate expert status, the Consultant must maintain excellent ties with a variety of peer leaders among end‑users and academic circles, as well as strong industry connections. In this role you'll be working on our Molecular team.

The Consultant is responsible for maintaining continuous flow of information and enhancing a resident database in the designated area of expertise, and will be available to BBC's retainer clients, as well as to individual consulting projects and assignments where the particular expertise is required. Strategic planning efforts requiring unique industry and expert knowledge would be supported by the Consultant under the leadership of a Senior Consultant.

General Responsibilities:
Independently manage market research projects on behalf of BBC's clients from initial design to final report and presentation, with the assistance of other BBC staff members including senior consultants and analysts
Maintain excellent ties and communications with scientific, academic and end‑user peers within specific industry areas, including societies and associations
Effectively communicate changes and significant events to market research managers and marketing staff of BBC's client corporations, including response to specific questions, inquiries and requests for data
Maintain BBC's database of market size and trends by segments, as well as its competitive database consisting of market share, profit and loss statements and estimates, and resources committed by major manufacturers participating in specific industry areas
Attend, collect data, review and publish reports, if necessary, on key U.S. and international meetings and conventions
Be an active volunteer member in industry‑related associations and societies
Under the direction of a Senior Consultant, assist and share in the following:
Attendance at industry‑related scientific sessions and meetings
Manufacturer sponsored seminars and events
International meetings and conventions
Manage and control BBC's database of information, estimates and projections of specific market segments, competitive structure and technology, with the assistance of an Analyst, as required
Be a public spokesperson and participate as such in representing BBC as an expert Consultant by:
Participating and giving seminars, presentations and interviews
Coordinating press releases and public statements concerning an opinion by BBC in specified areas of expertise/knowledge
Daily, frequent interaction with BBC's key retainer clients and their market research and marketing staff personnel both to satisfy inquiries as well as project requests.

Resources and Responsibilities:
As an expert Consultant, all of BBC's information and data processing resources are available to you. Maintenance, upgrading and management of these resources in the designated expert area is required, as well as participation in the maintenance of industry and product/market databases
Frequent interaction and support of senior planning consultant activity as reasonably requested and required
Effective management, supervision, initial training and development of analysts
Control over subscriptions, external database access and information collection systems principally in the area of designated area of expertise, including scientific/technical journals and publications.

The position of Consultant is well‑established at BBC, and is critical in supporting the firm's reputation and business as industry experts and strategic planning consultants within the industry. It requires intimate product, industry, technology, and customer knowledge, as well as maturity and tact in dealing with competing clients and the industry peer groups.

The Consultant possesses the following qualifications

Bachelor's degree, with academic excellence, technical/science background required
An MBA would be a definite asset
At least three years industry experience
Excellent analytical, conceptual skills
Proven verbal and written communication abilities
Computer literacy

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Job ID: R1007913