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Principal (m/w/d) – Analytics & Consulting, Pharma / Life Sciences

Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Berlin, Germany; Munich, Germany

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

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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

Principal (m/w/d) – Analytics & Consulting, Pharma / Life Sciences

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Location: Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany R1137606 Posted: 10/10/2021

Job description

IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

Are you interested in strengthening our team with your consulting expertise and to take on an opportunity where you can add significant value to the business of our Pharma and Life Sciences clients in an international environment?

Your Responsibilities:

As a Principal, your primary focus is on developing and selling strategic affiliate and / or HQ engagements that solve key client challenges. In this role, you will:

Develop close client relationships up to C-suite level at dedicated affiliate and / or HQ accounts in Germany.

Identify and qualify opportunities at these accounts.

Form pursuit teams for larger engagements with the appropriate experts from the broader IQVIA organization during pre-sales, sales and delivery phases.

Drive development and presentation of discussion papers and proposals (depending on your subject matter expertise, this includes hands-on preparation of client documents).

Develop and negotiate contracts with all relevant stakeholders for deal closure.

Throughout client engagements, you will:

Ensure delivery excellence through solid planning and staffing.

Provide overall guidance for the IQVIA engagement teams.

Oversee the delivery in a Principal-in-Charge (PIC) role for projects in your area of expertise, with full responsibility vis-à-vis our clients for quality, time and budget.

An additional part of this role is to:

Drive innovation across our Commercial Consulting and Analytics portfolio and beyond.

Collaborate closely with areas such as Real World Solutions and Commercial Technology, creating end-to-end solutions for the benefit of our clients.

Be part of a wider community supporting strategy and offering development as well as client relationship building.

Your Profile:

Required Education and Professional Experience:

A minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in business administration, health economics, natural sciences, medicine or related discipline, or knowledge acquired through equivalent experience.

Extensive experience at a top consulting company, either general strategy; process consulting; specialized or boutique consultancy.

Sound, hands-on expertise in client delivery, project management and BD, incl. selling complex strategy and operations engagements to top Pharma/Life Sciences companies.

Several years of project experience with pharma and other healthcare industries (sound knowledge of the pharma industry and its core processes is a must).

Prior direct pharma industry experience welcome.

Additional Requirements:

Entrepreneurial attitude, willingness to take risks with strong hunting skills, but also long-term strategic thinking regarding development of an account.

Hands-on, with strong issue-based consulting and conceptual skills and an ambition for innovation.

Excellent listening and communication skills.

Ability to work collaboratively across complex networks, internally and at the client, and to influence organizations.

Evident ability to build relationships, identify client pain points, and develop custom solutions at the C-suite level.

Good command in English is a must, fluency in German preferred.

Willingness to work in our Frankfurt/Munich offices when not on site with clients.



At IQVIA, 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. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

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