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Principal - Real World Solutions (m/w/d)

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

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

Principal - Real World Solutions (m/w/d)

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Location: Frankfurt/Main, Hesse, Germany R1311922

Job description

Location: Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, or flexible

The Team – Real World Solutions Germany

IQVIA Real World Solutions Germany is a team of more than 100 highly skilled professionals, with deep experience in healthcare, human data science and consulting.

We are strategic thinkers, deep subject matter experts and data evangelists who are passionate about driving better performance in healthcare. We are collaborative, intellectually curious, entrepreneurial, and constantly looking for opportunities to harness the value Real World Data in a constantly evolving healthcare ecosystem.

We work collaboratively and efficiently across attractive locations in Germany, including Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, München and Bochum.

Our clients include virtually all leading pharmaceutical/biotech companies, major MedTech players, healthcare providers and other stakeholders in the German Healthcare ecosystem.

The Role – Principal, Real World Solutions

As a Principal – Real World Solutions Germany, you will be responsible for business development and project delivery for our key pharmaceutical industry clients, leading teams of highly skilled consultants and data scientists, driving innovation and thought leadership in the area of Real World Research and Human Data Science.

Principal Accountabilities:

Leading Business Development and project delivery for leading pharmaceutical industry clients, across IQVIAs full Real World Solutions portfolio:

  • Lead multiple client engagements at top pharmaceutical clients, across IQVIA’s Real World Solutions and Analytics portfolio.

  • Lead and develop client relationships with IQVIA’s top pharmaceutical clients in Germany, develop relationships with new clients.

  • Lead teams of highly skilled consultants and data scientists across multiple client engagements.

  • Deliver projects to the highest satisfaction of our clients and build long-standing relationships with key decision makers.

Strategy setting and market building:

  • Assume a leadership role in developing and implementing our business unit strategy .

  • Identify new opportunities for innovative real world data and platform solutions.

  • Identify and frame partnership opportunities with relevant players in the healthcare ecosystem, including start-up companies.

  • Contribute to our M&A agenda.

  • Contribute to the development of the IQVIA thought leadership and innovation agenda.

Capability building and people/team leadership:

  • Build and lead teams within Real World Solutions Germany, develop next generation IQVIA leaders.

  • Lead, motivate and inspire top performers, drive professional development and retention of key talent.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in pharma/healthcare consulting, pharma/MedTech industry, preferentially within real world research and big data healthcare analytics.

  • Experience in leading and teams.

  • Experience in product development, from initial concept development, market sizing through to product delivery plans.

  • A track record of driving HQ/global deals aligned with suitable offerings development experience.

  • Proven ability to advance ambiguous or conceptual ideas and engage multiple stakeholders, internal and clients, to decision points.

  • A track record of thought leadership, publications and public speaking.

  • Offerings development experience – familiarity with accepted innovations models e.g. open innovation, ideation, product platforming, immersion or similar would be beneficial.

  • Leadership experience in complex organizations with demonstrated results in aligning people without formal reporting relationships.

  • Good understanding of the types of analyses conducted in healthcare databases.

  • Overall understanding of different technology domains (infrastructure, architecture, analytics applications).

  • Word and PowerPoint competent, the ability to develop clear storylines and business cases.

  • Knowledge of consulting methods, tools, techniques.

  • Deep commercial awareness of the healthcare, health technology and pharmaceutical industry, gained through experience.

  • Understanding of and interest in the international healthcare environment and ideally experience in multiple countries.

  • Intermediate knowledge in German and English both verbal and written.


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

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