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Consultant, Pharmaceutical Forecasting

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Primary Location: Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, United States Additonal Locations: Deerfield, IL,USA; Durham, NC,USA; Orchard Park, NY,USA; Parsippany, NJ,USA; San Mateo, CA,USA; Wayne, PA,USA Full time R1186065

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Consultant, Pharmaceutical Forecasting

Overview – Commercial Outsourcing Services

IQVIA Commercial Outsourcing Services (or COS) is a rapidly growing provider of long term analytical, forecasting, project management, and reporting services. COS engages with clients in the pharma and life sciences space via a variety of engagement models and is specialized to work with our clients on critical business issues.

Role Summary: As a Consultant in Commercial Outsourcing Services, you’ll be actively participating in the development, delivery, and management of forecasting, and related consulting projects:

  • Deploy to onsite engagement anywhere in the United States, location dependent on business demands; all assignments involve onsite presence at client locations
  • Manage projects and work streams of reasonable, independently or with senior support
  • Lead projects and initiatives with indirect oversight over analysts and communication with clients
  • Analyze secondary data and desk market research (quantitative and qualitative) to identify key findings and trends
  • Should be able work on Market and Epidemiology Assessment, Pipeline Analysis and Market Research, Forecasting Inline and Pipeline products with senior support
  • Create and lead quantitative or qualitative analysis to support client deliverables and issues
  • Independently create presentations for clients; attend, support and present at client meetings, independently or with senior support
  • Assist in developing detailed documentation and specifications, including business process documentation, SOPs, client data scorecards
  • Work willingly and effectively with others in and across the organization to accomplish team goal, both internally and externally
  • Develop broad knowledge of related consulting methodologies and pharmaceutical market through the delivery of consulting engagements and participation in formal and informal learning opportunities

Skills & Experience: Candidates interested in joining as a Consultant should have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the fundamental processes of pharmaceutical commercial business, their interaction, and the impact of external/internal influences on decision making, growth and decline
  • Knowledge of key issues and current developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries
  • Knowledge of professional/trade associations, key people and companies.
  • Strong knowledge in MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint and working knowledge of following software is a plus Excel VBA, @Risk, Crystal Ball, Flexicast®, Spotfire, SAS, SPSS,
  • Should be able to design and measure key performance indicators from patient data: Source of Business, Patient Flow dynamics, Market sizing and Oncology & Data marts
  • Demonstrate analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presentations, leading meetings, business and report writing
  • Excellent project management capabilities so that deadlines are met while retaining consistent, high quality outcomes
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, and Demonstrate analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills
  • Prior healthcare data experience is a plus: National and sub-national data (Physician, Patient, claims and epidemiology)
  • Prior internship, project work, and/or working experience in any of the following: forecasting, market research, epidemiology, marketing insights, marketing analytics, primary market research, multichannel marketing, consumer marketing, statistics, predictive modeling, managed markets, HEOR and data mining

Qualifications: In addition to the skills and experience above, candidates interested in joining IQVIA as a Consultant should have:

  • Undergraduate or Masters degree in life sciences/Marketing MBA with 2-8 years of relevant experience in forecasting in healthcare industry
  • An avid interest in the healthcare analytics and data; understanding of the healthcare market in US
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of sales & marketing business principles
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Exceptional written, numerical and problem solving skills
  • Adaptability and an ability to learn quickly and apply new knowledge
  • Willingness to relocate anywhere within the United States for client engagements ranging in length from 3 to 24 months

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 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

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