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Consultant, Pharmaceutical Forecasting

Location: Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania; Bridgewater, New Jersey; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Deerfield, Illinois; Durham, North Carolina; Wisconsin; Orchard Park, New York; Parsippany, New Jersey; San Mateo, California; Tampa, Florida

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, Pharmaceutical Forecasting

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Location: Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, United States R1210440 Posted: 10/11/2021

Job description

Consultant, Pharmaceutical Forecasting

Location: Remote

Overview – Commercial Outsourcing Services

IQVIA Commercial Outsourcing Services (or COS) is market-leading analytics outsourcing division within IQVIA that helps manufacturers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry meet the challenges of today’s complex and evolving market landscape. COS uses the power of healthcare data to help its clients via long-term data analytics, forecasting, project management, and reporting services. COS engages with clients in the pharmaceutical and life sciences space and provides deep insight into patient, payer, and prescriber behavior. We help our clients make effective decisions regarding strategies for sales and marketing execution, payer and patient strategies, etc.

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
  • Opportunity to contribute internally to the COS team in a number of ways including: support the recruitment of new hires, lead and mentor individuals through people management, participate in learning communities to build up subject-matter expertise, develop and benefit from training content available to the entire team.

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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Prior healthcare data experience is a plus: National and sub-national data (Physician, Patient, claims and epidemiology)
  • Experience in developing and applying advanced statistical models that helps clients understand dynamic business issues.
  • Experience in developing therapy area forecast structure, forecast model input assessment through primary and/or desk research to derive insights and inform client decision making

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

  • Undergraduate or Master’s degree with 4-8 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


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

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable law.

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

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