Senior Consultant, Primary Market Research (R1074254) in London, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 6/12/2019

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Job Description

Join us on our exciting journey! 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.

IQVIA is looking for an experienced pharma market research consulting professional that demonstrates a strong track record within health and life sciences market research consulting and are looking to take their career to the next level; developing new solutions and services, supporting business development activity and delivering engagements to build lasting relationships across the industry.

About the Team

IQVIA’s UK-based Primary Intelligence team works closely with other teams within its Technology and Services division. This team supports the design and execution of consulting projects which leverage primary market research to support our clients’ commercial decision making and strategies across a broad range of therapeutic areas and geographical markets. These include ad-hoc and syndicated projects which can be standalone primary market research (PMR) projects or broader consulting engagements with PMR components.

The team leverages both proprietary methodologies and gold standard market research techniques to conduct both quantitative and qualitative market research analysis and generate insights and recommendations which address a broad spectrum of commercial questions across the product life-cycle. Most fieldwork is managed and carried out by an in-house team which leverages IQVIA’s own healthcare provider panels.

Role Summary

Senior Consultants work across multiple client projects at a time, playing an integral role in the successful leadership and delivery of market research studies by undertaking questionnaire design, analysis and day-to-day project management with oversight from senior team members. Senior Consultants are expected to manage primary market research projects themselves with the support of IQVIA’s European market research hub and/or work on components of larger, complex projects.

Working closely with colleagues and clients on each project, Senior Consultants help implement the most appropriate approach to address project objectives and client business issues, within the boundaries of required deadlines and quality standards.

Travel will be limited, and typically UK based. However, travel outside the UK may be required for project kick-off meetings and presentation of final project findings depending on project/client requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and creation of market research questionnaires and/or discussion guides.
  • Ability to manage and be accountable for multiple PMR projects, ensure project milestones are met and clients receive regular project status updates.
  • Design and structure deliverables, workshops and presentations that are appropriate to the characteristics or needs of the audience
  • Develop relationships with senior level managers at clients
  • Provides input into proposal development and contributes to the review of client requirements.
  • Co-ordination of market research studies by working closely with other IQVIA teams and/or partner organizations.
  • Performs quantitative and qualitative analysis to input into client deliverables
  • Remaining current on industry, client and competitive trends through the delivery of consulting engagements and participation in formal and informal learning opportunities 

Skills, Education and Experience Required:

  • Eligibility to work in the UK/EU without sponsorship
  • Master’s/Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent); preferably in physical, natural or biological science, medicine, mathematics, economics or business
  • Work experience in pharmaceutical market research with the ability to design and manage quantitative and/or qualitative market research studies
  • Track record of consulting experience, methods, tools and techniques and of managing small projects.
  • Highly numerate with strong analytical skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of key issues and current developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries
  • Good presentation and communication skills with fluency in English (spoken and written); strong business/scientific written English.
  • Able to work collaboratively and flexibly to support the execution of projects within a team environment and meeting all internal and external deadlines
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Motivated and able to demonstrate initiative
  • Interest in consulting, healthcare in general, and the pharmaceutical industry
  • IT literate i.e. MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes. Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there! We invite you to join IQVIA™

Job ID: R1074254