Sr Consultant (R1046919) in Basel, CH at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

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Job Description

Senior Consultant – Real World Insights

Are you up for a challenge? Ready to support health care companies by combining real world data with technology to create valuable business insights? The Real World Insights team is continuing to grow rapidly and we are looking for a motivated individual with a passion for health care to join us as a Senior Consultant in our Basel office.

Here you will join a high profile, talented and fast paced team and work together with other Analysts, Consultants and Senior Consultants to aid in the design, development and delivery of large, technical RWI projects while also gaining exposure to client-facing projects.

As a Senior Consultant, you would be able to showcase your abilities to apply healthcare knowledge and new approaches to solving healthcare’s most challenging issues. You must thrive in a collaborative environment where you can leverage the most globally extensive assets of IQVIA to accelerate new business growth as well as in-depth expertise in areas such as observational research, epidemiology and data management.  You must provide high quality, on-time input to both client projects and offering development projects (non-client projects).  Assignments range in complexity from basic analysis and problem solving to assisting in the development of more complex solutions working across geographies and business units. This will span across tasks that are technical, process-driven and scientific, working with teams across various countries.

You will join a high profile, talented and fast paced team where you will be managing the design, development and delivery of medium sized projects or components of larger, complex projects. You will own and deliver work independently, ensuring that high quality, thoroughly scoped outputs are delivered on time and within budget.

As a Senior Consultant, you will be working on client projects within multidisciplinary and international teams specifically created for each project. Your responsibilities will include:

Client engagement responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day client relationships through face-to-face discussions, workshops, conferences, telephone, email and written reports.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership to project teams (Analysts and Consultants) to execute high quality research and analysis on time and within budget.
  • Set meeting agendas and lead client calls.
  • Prepare and facilitate decision making on project related questions, internally as well as with clients.
  • Design, structure and deliver client reports and presentations.
  • Coordinate the development of detailed technical documents (e.g. RWE Study Protocols and Statistical Analysis Plans), working closely with scientific experts.
  • Proactively identify project related delivery risks, suggesting and implementing mitigating actions.
  • Assist in the design/structure and completion of presentations that are appropriate to support client engagement, training and conference presentations.
  • Participate in proposal development and the bid-defence process with guidance and supervision.
  • Use strategic framework to identify new business opportunities for follow-on work.
  • Recommend improvements and alternative solutions to resolve client challenges.
  • Align with the finance team to track and update project costs and revenue.

Development project responsibilities:

  • Develop broad knowledge of healthcare technologies, Big Data and research methodologies necessary to execute development projects.
  • Interact with external parties to understand and assess emerging technologies, the competitive landscape, and research methodologies.
  • Raise the external profile of IQVIA’s RWI by attending conferences, organising webinars, and attending recruitment events.
  • Work closely with the senior business and scientific leaders to create innovative solutions for Enriched Studies.
  • Management of workstream tasks and overall delivery including strategic framing for development decision making.
  • Support planning and management of resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.
  • Ability to form cross-organisational engagements with senior leaders across business units to ensure alignment and coordinated Enriched Studies development.
  • Engage with external parties to understand and assess novel technologies, the competitive landscape, and research methodologies.
  • Work with senior members of the team to support discrete initiatives around IQVIA’s broad RWE strategy.
  • Coach project team members and supporting them to fulfil their personal objectives.
  • Seek out and build a network of colleagues within the IQVIA organisation to share and obtain relevant information required to progress Enriched Studies workstreams.

Skills and Experience

Candidates interested in joining as a Senior Consultant will have:

  • Experience in healthcare with focus on observational research, strategic product development and/or real-world data.
  • Understanding of and interest in the international healthcare environment.
  • Experience in managing projects and juggling priorities to meet deadlines while retaining consistently high quality outcomes.
  • Experience in coaching project team members.
  • Experience of working in sizable/multi-disciplined teams.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presentations, chairing meetings, workshop facilitation, business and report writing.
  • Ability to support strategic decision making.
  • Flexibility in assignment to multiple work-stream projects and client studies.
  • Competency in using Word and PowerPoint and developing clear storylines.
  • Proven ability to advance ambiguous or conceptual ideas into tangible and practical plans.

In addition, it will be advantageous if candidates have the following skills:

  • Experience of developing credible relationships with senior level managers and executives.
  • Knowledge and/or prior experience of either observational research (including scientific/epidemiological and operational aspects) or consulting methodologies, tools and techniques is desirable, but not critical. 
  • Experience in product development, from initial concept development, market sizing through to product delivery plans.
  • Offerings development experience – familiarity with accepted innovations models e.g. open innovation, ideation, product platforming, immersion or similar would be beneficial.


In addition to the skills and experience above, candidates interested in joining as a Senior Consultant will have:

  • Undergraduate degree with a strong academic track record in life sciences, economics/business/mathematics/statistics/computer science, and/or experience in the health care industry.
  • A postgraduate qualification in life sciences discipline is desirable although not essential.
  • Working experience of 3-5 years in related industry/field with preference for work in real-world research.
  • Working experience of managing small to mid-sized projects as well as junior team members.

Job ID: R1046919