Director, Life Sciences Practice Area

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Director Responsibilities The Director, Life Sciences role is a highly visible and challenging position that draws heavily upon all of the analytical, creative, and interpersonal skills essential to effective general strategy consulting. This role requires a keen ability to identify business opportunities for clients as new or follow-on work. In addition to building business, Directors must lead project teams in effectively delivering projects of the highest quality to our clients. Directors also assume a significant role in Practice leadership and development. The ability to assume complete ownership of significant projects while at the same time being a part of and leading a close knit team is critical. Specific responsibilities include: Provides unique subject matter and strategy expertise within the pharmaceutical industry primarily to large and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania areas. . Specific projects could include any combination of the following: Therapeutic area strategy development Product opportunity assessments Commercial strategy Business development search and evaluations Due diligence Market access strategy New product launches, planning and positioning Payer landscape assessments Manages multiple projects simultaneously of all varying sizes and durations Supervises, mentors and develops personnel Manages client interactions and expectations Contributes to add-on revenue generation with existing clients Develops business with new clients, drawing upon industry connections Participates in non-client related firm-building activities Assumes greater responsibility for quality control of client work product Adheres to risk management guidelines Identifies and evaluates issues for risk management Qualifications A minimum of 15 years of experience in industry or life sciences with 8 years in management consulting Pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical marketing or market research experience Strong knowledge of and application of pharmaceutical commercialization and lifecycle strategies Understanding of market/financial analysis in context of Life Sciences business needs Strong understanding of financials, budgets, and ability to develop quantitative models for forecasting populations/sales Proven track record generating revenues with existing (required) and new (preferred) clients (selling $1 million annually) Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills Strong conceptual, qualitative and quantitative analytical skills Strong project management skills are imperative for leading multiple teams A strategic problem solver Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects simultaneously Education Requirements Bachelor’s degree required Master’s degree in Business Administration preferred Travel Mostly domestic (limited international) travel is required (approximately