Careers Healthcare & Life Sciences Management & Strategy Consulting

Life Sciences Strategy Consultant


Heading Life Sciences Strategy Consultant

San Francisco, NYC, Boston

Consultants identify and analyze the client’s most strategic issues. They are generally the primary contact for our clients, responsible for developing work plans, designing and conducting analyses, synthesizing conclusions and managing other case team members. Due to the nature of our work and firm structure, Consultants have the opportunity to assume immediate management responsibility. Consultants work on a variety of client issues, such as developing growth strategies for organizations, performing due diligence on acquisition candidates, assessing attractiveness of potential targets, understanding new markets, turning around underperforming institutions, reducing operating costs and implementing change. Sample responsibilities of Consultants may include: Performing secondary research using a variety of sources (e.g., analyst reports, market research reports, news articles). Executing various analyses (e.g., customer segmentation, market sizing, competitor analysis, macroeconomic forecasting) to support the strategic recommendations. Designing and executing in-depth interview guides with key organizational stakeholders, industry experts and customers. Analyzing business plans and pro-forma financial models to help identify key assumptions and drivers. Developing and maintaining relationships with peers in client organizations. Managing and directing the analytical efforts of junior team members at the Associate level on a daily basis. Qualifications: Preferably, an MBA or graduate degree with at least one year of related work experience. At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a life sciences discipline with outstanding academic performance and at least 3 years of related work experience. Experience in strategy consulting, private equity, investment banking, market research, or a quantitative type of research function working with life sciences industry clients. Ability to conduct detailed analyses on products, markets, competitors and customers to identify risks and opportunities in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, device or life sciences tools. Commitment to staying at the cutting edge of knowledge in the life sciences industry. Strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance. Proficient in the English language, including the ability to listen, understand, read and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in a professional environment. Willing and able to learn and work independently with minimal supervision. Effective organization and time management skills with ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines. Able to multitask and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. A strong work initiative, high energy level and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas. Integrity within a professional environment. Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 25-50%).

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