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Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Consultant - Director

Posted: 9 May 2022 Closes: 23 Jun 2022
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -649679727

As a Director within Strategy&'s Pharma Life Sciences group, you are a leading thought-partner to clients, solving important problems and helping build our overall consulting strategy business. You will engage in client engagement through hypothesis led problem solving, building client relationships and managing personal development of the team. You will be working with consultants from across our global offices and you will have the opportunity to interact with leading international clients across the PLS industry.

On projects, you will be the point-of-contact for senior client stakeholders and ensure both high quality delivery and further business development. Typical daily activities include structuring client problems, story-boarding project approaches and coordinating multiple workstreams.

Outside of engagements, Directors are your mentors within the firm, acting as people-managers and coaches for Strategy& consultants.A significant part of your role will be around coaching and developing our junior team. Engaging with the Strategy& and Pharma community is key to growing our firm; participating in thought leadership and building new initiatives based on personal interests are some of the many ways Strategy& members continue to develop the business

Strategy& offers in-depth training across all consulting levels and will support your development throughout your career. Using a combination of formal training programs and on-the-job feedback learning, our consultants combine core analytical thinking with hypothesis-driven approaches to deliver tangible client deliverables.

As a part of Strategy&, you will support clients in developing their capabilities across functions, whether it is strategy development, capabilities assessment or transforming the way the company works within the pharmaceutical industry. This is an exciting time for the industry and for Strategy& as we help pharmaceutical companies transform their business models.

Key Deliverables
  • Manage client engagements from strategy development to end-to-end deliverable creation
  • Use analytical, hypothesis-driven thinking to form and shape solutions to unstructured client problems
  • Lead on project proposals and developing new business opportunities
  • Coach and development junior team members, with a focus on knowledge on pharma industry and career development
  • Engage with the greater Strategy& and Pharma community to develop firm presence, including thought leadership
  • Manage the development and functioning of the project team, providing guidance and coaching to other members
  • Participate, as needed, with recruitment and act as a people manager to teams of between 5-10 people

The Essentials
  • Experience managing 3-5 individuals
  • The ability to think strategically about business and industry trends and use analytical, problem-solving techniques to break down issues into the 'so what'
  • A track record of delivering quality work for clients, demonstrating an understanding of the client's professional standards and maintaining respectful client relationships
  • A track record of business development across client accounts
  • PhD in Life Sciences and / or MBA qualification (preferred)
  • 8+ years' experience within strategy/management consulting or a PLS organisation

In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients' business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries - everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

The skills we look for in future employees
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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The Deal
We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have 'The Deal'.
Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition:

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.
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