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Pharmaceutical Research - Technology Consulting Manager

Job Location: IL - Chicago, MA - Boston, NJ - Florham Park, NY - New York, PA - Philadelphia

Job Number: 00447236


- Job description

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.


People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or to create new markets. They progress through required promotion points in market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales and revenue. 


The Research / Early Discovery position is in the Client & Market career track within Accenture’s global Accelerated R&D Services (ARDS) Consulting Practice.  Our R&D business provides innovative solutions that help pharmaceutical companies focus on the science of getting new products to patients faster - across research, clinical, regulatory, pharmacovigilance and medical affairs.  We help our clients with their priorities:

  • Focusing on patient engagement throughout development
  • Advancing the next generation of R&D operating models resulting in better collaboration
  • Driving scientific and operational excellence and enabling efficient information analysis
  • Harnessing the digital R&D revolution, using real world data to address customer needs

ARDS is a global industry business service and spans all five of Accenture’s businesses (Strategy, Consulting, Technology, Operations, Digital), which allows us to bring integrated end-to-end solutions to our clients.


Job Description

R&D Consulting professionals work closely with our clients to design, build and implement strategies that can help enhance business performance, which requires our people to understand how business, technology and operations intersect.  Our deep understanding of our clients’ industry and our global perspective on progressive business ideas and emerging technologies enables us to drive and deliver transformational change.


With a focus on technology consulting, you will play a key role in helping clients become high-performance R&D organizations by applying industry best practices to the research/early discovery domain. In this role, you will be responsible for identifying, assessing and solving complex technology problems within Research, leveraging in-depth knowledge and industry experience in chemistry, assay data management, OMICS, biologics and translational science. Example projects include IT roadmap and strategy, designing and implementing research and laboratory informatics capabilities, system integration partner for COTS product implementations and accompanying business process optimization and post-merger integration.


The Pharmaceutical R&D Technology Consulting Manager will manage a research/early discovery technology consulting project and will be responsible for the day to day management of all activities, often including those of clients and vendors. These responsibilities include schedule / timelines, issues and risks, scope and budget.


The Manager is the Accenture party accountable for delivery of a solution to our clients, and is usually the day-to-day lead on a project for all parties. Additional responsibilities will include developing Accenture Consultants and Analysts, identifying and developing business opportunities, helping manage client relationships and accounts, and contributing to the development of Accenture's Accelerated R&D Services Consulting Practice by taking on a practice development role.


It is our intention for our people to work where they live. However, in the context of our profession and serving our clients, there may be times when you will need to travel. Typically, our Managers work at client sites, which often requires travel.  This position may require up to 75% travel, depending on your location and specific project responsibilities.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science degree or higher.
  • Ability to travel up to 75% Monday through Thursday.
  • 5+ years combined Life Sciences industry and Consulting experience.


Professional Skill Requirements

  • Deep understanding in one or more of the following:  pharmacology, biologics, genomics, cheminformatics, translational science.
  • Proven experience in managing complex technology implementations in the life sciences and/or data management industries.
  • Experience working with executives in Life Sciences R&D.
  • Proven experience leading teams and exceptional team building/ mentoring skills.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Excellent leadership, client-facing communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.


Preferred Skills

  • Experience working in a top tier consulting firm.
  • Experience with data management and curation within Research / Early Discovery.
  • Experience with business analysis and process design within Research / Early Discovery.
  • Understanding of bioinformatics market / bioinformatics software market.
  • Experience with scientific software/ knowledge management solutions.
  • Understanding of research / laboratory processes and methods.
  • PMP certification (or equivalent).


All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.


Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).


Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.


Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.


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