Job Description

Locations: Philadelphia, New York/New Jersey, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco

 

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.

 

This position is for a Client & Market career track within Accenture’s global Accelerated Life Sciences Solutions (ALSS) Research & Development (R&D) Management 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

 

ALSS 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.

 

Typically our Senior Managers work at client sites, which requires travel. This position may require up to 75% travel (Monday through Thursday), depending on candidate location and specific project responsibilities.

 

A professional at this position level within Accenture has responsibilities for the following activities:

• Providing strong R&D functional knowledge and expertise to team members

• Providing solutions to complex business problems within an area of responsibility, where analysis of situations and/ or data requires in-depth R&D industry knowledge and an understanding of an organization’s objectives

• Leading teams (managers, consultants, analysts) on client engagements, with accountability for (1) correct focus and alignment to client expectations, (2) on-time completion of the work, and (3) a work product meeting or exceeding the highest quality standards

• Using research and professional experience to develop innovative thought leadership and points of view and to contribute relevant industry insights to project teams and clients

• Leading teams in the design, development and implementation of business operating models, (e.g., vision and strategy, business processes, organizational and governance structures, supporting tools and templates, performance metrics), and the related change management activities associated with implementation

• Defining the strategic direction of a project team aligned to client interests and expectations, working with the team manager to communicate and execute that strategic direction effectively within the project team

• Interacting with senior management at a client and/ or within Accenture, which may involve negotiating or influencing on matters of significant importance

• Using latitude in decision making and judgment to determine solutions to day-to-day and project challenges

• Managing large teams and/ or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture

• Contributing to the growth of the R&D Consulting Practice by identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, leading proposals, presentations, recruiting activities, and by coaching and mentoring managers, consultants, analysts


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Qualifications

Basic Requirements

• Ability to travel up to 75% (Monday through Thursday)

• 7 + years of consulting experience with an emphasis in management consulting
• 7 + years of experience working in the Life Sciences industry
• Bachelor’s degree; science or engineering degree preferred


Preferred Skills
• 4+ years working in Life Sciences R&D industry (e.g., clinical development, pharmacovigilance, regulatory, medical affairs), or related areas (e.g., CROs)
• Experience working with executives in Life Sciences R&D, with network of existing clients
• Experience working in a top tier consulting firm
• Evidence of strategic consulting experience, including but not limited to
o Significant client impact and value creation
o Issue-based problem solving
o Structured communications
o On time and on budget high quality project delivery
o Follow-on project sales and ability to sell work to new clients
• Significant responsibility leading teams and exceptional team building/ mentoring skills
• Excellent leadership, client-facing communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
• Proven ability to work creatively and think analytically
• Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
• Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

 

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 R&D skills and expertise with industry-specific training. 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, provides 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 Equal Opportunity Employer 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.
Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

 

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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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.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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

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