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Friday, November 12, 2010

F/T - Biopharma Specialist/Heath Care Practice - Global Consulting Firm/NJ

Position:  Topic Specialist (Biopharma commercial) – Health Care Practice Area (HCPA) for Global Consulting Firm
Office:      New Jersey
Reports   To:  Health Care Practice Area, Knowledge Team Manager (KTM)
Level:     Full-time (exempt, MSS)

Our client is seeking a strong candidate with experience and passion to fill a Health Care Practice Area Topic Specialist position within their Knowledge Team.  The HCPA Topic Specialist will focus on Biopharma Commercial topic. This position is part of the Knowledge Team and will report to the Knowledge Team Manager of the Health Care Practice Area.

This professional will support the HCPA Commercial Biopharma sector within the global Practice in managing the topic, executing topic strategies, managing topic-specific research requests, and acting as an expert for case teams.  The successful candidate will work closely with, and be a thought-partner to, the Topic Area Leader(s).

Health Care Practice:
Our clients Health Care practice helps companies grasp the strategic implications of changes in the market environment and exploit them to build competitive advantage. A substantial portion of our work is with the world’s major Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies, but our clients also include institutions across the entire spectrum of the health care industry, including medical technologies, payers and providers.

Roles and Responsibilities (all should apply; there may be additional activities)

•       Provides support for our client work
-       Establishes credibility with clients and case teams as a topic expert; takes positions/draws conclusions on a range of external and internal issues; is recognized as the global expert within the firm in an important topic area (in this case the biopharma commercial topic)
-       Participates in case team meetings in expert role (e.g., coaches team members) and interacts with clients as needed
-       Takes a lead role in supporting partners and principals on proposal and lead preparation
-       Assists others in navigating the Knowledge network by connecting them with materials and people

•       Supports development of the Health Care Practice
-      Helps manage agenda for topics for HCPA events at the regional and global level

-      Develops ideas for, proposes and leads HCPA research initiatives such as Tier 1s

-      Develops specialized knowledge that can be leveraged across the practice; regularly presents own original content in HCPA and client settings

-      Helps develop key HCPA tools where applicable (i.e., if pertain to biopharma commercial topic area)

-      Edits external and internal HCPA publications/communications as appropriate

-      Represents the HC practice at external events

•       Promotes innovation by recognizing new concepts and facilitating their capture

•       Supports the local office – training KT colleagues / consultants


•      7+ years of relevant work experience (relating to the HCPA industry within the Biopharma Commercial sector, e.g. relevant case work, previous experience in a biopharma sales or marketing organization, previous experience in a specialized consultancy in this area, etc. ) or 4+ years of consulting firm experience within relevant topic area
•      University degree with demonstrated high academic achievement required (preferably in business and/or relevant course work), post graduate degree preferred

•      Demonstrated analytical skills
•      Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate with all levels of seniority
•      Well developed computer skills including knowledge of all MS Office products
•      Service-oriented and proactive
•      Autonomous, tolerance to ambiguity, self-motivator
•      Excellent written and oral communication skills
•      Able to work in a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple parallel tasks
•      Occasional travel
•      Experience with the HCPA related sources preferred

For consideration, please email cover letter, resume and references to:
Angela Dzikowski, Pro Libra Associates