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Friday, November 12, 2010

F/T - Senior Analyst/Health Care Practice - Global Consulting Firm/NJ

Position:                    Senior Analyst (Health Care Operations) – 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)

Our client is seeking a strong candidate with experience and passion to fill a Health Care Practice Area Senior Analyst position within their Knowledge Team. The HCPA Senior Analyst will focus of on Health Care Operations (i.e. manufacturing, supply chain, etc.). This professional will support the Health Care Practice through managing and processing research requests, assisting consultants with industry specific problems, working closely with case teams and providing analysis to drive insight into specific client issues.

The Health Care Practice Area Senior Analyst will interact with both local and international teams and use an extensive collection of internal and external information resources to gather, filter, synthesize, package and deliver information to case teams. This professional will participate in and manage Health Care Practice Area analysis projects under the guidance of senior Health Care Practice Area consultants and analysts.

 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 their work is with the world’s major Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies, but their 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 client work
-      Sometimes as full case team member (typically at partial capacity); joins client meetings as credible expert; takes positions and draws conclusions on a range of external and internal issues

-      Takes initiative to ensure proposal or client teams put their best foot forward; connects people and suggest most appropriate products, tools, and analytics

-      Functions as sparring partner for Principals and PLs (what are the right analyses, where to take the work)

-      Draws conclusions and synthesizes results across multiple work streams, and communicates these effectively

-      Assists others in navigating the knowledge network by connecting them with materials and people

-      Provides guidance to other KT staff and consulting staff on complex research requests and topic-related issues; puts requests into context, provides richness of expertise

•       Supports development of the Health Care Practice (HCPA)
-      Helps manage agenda for topics at HCPA events

-      Presents at the HCPA meetings and other internal events

-      Identifies and fills gaps in commercially-relevant topic knowledge

-      Establishes and promotes an internal topic network

-      Tracks and shares trends (client needs/practices, competitor activities, academics and practitioner best practice) as needed to maintain and refresh commercially-relevant topic expertise

-      Helps build capacity by coaching and training more junior KT staff and junior consulting staff on practices, analytic techniques and topic knowledge

-      Participates in the recruiting/hiring process for the HCPA and other KT members (e.g., interviewing) as needed

•       Promotes innovation by recognizing new concepts and facilitating their capture

•       Supports the local office


•       4+ year of relevant Health Care industry research and analysis experience within the industry or a consulting firm or the equivalent (e.g. specialized academic research/internship)
•       Familiarity with HCPA Operations, i.e. manufacturing and supply chain topics from relevant case experience, previous experience in a biopharma manufacturing or operations organization, etc.)
•       University degree with demonstrated high academic achievement required (preferably in business and/or relevant course work), post graduate degree preferred

•      Good knowledge of the health care industry, especially around HCPA Operations
•      Strong analytical skills
•      Proven research and database capabilities
•      Excellent written and oral communication and interviewer skills
•      Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate with all levels of seniority
•      Service-oriented and proactive
•      Autonomous, able to tolerate ambiguity, self-motivated
•       Able to work in a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple parallel tasks

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