ZS is the world's largest consulting firm focused exclusively on improving business performance through end-to-end R&D, sales and marketing consulting solutions - from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and increased use of today's latest technologies. From our worldwide offices, ZS professionals draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients. We are particularly known for our expertise in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.. ZS's Business Consulting group delivers solutions to a broad spectrum of sales, marketing, and R&D challenges. We also help our clients transform their R&D, sales and marketing organizations to implement these solutions. Our solutions and recommendations are based in rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.. STRATEGY INSIGHTS & PLANNING CONSULTANT - Patient Registries and Drug Development Patient Centricity. Strategy Insights & Planning Consultants serve on project teams that deliver high-quality sales, marketing and R&D projects to clients. In particular, Consultants possess unstructured problem solving skills as well as strong analytic, synthesis and communication skills. Consultants may work on multiple projects simultaneously.. We are looking for a Consultant to join a team working primarily with a client's global patient registry initiatives and also supporting a client's large patient advocacy initiative. In addition, there is an opportunity to be involved in the building of a drug development patient centricity expertise within the firm. This position is within the Research and Development Excellence practice area of ZS and is a good opportunity for a highly experienced medical communication/education or CRO professional to join a consultancy.. Responsibilities:. Work with project leadership to help define project scope and develop approach;. Lead project plan and task execution by ensuring progress, organizing project data and coordinating team engagement;. Work directly with medical societies and pharma companies and provide written and verbal communication, recommendations and summaries;. Development of strong client relationship with daily communication with client or associated vendors and countries regarding project;. Working across a wide range of countries to ensure strategic and operational alignment with country requirements for registry or advocacy needs;. Drive synthesise findings, develop recommendations and communicate results to clients and internal teams;. Ensure operational integrity of projects by interfacing with all ZS internal functional areas and external vendors;. Participate in business development;. Contribute to internal firm activities;. Coach and mentor junior team members.. Qualifications:. Candidates with a PhD or PharmD in life sciences or related field will be strongly considered. Additionally, candidates with a MBA with an undergrad in a life sciences or related field, with a strong academic record may also qualify. In lieu of an MBA or PhD/PharmD, 8-10 years of relevant work experience in the life sciences sector may substitute;. Minimum of 5 years previous work experience within life science sector;. Strong consideration given to individuals that have had direct client management responsibilities in a medical education/communication firm, CRO or a life science consultancy;. Ability to work and or manage large complex initiatives that include many internal and external stakeholders;. Must be highly client centric and have ability to establish long term, sustainable client relationships;. High motivation, good work ethic, maturity, ability to meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure and personal initiative;. Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, leading and managing teams;. Effective oral and written communication skills that enable personal impact with senior-level decision makers;. Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset;. Analytic problem-solving skills, with a creative and innovative outlook.. ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable.. Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.. 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