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Associate Consultant

Company: IQVIA Holdings Inc
Location: Waltham
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job description

  • Role Location: Waltham, MA 02451

The Boston Biomedical Consultants (BBC) division of IQVIA actively analyzes the entire In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) industry, providing consulting services and market research capabilities to clients. IVD products are medical tests that examine samples to detect, diagnose, and manage medical conditions. This niche market generates >$50 billion in revenue and is in constant flux with new technologies, mergers and acquisitions, and new companies.

The Associate Consultant is a professional staff member of BBC who leads market research and consulting projects. In addition to holding all of the responsibilities of Analysts, ACs communicate directly with clients, are responsible for the supervision and development of Associate Analysts and ensure that projects are completed to the consultants' specifications efficiently and on time. An Analyst must be a high energy, dynamic individual seeking to follow the evolving IVD industry, which continues to grow and develop synergies with imaging and pharmaceuticals.


At least two years work experience in a consulting or diagnostic setting

A B.S. or B.A. with academic excellence; MBA and/or language skills is a plus

Proven analytical and conceptual skills that have enabled the candidate to excel in academics and prior work positions

Knowledge of Infectious Diseases

Demonstrated leadership potential through successful management of subordinates and/or through specific examples of initiative and leadership in a work or nonwork setting

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to learn new information and quickly build a knowledge base

Capacity to handle a high degree of multitasking on a daily basis

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

General Responsibilities:

Developing indepth knowledge of the specific companies and markets using internal BBC files (e.g., financial, product), with responsibility for updating information

Building and maintaining a contact network across IVD industry personnel, IVD laboratories (i.e., IVD product endusers), health care providers, regulatory/ government personnel related to the IVD business, and university/clinical research personnel

Keeping apprised of developments in the IVD industry through continuous surveillance of scientific literature, company reports, and medical publications

Conducting telephone and inperson interviews with primary information sources

Developing company/product profiles and competitive assessments

Performing computational checking and editing of spreadsheets

Writing sections of reports and contributing to analysis and graphics of projects.

Project Management

Associate Consultants are responsible for designing work plans, assigning project tasks, collecting and analyzing relevant data, writing and preparing reports, and ensuring that projects meet the consultants' standards within predetermined deadlines and budgets. Analysts are responsible for communicating project progress to team members as well as the consultants, the administrative staff, and in select cases, the client.

Aside from general project management, Associate Consultants play a crucial part in BBC's annual IVD market assessment. As a team, Analysts ensure that the assessment progresses smoothly and efficiently. This is accomplished through thorough planning, Associate Analyst training, continuous progress monitoring, and consistent support for other BBC staff members. In short, Analysts remove roadblocks to the annual IVD assessment's progress and make sure that Associate Analysts understand and efficiently complete their responsibilities.

Client Relationship Management

Associate Consultants are primary contacts for BBC clients and manage client communication. They are responsible for understanding specific clients' businesses and interests. They actively notify clients of current competitive market developments through information alerts and other correspondence. While Analysts do not have project sales quotas, they support the consultants' sales efforts by preparing proposals. Analysts are strongly encouraged to generate and act on their own sales leads with both existing clients and new clients.

Analyst Management

Associate Consultants are responsible for the supervision and development of Analysts. ACs train Analysts, build and evaluate their weekly work plans, ensure that they comply with BBC policies, assign tasks, provide performance feedback, and in general, provide them with a means to build the skills necessary to become an Analyst. Analysts are held accountable for the work of their Associate Analysts. Analysts should work to ensure that their ACs meet or exceed position requirements and can achieve 70% billable goals. Analysts communicate Analyst successes, areas of improvement/development, concerns, and goals to senior staff members

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible - to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at jobs.iqvia.com.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA's Talent Acquisition team at workday_recruiting@iqvia.com to arrange for such an accommodation.

Keywords: IQVIA Holdings Inc, Waltham , Associate Consultant, Other , Waltham, Massachusetts

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