Principal Consultant - Biotechnology
New York, NY 
Posted 29 days ago
Job Description
Company Description

Patients, customers, and regulators are all more demanding than ever. At the same time, life sciences businesses need more than patented drugs to keep themselves profitable. We're experts in biotech, pharma, healthcare, and medical technologies, and we help clients around the world to tackle these challenges and more.

We work with businesses from discovery and research to marketing and sales. It could be demonstrating the benefits of drug treatments or developing new services to support them. Or it could be keeping businesses competitive and compliant with the right IT to research breakthrough drugs and keep data secure.

Our technology expertise helps clients harness data to understand diseases, run better clinical trials and develop treatments more efficiently. And by understanding the life sciences sector we help business pinpoint the parts of their operation that can bring the most value.

We help clients to:

  • Speed up the journey from lab to market
  • Simplify business structures to keep costs down and stay compliant
  • Turn capabilities into commercial propositions
  • Transform the business model to capitalise on their strengths
  • Form new partnerships to make the most of discoveries.
Job Description

A successful candidate will lead new business development and sales for this part of the business. They will identify new business opportunities across existing and new clientele and take the lead in developing those opportunities to deliver business growth.

A qualified candidate will be able to work independently, developing excellent relationships with stakeholders internally and externally and delivering growth within the framework of the highest customer service and business standards


  • Develop and manage relationships with new and existing clients
  • Understand and being able to present PA offering in the Biotech and broader Health and Life Science space
  • Identify opportunities
  • Take responsibilities in the development of sales, plans
  • Being recognized as an expert in the Biotech space

Along with demonstrated initiative, uncompromised integrity and a results-oriented mindset, the ideal candidate has:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in business or life sciences related field
  • Medical training is a plus
  • Consulting experience in the life sciences sector
  • Engagement, organizational, and project management experience required
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to communicate complex ideas effectively - both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong presentation, storyboarding and PowerPoint skills
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Internally motivated problem solver - knows how to find answers to provide the best solution
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Willingness to travel
Additional Information

We are hiring across a range of ranks:

I. Principal Consultant: Expected to act as Assignment Manager on small and medium-sized assignments, supervising small teams of two or three consultants and with responsibility for solution design, quality of delivery, profit and project planning. Secondarily, they will support selling activities and generate leads/referrals through their understanding of client needs. Candidates typically have either significant specialist industry experience (8+ years) or significant previous consultancy experience

II. Consultant: Expected to be dependable when work on their own project tasks which are predominately client facing but under the supervision of an Assignment Manager. They will usually be part of a team but may be required to head up a workstream or a small project. They may also be called upon to provide input into sales, marketing and Thought Leadership activities. Candidates typically have 5+ years industry experience or equivalent consultancy experience

III. Consultant Analyst: expected to support a team of consultants in research and study within their specific technical field, with Consultant Analysts having more demanding tasks and increasing client contact. The primary focus will be on fee-earning work for clients and only secondarily on supporting sales activity. Candidates typically have 2-3+ years industry experience or equivalent consultancy experience

Inclusion & Diversity
We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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