Managing Consultant - Life Science Pricing & Market Access -
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Chicago, IL 60664
With a unique blend of large firm resources and an entrepreneurial collaborative culture, Guidehouse is where your purpose, passion, and expertise transform organizations. Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges with a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation and significant regulatory pressure. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, we help clients create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare them for future growth and success. Headquartered in Washington DC, the company has more than 7,000 professionals in more than 50 locations. If you’re passionately motivated to make a difference and deliver exceptional work, we invite you to learn more about your career opportunities at www.guidehouse.com
Interested in working with talented people to help develop innovative solutions to some of society’s most complex and challenging problems? We are Guidehouse, a leading consulting firm serving the public sector and commercial clients with specialized capabilities in strategy, technology, and risk management. You may not yet know our name, but we have a rich history. Guidehouse is a combination of PwC’s former public sector practice and Navigant’s deep expertise in energy, financial services and healthcare.
We offer an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards individuals based on impact, not tenure. Our firm is at the forefront of an emerging model solving complex problems that stretch across government and private companies, affording our people the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of the consulting profession. By focusing on markets facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation, and significant regulatory pressure, our employees also develop and deploy world class knowledge and problem solving that leads to breakthrough solutions.
Is life sciences in your DNA? Breakthroughs in pharma are helping people live healthier lives, while medical devices enable patients to proactively maintain health – this is undoubtedly a transformative time for health care companies. Our Life Sciences practice is an engine of innovation, helping pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and diagnostic companies develop custom solutions that tackle today’s challenges, while anticipating tomorrows. You will have an immediate impact by partnering with our clients, across all levels, to deliver product planning, pricing, reimbursement, product commercialization, and regulatory and compliance solutions. Do you think you are up for the challenge?
This role can be based in any of the following locations: San Francisco, CA; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Princeton, NJ.
Managing Consultants (MCs) are responsible for managing projects from cultivation to completion. MCs manage the activities of the designated project team and support the day to day management of the client relationship. MCs are expected to effectively develop and manage work plans, staffing, deadlines and budgets and are expected to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Work products are expected to be high quality and client ready. MCs lead team meetings and guide, manage, and coach Consultants and Senior Consultants, providing constructive feedback on their project participation and overall career development. MCs work closely with Directors and Managing Directors to keep them abreast of project progress and important developments. MCs take part in sales initiatives and Practice development. Travel is project dependent but averages 20 percent.
Navigant encourages career development and hiring for the long term. Managing Consultants follow a clearly defined career path. As Managing Consultants hone their project management skills, ability to manage multiple work streams, professional expertise, and client and business development skills, they progress to the position of Associate Director.
+ Graduate level degree in business or other health-related fields (e.g., MBA, MPH, MS, PhD)
+ 3 – 4 years of consulting experience in the life sciences
+ 1-2 years of direct experience in client management and content delivery roles
+ Experience developing designing and executing qualitative and quantitative market research
+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
You will work in the Market Access segment, creating and implementing pricing and access strategies for pharmaceutical and medical device clients. This will involve working with senior staff to develop project proposals, managing consulting teams in the development and communication of client deliverables, and maintaining client relationships.
+ Designing and managing project teams to execute various pharmaceutical pricing studies, both qualitative and quantitative
+ Preferred candidates will have experience with various pricing methodologies (analog assessment, Van Westerndorp, Garbor Granger, Conjoint, etc.). Strong market research skills required
+ Designing and leading primary interviews with key stakeholders such as payers and KOLs
+ Experience with Part B pricing required and Part D/contracting preferred, including ability and experience in calculating GTN
+ Deep experience in pricing hospital-based products, including Part A inpatient drugs and innovative medical devices
+ Building Excel-based financial models to evaluate price-access scenarios and inform pricing recommendations
+ Strong understanding of health economic methodologies and value pricing constructs
+ Ability to construct practice economic analyses under a variety of settings of care and financial ecosystems
+ Familiarity with current and proposed pricing legislation
+ Track record of thought leaderships (written or podium)
+ Engaging executive level audience to deliver actionable insights and recommendations
+ Developing and managing junior staff development
+ Ability to train and develop junior staff
+ Frequently communicates with clients and coworkers and must be able to share information effectively
+ Strong conceptual, as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
+ Work as a member of a team as well as be a self-motivator with ability to work independently
+ Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects in sometimes high-pressure situations simultaneously
+ Able to travel via airplane with minimal assistance to client sites across the US and potentially internationally
+ Usually remains stationary for the majority of the day
+ Regularly uses close visual acuity and operates computer equipment to prepare and analyze and transmit data
+ This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment verification.
+ The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.
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