Managing Consultant - Life Sciences

Managing Consultant - Life Sciences

Job Title: Managing Consultant - Life Sciences
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England,
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Reference: HQ00049350
Contact Name: Richard Williamson
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 22, 2016 10:09

Job Description

I am recruiting for a Management Consultancy who are searching for a Managing Consultant - to deliver Life Sciences projects on Pharmacovigilance. The role is permanent & is based at home or on clients sites.

The role will be to Lead client projects to ensure quality of deliverables, prime client contact during projects, project/network subject matter expert & to manage project resource and budget.

Job Description: To lead a portfolio of consultancy projects to ensure effective delivery of robust client solutions

To proactively own and lead project delivery from initial brief to final delivery - prime client contact

  • Work with clients to define requirements, scope projects, prepare business case and statement of work
  • Prepare project management plan, project structure, controls and reporting tools, and routine status reports
  • Manage and track project scope, deliverables, risks, issues, dependencies, documentation, and timelines
  • To drive and manage project resources and profitability
  • Active leadership in client solutions to build the brand - acts as SME on projectsAdds gravitas and subject matter expertise to the analysis, design, and implementation of projects
  • To own and build client relationships to generate revenue and drive business growth
  • Ongoing selling and marketing of services to contribute to revenue (of £500k) and sales growth
  • To conduct new business development activities and develop client focused, needs based proposals
  • To own client relationships to ensure effective communication, develop solutions, and extend relationships (4-5 clients)
  • To coach and manage project teams to encourage team work and support development
  • To mentor, train, and coach project team members and colleagues (2-6 project team members)
  • To give direction, provide support, and encourage team working
  • To set project objectives, provide routine feedback and support development for team members
  • To act as a role model to lead company initiatives and collateral development
  • To be an active member of strategic themes, internal projects, and/or business improvement initiatives
  • To develop collateral for projects/domain areas, e.g. case studies, new concepts, PoV, best practice
  • Act as an internal SME - in defined area, to develop, capture, and disseminate knowledge
  • Lead company meeting sessions, enthusiastically acts as a role model

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong degree (2:1) in relevant subject area (e.g. science or industry related)
  • A further degree is preferable, e.g. PhD, MBA


  • Several years in an industry or consulting role, of which significant time spent:

In a senior consulting role

In a life science/pharma industry role

In a business development role

Experience in one of the following areas is preferred:

  • Patient Safety and Pharmacovigilance
  • Clinical Development Processes
  • Labelling and Regulatory Affairs
  • Risk Management and Quality and Compliance

Evidence of Capability

  • Honed consulting skills - methodologies/tools
  • Compelling communication, strong facilitator
  • Strong client and stakeholder management: senior levels, social awareness
  • Excellent project management: manage complexity, resources, profitability
  • Good business development and evidence of BD success £500k, to include:
  • Lead generation and networking
  • Conduct client briefs/senior stakeholder meetings
  • Scoping, requirements, business case definition
  • Development of needs based proposals
  • Negotiation and contract management
  • Account and relationship management
  • Good leadership skills, gravitas, self-starter

Please call Rich Williamson on 02033273072 or apply to this advert.

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