IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients.
Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.
Consultant Financial Investors Consulting
Salary : Competitive plus benefits package
Location : London
Closing Date : 02 / 07 / 2020
IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients.
Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.
IQVIA is present in more than 100+ countries around the world.
IQVIA Consulting Services is the world’s leading, specialised advisor on critical business issues in the life sciences. We are the strategy arm of IQVIA, offering end-to-end management consulting to the biopharma industry.
It is our sole focus on life sciences, deep expertise in key commercial and technical areas, unique access to proprietary data, and in-market presence around the world that allows us to achieve our mission of making a positive long-term impact on healthcare.
The Financial Investors Consulting (FIC) team is part of IQVIA’s Global Consulting Services business unit. The team focuses on partnering with financial investors (e.
g. private equity, venture capital, hedge funds) to support healthcare and life sciences investment decisions and offer them value-creating partnerships that maximize their ROI.
This includes (but is not limited to) commercial and technical due diligence, asset and target screening, growth strategy and exit / divestment strategy.
Individuals joining us are assured of a rewarding and progressive career in life sciences consulting. You’ll have the opportunity to address challenging client issues, across multiple geographies with a hands-on influence in delivering solutions.
We operate in a truly multi-cultural, collegial and collaborative work environment that is rich in development and growth.
Role & Responsibilities
As a Consultant in the IQVIA FIC team, you will be responsible for supporting M&A, due diligence and investment-related consulting projects.
Every project will be different but a sample of the responsibilities you can expect are :
Supporting the delivery of projects to address client questions, primarily in the areas of due diligence (buy- and sell-side), asset / portfolio / company valuation, asset screening and growth strategy
Contributing to project teams in the development and delivery of client deliverables including analysis of IQVIA and public information sources, conducting primary research with industry experts and independent secondary research
Serving as the lead on small projects / workstreams, ensuring successful delivery, project satisfaction and leading presentation of key outputs to the client
Guide and lead more junior team members in performing quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify key client issues, translating the data into meaningful insights and communicating recommendations to key investors and decision makers
Participating in internal and client meetings and supporting the presentation of project findings to the client
Supporting development of IQVIA’s engagement with financial investors across areas within and outside of consulting services
Supporting overall FIC team and broader consulting initiatives to elevate our capabilities, including (but not limited to) the development of intellectual property, marketing materials, training and development, recruitment and go-to-market approach
Supporting business development, including development of proposals and presentations
Further developing broad knowledge of related consulting methodologies and pharmaceutical market through the participation in formal and informal learning opportunities
C andidates interested in joining our Financial Investors Consulting as a Consultant should have :
Strong academic record including Graduate / Post-graduate Degree in Life Sciences / Engineering / Business or MBA from a top business / research school
Minimum of 4-5 years professional experience in consulting, corporate development, or within a financial institution (e.
g. private equity, venture capital) with a focus on M&A / commercial due diligence within the pharmaceutical and / or healthcare sector
Minimum of 1-2 years project management experience focused on engagements related to transactions / external investments (due diligence, valuation, asset identification, growth strategy, forecasting), including capabilities to manage projects while balancing priorities and maintaining high quality delivery
Experience guiding small project teams
Evidence of career progression in consulting and / or transaction advisory roles
Experience working in multi-disciplined teams and responsibility for leading workstreams
Demonstrable analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of consulting methodologies, tools and techniques
Strong quantitative skillset and comfortable interpreting financial results / P&Ls, with ability to translate data analysis and qualitative insights into strategic implications for senior investors
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presentations, chairing meetings, workshop facilitation, business and report writing
Avid interest in the healthcare and life sciences industries and knowledge of key issues and current developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries
Experience advising clients in the pharmaceutical / healthcare industry and / or financial investors
Ability to work under pressure and produce timely, high quality deliverables in a fast-paced environment
In addition to the skills and experience above a Consultant should have :
A willingness and ability to travel
Fluency in English (spoken and written)
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, in particular Excel and Powerpoint
Knowledge of IQVIA Datasets and business use cases is a plus