Value Communications Consultant (Los Angeles area, CA)

ZS is the world’s largest consulting firm focused exclusively on improving business performance through sales and marketing consulting solutions, from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and increased use of today’s latest technologies. From our worldwide offices, ZS professionals draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients. We are particularly known for our expertise in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.

ZS's Business Consulting group delivers solutions to a broad spectrum of sales and marketing challenges. We also help our clients transform their sales and marketing strategies and organizations to improve their effectiveness. Our recommendations and solutions are based in rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership across the demand generation process. 


We are currently seeking applicants for a Value Communications Consultant position in our global Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) service line to join our Los Angeles, CA (Thousand Oaks) or New York, NY office. Our HEOR practice is a rapidly growing part of our Value & Access Practice. Consultants leverage their experience to take responsibility for projects and play a key role in the HEOR service line.


  • Write HEOR publications including abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and dossiers,
  • Develop and write HEOR materials including protocols, moderator guides, statistical analysis plans, and client-ready slides and reports;
  • Apply HEOR and therapeutic knowledge for strategic publication plans and proposals;
  • Create HEOR business development proposals, including budget and timelines, capability presentations, and slides for client bid defenses;
  • Manage editing and QC process for client-ready deliverables, including publications/presentations;
  • Assist in the initial set up of policies and procedures for the value communications team,
  • Collaborate with the Global HEOR team to create internal documents with clarity and precision,
  • Provide thought leadership and innovation within the HEOR practice;
  • Contribute to internal firm activities;
  • Coach and mentor junior team members.


  • Advanced degree (preferred) or BA/BS in a healthcare-related field and/or a writing degree with a strong work history of MC/VC;
  • 7+ years of prior relevant work experience, preferably in conducting MC/VC in HEOR and/or healthcare consulting;
  • Experience managing strategic publication planning process, from initiation of aligning topics with outlets and dates, to identification of key opinion leaders for coauthors and the management of the publication plan through its completion;
  • Have managed at least 20 manuscripts and/or posters that were ultimately published/accepted for presentation; receiving authorship on publications is a plus;
  • High motivation, good work ethic, maturity and personal initiative;
  • Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks and to prioritize them;
  • Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, leading and managing effective teams;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills that enable personal impact with senior-level decision makers;
  • Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset and high level of accuracy;
  • Client service orientation.

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is highly desired.

Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.  ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, plus an attractive benefits package.



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ZS Associates
Full time
Los Angeles, CA 90001, US