Associate Consultant/Pipeline Strategy & Launch (New York, NY)

ZS is the world’s largest consulting firm focused exclusively on helping companies improve overall performance and grow revenue and market share through end-to-end sales and marketing solutions – from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. From our worldwide offices, ZS experts draw on deep industry and domain expertise to help companies make smarter decisions quickly and cost effectively. We are particularly known for our strong presence in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.

ZS’s Pipeline Strategy and Launch practice area focuses on strategic choices in four related areas: Therapeutic & Disease Area Strategy; Pipeline & Pipeline Asset Strategy, Business Development, Licensing, and Mergers & Acquisitions; New Product Launch & Commercialization. We help clients think about “Where to Play” and “How to Win” choices. “Where to Play” choices include prioritizing business units, therapeutic or disease areas, geographic markets, and platforms and technologies for future growth. “How to Win” choices include identifying products for in-licensing or acquisition, conducting due-diligence and developing integrated strategies for future products from early development through launch. Our solutions are based in rigorous research underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.

ZS Associate Consultants create and deliver solutions for our clients and project teams that leverage analytic, synthesis and communication skills – at the intersection of science and business -- to help clients make strategic choices.


  • Develop understanding of the broader biopharma and MedTech landscape, including technologies, platforms, and assets in development;
  • Leverage problem solving skills and frameworks to develop solutions to client business problems;
  • Integrate multiple data sources (primary, secondary and analytical research) to inform complex problems;
  • Structure and develop client deliverables in PowerPoint, including integrating analysis and “telling the story” in a clear and effective manner;
  • Structure and conduct market research and/or desk research using secondary sources to derive insights and inform project deliverables;
  • Design custom analyses using tools like Excel, Access, Confirmit and ZS's proprietary software;
  • Synthesize and communicate results to clients and ZS teams through oral and written presentations;
  • Develop client relationships and serve as key point of contact on aspects of projects;
  • Provide client and ZS teams project status updates;
  • Project management for smaller projects or modules of larger projects;
  • Advance problem solving skills and improve ZS's capabilities;
  • Guide and mentor Associates on teams.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree required in any discipline with strong academic performance in analytic and quantitative coursework (business, economics, marketing, psychology, physical or life sciences, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics or relevant fields);
    • A demonstrated interest in both the science and business aspects of healthcare is preferred;
  • 2-4 years of relevant post-collegiate job experience. A PhD may reduce work experience requirements;
    • 2 or more years of prior management consulting experience serving biotechnology or pharmaceutical clients is strongly preferred;
  • High motivation, good work ethic, maturity and personal initiative;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Empathy, adaptability and high personal impact;
  • Close attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset;
  • Self-discipline for planning and organizing tasks;
  • Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, team leadership.

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

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 Associates offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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ZS Associates
Full time
New York, NY, US