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Associate Consultant/Consultant, Competitive Intelligence - Strategy/Life Sciences, Poland

IQVIA Holdings Inc.

Warsaw, Poland

Associate Consultant/Consultant, Competitive Intelligence - Strategy/Life Sciences

Warsaw, Poland

About You

You're a passionate and intellectually curious individual who loves problem solving and has exceptional communication skills. You thrive under pressure, have a meticulous eye for detail and strive for perfection! You're ambitious, driven and love a challenge. You are also exceptional at gathering and analyzing information to develop insights to answer the “so what” questions that helps our clients make informed decisions.

The role

As an Associate Consultant with IQVIA Consulting Services, you’ll be responsible for actively participating in the development and delivery of CI consulting projects. You will be dedicated specifically to our Competitive Intelligence (CI) solutions team.


As an Associate Consultant with the CI team, you will be actively participating in the development, delivery, and management of consulting projects by

  • Conducting independent desk research to a specific brief using internal and external sources
  • Attendance of key medical and commercial conferences with the objective of analysing clinical data and speaking to delegates and experts on assigned topics
  • Conducting phone or face-to-face interviews with external experts >Performing qualitative (scientific, clinical, commercial) and quantitative analyses
  • Developing recommendations and exercising informed business judgment to address client issues >Delivering best-in-class customer service to keep clients informed of major events and implications related to their businesses
  • Contributing to the preparation, execution and follow up of client workshops
  • Dependant on level, taking ownership of work stream(s) in a project with senior support (AC) or serving as the day-to-day internal manager for projects (C)
  • Taking responsibility for creating client-ready reports, presentations and other client deliverables
  • Presenting to client audiences via teleconference or in face-to-face meetings
  • Building professional relationships with members of the client team
  • Proactively developing knowledge of the healthcare industry and consulting methodologies
  • Assisting in proposal development
  • Contributing to recruitment

Skills & Experience

Candidates interested in joining the CI solutions team as an Associate Consultant will have

  • At least 2-4 years relevant experience gained from working within the pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry or in consultancy
  • An advanced degree (MSc, MPharm, MBA, PhD) in a life sciences related
  • Excellent written and verbal language skills English, Bilingual a plus
  • In-depth understanding of a medicine’s life-cycle including the development, regulatory and commercial aspects of global markets
  • Understanding of different healthcare settings and reimbursement of medicines in major US markets
  • Understanding of the treatment paradigms across multiple therapeutic areas >Proven analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills and an ability to build credibility with external contacts
  • Good commercial awareness to include understanding of sales and marketing tactics in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent computer literacy e.g. Word, PowerPoint and Excel >Good project management, time management and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to deliver high quality work within defined timelines
  • A keenness to learn and commitment to a rapid development curve
  • A strong motivation to thrive in a client-focused, international team environment
  • In addition to the skills and experience above, candidates interested in joining Consulting Services as an Associate Consultant will have: A solid track record of extra-curricular achievement; A willingness and ability to travel internationally approximately 30% of the time


At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

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