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Accenture Pharma R&D Manager - Management Consulting in Boston, Massachusetts

(Locations: Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC)

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This position aligns to a Client & Market career track within Accenture’s global Applied R&D Services (ARDS) Management Consulting (MC) Consulting Practice. Our R&D business provides innovative solutions that help pharmaceutical companies focus on the science of getting new products to patients faster - across research, clinical, regulatory, pharmacovigilance and medical affairs. We help our clients with their priorities:

• Focusing on patient engagement throughout development

• Advancing the next generation of R&D operating models resulting in better collaboration

• Driving scientific and operational excellence and enabling efficient information analysis

• Harnessing the digital R&D revolution, using real world data to address customer needs

ARDS is a global industry business service and spans all five of Accenture’s businesses (Strategy, Consulting, Technology, Operations, Digital), which allows us to bring integrated end-to-end solutions to our clients.

Job Description

R&D Management Consulting professionals work closely with our clients to design, build and implement strategies that can help enhance business performance, which requires our people to understand how business, technology and operations intersect. Our deep understanding of our clients’ industry and our global perspective on progressive business ideas and emerging technologies enables us to drive and deliver transformational change.

Professionals at the Manager level have responsibility for the following activities:

• Managing an R&D management consulting project including responsibility for the day to day management of all activities, often including those of clients and vendors. These responsibilities include schedule / timelines, issues and risks, scope and budget

• Taking accountability for delivery of a solution to our clients, and act as the day-to-day lead on a project for all parties

• Additional responsibilities will include developing Accenture Consultants and Analysts, identifying and developing business opportunities, helping manage client relationships and accounts, and contributing to the development of Accenture's Applied R&D Services’ Management Consulting practice by taking on a practice development role

Basic Qualifications

• Minimum of 4 years of combined experience in management consulting and the life sciences R&D industry (e.g., research, clinical development, pharmacovigilance, regulatory, medical affairs), or related areas (e.g., CROs), with demonstrated understanding of key pharmaceutical R&D processes and technologies

• Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering degree preferred

• Proven experience leading teams, clients and vendors using your exceptional team building, mentoring, people development and management skills

• Experience working with Life Sciences R&D executives applying excellent client-facing communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

• Experience managing client and vendor relationships with the ability to identify and articulate the value of new business

• Experience owning a defined portion of a consulting project and a demonstrated ability to manage issues and risks, with an understanding of appropriate and timely escalation.

All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional R&D skills and expertise with industry-specific training. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provides an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

Important information

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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