Additional Opportunities

At Putnam, we pride ourselves on a team-based approach that is client focused and impact oriented. We serve many of the industry leaders, including all of the top 10 global biopharmaceutical companies. Almost all of our studies combine sophisticated quantitative analytics with significant qualitative fact-finding and synthesis to inform strategic decision-making. Our diverse casework spans portfolio prioritization, development pathway and resource optimization, market assessment, product pricing and launch strategies, market segment growth strategies, sales and marketing strategies, franchise development and patent expiration strategies. While the client-service core of our work can be demanding, we pride ourselves on the collegial, friendly and balanced environment at Putnam where consulting can be a long-term career option.

Our offices are located in the vibrant cities of Boston, San Francisco, New York City, and London.

We are always seeking highly skilled professionals to join our Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Market Research, and Operations teams.

Executive Assistant

We are seeking an Executive Assistant (EA) to support the leadership team by performing diverse, advanced and confidential administrative functions. The ideal candidate must be willing to complete tasks the with a high degree of quality and accuracy. We also seek someone with the ability to roll up his or her sleeves and do whatever it takes to get a job done. This EA will report to the Employee Operations Manager and the Chief Financial Officer.

The Executive Assistant responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as an integral member of the Finance and Operations team, working collaboratively with all team members
  • Support leadership team with calendar, meetings, scheduling, travel arrangements, expense reports and other ad hoc requests
  • Prepare agendas for team meetings by proactively identifying topics and soliciting agenda items from attendees
  • Proactively identify opportunities to help the leadership and their team
  • Attend meetings and support management by preparing data for presentations and determining appropriate action items and follow through on action items
  • Assist Operations Managers with office management, event planning and on/off boarding employees
  • Maintain files and confidential records, build database of client contracts
  • Perform ad-hoc projects that require cross-functional collaboration, obtaining and analyzing data, and incorporating findings into an executive level summary.
  • Provide back-up administrative support to other departments as necessary and perform other duties as required

Executive Assistant candidates must have 3+ years’ experience in a position exhibiting strong administrative support skills in a professional services environment. The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • A high proficiency and comfort with Microsoft products, as most work will be performed using Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Teams
  • A proactive work ethic, a flexible, team-oriented attitude, and ability to work independently
  • Considerable tact, diplomacy, and judgment when handling sensitive information
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to take ownership of projects
  • Outstanding attention to detail, as well as the ability to identify opportunities for process improvement

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, accompanied by year-end bonus potential
  • Additional benefits include a 401(k) plan, health, dental & disability insurance, 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Wellness and tuition reimbursement

If you would like to join a dynamic organization and are ready for a challenging and rewarding career, please submit your application (cover letter and resume) to Lina Zhong (lina.zhong@putassoc.com) for consideration.

Life as a Putnamite

Explore stories of Putnamites to get a sense of what it is really like to work here.

Swathi Srivasta

Putnam’s LSC program gave me a great platform to leverage my scientific acumen and training while mastering essential skills of management consulting. I was able to make impactful contributions from day one which speaks to how transferable the skills you pick up during your academic training is to a career at Putnam.

Swathi Srivasta

Sr. Consultant
Former Life Sciences Consultant
Max Planck Institute PhD, Neurobiology
Harvard Post Doctorate

Alicia DeFrancesco

I started at Putnam as an LSC just after finishing my PhD. I had limited exposure to the business world prior to joining but working at Putnam has allowed me to develop a wide range of skills under the direction of great mentors. Now, I have the ability to dive into any type of project and develop meaningful recommendations for our clients.

Alicia DeFrancesco

Consultant
Former Life Sciences Consultant
Harvard PhD, Molecular & Cellular Biology

Working at Putnam

Half of our Partners and Principals

joined Putnam as Associates

22 languages

collectively spoken by putnamites

56% of Putnamites

volunteer at charitable organizations

Professional Development and Employee Investment

See some of our highlights to learn more about what it's like to be a part of our team.

Individual case teams celebrate the completion of a successful case with an End of Case Event. In addition we also have a selection of firm-wide & local office events:

  • Holiday Parties
  • Dinners
  • Sporting Events
  • Team Building Events

We have a robust mentor program to help foster development. From day 1 you are paired with an experienced Putnamite to help guide you and welcome you to the firm.

We are actively involved in our community as a collective firm through engagements like Summer Days of Service and our Holiday Gift Drive. We actively encourage our employees to take on their own initiatives and promote within the firm as well. We are proud to support a small Putnam team who has been leading efforts to help build a primary school in Malawi in partnership with BuildOn. We are also proud to stand in support of amazing local and national charities such as:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, MA
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Minds Matter Boston
  • National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association

We also actively support the MIT SOLVE Network which aims to solve world challenges through social impact innovation, and Out 4 Undergrad (O4U) conference which aims to showcase career opportunities in business for ambitious LGBTQ+ students.

Company Outings

Individual case teams celebrate the completion of a successful case with an End of Case Event. In addition we also have a selection of firm-wide & local office events:

  • Holiday Parties
  • Dinners
  • Sporting Events
  • Team Building Events
Mentorship Program

We have a robust mentor program to help foster development. From day 1 you are paired with an experienced Putnamite to help guide you and welcome you to the firm.

Philanthropy

We are actively involved in our community as a collective firm through engagements like Summer Days of Service and our Holiday Gift Drive. We actively encourage our employees to take on their own initiatives and promote within the firm as well. We are proud to support a small Putnam team who has been leading efforts to help build a primary school in Malawi in partnership with BuildOn. We are also proud to stand in support of amazing local and national charities such as:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, MA
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Minds Matter Boston
  • National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association

We also actively support the MIT SOLVE Network which aims to solve world challenges through social impact innovation, and Out 4 Undergrad (O4U) conference which aims to showcase career opportunities in business for ambitious LGBTQ+ students.

Strategy for the Life Sciences

  • Insight

    The capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding

    Putnam focuses solely on the life science industries, allowing us to provide unparalleled depth, experience and insight into our client’s most complex challenges.

  • Clarity

    The quality of being easily understood

    We do not define our client’s issue to fit our capabilities. Instead, we listen to their needs and tailor our comprehensive set of tools, techniques and expertise to quickly bring clarity to complex issues facing our clients.

  • Strategy

    A careful plan or method for achieving a particular goal

    Understanding the global challenges facing our clients enables us to provide customized, actionable and strategic recommendations that draw on deep therapeutic area and functional expertise.