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.

Market Research Manager

Putnam Associates is seeking an experienced market research project manager to partner with Putnam consulting teams in the design and execution of primary market research studies. The Market Research Manager will be responsible for hands-on project execution including questionnaire development, sample-plan design, data collection oversight, moderation of qualitative interviews, and analysis/reporting. The ideal candidate should have experience leading both qualitative and quantitative primary market research studies from initial design stage through final report delivery. This role will operate within Putnam’s growing Market Research team which is tasked with partnering with Putnam consulting teams in all aspects of primary market research.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Working closely with Putnam consultants to understand client objectives, project context, and the nuances of the treatment area
  • Owning the overall development of the quantitative survey or qualitative discussion guide from initial design through client approval
  • Managing logistical aspects prior to fielding kick-off (e.g., translations, survey testing, etc.)
  • Providing oversight during the data collection phase and recommending solutions when fielding challenges arise
  • Supporting and, at times, leading the case team in the overall analysis and final report development
  • Assisting in the development of company-wide market research best-practices and proprietary service offerings

Background / Requirements

  • 4-6 years of market research project management and consulting; experience with healthcare / pharma market research preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology preferred; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience leading 1:1 qualitative interviews and/or focus groups
  • Experience with the design and analysis of advanced quantitative methodologies (e.g., conjoint, factor-analysis, MaxDiff, etc.)
  • Demonstrated success building trusted relationships with clients and managing research studies from end to end
  • Experience with statistical software (Excel, SPSS, etc.)
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent project management and organizational skills

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 Heather Glazer (heather.glazer@putassoc.com) for consideration.

Operations Associate

We are seeking an Operations Associate to support the leadership and operations teams 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. The Operations Associate will report to the Employee Operations Manager.

The Operations Associate 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
  • Attend meetings and support management by preparing agendas and data for presentations, determine appropriate action items, and follow through on action items
  • Assist Operations Managers with office management and event planning
  • Support consulting staff with server access, subscription management, software license requests, IT troubleshooting
  • Maintain files, distribution lists, 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 administrative support to other departments as necessary and perform other duties as required

Operations Associate 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.

I joined Putnam’s finance team in February 2020 after having spent five years in public accounting. My first ten months at Putnam have been some of the most rewarding months of my career. As the Accounting Manager, I am responsible for managing a team of three staff accountants. There is truly never a dull moment working at Putnam and I feel challenged and motivated every day. In my opinion, Putnam offers a working environment that allows employees to be at their best. There is a lot of leeway to work independently but there is also a wonderful senior management team that employees at all levels can leverage and learn from. I started about a week before the onset of COVID and the firm went fully remote shortly thereafter – despite this, I feel as if we have established a friendly team atmosphere that makes working from home collaborative and inclusive.

Matt Philpott

Accounting Manager

Working at Putnam

22 languages

collectively spoken by putnamites

Half of our Partners and Principals

joined Putnam as Associates

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

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    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

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    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

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    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.