As an Associate Consultant, you will gain insight into the strategic issues facing today’s life sciences companies, as well as the specific challenges impacting the healthcare industry.
The complexities of the industry provide an opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge of both the science and business sides of healthcare. Associates work in case teams of 4-7 professionals led by a Manager or Partner. While responsibilities vary greatly from case to case, Associates are instrumental in developing the building blocks to identify critical issues, develop key analytical components, and ultimately, drive conclusions and recommendations. Through this process, Associates develop sound business and strategy fundamentals and a thorough understanding of solving complex business issues.
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, and London.
Associates have minimal travel requirements and work an average of 55-60 hours per week.
Desired Skills & Experience
We are seeking highly intelligent and self-motivated candidates who have demonstrated excellence and leadership both as undergraduates and during previous internships and/or employment opportunities. Proven analytic abilities, a rigorous quantitative background, and strong problem-solving skills are essential. A cumulative GPA of 3.3 is required with 3.5 or better preferred. Economics, finance or science majors are especially well suited for this position.
Please note: this is not an entry-level MBA position.
Life as an Associate Consultant
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Putnam is a unique place where I have the opportunity to collaborate with wonderful colleagues and friends to help clients develop targeted and strategic insights. The company has a vibrant, supportive culture that has made coming to work every single day enjoyable and thought-provoking.
At Putnam, I’ve enjoyed working on a variety of global projects across multiple therapeutic areas within the life science industry. Small teams and mentors create a great culture with numerous opportunities to contribute, learn, and take on more responsibility.