As a Consultant at Putnam you will help lead and manage a team of Associate & Life Sciences Consultants to complete projects. Working with Managers and Partners you will:
- Interact with clients to understand problems, and develop and refine hypotheses to test
- Structure complex strategic and analytical problems that constitute the core of the team’s work
- Lead the daily operations of the team in executing and synthesizing analyses into key findings and actionable recommendation and participate in delivering these recommendations to our clients
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. Much of our work is conducted at our offices, although direct interaction with clients necessitates a reasonable level of travel to client sites.
Desired Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate for the Consultant position will have demonstrated excellence during both her / his academic career (MBA or post-graduate degree is preferred but not required) and previous employment experiences (minimum 3 years work experience) with other top-tier consulting firms or within the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industries. Proven analytic abilities, presentation skills, team management experience and a team-oriented attitude are essential. A working knowledge of the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is also a prerequisite.
Life as a Consultant
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Putnam is a unique place that combines the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup with the reputable client base and track record of an established firm. We take pride in our collaborative culture that creates opportunities for teammates at all levels to gain exposure to a variety of exciting business problems within the life sciences industry. Putnam also places a strong emphasis on professional development through initiatives such as annual offsite leadership retreats, access to leading industry conferences, and an MBA sponsorship program.
I love working with friendly and bright colleagues on healthcare innovations. As a consultant, I am constantly learning new things about the healthcare industry and team management. I chose Putnam for the wide variety of projects we are a part of in life sciences and the focus on strategic implications.
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.