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Associate Consultant

The Amundsen Group

This is a Full-time position in Waltham, MA posted April 30, 2021.

Purpose of position:
IQVIA BBC IVD Solutions (BBC) actively analyzes the entire In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) industry, providing consulting services and market research capabilities to clients.

IVD products are medical tests that examine samples to detect, diagnose, and manage medical conditions.

This niche market generates >$50 billion in revenue and is in constant flux with new technologies, mergers and acquisitions, and new companies.
The Associate Consultant is a professional staff member of BBC who leads market research and consulting projects.

In addition to holding all of the responsibilities of Analysts, Associate Consultants communicate directly with clients, are responsible for the supervision and development of Analysts, and ensure that projects are completed to the consultants’ specifications efficiently and on time.

An Associate Consultant must be a high energy, dynamic individual seeking to follow the evolving IVD industry, which continues to grow and develop synergies with imaging and pharmaceuticals.
At least two years work experience in a consulting or diagnostic setting A B.S.

or B.A.

with academic excellence; MBA and/or language skills is a plus A background in microbiology, molecular diagnostics, point-of-care diagnostics and/or infectious diseases is a plus Proven analytical and conceptual skills that have enabled the candidate to excel in academics and prior work positions Demonstrated leadership potential through successful management of subordinates and/or through specific examples of initiative and leadership in a work or non-work setting Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to learn new information and quickly build a knowledge base Capacity to handle a high degree of multitasking on a daily basis Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

General Responsibilities:
Developing in-depth knowledge of the specific companies and markets using internal BBC files (e.g., financial, product), with responsibility for updating information Building and maintaining a contact network across IVD industry personnel, IVD laboratories (i.e., IVD product end-users), health care providers, regulatory/ government personnel related to the IVD business, and university/clinical research personnel Keeping apprised of developments in the IVD industry through continuous surveillance of scientific literature, company reports, and medical publications Conducting telephone and in-person interviews with primary information sources Developing company/product profiles and competitive assessments Performing computational checking and editing of spreadsheets Writing sections of reports and contributing to analysis and graphics of projects.

Project Management
Associate Consultants are responsible for designing work plans, assigning project tasks, collecting and analyzing relevant data, writing and preparing reports, and ensuring that projects meet the consultants’ standards within predetermined deadlines and budgets.

Associate Consultants are responsible for communicating project progress to team members as well as the consultants, the administrative staff, and in select cases, the client.
Aside from general project management, Associate Consultants play a crucial part in BBC’s annual IVD market assessment.

As a team, Associate Consultants ensure that the assessment progresses smoothly and efficiently.

This is accomplished through thorough planning, Analyst training, continuous progress monitoring, and consistent support for other BBC staff members.

In short, Associate Consultants remove roadblocks to the annual IVD assessment’s progress and make sure that Analysts understand and efficiently complete their responsibilities.
Client Relationship Management
Associate Consultants are primary contacts for BBC clients and manage client communication.

They are responsible for understanding specific clients’ businesses and interests.

They actively notify clients of current competitive market developments through information alerts and other correspondence.

While Associate Consultants do not have project sales quotas, they support the consultants’ sales efforts by preparing proposals.

Associate Consultants are strongly encouraged to generate and act on their own sales leads with both existing clients and new clients.
Analyst Management
Associate Consultants are responsible for the supervision and development of Analysts.

Associate Consultants train Analysts, build and evaluate their weekly work plans, ensure that they comply with BBC policies, assign tasks, provide performance feedback, and in general, provide them with a means to build the skills necessary to become an Associate Consultant.

Associate Consultants are held accountable for the work of their Analysts.

Associate Consultants should work to ensure that their Analysts meet or exceed position requirements and can achieve 70% billable goals.

Associate Consultants communicate Analysts successes, areas of improvement/development, concerns, and goals to senior staff members
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