Associate Principal, Life Sciences Client Solutions

Avalere Health is seeking an Associate Principal to join our Life Sciences Client Solutions practice.

The Life Sciences Client Solutions team serves as account relationship managers for our pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device clients. This position will be responsible for strategy, account management, and business development related to new and existing accounts. He or she must be highly successful at building and maintaining high-level relationships with key accounts and leveraging the capabilities of staff across the firm. The ideal team member will have superior organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability work effectively across multiple initiatives in a fast-paced and highly collaborative setting. This person must be fluent in healthcare and business strategy and comfortable working across many healthcare subject-matter areas.

  • Acts as senior account lead for multiple accounts, serving as primary senior relationship/business development liaison with multiple high-priority accounts
  • Responsible for maintaining and growing business of identified high-priority accounts
  • Manages a team of 3+ staff and sets quarterly and annual goals and metrics for team
  • Drives team goal achievement; supervises, mentors and develops junior staff
  • Creates a strategic BD plan that incorporates market intelligence and internal coordination to target functional areas and/or buying centers in Life Sciences companies
  • Leads account engagement planning and budgeting, mobilizing and managing account teams; defines the optimal client relationship structure and content needs
  • Makes substantive contributions to client relationships and project deliverables by offering executive-level insights and SME that brings value to the client relationship
  • Establishes and maintains contact with top decision makers at key clients to facilitate top level buy-in and engagement
  • Serves as senior advocate for clients and prospective clients and collaborates with SMEs across the firm to identify and provide solutions to key accounts
  • Organizes pursuit teams; contributes to and leads aspects of the proposal development process; and, contributes to the development of pricing strategies
  • Uses advanced healthcare knowledge and consulting acumen to translate policy and healthcare developments into project ideas and pull through opportunities
  • Provides oversight on project work within specific buying centers; directs on-time, quality delivery of work products; manages engagement financial considerations; manages engagement risks
  • Maintains robust pipeline; coordinates lead generation and directs execution of BD goals
  • Conducts tailored demonstrations of Avalere products in the context of past/existing work streams
  • Leads the development of BD collateral (e.g., pitch decks)

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements

Education Requirements

  • BA/BS degree or MA/MS degree

Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrates advanced consulting acumen
  • Leverages advanced healthcare and stakeholder knowledge to develop and share content and build BD deliverables
  • Demonstrates strong project management acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communications with highly professional presence, and the ability to interact with board and C-level executives
  • Experience in preparing high-quality documents for executive-level audiences
  • Demonstrates openness to feedback and learning and a willingness to coach and teach others
  • Demonstrates leadership and accountability as the head of a team focused on growing account engagement and new business
  • Commitment to working in a team environment with an emphasis on collaboration and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and clients to achieve solutions-oriented goals
  • Proactive mindset and approach with ability to anticipate client conversations, teammates’ needs, and identify process improvements
  • Demonstrates flexibility in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrates advanced multi-tasking skills with ability to effectively prioritize work streams while managing deadlines; executes and resolves action items in a timely manner
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills

Experience Requirements

  • At least 8 years of professional experience working with senior-level executives
  • Prior consultative sales experience preferred

How to Apply

Please submit copies of the following application materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Writing sample

Candidates may be required to complete an interview exercise or assessment as part of the final-round interview process for this role.

*Avalere is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.