Consultant I or II, Vaccines

Avalere Health is seeking a Consultant I or II to join its Vaccines Team.

Avalere Health is a strategic advisory company whose core purpose is to create innovative solutions to complex healthcare problems. Based in Washington, DC, the firm delivers actionable insights, business intelligence tools, and custom analytics for leaders in healthcare business and policy. Avalere’s experts span 230 staff drawn from Fortune 500 healthcare companies, the federal government (e.g., CMS, OMB, CBO, and the Congress), top consultancies, and nonprofits. The firm offers deep substance on the full range of healthcare business issues affecting the Fortune 500 healthcare companies. As an Inovalon company (Nasdaq: INOV), Avalere’s focus on strategy is supported by outstanding data analytics that generate unique insights and meaningful business improvement. Through events, publications, and interactive programs, Avalere insights are accessible to a broad range of customers. For more information, visit avalere.com, or follow us on Twitter @avalerehealth.

Avalere Health is seeking a Consultant I or II to join its Vaccines Team. We rely on deep subject-matter expertise and understanding of the business issues facing our clients to assess how this changing policy landscape impacts the pharmaceutical industry, managed care plans, providers, and consumers. We provide analytic support and advisory services, including legislative strategy, regulatory analysis, and quantitative modeling of proposed and enacted policies to a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry.

Among Avalere’s many capabilities, its dedicated team of vaccine subject matter experts serves as trusted advisers on strategy development and implementation to leading vaccine manufacturers and has deep relationships and experience in the larger policy and advocacy community. Additionally, it tracks vaccine global, federal, and state policy developments, generates evidence and quality strategies, supports new product commercialization strategy, and deciphers market access and reimbursement trends and challenges. This position would focus primarily on vaccine business insights and strategy.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a subject-matter expert on the vaccine manufacturing industry
  • Assist in leading cross-functional teams to solve complex client problems, and engage clients with novel solutions and ideas related to vaccine commercialization strategy
  • Create both strategic and tactical recommendations for biopharmaceutical clients for both brand-level and above-brand priorities
  • Manage multiple clients, as well as short- and long-term deliverables, to ensure that all of Avalere’s knowledge and expertise are available to meet client needs
  • Solve complex client issues in a timely and appropriate manner with minimal management oversight and attention to resources
  • Conceptualize, design, and execute—from start to finish—a broad range of client projects involving diverse cross-functional (e.g., relating to analytics) and cross-practice (e.g., relating to policy, coverage and reimbursement) teams

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements

Education Requirements

  • Graduate degree in business, operations management, health sciences, finance, or economics. A combination of bachelor’s degree and in-depth relevant work experience is also acceptable

Skill Requirements

  • Subject matter expertise should reflect an understanding of:
    • The vaccines therapeutic area
    • Vaccine manufacturer business units, brand teams and commercial insights functions
    • Market research projects
    • Commercial data assets, forecasting and insights
    • Vaccine business questions
    • Vaccine marketing Mix Model
    • Vaccine pilots and experiments (payer or provider focused)
    • Campaign and channel best practices
  • Functional expertise should reflect:
    • Solid communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to concisely explain complicated concepts to executives within and outside of the firm
    • Prior project management experience

Additional Skills and Competencies

  • Experience overseeing and supervising work of staff members
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills that translate into positive relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Commitment to working in a highly matrixed team environment with an emphasis on collaboration and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Outstanding problem-solving and analytic skills with the ability to apply knowledge outside of one’s immediate functional area
  • Track record of industry thought leadership, either internally or externally
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

Experience Requirements

  • 4 to 6 years of relevant work experience, which could include employment at a leading vaccine manufacturer or in a leading market research, management consulting or investment firm

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted through the Careers section of our website at www.avalere.com/careers. 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.