Pharma R&D Technology Consulting Manager



Locations: New York, New Jersey, Boston, Chicago, PA, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles

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This position is for a Client & Market career track within Accenture's global Accelerated R&D Services (ARDS) Technology Consulting (TC) Consulting Practice. Our R&D business provides innovative solutions that help pharmaceutical companies focus on the science of getting new products to patients faster - across research, clinical, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, medical affairs and patient services. We help our clients with their priorities:

  • Focusing on patient engagement throughout development

  • Advancing the next generation of R&D operating models resulting in better collaboration

  • Driving scientific and operational excellence and enabling efficient information analysis

  • Harnessing the digital R&D revolution, using real world data to address customer needs

    ARDS is a global industry business service and spans all five of Accenture's businesses (Strategy, Consulting, Technology, Operations, Digital), which allows us to bring integrated end-to-end solutions to our clients.

    Job Description

    R&D Technology Consulting professionals work closely with our clients to design, build and implement strategies that can help enhance business performance, which requires our people to understand how business, technology and operations intersect. Our deep understanding of our clients' industry and our global perspective on progressive business ideas and emerging technologies enables us to drive and deliver transformational change.

    In your new role, you will provide proprietary software assets and industry best practices to deliver best-in-class R&D services to our clients as well as help them to develop business process innovations. With a focus on technology consulting, you will play a key role in helping clients become high-performance R&D organizations by applying industry best practices across all aspects of research and development. This includes all domain areas (research, clinical, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, medical affairs, and patient services), processes and technologies used in the discovery and development of pharmaceuticals and medical products. Example projects include designing and implementing technologies used to discover and develop compounds and devices (reporting and analytical tools, EDC, CTMS, eTMF, RIM, etc.), post-merger organizational and technology rationalization, and R&D operating model design and optimization.

    The Pharma R&D Technology Consulting Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of all activities, often including those of clients and vendors. These responsibilities include developing and managing schedules/timelines, issues and risks, scope and budget. The Manager is the Accenture party accountable for delivery of a solution to our clients, and is usually the day-to-day lead on a project for all parties. Additional responsibilities will include developing Accenture Consultants and Analysts, identifying and developing future business opportunities, helping manage client relationships and accounts, and contributing to the development of Accenture's Accelerated R&D Services consulting practice by taking on a practice development role.

    Typically we work at client sites. Depending on your location and specific project responsibilities, this position may require up to 75% travel (Monday - Thursday).

    Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree

  • 4+ years of consulting experience in an IT/systems development environment

  • 4+ years of experience with R&D technology to support clinical development and operations, regulatory intelligence and operations, pharmacovigilance and medical affairs.

  • 4+ years of experience in relevant applications in an implementation or support capacity may include Clinical Supply Chain, EDC, CTMS, Data Management tools, IV/WRS, Data Warehouses, Safety databases, Regulatory Information Management, Medical Information and Complaint systems or processes.

  • 4+ years of proven experience managing a team of multiple direct reports, clients and vendors using your exceptional team building, mentoring, people development and management skills

  • 4+ years experience working with Life Sciences R&D executives applying excellent client-facing communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • 4+ years experience managing client and vendor relationships with the ability to identify and articulate the value of new business

  • 4+ years experience owning a defined portion of a consulting project and a demonstrated ability to manage issues and risks, with an understanding of appropriate and timely escalation.

  • 4+ years supervisory and people development experience

    Professional Skill Requirements

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment, applying research and analysis skills as well as diagnosis skills

  • Proven success contributing to a team-oriented environment as well as demonstrated leadership and collaboration in professional setting; either military or civilian

  • Desire to work in an information systems environment

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent leadership and management skills. Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment

    Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of key Pharmaceutical R&D processes and technologies. Familiarity with industry-standards such as CFR 21 Part 11, GxP and validated systems lifecycles.

  • Experience with the software development lifecycle, specifically in a validated environment.

    All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional R&D skills and expertise with industry-specific training. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provides an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

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