Director / Practice Lead - Life Sciences Consulting

Andrew Goodfellow
£120,000 – £160,000
08 Feb 2017
22 Feb 2017
Director, Senior Management
Contract Type

Ever wondered what it’s like to build your own specialist practice from scratch but haven’t had the backing to do so?

The Life Sciences sector is huge, with bags of opportunity for the street wise and savvy in the consulting world to turn that opportunity into success; these are the types of people we would really like to get to know.

You could put this role under the ‘Mature Start Up’ banner. After the recent acquisition of a UK Financial Services Consulting business by a large US Consulting firm the investment has been signed off to enter the UK market in the Life Sciences sector.

The Role

First up will be the education of the UK partners and consulting team in what is an alien market to them. They have a great team in place but Life Sciences is not their area, so you’ll have the chance to get access to and educate senior level stakeholders and build your reputation with the rest of the firm from day one explaining the challenges, regulatory requirements and opportunities the sector can bring.

After that is really is up to you. This can be as big as you want it to be.

The Person

You’ll probably be at a firm where you can’t see the next step, where your ideas and strategic thinking is stifled. As someone who has cut their teeth in the Life Sciences consulting sector your thirst to share knowledge with others will be huge, as will your desire to build something from scratch and rightly take the plaudits for. Hard work, leadership and development of existing and new networks will be a big part of this role, so if you do want your own business you’ll already what it takes to achieve this.

The Challenges

It’s a demanding role where results will be expected quickly, the firm don’t know this space so education of the team will crucial. It’s a new business so infrastructure will be basic but it will be there, it’s up to you how you develop it. The biggest challenge however will be how big can you grow it?

What’s in it for you?

You’ll work in an agile environment where ideas are heard, and if any good implemented quickly, no red tape here. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your own business with the backing of a top tier International firm. It’s a great team environment, no rock stars, ninja’s, gurus or anything else like that, just good, smart people who want this to work. And yes there is a good salary and bonus etc.

If this is of interest please apply where more information and full job specification will be discussed.

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