Deals Strategy - Pharma & Life Sciences - Manager
Who we are looking for
The PwC Deals Strategy Healthcare and Pharma team is looking to hire an experienced Pharma and Life Sciences Sector Strategy Professional or Pharma Strategy Consultant.
As a Consultant, you will have a wide range of responsibilities from client service to business development. You will work on client projects in teams of varying sizes and staff levels, along with additional responsibilities to coach and develop less experienced team members.
Our team is primarily based in the London Bridge office, with c. 10-20% of time spent on client sites, typically throughout the UK and Europe.
You will have a strong academic record, preferably including a postgraduate qualification, and either strategy consulting experience (in a strategy consulting firm, a strategy boutique, a pharma/life sciences sector specialist provider) or experience of working in a strategy or business development function of a pharma or life sciences company. You will have a good knowledge of the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector and its key characteristics.
About the Deals Strategy healthcare and pharma team:
Our team works with four key types of client:
Private equity investors and banks
Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies.
Independent sector health and social care providers; and
Public sector health and social care organisations including NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, NHS commissioners, Local Authorities and government Departments;
The strategy professional that we are looking to recruit may work for all four client types, but your primary focus would be on private equity investors and banks, and pharmaceutical and life sciences clients, however you may be required to work with other sectors as per business need from time to time.
Key areas where we help our clients:
We help our clients understand and respond to the opportunities arising from many new entrants exploiting increased outsourcing across the pharma and life sciences value chain. Further demand for our services has been driven by the level of M&A in the sector as companies continue to adapt their business models, refocusing on their core areas of strength.
About the Deals Strategy Team more broadly:
We engage in detailed, rigorous evaluation of a client’s or target’s commercial proposition and help clients develop new insights, strategies and approaches. Our flexible, tailored services are concentrated on two main areas:
Deals Consulting advises a broad range of investors including the leading private equity houses, major banks, and companies undertaking M&A on investment opportunities.
Corporate, Business Unit and Operational Strategy. The team offers a wide range of strategic advice. We help our clients think through the most pressing strategic issues they face, which are often diverse in nature.
Areas of work we focus on includes:
Market entry strategy
Product and business unit strategy development
Overall strategic business review
Support in developing partnership strategies and collaborations
Strategic options analysis and recommendations (e.g. investment, divestment, partnership, etc)
Analysis of policy and regulation
Our strategy professionals work on both strategy and deals consulting projects, operating closely with more senior members of the team. The role provides individuals with significant development opportunities.
Previous strategy consulting experience from either a strategy consulting firm or the strategy function of a pharma or life sciences company.
Experience of working in, or an understanding of, pharma and life sciences sector practice globally
Direct experience of managing commercial due diligence and strategy assignments, with the ability to act independently and to manage teams.
We expect candidates to have strong academic and A-level (or equivalent) results, be educated to degree level and have demonstrated a pattern of exceptional achievement
An ability to multi-task effectively and balance time between project delivery and business development support effectively
Good client management skills, including an understanding of how to communicate with clients of different backgrounds and opinions
An MBA or other equivalent postgraduate qualification is not necessarily required, but is considered an asset
Fluency in another (European) language
You’ll be joining a team who welcome your outlook and knowledge, whilst developing your skill set further within one of the world’s leading professional organisations. With an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working requirements where appropriate and have many successful arrangements currently in place. Please apply if you have a keen interest in the work we do