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Management or Technology Consulting - Pharma R&D - Consultant and Manager Level Opportunities

Job Location: IL - Chicago, MA - Boston, NJ - Florham Park, NY - New York, PA - Philadelphia

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00428948


- Job description

Locations: Philadelphia, New York/New Jersey, Boston, Chicago

Accenture ’s global Accelerated R&D Services (ARDS) business provides innovative solutions that help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies focus on the science of getting new products to patients faster - across research, clinical, regulatory, pharmacovigilance and medical affairs.  ARDS 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. We are looking for experienced Consultants and Consulting Managers to join the ARDS Practice.


As Consulting practitioners, we work to simplify and accelerate the journey from early research to regulatory approval and throughout the product lifecycle. We leverage our deep industry experience and customer insights to improve business outcomes and help our clients bring life-saving medicines to market. Our practice draws on:

  • 3,000+ skilled R&D professionals across 30+ offices
  • 1,000+ people with industry experience at a Top 50 pharmaceutical company
  • 50+ years combined experience in R&D Consulting, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance and Clinical data services across more than 26 therapeutic areas

Learn more about ARDS:


R&D Consulting professionals work closely with our clients to solve business problems by designing, building and implementing strategies and operating models that enhance business performance. Our people 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. 

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher
  • Typically we work at client sites. Depending on your location and specific project responsibilities, this position may require up to 75% travel (Monday – Thursday).
  • Technology Consulting or Management Consulting experience , preferably in a top tier consulting firm
  • Life Sciences industry experience with demonstrated understanding of key p harmaceutical R&D processes and technologies
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

Manager level individuals will have;

  • Proven experience leading teams, clients and vendors using your exceptional team building, mentoring, people development and management skills
  • Experience working with Life Sciences R&D executives applying excellent client-facing communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Experience managing client and vendor relationships with the ability to identify and articulate the value of new business
  • 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.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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