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Strategy Insights & Planning Associate Consultant/Value & Access (San Francisco, CA)

Company: ZS Associates
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Ourmost valuable asset is our peoplea fact thats reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.


ZS's Business Consulting group partners with clients to design and deliver solutions to help them tackle a broad range of business challenges. Our teams work on multiple projects simultaneously, leveraging advanced data analytics and problem-solving techniques. Our recommendations and solutions are based on rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.



We are currently seeking applicants for a Strategy Insights & Planning Associate Consultant position in our global Value & Access practice to join our Los Angeles office. Our Value & Access practice is a rapidly growing part of our marketing business at ZS. We understand the entire value continuum from clinical to commercial to corporate policy, and we apply a multidisciplinary approach to help ensure our clients' long-term business success. Associate Consultants will leverage their industry experience to support clients in communicating value, justifying price, and developing and implementing an overall market access strategy.



  • Work with project leadership to define project scope and develop approach;
  • Lead project task execution by ensuring progress, organizing project related findings and coordinating team meetings;
  • Synthesize findings, develop recommendations and communicate results to clients and internal teams;
  • Provide thought leadership and innovation within the Market Access & Pricing space;
  • Participate in business and strategy development;
  • Contribute to internal firm activities;
  • Coach and mentor junior team members.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related field, Masters or other advanced degree preferred;
  • 2-3 years relevant work experience in pharmaceutical Market Access & Pricing, experience in global Market Access & Pricing research and consulting preferred;
  • Experience with (particularly qualitative) payer and pricing research methodologies;
  • High motivation, good work ethic, maturity and personal initiative;
  • Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, leading and managing teams;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills that enable personal impact with senior-level decision makers;
  • Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset.


ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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ZS has been recognized globally for its expertise in consulting and its flexible work environment. View ZS’s accolades.



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