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Decision Analytics Consultant/Real World Data & Insights (New York, NY)

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. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s 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.


DECISION ANALYTICS CONSULTANTS – REAL WORLD DATA & INSIGHTS serve on project teams that deliver high-quality projects to clients. In particular, Consultants combine best-in-class analytic skills with strong problem-solving and communication abilities to lead analytical work to help clients solve strategic, tactical, and operational business problems. Consultants may work on multiple projects simultaneously. As Consultants advance in their career, they often specialize in an industry, practice area and/or client relationship. Our aim is to modernize traditional ways-of-working to defend and expand our exiting patient level data expertise, re-imagine existing processes within the pharmaceutical industry, enhance processes effectiveness by incorporating patient specific insights, and disrupt how the pharmaceutical industry demonstrates value and delivers towards health outcomes by selectively developing point solutions.



  • Work with the global pharmaceutical industry to help gain significant efficiencies in drug development; validate and communicate product value to payers, regulatory authorities and physicians
  • Improve patient outcomes by bringing in real world patient insights throughout the product lifecycle
  • Manage Real World Evidence Strategy through product lifecycle aligning evidence generation across, clinical, commercial, medical, and regulatory needs
  • Work with project leadership to define project scope and develop approach
  • Lead project teams in design and execution of analyses to test hypotheses and improve client commercial effectiveness
  • Lead project task execution by ensuring progress, organizing project data and coordinating team meetings
  • Conduct issue analysis and develop hypotheses on the key client issues
  • Synthesize findings, develop recommendations and communicate results to clients and internal teams
  • Provide thought leadership and innovation within projects and practice areas
  • Participate in business development
  • Contribute to internal firm activities
  • Coach and mentor junior team members



  • MBA with a bachelor's (and often graduate) degree in a quantitative, analytical discipline, such as Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Management Science, Data Science, Statistics, Econometrics, or Engineering. Alternately, candidates may possess a PhD in marketing, economics, decision sciences or related field with a business application. In lieu of an MBA or PhD, 5-8 years of relevant work experience may substitute.
  • Up to 3 years of post-MBA relevant work experience, and 3-5 years of pre-MBA relevant work experience, with evidence of strong analytic work (including use of advanced modeling techniques such as open source ML algorithms and tools such as R, Python, Jupyter Notebooks)
  • Experience with various data subjects across HealthCare such as Electronic Medical Records (EMR)/Electronic Health Records (EHR), Administrative Insurance Claims data, Safety and Research Registry data, and Medical Device and Sensor data
  • Experience with customer data, modeling and statistical analysis of Real World Data sets, as well as commercial applications using consumer data and real world data (RWD)
  • Medical, Payer Access or R&D experience with the pharmaceutical industry is highly preferred
  • Biostatistics, informatics, or statistics background alignment with an understanding of protocols design to generate Evidence
  • High motivation, good work ethic, maturity and personal initiative
  • Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, leading and managing teams
  • Effective oral and written communication skills that enable personal impact with senior-level decision makers
  • Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset
  • Analytic problem-solving skills, with a creative and innovative outlook
  • Client service orientation

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English and the local office language is required. 
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, plus an attractive benefits package.


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