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Strategy & Architecture Manager/ Scientific Platforms Delivery Lead (Philadelphia, PA)

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 Technology group helps companies define and execute their technology strategy by designing, building and operating the data science, scientific and computational platforms, scientific visualization, cloud, data management, dashboard and analytics capabilities that are at the core of pharmaceutical business and research and development activities.

ZS’s Biomedical Research Service line is focused on delivery cutting edge solutions to research groups that will help clients accelerate drug discovery, improve R & D productivity, create breakthrough scientific discoveries, develop institutional scientific knowledge, transform research operating models and culture and provide accelerated insights.

MANAGER/ Scientific Platforms Delivery Lead

ZS Managers manage overall projects, programs and client engagements. We are seeking a Business Technology Manager that will serve as the Scientific Platforms Delivery Lead in the U.S. to take responsibility for projects, lead client relationships and contribute to the development and growth of this service line, it’s technology team members and its technology platform offerings.


  • Support client service teams (2-3 prioritized clients) to grow our presence and relationships in Biomedical Research technology offerings. Work closely with ZS client teams to lead client business development and client relationship development across our key client accounts;  Initial focus will be bioinformatics for immuno-oncology, but portfolio will broaden to other computational sciences and therapeutic areas as the practice matures
  • Provide Biomedical Research technology and platform consultation beyond 2-3 prioritized clients to support opportunistic growth across Biomedical Research clients for ZS (60+ clients);
  • Work with technology, operations, strategy, and data science teams at ZS and our clients to develop solutions that advance our clients’ scientific platform capabilities;
  • Develop and govern reference architecture and architectural direction for Biomedical Research technology offerings;
  • Develop expertise, frameworks and platform assets for data management in scientific data domains (omics data, molecular data, systems biology and experimental data, etc.)
  • Stay abreast of current scientific and industry trends relevant to our clients. Develop a strong point-of-view and establish ZS thought leadership in scientific technology platforms;
  • Market our Biomedical Research service line to increase awareness of ZS capabilities in scientific platforms, build knowledge of our point-of-view, and inform our clients’ perception of the ZS value proposition in Biomedical Research;
  • Consistently deliver quality client services and drive high-quality work products within expected timeframes and on budget;
  • Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes;
  • Effectively lead and motivate teams with diverse skills and backgrounds;
  • Provide constructive on-the-job feedback/coaching to team members. Foster an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment;
  • Play an active role in counseling and mentoring junior team members within ZS.  Work collaboratively and well with cross-office and offshore team members;
  • Possess in-depth business, scientific, data science and technology acumen. Run a growing and profitable Biomedical Research scientific platforms business in the U.S. for ZS, deliver profitable projects, and invest in innovation that supports our growth.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Life Sciences, Business or related field;
  • MBA or advanced degree such as MD, PhD, PharmD, Or MPH highly preferred in data science, bioinformatics or related scientific computational sciences
  • 7-9+ years of experience in the life science industry, clinical or research organizations focused on cloud based bioinformatics and scientific computation platforms;
  • Experience applying big data technology to bioinformatics and scientific computing platform solutions
  • Experience integrating scientific big data platforms to systems of record, including LIMS and ELN systems;
  • 4+ years of management consulting experience;
  • Demonstrated experience working with Biomedical Research clients;
  • Demonstrated experience driving revenue within existing clients and in developing new prospects;
  • Demonstrate ability to quickly assimilate new knowledge;
  • Executive level presence and communication skills. 
  • A willingness to travel internationally to meet client needs.                                                    

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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