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Associate Principal/Growth Marketing/Business Consulting (Princeton, NJ)

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.


Associate Principals have the immediate responsibility for enhancing ZS offerings, leading project teams, and collaborating with other ZS leaders to build client relationships. In this role, the person will be responsible for delivering projects and growing our clients in the Pharmaceutical space within the Marketing Practice


The person in this role will be responsible for delivering projects and growing our clients in the Pharmaceutical space within the Growth Marketing Practice

  • Significant direct client interaction, managing multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Motivate, coach and serve as a role model for project team members;
  • Own responsibility for work product quality and relevance to client decisions;
  • Lead efforts to provide solutions to our clients to optimize and manage portfolio strategy.
  • Support the marketing practice offerings in the following specific solution areas: portfolio strategy, market and opportunity assessment, business development and early commercialization capability
  • Establish or maintain ongoing client relationships with key decision makers that drive new business development;
  • Play a key role in development of capabilities and offerings in the practice
  • Provide thought leadership and innovation within projects and across practice areas;
  • Support development of firm capabilities and offerings (recruitment, training, internal initiatives)
  • Drive sales growth by leading the effort to develop new business in the Pharmaceutical space within Marketing


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Engineering or equivalent
  • MBA or advanced degree highly desirable
  • 10-15 years marketing strategy experience in life sciences industry or consulting to the industry with a significant depth of experience in the early commercial space
  • Prior management consulting experience, with a preference for practice lead responsibilities;
  • Demonstrated success in business development
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytic problem solving experience
  • Executive-level presence and communication
  • Prior leadership experience


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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Nearest Major Market: New Jersey