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ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL/RDE (London, United Kingdom)

ZS (www.zs.com) is the world's largest consulting firm focused exclusively on improving business performance through sales, marketing, and R&D consulting solutions, from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and increased use of today's latest technologies. From 22 offices worldwide, ZS professionals draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients. We are particularly known for our expertise in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.


ZS Associates' Business Consulting group delivers solutions to a broad spectrum of Life Sciences challenges.  We also help our clients transform their organizations to implement these solutions.  Our solutions and recommendations are based in rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.


ZS's Business Consulting group partners with clients to design and deliver solutions to help tackle a broad range of business challenges. Our teams work on multiple projects simultaneously, leveraging advanced 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 looking for an Associate Principal to help build our R&D Excellence Practice in Europe.





  • Establish and maintain ongoing client relationships with key decision makers that drive new business development in select key accounts in Europe, across the R&D Excellence service lines; 
  • Motivate, coach and serve as a role model for project team members;
  • Support the continued growth and development of the R&D Excellence team and community and Europe and collaborate closely with counterparts in other regions
  • Provide thought leadership and innovation within projects and across the practice area;
  • Support development of firm capabilities and offerings (recruitment, training, internal initiatives);
  • Serve as a member of the R&D Excellence Leadership Team.



  • Masters degree in Life Sciences discipline required
  • MD or PhD in Life Sciences discipline preferred; MBA valuable
  • Minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience, including experience working within an R&D organization and preferably management consulting experience in the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry
  • Record of successful and continued business development
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written form
  • Strong decision-making skills and the ability to influence others
  • Analytic problem-solving skills, with an ability both to see the big picture and delve into details
  • Excellent organization & planning skills


ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English and the local language of the office is required, additional fluency in European or Asian languages is desirable. Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application and full transcript/set of marks (official or unofficial), is required to be considered. ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, plus an attractive benefits package.  We are an Equality Directives employer and a Equality Act employer.



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