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Strategy Insights & Planning Manager (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

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 delivers solutions to a broad spectrum of sales and marketing challenges. We also help our clients transform their sales and marketing strategies and organizations to improve their effectiveness. Our recommendations and solutions are based in rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership across the demand generation process.


We seek a Manager to join our Life Sciences Practice in our Cambridge office. Managers leverage their experience to take responsibility for projects and lead client relationships immediately. Managers in this role play a key role in the Life Sciences group and will act as a content expert in one or more aspects.


  • Lead client engagements and build long term client relationships;
  • 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;
  • Update and prepare and present recommendations to senior leaders;
  • Pursue and drive key relationships with key decision makers for new business development;
  • Contribute to thought leadership and innovation within client projects, and broader ZS Oncology practice.


  • Ideal candidates will have experience in Life Sciences with good understanding  of the clinical/therapeutic aspects;
  • Approximately 6-8+ years of prior management consulting experience, preferably in the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry;
  • MBA or an advanced degree in Marketing, Economics or related fields;
  • Proven leadership experience;
  • Experience in marketing, market research, and marketing strategy;
  • Proven track record of new business development.

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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