Hi everyone. I’m wondering what do life sciences consulting firms look out for when hiring for senior consultant, manager or senior manager positions. I have 4 YoE experience working with multinational pharma companies in a university/industry collaboration but haven’t had much luck landing a consulting role with a big 4 despite having referrals.

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With your background I don't think targeting M or SM will get you anywhere. Your best bet is C or SC

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Going purely off what you mentioned, I'd suggest not limiting yourself to Big 4. Many great LS consulting firms such as ZS, LEK, OW, IQVIA, A&M, etc. But I agree with C1, you should be looking for positions at the C or SC level. Normally people don't move into manager/PL+ roles without prior consulting experience.

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Also to add I’m in the CMC space within pharma

Have a look at PA Consulting - DM for a referral link to a specific role. We are recruiting across experience levels, offer meaningful work within the Healthcare / Life Sciences teams, good WLB, hybrid work and nice colleagues.

For example: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3013703703

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