Principal, Life Sciences Consulting & Real World Insights (m/w/d)

IQVIA Commercial GmbH & Co. OHG (Frankfurt HE, Deutschland) Vor 6 Tagen veröffentlicht

The IQVIA Real World Solutions team in Frankfurt is a highly successful and fast-growing team of professionals that works with leading pharmaceutical companies to answer their most important research questions and make informed, data-driven commercial decisions.  

We are strategic thinkers, deep subject matter experts and data evangelists who are passionate about driving better performance in healthcare. We are collaborative, intellectually curious, entrepreneurial and constantly looking for opportunities to harness the value of Real-World Evidence (RWE) in a constantly evolving industry. Plus, we have the resources and structures of a multi-national company in an environment where we empower our people to create their own solutions.

Real World Evidence (RWE) in healthcare refers to evidence obtained from real world data (RWD). Real-World-Data are observational data from multiple sources (electronic health records, medical claims data, registries, patient-generated data, mobile devices, etc.) obtained outside the context of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). RWE is one of the fastest growing industry segments in healthcare, fueled by an ever expanding stream of healthcare data and advancements in technology and analytical capabilities (including artificial intelligence). Specifically, you will be working in the RWI (Real World Insights) Commercial Team, joining a team of highly qualified consultants and data scientists, serving all major pharmaceutical companies.

The Role:

As a Principal you will be able to develop business and implement innovative solutions with our clients. Innovation is at the very core of IQVIA and this specific role. Your success will be defined on how you work with the team to bring new concepts and products to the market. You will primarily be responsible for engaging headquarters clients to develop custom, innovative solutions and leveraging latest innovation in technology and data science.


Strategy setting and market building

  • Take a leadership role in implementing our business vision and objectives and supporting the strategic development of the business.
  • Identify new opportunities to address market needs for data science services.
  • Identify and frame partnership and other partnership/acquisition opportunities.
  • Build and maintain external stakeholder relationships to promote IQVIA market positioning, access to data and relationships with key influencing groups.

Business Development, client leadership and project delivery

  • Consult with customers to fully understand their needs, develop high quality proposals to address these needs and lead project delivery.
  • Engage senior leaders at key accounts to drive overall RWI service growth opportunities.
  • Lead teams of RWI professionals in the design, development and delivery of complex RWI projects to a high standard which meet or exceed client expectations.
  • Engage closely and supervise cross-functional IQVIA teams to ensure the full complement of IQVIA capabilities and solutions reach our clients.
  • Develop new business to contribute to IQVIA’s ambitious growth targets.

Capabilities building and people leadership

  • Responsibility for coaching, mentoring and the development of more junior employees.
  • Prospectively, also line-management of junior teams.

Desired skills and experience:

  • University degree in Science, Mathematics or Medicine, MBA is a plus.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in strategy consulting and/or pharmaceutical/healthcare industry.
  • Leadership experience in pharmaceuticals/ healthcare with focus on data, technology and analytics including working with senior clients.
  • Deep understanding of the healthcare, health technology and pharmaceutical industry.
  • Understanding of and interest in the international healthcare environment.
  • Proven experience in business development activities is mandatory.
  • Managing teams to deliver client work to high quality and standards.
  • Knowledge of consulting methods, tools, techniques.
  • Proven ability to advance ambiguous or conceptual ideas and engage multiple stakeholders, internal and clients, to decision points.
  • A track record of thought leadership, publications and public speaking.
  • Leadership experience in complex organizations with demonstrated results in aligning people without formal reporting relationships.
  • Good understanding of the types of analyses conducted in healthcare databases.
  • Word and PowerPoint competent, paired with the ability to develop clear storylines and business cases.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills. Values people’s opinions and encourages knowledge sharing.
  • High level of energy, drive, enthusiasm, and open to travel within Germany.

What we offer you:

  • Exposure to a truly multicultural, collaborative and flexible work environment.
  • World-class training possibilities to further develop your skills and advance your career in life sciences.
  • Access to our global RWEI Community with over 100 consultants around the world.
  • Multinational projects for all big pharma companies around the globe.


At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

Principal, Life Sciences Consulting & Real World Insights (m/w/d)

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