04/01 Chandrima R
Business Head - Executive Search at Gallop Research

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Gallop Research - Associate Consultant/Consultant - Forecasting/Market Research - Pharma (2-4 yrs)

Pune Job Code: 878421

Our Client is a growing Global Healthcare Consulting Firm, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. Our expert teams of Business Analysts, based across the US, Canada, Europe, and India, provide Analytics and Business Solutions using our worldwide delivery models for a wide range of clients. Our clients include established, multinational BioPharma leaders and innovators, as well as entrepreneurial firms on the cutting edge of science. We have deep expertise in Forecasting, Business Analytics, Competitive Intelligence, Sales Analytics, and the Analytics Center of Excellence Model. Our wealth of therapeutic area experience cuts across Oncology, Immuno-science, CNS, CV-Met, and Rare Diseases. We support our clients' needs in Primary Care, Specialty Care, and Hospital business units, and we have managed portfolios in the Biologics space, Branded Pharmaceuticals, Generics, APIs, Diagnostics, and Packaging & Delivery Systems.

Brief introduction:

The Associate Consultant / Consultant will work directly with customers in the forecasting, market research, market access teams and other cross functional teams. The position involves managing client relationships, interaction with and presentations to high-level management at our client and its client stakeholders. The incumbent will need to think both quantitatively and qualitatively. Experience with Pharmaceutical datasets is required. Working knowledge of patient level data is a plus.


- Performing in depth market research and analysing data/info to derive insights based on client requirements

- Analyze, interpret and synthesize learnings from primary and secondary research sources, drawing conclusions that are actionable, impactful, and accessible for stakeholders. Monitoring competition/indications/market/regulatory environment that can impact the product of interest

- Representing information and insights into presentable reports (PowerPoint/ Word/ Excel) for effective utilization by clients

- Proactively identify business challenges/opportunities and work closely with the team to develop research objectives, select methodologies, plan research projects, write and program questionnaires, and complete analysis and reporting


- General Management / Pharma Management/Masters with Life Science background/Engineers / with 1-2 years of experience in the relevant jobs; with at least 1 years of experience in Pharma forecasting

- Should demonstrate strong fundamentals on domain, project management, client influencing and relationship building skills

- Strong analytical, problem solving (qualitative and quantitative), interpersonal, and presentation skills

- Any past working experience in performing financial analysis or company/asset valuation is an added advantage

- Understanding of forecasting and S&OP processes

- Strong understanding about the healthcare datasets

- Strong understanding of fundamental processes across pharmaceutical commercial business, their interaction, and the impact of external/internal influences on effectively develop and deliver forecasts as well as on decision making

- Extensive understanding of major pharmaceutical market events such as US drug formulary, pricing, inventory challenges and market access implications

- Experience in building sophisticated models to support short-term and long-term strategic forecast requirements

- Experience on modeling and incorporation of standard industry datasets and epidemiology databases

- Experience in Oncology/Specialty Products/Rare disease is preferred

- Strong capability in juggling priorities so that deadlines are met while retaining consistently high-quality outcomes

- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others in and across the organization to accomplish team goals

- Ability to think creatively and strategically

- Oncology and/or Specialty Pharma analytics experience highly desired

- Preferably has done analytics work on site at a medium to large pharmaceutical company.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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