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Guidehouse Director- Life Sciences Commercial Strategy in Albany, New York


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:


The Director, Life Sciences role is a highly visible and challenging position that draws heavily upon all of the analytical, creative, and interpersonal skills essential to effective general strategy consulting. This role requires a keen ability to identify business opportunities for clients as new or follow-on work. In addition to building business, Directors must lead project teams in effectively delivering projects of the highest quality to our clients. Directors also assume a significant role in Practice leadership and development. The ability to assume complete ownership of significant projects while at the same time being a part of and leading a close knit team is critical. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provides unique subject matter and strategy expertise within the pharmaceutical industry primarily to large and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania areas. . Specific projects could include any combination of the following:

  • Therapeutic area strategy development

  • Product opportunity assessments

  • Commercial strategy

  • Business development search and evaluations

  • Due diligence

  • Market access strategy

  • New product launches, planning and positioning

  • Payer landscape assessments

  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously of all varying sizes and durations

  • Supervises, mentors and develops Navigant (Guidehouse company) personnel

  • Manages client interactions and expectations

  • Contributes to add-on revenue generation with existing clients

  • Develops business with new clients, drawing upon industry connections

  • Participates in non-client related firm-building activities

  • Assumes greater responsibility for quality control of client work product

  • Adheres to Navigant (Guidehouse Company) risk management guidelinesIdentifies and evaluates issues for risk management



  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in industry or life sciences with 8 years in management consulting

  • 10 + yrs. pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical marketing or market research experience

  • 10+ yrs. hands on strategy experience in pharmaceutical commercialization and lifecycle strategies

  • 10+ yrs. market/financial analysis of Life Sciences business needs applying skills by delivering financial strategy, budgets, and ability to develop quantitative models for forecasting populations/sales

  • Proven track record generating revenues with existing (required) and new (preferred) clients (selling $2 million credited sales annually)

  • Managed projects to timeline, scope and budget on multiple teams simultaneously

    Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration preferred

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

  • This position is open to candidate virtually from EST, CST, PST time zone as well as AZ, UT.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive