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Guidehouse Life Science Innovation - Director in Albany, New York


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing 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 help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 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 Life Sciences Innovation team is a new group within the Guidehouse Life Sciences practice overseen by a board of partners and directors from the Global Life Sciences advisory business. The Innovation team is responsible for collecting, refining, and advancing innovative ideas into impactful solutions for Life Science clients. The innovation scope spans core life science functions (portfolio strategy, commercial excellence, market access, and medical affairs) as well as opportunities across Guidehouse’s Health verticals (public health, government/commercial payers, and provider).


The Life Sciences Innovation Director will occupy a unique position within the Life Science leadership team and be responsible for managing a “problem oriented” innovation process. The Innovation Director will be responsible for leading ideation and collaboration initiatives, evaluating and prioritizing solution concepts, developing business plans, pitching concepts to clients, and supporting teams in getting new solutions to market.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing the Life Science Innovation Process

  • Manage the Life Sciences innovation process, which includes process refinements to maximize efficiency and yield

  • Lead teams in advancing ideas through the innovation process, which includes framing needs, developing MVPs, testing demand, and getting solutions to market

  • Build an innovation core team that is responsible for market analysis and solution development, including performance management responsibilities

  • Align Life Science efforts with corporate innovation processes

  • Leading Cross-Functional Teams and Collaboration Efforts

  • Manage cross-practice ideation and innovation campaigns

  • Coordinate with Life Science Account and Functional Leadership to understand client needs and support service line creation efforts

  • Develop and manage cross-functional teams (subject matter experts, account leads, digital/analytic experts, etc.) to vet opportunities and design solution concepts

  • Maximizing Client Impact and Facilitating Top/Bottom-Line Growth

  • Mold the innovation pipeline to ensure both client and internal objectives are being met

  • Support external client pitches and business development

  • Accountable for ensuring that innovation investments translate to top/bottom-line growth

    The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experiences:

  • Breadth of experience working across life science consulting functions, which include product & portfolio strategy, commercial strategy / launch excellence, pricing / market access, medical affairs, data / analytics

  • Attentive listening and interpersonal skills, including the ability to see situations from multiple perspectives

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify synergies / connections across different life science functions (e.g., clinical, commercial strategy, market access)

  • Visionary and creative thinking, including the inclination to question the status quo

  • Experience conducting market sizing and opportunity assessments

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a matrixed work environment

  • Ability to get up-to-speed quickly across markets, consulting techniques, data/analytic techniques, and therapeutic areas

  • Understanding of and ability to demonstrate effective brainstorming and innovation techniques

  • Experience selling professional services and/or products/subscription services is preferred



  • A minimum of 7+ years of prior work experience in life science/healthcare management consulting, data/analytics, innovation, or engineering/product development

  • A minimum of 3+ years of management consulting experience is required

  • Prior leadership and management experience

  • Prior experience in an innovation management role

  • Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Advanced degree (e.g., MBA) preferred

    Travel will range from 5% - 25% based on work demands.

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 candidates virtually from EST, CST, PST time zones 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

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • 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