ZS
Where bright minds rise in care of humanity’s greatest challenges to define what’s next - where passion changes lives.
New Jersey, USA
Hybrid

Principal - Clinical Data & Technology

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ZS is a place where passion changes lives. As a management consulting and technology firm focused on transforming global healthcare and beyond, our most valuable asset is our people. Here you'll work side-by-side with a powerful collective of thinkers and experts shaping solutions from start to finish. At ZS, we believe that making an impact demands a different approach; and that's why here your ideas elevate actions, and here you'll have the freedom to define your own path and pursue cutting-edge work. We partner collaboratively with our clients to develop products that create value and deliver company results across critical areas of their business including portfolio strategy, customer insights, research and development, operational and technology transformation, marketing strategy and many more. If you dare to think differently, join us, and find a path where your passion can change lives.
Our most valuable asset is our people.
At ZS we honor the visible and invisible elements of our identities, personal experiences and belief systems-the ones that comprise us as individuals, shape who we are and
make us unique. We believe your personal interests, identities, and desire to learn are part of your success here. Learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and the networks ZS supports to assist our ZSers in cultivating community spaces, obtaining the resources they need to thrive, and sharing the messages they are passionate about. Learn more
ZS Associates' Business Technology group focuses on strategizing, designing and building marketing and sales technology solutions to improve commercial effectiveness. The types of solutions include enterprise information management, reporting, analytics, CRM/SFA and business process automation enablement leveraging Big Data Technologies, AI/ML and Advance Analytics techniques. We provide a complete spectrum of business technology solutions, from strategy and roadmap definition to full implementation and on-going operations. Our team possesses deep expertise in leading analytic, business intelligence, CRM and system integration technologies, Big Data, AI/ML which we apply in a pragmatic fashion to create and deliver optimal architecture and implementation solutions.
ZS' R&D Excellence Practice brings together experts in Strategy, Clinical Execution, Data Sciences and Technology to empower client organizations achieve their passion for patient care, science and business success. Through our "Lifecycle Evidence Strategy", "Clinical Trial Optimization", "Medical Affairs" and "Real World Evidence" services, we deliver impact where it matters, from early drug development to commercialization. This role will be aligned with ZS R&D Excellence Practice Area supporting our Technology and Platform services across multiple clients.
Role:
This role will have responsibility to drive growth in our Clinical Technology business by taking ownership of one or more client accounts to sell and deliver offerings, and bespoke technology solutions for Clinical functions in Pharma and Biotech companies.
The person in this role will be responsible for growing the capabilities in the Business Technology group focused on Clinical Development by managing the existing client relationships, developing net new relationships, and generating new business engagements. This person will need to fully understand the company, its service lines, and actively assess/present ways to serve clients by developing solutions and offerings relevant to that client base.
The successful candidate will work closely with ZS leadership and collaborate effectively with other ZSers within account and practice teams; grow the practice by expanding client and customer relationships and building trusted advisory relationships with executives at the company's various accounts.
Responsibilities:

  • Lead large scale client business development and delivery engagements in the Life Sciences Industry - Pharmaceutical and/or Biotech sector;
  • Consistently deliver quality client services and drive high-quality work products within expected timeframes and on budget;
  • Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes;
  • Develop relationships with net new senior client stakeholders (CxOs) in technology functions within relevant Industries
  • Identify, qualify, and pursue new business opportunities in conjunction with ZS leadership, with an emphasis on core Digital and Technology (D&T) offerings for Clinical Development
  • Stay abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client's business;
  • Effectively lead and motivate teams with diverse skills and backgrounds;
  • Provide constructive on-the-job feedback/coaching to team members;
  • Foster an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment;
  • Play an active role in counseling and mentoring junior consultants within the organization;
  • Remain current on new developments in advisory services capabilities and industry knowledge
  • Demonstrate deep Clinical Development knowledge with a functional expertise spanning data, systems, and business processes;
  • Demonstrate ability to quickly assimilate new knowledge;
  • Possess in depth business acumen;
  • Remain current on new developments in advisory services capabilities and industry knowledge.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Business or Life Sciences;
  • MBA or Advanced Degree is highly desirable;
  • 15+ years' experience in life science industry management consulting;
  • 7+ years' experience in a leadership role within a professional services firm;
  • Demonstrated experience with driving revenue within existing clients and in developing new prospects at the "C" level of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies;


Perks & Benefits:
ZS offers a comprehensive total rewards package including health and well-being, financial planning, annual leave, personal growth and professional development. Our robust skills development programs, multiple career progression options and internal mobility paths and collaborative culture empowers you to thrive as an individual and global team member.
We are committed to giving our employees a flexible and connected way of working. A flexible and connected ZS allows us to combine work from home and on-site presence at clients/ZS offices for the majority of our week. The magic of ZS culture and innovation thrives in both planned and spontaneous face-to-face connections.
Considering applying?
At ZS, we're building a diverse and inclusive company where people bring their passions to inspire life-changing impact in global healthcare and beyond. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize the value that candidates with all backgrounds, including non-traditional ones, bring. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements listed above.
ZS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities without regard to any class protected by applicable law.
To Complete Your Application:
Candidates must possess or be able to obtain work authorization for their intended country of employment.
ZS is committed to providing and maintaining a safe workplace. In order to keep its employees safe, ZS recommends that all its employees and contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination can be voluntarily provided upon acceptance of offer of employment.
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What are ZS Perks + Benefits

ZS Benefits Overview

ZS offers competitive and comprehensive benefits, and strives to foster an inclusive environment for all. In addition to full medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, ZS offers generous PTO, family leave and fertility benefits, opportunities for learning and development, volunteer opportunities, social events, and a robust Belonging Network to engage with like-minded ZSers around the globe.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
ZSers have many opportunities to volunteer, donate and participate in pro-bono projects and events, throughout the year and on our global annual day of giving, ZS Cares Day.
Partners with nonprofits
ZS partners with many nonprofits, locally and globally, to provide volunteer hours and pro-bono project support.
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
ZS leadership conducts a company-wide meeting in a different ZS location each quarter, ensuring ZSers around the globe have the opportunity to connect with our leaders no matter where they're located.
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
ZSers can work with their HR leader to request accommodations based on their individual needs.
Remote work program
ZSers can work with their HR leader to request accommodations based on their individual needs.
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
ZSers elect leadership each cycle, a structure ZS’s founders established to ensure cultural continuity and elevate leaders who embody the firm’s dedication to strategy, innovation & collaboration.
Mandated unconscious bias training
ZS aims to provide a bias-neutral experience for ZSers, including the hiring process and performance management. We offer support & training at all levels and are guided by our Hiring Bill of Rights.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
All ZSers are invited to join our ZSer-led global Inclusion and Diversity Groups and Belonging Networks that help give voice to underrepresented ZSers across our firm.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
ZS strives for a bias-neutral hiring experience at each step of the process, and provides training and resources for all ZS interviewers. ZS developed a Hiring Bill of Rights to outline our commitment
Diversity recruitment program
The ZS SEED program is designed to help ZS engage with bright young minds at historically Black colleges and universities.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
ZSers can opt-in to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions.
Disability insurance
ZS provides short term disability benefits for up to six months. After six months, you may be eligible for benefits under ZS’s long-term disability program.
Dental insurance
ZS offers employees, spouses/domestic partners and dependents access to a complete dental plan for a low monthly premium, including preventive and basic services.
Vision insurance
ZS offers vision insurance as part of the ZS medical plan.
Health insurance
ZS offers comprehensive medical insurance to employees, spouses/domestic partners and dependents for a low monthly premium.
Life insurance
ZS covers the cost of basic insurance at 100%.
Wellness programs
All ZSers are invited to join Healthy Minds @ ZS, an employee resource group that prioritizes mental health for all. ZS also offers perks such as discounted fitness classes through local gyms.
Mental health benefits
ZS offer mental health benefits through medical insurance and has partnered with Workplace Options to support ZSers and their immediate family members/dependents with in-the-moment support.
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
ZS helps our people prepare for their future with 401(k) retirement savings.
401(K) matching
ZS offers 3% matching.
Performance bonus
At ZS, year-end bonuses are paid out before the end of December. Bonuses are determined by company and personal performance, weighted heavily towards your own efforts.
Charitable contribution matching
ZS matches employee donations and/or volunteer time, up to an annual maximum of $2,000 USD.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
ZS provides access to back-up care for children, adult, elder family members and pets during a lapse or breakdown in normal care arrangements at a significantly reduced rate, up to 10 times per year.
Generous parental leave
The Family Leave Program offers 10 weeks of paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or the serious health condition of a family member. 
Family medical leave
The Family Leave Program offers 10 weeks of paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or the serious health condition of a family member. 
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
ZS offers many company sponsored events, both inside and outside of the office, including holiday parties, bring your child to work day, and admission to sporting events and amusement parks.
Fertility benefits
ZS covers medically required infertility services, as well as egg retrieval cycles, cryopreservation and egg freezing.
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
ZSs receive three weeks of paid time off per year. Principal and manager level roles start with four weeks of paid time off.
Paid volunteer time
ZSers have the opportunity to participate in our global day of service, ZS Cares Day, as well as many volunteer and pro-bono projects throughout the year.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
ZS offers up to one week of paid sick leave annually, in addition to regular PTO.
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
ZS offers pre-tax commuter benefits to all employees.
Company-sponsored outings
ZS offers many company events, including annual holiday parties, summer outings and other events.
Free snacks and drinks
ZS offices have stocked kitchens with drinks and snacks.
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Join ZS teams for happy hours, such as a meet and greet with a local chapter of a ZSer-led resource group or office-wide beverage cart.
Recreational clubs
Join one of our many ZSer-led groups, including sports leagues, book clubs and more.
Relocation assistance
ZS provides relocation assistance on an as-needed basis. ZSers can work with the ZS mobility team and their HR lead on their specific circumstances.
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
ZS offers dedicated learning and training resources available from day one, enabling ZSers to gain skills, capabilities and knowledge relevant to their professional growth.
Tuition reimbursement
ZSers with at least 36 months of tenure may seek ZS support for advanced studies. ZS also partners with SoFi for student loan refinancing.
Lunch and learns
ZS business groups, Inclusion and Diversity Groups, third-party subject matter experts and nonprofits organizations frequently hold Lunch and Learns for ZSers to attend in-office or virtually.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
At ZS, you’ll receive guidance from various mentors, including your Professional Development (PD) Coach, Project Mentor and Buddy.
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to these benefits, ZS also offers: travel assistance insurance, SoFi student loan refinancing options, Milk Stork breast milk delivery services for working mothers, PerkSpot corporate discounts, and many options for professional development, networking and learning and development.

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