Consultant - Commercial Strategy

Updated: May 10, 2023
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Job ID: 148072

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You’re driven, resourceful, and above all else - remarkably smart.

You love a good challenge. You are the first to roll up your sleeves and work with relentless energy until you solve the unsolvable, beat the unbeatable and you always come out on top. Passable doesn’t cut it – you’ve got fire in your belly to learn more, do more and be more. For you, the sweetest success is shared success and you’re known for your good nature. You’ll fit right in at Syneos Health where we surround ourselves with the most talented and agile professionals in the industry, but we check our egos at the door.



A Consultant is an individual contributor on consulting projects and is responsible for working in close collaboration with other members of the consulting group to produce high quality Client deliverables. Specific tasks could include conducting both secondary (i.e., analytically and scientifically based) and primary (i.e., interviews with physicians, payers, and patients) market research, assessing products and markets, developing forecasts and other types of analytical modeling, developing go-to-market and customer engagement strategies and plans, including sales force optimization and planning. 

Expectations for a Consultant include the following:  the ability to structure and complete individual project tasks on time; support the development and management of detailed project plans and action-oriented and data-driven solutions; and proactive communications with Clients, project team and other internal/external stakeholders.

In addition, the Consultant will assist in firm building activities, which could include business development, “White Paper” development and internal operations management.

  • Demonstrates ability to manage complexity and/or multiple tasks concurrently
  • Highly proficient in technical skills required for successful project delivery: MS PowerPoint, Excel, Data Analysis
  • Builds positive working relationships with clients, consulting staff, managers, leadership, and internal support teams
  • Exhibits professionalism and positive, respectful, and mature interactions internally & externally. 
  • Displays passion and drive while advocating for a superior client experience through project delivery.
  • Works proactively with project management to align on project objectives and Consultant role. Maintains regular communication with project management on progress and potential barriers to meeting objectives or role expectations
  • Demonstrates proficiency and attention to detail in creating project deliverables, quality checking work, reviewing with project management/leadership, incorporating edits and feedback, and resubmitting work pieces for deliverable inclusion in a timely, efficient manner. 
  • Leverages critical thinking and problem-solving skills to recommend creative ideas based on data analysis and industry best practices. 
  • Demonstrates proficiency in supporting and/or conducting primary research interviews with key stakeholders.
  • When appropriate, serves as a content knowledge expert on data analysis and primary and secondary research findings. 
  • Proactively prepares for and participates in client engagements, fielding client questions and concerns.  Demonstrates confidence and credibility through interpersonal skills and content knowledge.
  • Creates high-quality PowerPoint slides quickly, effectively, and autonomously, in accordance with project leadership guidance and Consulting Style Guidelines and templates.  Contributes to the design and build of a compelling, structured, and logical storyboard with guidance and direction.
  • Demonstrates strong project management skills through the proactive management of individual project responsibilities and is able to quickly adapt to changing priorities to achieve goals and targets.
  • Approaches project ambiguity, client changes, delays/expedites, and/or unexpected data findings with maturity and professionalism

  Please note we are considering candidates for our San Francisco, Santa Monica, Boston, NYC, and Morrisville, NC offices.

Job Requirements

At Syneos Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we will consider transferable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities.  

Along with demonstrated initiative, uncompromised integrity and a results-oriented mindset, the ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate degree in business or life sciences preferred
  • Experience in consulting and/or biopharmaceutical work required
  • Must possess strong analytical skills and the ability to think critically and creatively
  • Strong business acumen required
  • Demonstrated attention to detail required
  • Experience in research and data analysis (e.g., organization of sources, data processing, analysis, and quality checking accuracy for pre-defined problems)
  • Strong presentation and meeting facilitation skills required
  • Exceptional collaboration skills and the ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent time-management, and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel required
  • Ability to travel preferred

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Here, you’re a part of the big picture. We work hand in hand to guide pre-market development through post-market commercial strategy. Knowledge sharing across advisory groups unlocks the innovation and unique strategies our end-to-end commercialization projects require. Our collaborative mindset means every project is a chance to solve a new challenge, learn from your teammates, become better-rounded, and evolve your career.

WORK HERE MATTERS EVERYWHERE | How will you accelerate biopharmaceutical commercialization?

Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which Our People can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality-of-life balance.   The benefits for this position will include a competitive compensation package, Health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, Company match 401k, eligibility to participate in Employee Stock Purchase Plan and flexible paid time off (PTO) and sick time. Because certain states and municipalities have regulated paid sick time requirements, eligibility for paid sick time may vary depending on where you work. Syneos complies with all applicable federal, state, and municipal paid sick time requirements.  

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $94,050.00 to $175,700.00.  The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high of the Syneos Health range for this position.  Actual salary will vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.  In addition, some positions MAY include eligibility to earn commissions/bonus based on company and / or individual performance.

Syneos Health has a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy.  We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated.  Additionally, certain local governments or Syneos Health customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees.  These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Syneos Health and maintain compliance with these requirements. 


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