Commercial Consultant

The role

PA Consulting works with clients who want to utilise technology to gain a commercial edge in new and established markets.  As the world changes at an ever-increasing rate PA’s clients use our technical expertise to get ahead of the curve.  The Life Sciences team uses a combination of fundamental science, research, marketing, operations, to support early stage and proof of concept projects to execution and launch- ultimately answering the questions, “Is this possible?  How do we make it happen?”  For this we need commercially-minded leaders who want to go further than just asking the questions by actually building teams, plans, and workflows to realize the solution.

  • We translate science and technology into commercially viable break-out products and processes
  • We give our clients a true competitive edge by providing the data and support to make rational and informed product development decisions
  • We do this by leading through the commercial workstream (early stage development, research, market access, KOL strategy, value proposition, pricing) and understanding of key partners (clinical, regulatory, Pharmacovigilance) w/ understanding of legal, regulatory and compliance requirements for pharma and med tech industry

We are looking for like-minded ‘hands on’ commercial leaders that like nothing better than delivering a product solution that provides a competitive edge for our client base in life sciences pharma, med tech, and biotech.

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 will:

  • Play an active role in all aspects of the client engagement including planning and development of resources and strategies to support and drive the client’s brand and business. This includes gathering and analyzing information, forming and testing hypotheses, recommendations, and solutions in collaboration with the client team.
  • Monitor and report on performance/progress across all functions (internal and client based) that are aligned to the brand: Marketing, Sales, Medical Affairs, Market Access, Commercial Operations, Supply Chain, Legal, Compliance, and Regulatory (KPI’s/scorecard/priorities/key deliverables).
  • Guide team members (Associates and Consultants) to effectively conduct tasks and contribute to project deliverables
  • Work closely with clients to determine project requirements and oversee all scheduling of necessary interactions to comprehend the client's business goals, products and expectations
  • Provide superb customer service - ability to actively listen to understand both what is being asked, and what is missing.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the project is completed in the time frame agreed upon and within the budgetary means and guide team members to
  • Identify and prepare proposals for opportunities for additional project work

What we're looking for

  • Relevant experience in Life Sciences (pharmaceuticals, biotech or med-tech)
  • Experience on projects that span multiple countries and/or global (no single country unless considerable in-depth expertise)
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
  • Virtual clinical trials (= trials of new drugs/interventions where patients are started in the trial virtually, treated at home / locally, and monitored remotely rather than in hospitals).  We are looking for people who have been involved in designing, project managing or running virtual clinical trials
  • Smart supply chain (= leveraging smart solutions such as electronic tagging of products & digital tracking to optimize supply of products from factory to end customer).  We are looking for people who have been involved in designing, transforming or running supply chains in Life Sciences, including connected devices
  • Personalized & digital health (= includes digital patient engagement strategies & solutions / precision medicine / personalized medicine, cell & gene therapy; connected devices / drug + delivery device + app; digital therapeutics e.g. online treatment for depression/ Real World Data strategies & solutions). We are looking for people who have been involved in bringing any of these types of products to market, across any of the following areas: commercialization, launch strategy / planning, market entry strategy, market access & reimbursement strategy, and compliance / data privacy strategy
  • Digital customer engagement (= using digital ways to engage with / communicate with patients, doctors and other customers).  We are looking for people who have been involved in designing customer engagement strategies, mapping patient / customer pathways or journeys, segmenting customers and creating personas, coordinating digital engagement along with in-person interactions


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

  • Master's (or foreign degree equivalent) in business or life sciences related field
  • Medical training is a plus
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in consulting management in the life sciences, pharmaceutical/biotech consulting or within industry
  • Engagement, organizational, and project management experience required
  • Must have experience in creating and evaluating commercial strategy for pharmaceutical, med tech, or biotech brands
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong presentation, storyboarding and PowerPoint skills
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Internally motivated problem solver - knows how to find answers to provide the best solution
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Willingness to travel

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.


We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we’re big on flexible working. Whatever the situation at the time, we’ll have an open discussion about what works for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for what really matters.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to feed and grow your career ambitions.

Planning for the future

Don't worry, we offer all the sensible stuff, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether just starting out, or a practised hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone get the support they need.

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Going further afield

With offices in countries across the globe, as a firm, we’re able to relocate folks who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off.


The base office for this role is Boston, United States. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.