Managing Consultant: Life Science

The role

Patients, customers, and regulators are all more demanding than ever. At the same time, life sciences businesses need more than patented drugs to keep themselves profitable. We’re experts in biotech, pharma, healthcare, and medical technologies, and we help clients around the world to tackle these challenges and more.

We work with businesses from discovery and research to marketing and sales. It could be demonstrating the benefits of drug treatments or developing new services to support them. Or it could be keeping businesses competitive and compliant with the right IT to research breakthrough drugs and keep data secure.

Our technology expertise helps clients harness data to understand diseases, run better clinical trials and develop treatments more efficiently. And by understanding the life sciences sector we help business pinpoint the parts of their operation that can bring the most value.

We help clients to:

  • Speed up the journey from lab to market
  • Simplify business structures to keep costs down and stay compliant
  • Turn capabilities into commercial propositions
  • Transform the business model to capitalise on their strengths
  • Form new partnerships to make the most of discoveries.

Our team enables our clients to accelerate project timelines through better use of data, analytics, and AI.  This will heavily focus on the use of data to make better decisions, increase effectiveness and to automate research, clinical, pharmacovigilance, and Regulatory processes. Our consultants have insight into the issues faced by clinical R&D functions and the experience to help our clients drive innovative approaches to clinical trial design and delivery. 

We are looking for a Managing Consultant to join the team at a time of exciting growth for both the Life Sciences team and the company.

As a Managing Consultant, you will be part of our leadership team, taking new service propositions to the market as well as developing new business and strong client relationships whilst leading and delivering great work.

At PA, we take a pragmatic view to solving client problems. Our Managing Consultants are not constrained by a narrow role description and take a hands-on, “roll up your sleeves” approach to do what is necessary to meet the client needs.  You should have a track record of successful project delivery working within a major professional services consulting firm however other backgrounds will be considered.

Role Responsibilities:

Specifically, the Managing Consultant role covers everything from business development to leading medium-to-large/ complex assignments. This person is often the most senior person within the core project team and tends to have contact at the most senior levels in the client organisation.

Overall a Managing Consultant has responsibility for the following:

  • Lead consulting projects for Life Sciences clients focused on process improvements or technology implementations
  • Provide oversight of client and work teams throughout the project lifecycle and help ensure timely execution of project deliverables
  • Facilitate engagement decisions, including work plan and timeline, project management, resource allocation, and career development of team members
  • Structure and perform analysis on regulatory-related processes, data, business requirements, operating models, IT systems
  • Manage projects related to process transformation, operational improvements, and organizational redesign
  • Travel Required 90%


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 New York, 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.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.