Engagement Manager, Oncology Specialist

$ Highly competitve base, bonus and benefits package on offer    New York

Our client an international life science consulting firm are currently expanding globally. They have an immediate requirement for Engagement Managers and Senior Engagement Managers with a strong oncology bias.

Primary Responsibilities

Engagement Manager’s work directly with the client to effectively scope projects and define the client’s strategic objectives. They develop strong relationships internally and externally to ensure ongoing commercial success. Engagement Manager’s will also Project Manage client projects, usually complex, or large-scale projects, ensuring high quality delivery and client satisfaction.

Summary of Position / Duties & Responsibilities

Client and Account Management

  • Manages client relationships, ensuring client satisfaction throughout the project lifecycle and identifying areas for future account growth
  • Manages business development activity within assigned engagements, working with client leads to deliver against key account plans
  • Scopes project opportunities and prices projects

Project Management

  • Manages large, complex projects, ensuring seamless delivery of the project in line with client timelines and expectations
  • Manages the internal project team, to include global teams as necessary
  • Supports the development of project team members by aligning development needs to project deliverables and facilitating a feedback culture
  • Identifies project risks and puts in place plans to mitigate these
  • Oversees the production of all deliverables and ensures robust analysis and commercial application of all analysis to client context
  • Manages delivery of project within project budget

People Management

  • Acting as a Development Manager, ensures the continual development of reports
  • Manages all aspects of performance of reports, to include performance management, performance review, development and career planning, etc
  • Manages any underperformance issues promptly and in line with company policy


  • Supports the rollout of global change initiatives
  • Becomes involved in at least one regional or global internal initiative


People Management

High on the list of requirements is your ability to be able to manage, motivate & lead from the front. You will be a natural leader and have the ability to inspire those around you. You will have an unequivocal level of integrity, but this must be coupled with high energy & personal drive. You will have the ability to shape the culture of the business for the future and be highly motivated by achieving results.

Key Technical Skills, Experience & Behavioural Attributes

Key Technical Skills

  • Experience managing complex projects which are strategic in nature
  • Line management experience (desirable at Manager level, required at Senior Manager level)
  • Highly proficient in MS Office (to include Excel and PowerPoint)

Key Behavioural Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build relationships both internally and externally at all levels
  • Strong people management skills
  • Ability to manage difficult conversations with ease
  • Excellent communication skills, to include writing and presentation skills
  • Possesses an in-depth understanding of the life sciences / pharma industry, to include recent trends, developments and current challenges
  • Demonstrates a commercial mindset, able to identify business development opportunities
  • High level analytical skills
  • Possesses an ‘entrepreneurial’ mindset
  • Aligned to company values: Collaboration, Curiosity, Passion, Resilience and Winning Mindset

Essential Experience / Qualifications

Work Experience:

  • Manager: 5 - 6 years of relevant experience

Degree(s): BA/BS/MS/PhD

  • Major(s): Life Sciences


Highly competitive compensation, bonus and benefits package

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