Putnam is looking for top performers to join our firm. As an Associate Consultant, you will gain insight into the strategic issues facing today’s life sciences companies, as well as the specific problems impacting the healthcare industry. The complexities of the industry provide an opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge of both the science and business sides of healthcare. Associates work in case teams of 4-7 professionals led by a Manager or Partner. While responsibilities vary greatly from case to case, Associates are instrumental in developing the building blocks to identify critical issues, develop key components, and ultimately, drive conclusions and recommendations. Through this process, Associates develop sound business and strategy fundamentals and a thorough understanding of solving complex business issues.
At Putnam, we pride ourselves on a team-based approach that is client focused and impact oriented. We serve many of the industry leaders, including all of the top 10 global biopharmaceutical companies. Almost all of our studies combine sophisticated quantitative analytics with significant qualitative fact-finding and synthesis to inform strategic conclusions. Our diverse casework spans portfolio prioritization, development pathway and resource optimization, market assessment, product pricing and launch strategies, market segment growth strategies, sales and marketing strategies, franchise development and patent expiration strategies. While the client-service core of our work can be demanding, we pride ourselves on the collegial, friendly and balanced environment at Putnam where consulting can be a long-term career option.
Our offices are located in the vibrant cities of Boston’s Back Bay (HQ), San Francisco’s Union Square, New York City, and globally in London.
Associates have minimal travel requirements and work an average of 55-60 hours per week.
Desired Skills & Experience
We are seeking highly intelligent and self-motivated candidates who have demonstrated excellence and leadership both as undergraduates and during previous internships and/or employment opportunities. Proven analytic abilities, a rigorous quantitative background, and strong problem-solving skills are essential. A cumulative GPA of 3.3 is required with 3.5 or better preferred. Economics, finance or science majors are especially well suited for this position. Please note: this is not an entry-level MBA position.
Compensation & Benefits
- Competitive salary, accompanied by excellent year-end bonus and profit-sharing potential
- Exceptional professional growth and promotion opportunities
- Additional benefits include a 401(k) plan, health, dental & disability insurance, 3 weeks paid vacation
- Tuition reimbursement and a comprehensive training program
This is an Equal Employment Opportunity. Your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Please note that Putnam Associates is in no way affiliated with Putnam Investments and that this is not a finance opportunity.
Putnam Associates is a premier strategy consulting firm serving the global needs of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics, medical device, and related clients in the healthcare space. For more than 30 years, we have provided objective, high impact strategic advice and analytical services, helping to support clients in crucial business decisions. Our firm’s exclusive focus on the life sciences industry allows us to deliver superior value to our clients by providing clarity and insight to complex issues. Consistently ranked as one of the Top Consulting Firms by Vault, Putnam offers a unique opportunity to play a central role in helping leading companies in this industry tackle their most pressing strategic challenges.
Building on a long-track record of success Putnam is poised for a period of significant growth and we are looking for talented team-oriented individuals to help fuel this growth and benefit from the professional development opportunities it will create. Diversity, inclusion, and respect are at the heart of Putnam’s culture. We believe that a diversity of backgrounds provides our consulting teams with a competitive advantage as we seek to develop innovative strategies in dynamic healthcare marketplaces around the globe. As we expand our team here at Putnam we are looking for individuals who share these values.
How to Apply
A complete application includes:
- 1-page cover letter, describing your interest in the position & the firm
- Optional: transcript (electronic copies are acceptable)