Life Sciences Associate
Would you like to use your life sciences knowledge to help solve some of the toughest commercial challenges? Want to apply your subject expertise within the business environment...?
L.E.K. Consulting is a global strategy consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping our clients to consistently make better strategic decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder value.
The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries – including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. We specialise in addressing key strategic and operational issues and in providing Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) support.
Founded in London in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,400 professionals across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.
We are currently recruiting for Associate positions to work within our Life Sciences Practice. The role will enable you to specialise in Consulting across our varied Life Science industries. L.E.K.’s Life Sciences practice is our deepest practice area and covers all sectors (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, R&D tools and services, diagnostics, etc).
The Life Science Associate Position
Joining L.E.K. as a Life Sciences Associate will enable you to develop a world-class foundation in commercial problem-solving as you address the issues that face today’s business leaders. A wide variety of projects will give you experience of all aspects of commercial activity, from strategy to finance, and marketing to operations, across a diverse range of industries. Supported by industry-leading training, you will quickly develop a highly valuable commercial skill set in a collaborative and rewarding team-based environment. Regular, direct exposure to senior team members allows you access to the expertise of those regarded as leaders in their fields. As you progress you will take on a significant level of responsibility and build your leadership skills.
With the guidance and support of an experienced senior team, Associates are responsible for:
- Conducting primary and secondary research on markets, competitors and customers
- Performing rigorous strategic and financial analyses, using leading-edge software and techniques, to develop deep understanding of commercial issues
- Collaborating with team members to identify trends, draw conclusions, develop insights and transform those insights into actionable recommendations for the client
- Making L.E.K. an enjoyable and rewarding place to work by coaching colleagues and transferring skills, offering constructive advice, and contributing to a welcoming and friendly office culture
What we offer
Training and development
The Associate position at L.E.K. is a launch-pad for your career. As a new Associate you will be supported with a comprehensive initial two-week orientation programme, followed by thorough monthly training sessions designed to complement your on-the-job experience. These cover the full range of skills needed to develop and progress your career within L.E.K., allowing promotion to the Consultant role without attaining an MBA. For those who go on to pursue roles in industry or Private Equity, the highly valuable commercial and analytical skill set and broad commercial experience of an L.E.K. Associate are in great demand.
International experience and exchange programme
L.E.K. offers you the opportunity to swap to one of our global offices for six months. This is a popular way to experience a different business environment, gain exposure to new industries and specialisms and experience a different culture. In addition, you will often work with colleagues from other offices, on projects with an international scope.
What we are looking for
In addition to academic achievement, we are looking for a sense of intellectual curiosity that will inspire you to develop a deep understanding of any client situation, and to generate innovative answers to complex questions. We want people with the ability to think in logical, structured ways, together with the creativity to look beyond the obvious. We recruit from a wide range of disciplines, and do not require existing technical skills – just a strong desire to learn.
Our people work together in teams, so we look for those who can collaborate and communicate well. We look for those who will make an impact by being proactive and taking ownership of their work with energy and enthusiasm.
Who we are looking for
We are currently seeking exceptional and committed individuals with the ability to solve complex problems in a creative way. Along with a varied combination of attributes, we would expect you to be working at 2:1 or above in your degree. It is likely that you have been studying a STEM subject and possess a strong interest in the Life Sciences field.
Start dates available in September 2021 and spring 2022.