Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Competitive Intelligence Strategist/Analyst

Established in 1992 with offices on the U.S. East and West coasts, as well as in Lucerne (Switzerland), Delhi (India) and Seoul (Korea), INOVIS is a best practice leader in primary competitive intelligence [CI] and counter-intelligence. As we experience continued strong growth in our Life Sciences (pharma/biotech/generic/biosimilar/med. devices) consultancy practice across 13 therapeutic areas as well as our IT practice (software, hardware, IT services, digital medicine), we are currently recruiting experienced CI Strategists and CI Analysts.
INOVIS offers a dynamic, collaborative environment that will challenge and excite you. Our corporate culture emphasizes excellence and strong, solid working relationships, striving to always meet and exceed the highest quality and ethical standards. The ideal candidate is creative, experienced in distilling rich data and primary insights to their essence, intellectually curious, analytical, detail-oriented and precise, resourceful, can think intuitively and independently, and takes a consultative approach to problem resolution.
  • 80% of your time will be dedicated to conducting primary research and CI projects, liaising with INOVIS’ Senior CI Strategists to ensure established quality control procedures and processes
  • Write high quality summaries based on primary CI findings
  • Develop & establish relationships with key interview sources
  • Do investigative research, analysis, writing, & co-presenting of results
  • Respond swiftly to clients’ changing and ad hoc needs/requests during a project
  • Help cover medical conferences worldwide
Required Must-Have Skills & Talents
  • Undergraduate degree [business, life sciences, journalism] as well as graduate degree [MBA or equivalent and/or life sciences degree preferred]
  • At least 2-3 years Big Pharma client and/or CI agency-side experience in primary CI research and analysis
  • Excellent English oral, written and presentation skills
  • Has high level of energy and self-initiative
  • Is able to multi-task and flexible to deal with consistently changing priorities
  • Has ability to connect seemingly unrelated statements and facts to formulate logical follow-up and clarification questions during interviews
  • Team player and ready to go the extra mile
  • Used to work under pressure across time zones; willing to travel
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively under pressure in heavy deadline situations
  • Demonstrated competency conducting primary CI research, distilling down large amounts of data into concise summaries focused on the key implications for clients and strategy
  • Outstanding analytical capabilities, excellent proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint and graphics software
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Strong business and personal ethics
  • Takes full responsibility for individual & group performance
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness in obtaining intelligence and meeting deadlines
  • Has high level of energy and self-initiative
  • Is able to multi-task and flexible to deal with consistently changing priorities
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work style sufficient to function effectively with changing directives and priorities
  • Demonstrates creativity and solutions orientation
  • Communicates effectively and has top verbal, written and PPT presentation skills
  • Flexible hours with occasional need for conference calls after hours – i.e. based on clients’ requirements
  • Global team environment
  • Global travel [mainly EU, NA and APJ] and international conference coverage required (~ 20% of work hours)
  • Highly competitive & lucrative compensation package
  • MBA or BS in business [or equivalent] – AND/OR
  • Masters or BA in journalism/communications [or equivalent]
  • MD or PhD with existing, well-cultivated network of contacts a plus
Please forward a cover letter and CV [as well as any relevant sanitized work samples] to marc@inovis.global and baljit@inovis.global as attachments in MS Word and indicate CI Strategist / Analyst, Life Sciences in the subject line to ensure proper delivery or fax to +1.650.298.9555.

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