Senior Associate | Pharma & Life Sciences | Advisory Consulting | Dublin/Cork

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Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

As we succeed in delivering exceptional service to our clients, PwC Consulting has grown at a significant pace in recent years. To support the continued growth of our Pharma and Life Sciences practice, we are looking for individuals at Senior Associate level to join.
Our collective blend of expertise and experience, the transformation we deliver for some of the world’s leading companies and the investment we make in the development of our team, makes PwC a great place to work.
Our Culture is what people talk about as being our differentiator. We truly care about our people and live our values.
You will enjoy a competitive package, interesting and purposeful work, and a work environment that encourages you to be authentic, ambitious and creative.
We are dedicated to you and your career - we will help you learn, grow and develop your skills and support you with your career ambitions.

About Consulting

In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business.

The work that you will do is about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster.

As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution


About Pharma & Life Sciences


A career within Pharma & Life Sciences Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients optimise all elements of their operations to move beyond the role of a cost effective business enabler and become a source of competitive advantages. We focus on product innovation and development, supply chain, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations and capital asset programmes to drive both growth and profitability.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.

  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.

  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.

  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.

  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.

  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Our Commitment to You

Your success is our success and we’ll not be found wanting in investing in your development:

  • We will help you build a tailor-made career to suit you as an individual, with targeted on- and off-the-job coaching and training to help you grow on a personal and professional level

  • We will enable you to develop an international professional network, tap into our global network of 223,000 specialists – including more than 3,000 colleagues in Ireland

  • We will support you in your personal growth through attractive career opportunities, stretch assignments, as well as through interdisciplinary collaboration within our company

  • You'll work with the best teams to add value for our clients on challenging national and international projects

  • You’ll be given the opportunity to achieve a globally recognised accreditation

  • You’ll also have the opportunity to attain a formal project management qualifications e.g. Prince2

This role can be based out of our offices in either Dublin or Cork with the option to avail of flexible hybrid working arrangements. In addition, there will also be an opportunity for international travel for global projects. 

What We Expect From You

Preferred Skills 

Life Science Industry Knowledge

  • Demonstrated experience in working with industry topics in Biopharma and/or Medical Devices

  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse the strategic and tactical needs of clients in the life science Industry develop innovative solutions to address those needs

  • Understand and articulate how emerging trends and opportunities in life science are evolving

  • Be able to create and / or localise highly compelling thought leadership (white papers, presentations, etc.) and work with industry associations, the press, analysts, and clients

Consulting Experience

  • Demonstrate ability to conceive, plan lead, and execute detailed project

  • Be able to work across products and sectors to build relationships and share best practice

  • Engage clients and prospects as a natural speaker and an engaging consultant, creating excitement around life science topics


  • Have worked in a consulting or life science role requiring consulting skills for at least 3 years

  • Experience in a life science manufacturing or commercial role a plus 

Why you’ll love working for PwC (Benefits)

We want you to love every minute of your career with PwC. 

But we get it: each stage of life comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you with a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits. There’s something for everyone. Here’s just a flavor:

A competitive compensation package with a defined career path

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • “Everyday flexibility”: Supporting our staff to be productive and have a balance between their working and personal lives. 

  • “Hybrid working”: A blended arrangement that allows working from home and in the office depending on business, client and team needs

  • “Flexible Friday”: A 3pm finish on Fridays through the Summer and ahead of bank holidays

  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan

  • Subsidised healthcare insurance

  • Wedding leave and gratuity, paid maternity leave, new parent leave;

  • On-site gym and shower facilities, fitness classes and wellbeing services

  • On-site restaurant, shop, dry cleaning service and great coffee in our excellent coffee shop

  • Commitment to digital transformation. All our employees attend our Digital Academy Training

  • A dedicated team of Learning and Development professionals who work tirelessly to deliver an evolving training framework. It’s our goal to continuously develop our employees' technical and professional skills

  • Training is centred around the “PwC Professional” our global leadership framework. It focuses on developing your core skills to become an authentic and inclusive leader for all levels

  • You’ll be paired with mentors to help you develop your skills, diversify your experience and support you in achieving your career goals.

We’ve over 3,000 people working in PwC Ireland and we hire over 300 graduates every year along with 300+ experienced hires so there is always lots going on with different societies and social events and you can get involved in as many or as little as you want.


About PwC Ireland

PwC is the leading professional services firm in Ireland supporting clients on some of the most complex business challenges both nationally and internationally. We are seen as ‘trusted advisors’ to our clients, the people they call when they need some informal advice or some deep dive expertise to resolve strategic business issues. We are connected to PwC’s global network, bringing the power of our global expertise to deliver sustainable value for our local clients.

Our business in Ireland is enjoying robust growth and has ambitious plans to develop new offerings, including Digital, AI, Customer and ESG, to support our clients in the years ahead.  These investments create career changing opportunities for all our staff as they adapt to deliver exceptional service to our clients.


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Firm: PwC

Location: Dublin