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Experienced Consultant, Life Sciences

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date Posted: May 13, 2024

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Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a premier independent global professional services firm specializing in providing turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement and corporate advisory services.  


Our Life Sciences team provides a broad range of services for our clients. When our clients are experiencing distress or significant change, we are there to guide their stakeholders and executives through the challenging times. When our clients are experiencing tremendous growth and see great opportunities, we provide the resources and expertise to help them grow without organizational strain. Lastly, when our clients’ business is stagnant, we provide the deep industry, market and financial expertise to move them towards profitability and growth.  


Our team understands the growing need for agility and linkages to ever-changing market dynamics.  We therefore observe industry trends closely, including navigating how the industry builds closer relationships with patients, evolving commercial strategies and models, deploying services that go beyond medicine or devices, considering how new tools like AI and the cloud can be transformative, and, how R&D and the definition of targeted therapy is developing before the worlds’ eyes. 


Our practice provides services across each pillar and support function of the enterprise including R&D, manufacturing, commercial, and business development to strategy, finance, IT and HR. We assist our clients by finding new routes towards productivity and growth, we help reduce costs and increase supply chain reliability and security, and we support our clients by finding new paths to engage their customers. 


What will you be doing?  


· Develop growth strategies that fuel expansion, explore adjacent markets, and identify untapped opportunities. Help clients understand their competitive edge and profitability across product lines. Craft pricing and reimbursement strategies that consider customer value, patient needs, cost structures, market dynamics, and product lifecycles. Evaluate business and operating models for growing product lines.SupporM&A activity through due diligence and post-merger integration. Identify and mitigate risks across all aspects of the business. 

· Partner with private equity clients to assess investments and support portfolio companies.  Lead turnarounds for pharma, biotech, medtech, and life sciences service companies.


As a senior associate on our team, you will work on the most interesting and challenging problems in the Life Sciences industry. Projects may involve analyzing pharmaceutical pipelines, conducting interviews with key players, creating data-driven insights, crafting compelling presentations, and streamlining workflows. You will be part of a team that is passionate about, and known for, delivering transformational change to the healthcare continuum. We are a group of entrepreneurial, action-, and results-oriented professionals who take a hands-on approach to solving our clients’ problems and helping them reach their full potential. 


What are we looking for?  


Proven Problem-Solvers with Deep Life Sciences Expertise

At this level, you'll be a strategic consultant with a minimum of four years of experience tackling complex challenges within the life sciences sector. You're a quick study, able to seamlessly integrate into ongoing projects and drive impactful results.

Sharp Minds Who Collaborate and Lead

Your experience fosters a collaborative spirit, valuing diverse perspectives and fostering a supportive team environment. You thrive in a culture of intellectual challenge, where colleagues push each other to excel.

Data-Driven Insights with a Global Perspective

Your analytical prowess is evident. You have a proven track record of leveraging data to identify trends, assess risks, and develop innovative solutions. You understand the interconnectedness of the healthcare landscape and can create strategies that consider broader market dynamics.

Client-Focused with a Results Orientation

Your passion lies in driving real impact for clients. You possess excellent communication skills and can translate complex insights into actionable recommendations. You have a strong track record of delivering practical solutions that generate tangible value.

Ambitious and Accomplished

Your accomplishments speak for themselves. You've built a network and a reputation for excellence within the life sciences industry. You're eager to continue your growth trajectory and make a significant contribution to our team.

If you see yourself in this description, we want to hear from you! 


How will you grow and be supported? 

As a  senior associate within the Life Sciences practice, you will have the opportunity to take your career to the next level by gaining invaluable industry experience while enhancing and expanding your skillset. Our team of experienced professionals will offer you developmental feedback and growth opportunities, allowing you to collaborate with experts and gain invaluable experience.

We prioritize the growth and development of each employee. We take a personalized approach by working with you to create a customized career development plan that caters to your unique needs and helps you progress in your career. Our training programs are a mix of live and virtual sessions, and we also provide best-in-class on-demand training. We offer on-the-job coaching to facilitate your learning, assign a transitional coach to help you adjust to the work environment, and pair you up with a mentor who will guide you throughout your career journey.

Alvarez & Marsal offers competitive benefits and opportunities to support your personal and professional development. Click to learn about our commitment to your well-beingA&M recognizes that our people drive our growth, and you will be provided with the best available training and development resources through formalized training and on-the-job training. Learn more about why A&M is a great place to work. 

Compensation Statement:

The following are the annual base salary ranges, commensurate with experience: Associate $90-115k, and Senior Associate: $125-150kIn addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.  Please ask your recruiter for details.

Benefits Summary:

Regular employees working 30 or more hours per week are also entitled to participate in Alvarez & Marsal Holdings’ fringe benefits consisting of healthcare plans, flexible spending and savings accounts, life, AD&D, and disability coverages at rates determined from time to time as well as a 401(k) retirement plan. Provided the eligibility requirements are met, employees will also receive a discretionary contribution to their 401(k) from Alvarez & Marsal. Click here for more information regarding A&M’s benefits programs.

Alvarez & Marsal recruits on an ongoing basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) that they are qualified for and that are of interest to them. 


Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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