Consultant [Case Team Leader]

Position Summary

As a Consultant at Putnam you will help lead and manage a team of Associate & Life Sciences Consultants to complete projects.  Working with Managers and Partners you will:

  • Interact with clients to understand problems, and develop and refine hypotheses to test
  • Structure complex strategic and analytical problems that constitute the core of the team’s work
  • Lead the daily operations of the team in executing and synthesizing analyses into key findings and actionable recommendation and participate in delivering these recommendations to our clients

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 decision-making. 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.

Much of our work is conducted at our offices, although direct interaction with clients necessitates a reasonable level of travel to client sites.

Desired Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate for the Consultant position will have demonstrated excellence during both her / his academic career (MBA or post-graduate degree is preferred but not required) and previous employment experiences (minimum 3 - 4 years work experience) with other top-tier consulting firms or within the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industries. Proven analytic abilities, presentation skills, team management experience and a team-oriented attitude are essential.  A working knowledge of the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is also a prerequisite.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary, accompanied by excellent year-end bonus
  • Exceptional professional growth and promotion opportunities
  • Leadership training program
  • Additional benefits include a 401(k) plan, health, dental & disability insurance, 3 weeks paid vacation

Company Description

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.


This is an Equal Employment Opportunity.

Please note that Putnam Associates is in no way affiliated with Putnam Investments and that this is not a finance opportunity.


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