Consulting Manager, Life Sciences at West Monroe (Chicago, IL)

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Ready to thrive in the next step on your career journey?

WMP is looking for Consulting Managers with a passion for innovation to join our rapidly expanding Life Sciences team. The WMP Life Sciences team helps companies innovate in the digitally enabled patient-centric healthcare ecosystem that links patients, providers, payers, and life sciences companies.  

Position Accountabilities: 

  • Possess a deep understanding of the healthcare ecosystem (payer, provider, life sciences) alongside knowledge of the digital technology and partnership landscape
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory landscape and the implications for a patient-and-provider centric strategy
  • Assess the rapidly changing digital health technology landscape to keep track of key developments, innovative ideas, trends, and technologies that can provide life science companies the opportunity to enhance the impact of their therapies 
  • Lead cross-functional teams (e.g., medical affairs, market access, sales, HEOR) on how to best apply digital transformation to improve the patient experience and create business value
  • Define the strategic opportunities and challenges that can be addressed via new digital capabilities (e.g., digital therapeutics (software-as-a-medical device) and wearables), deploying leading practices, enabling high performing teams, and delivering operational excellence
  • Develop detailed roadmaps and strategies for global initiatives across multiple therapeutic areas. Be comfortable presenting these concepts to senior executive leadership and gaining their buy-in to move forward
  • Be recognized as a trusted advisor for patient-and-provider digital health solutions with both internal and external stakeholders

Client Delivery: 

  • Serve as the industry expert and project management lead on projects
  • Establish role as central point of contact with engagement directors and client stakeholders to communicate project status, metrics as well as mitigate risk
  • Address client requests for critical issues while also being able to drive projects to completion
  • Be able to identify interdependencies and collaboration opportunities across WMP

Practice Development: 

  • Grow and lead a team in the design and development of WMP’s patient-and-provider centric digital health solutions
  • Identify team strengths and issues; mentor and provide guidance to build next generation of leaders
  • Participate actively in the recruiting process for other consultants
  • Coach and mentor other consultants to develop the next generation of leaders 
  • Drive the enhancement of WMP's methodologies and approaches to client delivery; participate in thought leadership

Business Development: 

  • Assist with business development initiatives, which include creating work plans, pricing estimates and assessing risk for future prospects
  • Contribute ideas and expertise for go-to-market strategy; help execute business development campaigns
  • Understand business needs and requirements and help turn those goals into concrete projects and detailed proposals


  • BA/BS degree required. Advanced degree in clinical sciences or MBA is preferred
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise mature judgement. Demonstrated consistent career progression with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience required; prior experience leading team-based engagements in the life sciences industry or in a consulting environment 
  • Demonstrated capabilities in digital solutions and the use of digital technologies to transform business models and provide new customer value-producing capabilities
  • Familiarity with Agile / SCRUM methodologies
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills including experience presenting concepts to senior executives and non-technical colleagues
  • Passion for understanding emerging technologies with pragmatic insight into where those technologies can be integrated into business solutions
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Live within commuting distance to one of West Monroe’s consulting offices
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship now or at any time in the future

Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.

At West Monroe, our people are our business.

We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting—and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious.

Our people-first culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.

We also know that the best outcomes for both our people and our clients result from including diverse perspectives at the table. That’s why inclusion & diversity is one of our core values.

Every day our clients rely on us to help them tackle their greatest challenges, by strategically deploying technology through a business-focused and industry-specific lens. We bring together both the right knowledge and the right approach, so that they can capitalize on opportunities and deliver real results. That takes the right team. And that’s where you come in.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here. 

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Chicago is our headquarters, our largest office, and where it all started. Located in the Loop, you’ll find representation across all practices and industries. As our first office, Chicago remains one of the firm’s main hubs for technology and innovation, relying on top talent from the area.

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What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a CXO (Chief “Something” Officer) role that is outside of their daily client service role such as Chief Outdoor Officer or Chief Snack Officer.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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