Data Partnerships Manager (Clinical Trials and Biomedical Research)
Z's Associates, Inc

Princeton, New Jersey

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ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people-a fact that's reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

The Data Strategy and Partnerships team mission is twofold: 1. Advise clients on all aspects of Data Strategy (including operating models, governance, sourcing, value creation, compliance, etc.). 2: Build relationships and partnerships with data providers and help ZS practice build new approaches, assets and products based on innovative data.

The Data Strategy and Partnerships activity has grown tremendously over the past 4 years. We are looking for an experienced manager to join our team.

Located in one of our US offices, the Data Strategy and Partnerships Manager (Clinical Trials and Biomedical Research) will support the broader organization to understand the current and emerging data sources that support a broad set of business needs among life science companies. The Manager will work closely with ZS' R&D Excellence Practice (focusing on clinical trials feasibility, biomedical research, real world evidence and health economics and outcomes research) to identify needs and potential solutions. He/she will develop relationships in a network of data providers with traditional or innovative data assets; building collaboration models to ensure mutual benefits. This individual will have high visibility within the firm and work collaboratively with the rest of the ZS Data Strategy and Partnerships group located in the North America, EU and India.


  • Collaborate closely with the ZS R&D Excellence practice with a focus on Clinical Trials and Biomedical Research to: identify data needs, determine engagement models with data partners, and related activities that contribute to the development of new ZS offerings, assets and solutions that leverage data
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert to support teams in client project proposals, client discussions, thought leadership, etc., where data expertise is needed
  • Partner with ZS leaders and client teams to sell and deliver Data Strategy projects for Life Science clients, including project scoping, approach definition, project management and execution, communication, people management
  • Initiate and cultivate relationships with diverse potential data providers (traditional and emerging), at various levels, including senior executives.
  • Explore partnership opportunities and different business models which may benefit ZS and the data partner. Shepherd the negotiation process with different stakeholders.
  • Manage day-to-day activity and communication with data partners; serve as key point of contact on all aspects to make partnerships live
  • Expand awareness, knowledge and usage of data partnerships within the firm; communicate use cases, facilitate training, create thought leadership documents, etc.
  • Manage and collaborate with an extended team of diverse skill sets (knowledge management, technologists, business operations, etc.); Mentor/coach junior members in the team, as needed
  • Bachelor's or master's degree required, with strong academic performance in analytic and quantitative coursework
  • 6-10 years of relevant post-collegiate job experience; prior experience working with healthcare data providers preferred
  • Strong knowledge of clinical trial operations, biomedical research, and other R&D functions within a pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • Knowledge of healthcare data and its practical applications (e.g., Patient Level Data, Electronic Medical Records, Social, Health Connected Data, Registries, Clinical Trials databases, Providers databases, etc.)
  • Self-starter, with high motivation, maturity and personal initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to build and develop strong relationships with partners and internal stakeholders
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to interact with and influence senior executives
  • Empathy, adaptability and high personal impact
  • Self-discipline for planning and organizing tasks, and delivering in an unstructured environment
ZS is a global consulting firm. Fluency in English is required; additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable.

Candidates must possess or be able to obtain work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.

ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. ZS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities without regard to any class protected by applicable law.

ZS is committed to providing and maintaining a safe workplace. Must have received full COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination will be required upon acceptance of offer of employment. Exemption process available on a limited basis.



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