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Independent management consultants specializing in pharmaceuticals

Umbrex is the fastest, most reliable way to find the right independent management consultant for a project in the pharmaceutical industry. Over 90% of our pharmaceutical practice consultants are alums of McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. The majority also have experience in pharmaceutical industry roles.

Examples of how we help pharmaceutical industry clients

Launched an internal strategy group with design thinking principals for a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company. Shifted company to a more customer-centered culture. Initiatives generated $60M in incremental annual revenue.

For a newly launched pharmaceutical firm, established U.S. commercial compliance framework to support product launches, impacting medical affairs, sales and marketing teams.

Led the corporate procurement team of a pharmaceutical company. Supervised negotiations and category management processes resulting in $300M in annual savings.

Advised the finance shared services leader of a leading global pharmaceutical company on its 3-year business, organization, and talent strategy.

Led the marketing strategy for the launch of a vaccine, which was the fastest product in the company’s history to reach $1B in sales (achieved in 9 months).

Redesigned a pharmaceutical company’s international channel strategy for the distribution of reference standards and related products. Analyzed distributor performance, customer loyalty, shipping capabilities, reseller performance, and channel potential.

Led sales team in China for a global pharmaceutical company. Grew revenues of the diabetes business unit 20% in six months.

Pharmaceutical industry experience at top firms such as:

Divisional Vice President

Customer Excellence Director

Vice President, Primary Care Sales

Senior Brand Manager

Executive Director, Commercial Excellence

Senior Director, Regulatory Conformance

Head of Metabolic Franchise

Head of World Wide Innovation

Executive Business Unit Head

Global Director Corporate Strategy

What clients say

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Useful resources on the Pharmaceuticals industry recommended by our members

  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Society for Corporate Governance
  • International Corporate Governance Network
  • Business Roundtable
  • The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members 2nd Edition
  • A Carver Policy Governance Guide, The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member 2nd Edition
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