Vacancy – COGNIZANT BUSINESS CONSULTING- Life Sciences Leader Nordics


CBC is the Management Consulting part of Cognizant Technology Solutions, a Fortune 500 company with approximately 240´000 employees worldwide. Cognizant has been on Fortune magazine’s list of ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ for six years straight, and has shown double digit profitable growth for more than 15 years in a row. In 2015 Forbes ranked Cognizant to as one of the top 100 most innovative companies in the world.

Cognizant Nordics has approximately 1000 employees and has experienced a rapid growth over the last 5 years. In 2016 Cognizant was certified a “Top Employer” in Europe and in the Nordics. Consulting and Digital are strong growth areas and we expanding our team of consulting specialists to assume lead roles within the company Cognizant Business Consulting (CBC) is a strategically important division which focuses on delivering high quality consulting solutions to clients globally. The CBC organization is industry lead, and is leveraging the strength of global industry verticals. The Cognizant Life Science vertical employs 13.000+ professionals, and we work with the vast majority of the top Pharma, Biotech and Med Devices companies across the globe.

As part of the growth of Cognizant in Nordics, we are building our Life Science Consulting practice with the primary objective of delivering consulting led solutions clients across the Life Science sector, while working with other areas of Cognizant in support of the Nordics business. To start this, we are looking for a strong consulting leader in the field.


The Lead Life Science Consultant candidate will have a successful career with a top consulting firm or vendor with a passion for client service and a track record of delivering Life Science Consulting solutions to clients across the sector.

Specifically, a candidate will have:

  • A university degree in a relevant field
  • At least 10 years of consulting experience, primarily in a consulting firm or vendor firm
  • Significant experience in selling and delivering management consulting services to clients at CXO levels within organizations in the Nordics
  • Experience from working in a multi-cultural context is a plus
  • Experience across range of sectors and types of client transformation programs
  • Ability to work in a large, global and highly matrix environment
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in an unstructured, entrepreneurial environment, whilst at the same time playing a full part in the CBC practice and working closely with colleagues to identify the best ways of securing consulting opportunities for Cognizant
  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills to form good relationships both internally and externally
  • Evidence of a desire and ambition to play a major part in the development of Cognizant’s Business Consulting business.

Specific elements of the role are set out below:


  • Be part of and contribute to CBC LS practice in Nordics
  • Lead and develop profitable business in key accounts
  • Recognized as a leader within Cognizant CBC in Nordics
  • Deliver major Cognizant CBC LS client assignments providing LS domain expertise to Cognizant clients

Personal Attributes:

  • High level of drive, initiative and determination
  • Exemplary professional and corporate image
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent Team Player who actively supports peers
  • Entrepreneurial and creative thinker
  • Highly adaptable in dynamic environments
  • Delivers concise and effective communications
  • Inspires trust and confidence


  • Lives the CBC core attributes: pragmatic delivery of client engagements
  • An strong practitioner with excellent LS domain plus management consulting skills
  • Recruits and develops consulting team
  • Provides LS practice leadership
  • Ensures all practice consultants clear and confident in operating model and practice proposition
  • Develops and empowers team members though formal and informal feedback readily coaching and mentoring own team and client staff
  • Delivers and leads best practice consulting engagements
  • Maximizes utilization on complex, large and high risk assignments
  • High level of credibility and influence with key client decision makers
  • Delivery focused taking bold and rapid decisions in the absence of solid solutions
  • Ascertains client culture and strategic goals developing strong partnerships and sales lines
  • Leads and sells the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills Cognizant CBC adopts building confidence in Cognizant CBC’s capability and paving repeat assignments and a competitive edge in future tenders
  • Meets practice targets in terms of revenue; profit and permanent headcount

Business Development:

  • Develops Life Science business consulting strategy and propositions for key accounts
  • Strong personal network and reputation in key markets
  • Sells major assignments with far reaching impacts to both client and Cognizant
  • Manages major sales with profitable advantage to Cognizant
  • Owns the consulting sales process for key accounts
  • Establishes effective and influential networks which are key to evolving opportunities

Contribution to CBC:

  • Has a thorough understanding of the Cognizant LS service offerings
  • Contributes to the distinctive Cognizant CBC culture
  • Ensures LS Consulting actively contributes to the success of the LS practice in Nordics