Strategy Insights & Planning Consultant - Zurich




Zürich, Switzerland


Position summary

ZS is a place where passion changes lives. As a management consulting and technology firm focused on transforming global healthcare and beyond, our most valuable asset is our people. Here you'll work side-by-side with a powerful collective of thinkers and experts shaping solutions from start to finish. At ZS, we believe that making an impact demands a different approach; and that's why here your ideas elevate actions, and here you'll have the freedom to define your own path and pursue cutting-edge work. We partner collaboratively with our clients to develop products that create value and deliver company results across critical areas of their business including portfolio strategy, customer insights, research and development, operational and technology transformation, marketing strategy and many more. If you dare to think differently, join us, and find a path where your passion can change lives.

Our most valuable asset is our people.

At ZS we honor the visible and invisible elements of our identities, personal experiences and belief systems-the ones that comprise us as individuals, shape who we are and

make us unique. We believe your personal interests, identities, and desire to learn are part of your success here. Learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and the networks ZS supports to assist our ZSers in cultivating community spaces, obtaining the resources they need to thrive, and sharing the messages they are passionate about. Learn more


Strategy Insights & Planning Consultants (SIPCs) lead project teams to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients. SIPCs possess unstructured problem-solving skills as well as strong analytic, synthesis and communication skills. In particular, SIPCs manage the project plan and collaborate with their project team to apply problem-solving frameworks to client issues, support clients in change initiatives and employ standard analytic techniques to help guide client decisions. SIPCs may work on multiple projects simultaneously. As SIPCs advance in their career, they specialize in a particular industry, practice area and/or client relationship.


  • Work with project leadership to define project scope and develop approach

  • Lead project task execution by ensuring progress, organizing project data and coordinating team meetings

  • Conduct issue analysis and develop hypotheses on the key client issues

  • Design and execute qualitative and/or quantitative analyses to test and analyze hypotheses

  • Synthesize findings, develop recommendations and communicate results to clients and internal teams

  • Manage and oversee client project teams to make sure that clients' needs are being addressed

  • Evolve relationship with clients beyond project execution and towards issue-based discussions to help build rapport and give new industry perspective

  • Provide thought leadership and innovation within projects and practice areas

  • Participate in business development

  • Contribute to internal firm activities

  • Coach and mentor junior team members


  • MBA with bachelor's degrees in a field with quantitative coursework such as business, economics, marketing, psychology, physical or life sciences. In lieu of an MBA, 5-8 years of relevant work experience may substitute

  • Up to 3 years of post-MBA relevant work experience, and 3-5 years of pre-MBA work experience

  • High motivation, good work ethic, maturity and personal initiative

  • Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, leading and managing teams

  • Effective oral and written communication skills that enable personal impact with senior-level decision makers

  • Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset

  • Analytic problem-solving skills, with a creative and innovative outlook

  • Client service orientation

Applications close 26th November. Please note we hire on a rolling basis.

Perks & Benefits:

ZS offers a comprehensive total rewards package including health and well-being, financial planning, annual leave, personal growth and professional development. Our robust skills development programs, multiple career progression options and internal mobility paths and collaborative culture empowers you to thrive as an individual and global team member.

We are committed to giving our employees a flexible and connected way of working. A flexible and connected ZS allows us to combine work from home and on-site presence at clients/ZS offices for the majority of our week. The magic of ZS culture and innovation thrives in both planned and spontaneous face-to-face connections.

Considering applying?

At ZS, we're building a diverse and inclusive company where people bring their passions to inspire life-changing impact in global healthcare and beyond. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize the value that candidates with all backgrounds, including non-traditional ones, bring. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements listed above.

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.

To Complete Your Application:

Candidates must possess or be able to obtain work authorization for their intended country of employment.

ZS is committed to providing and maintaining a safe workplace. In order to keep its employees safe, ZS recommends that all its employees and contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination can be voluntarily provided upon acceptance of offer of employment.


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Why you should apply for a job to ZS:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2022

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.4/5 in supportive management

  • 95% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 90% would recommend this company to other women

  • 91% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Women@ZS enables professional growth, fostering an inclusive culture and supporting individual choices.

  • The Black & Hispanic Alliance uplifts Black and Hispanic perspectives at ZS, respectfully challenging thought and inspiring action.

  • Ranked by Fairygodboss as a “Best Company for Women," "Best Consulting Company," and “Best CEO for Gender Diversity” list.