Principal Business Consultant - R&D - Regulatory (Remote)

United Kingdom - London

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Veeva Systems
Veeva Systems Inc. is a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence, and customer success, Veeva has more than 750 customers, ranging from the world's largest pharmaceutical...
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Veeva is a mission-driven organization that aspires to help our customers in Life Sciences and Regulated industries bring their products to market, faster. We are shaped by our values: Do the Right Thing, Customer Success, Employee Success, and Speed. Our teams develop transformative cloud software, services, consulting, and data to make our customers more efficient and effective in everything they do. Veeva is a work anywhere company. You can work at home, at a customer site, or in an office on any given day. As a Public Benefit Corporation, you will also work for a company focused on making a positive impact on its customers, employees, and communities.
The Role
R&D Consulting at Veeva is a unique group fusing strategy and operations with data and technology. Establishing a leading R&D consulting practice is a strategic priority for Veeva, with high visibility within the company and to leaders of the wider Life Sciences industry.As a Principal working within a company at the forefront of digital innovation in the Life Sciences, you will help grow our practice in Europe. The focus will be on building our brand in the market, developing our customer network and identifying and acquiring new projects to support our customers to deliver on their complex business challenges.

What You'll Do

  • Lead business development opportunities – identify and generate new project opportunities, clarify customers challenges and needs, be able to develop a compelling, differentiated proposal to solve these issues, and win new work
  • Leverage your network to identify opportunities and develop our business and build new relationships
  • Be the R&D consulting lead on one of our top enterprise accounts
  • Build strong and trusted relationships with customers, serving as primary contact for strategic and tactical questions
  • Support in the creation of new campaigns, offerings, and thought leadership that differentiate R&D consulting in the market
  • Lead multiple project engagement teams – empowering the team to plan and manage all aspects of delivery, from scope to quality assurance


  • Significant management and R&D consulting experience (at least 10 years)
  • Experience in the Life Sciences, particularly in Regulatory Affairs and Regulatory Information Management
  • An extensive network of relevant stakeholders within leadership positions in Top 20 Life Sciences companies
  • Credibility and experience in operating and engaging at senior levels with key Life Sciences customers
  • Proven track record of developing new, high value/impact, customer engagements
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing digital transformation and R&D innovation/improvement programs
  • Deep understanding of the entire R&D value chain

Nice to Have

  • Fluency in multiple European languages (e.g. German, French, Spanish) in addition to English
  • Experience with digital technologies – platforms, channels, analytics tools, apps, emerging tech, etc.
  • Good understanding of Veeva’s broader platforms and solutions, and how these can be leveraged and enhanced by R&D consulting services
  • Experience working with SaaS solutions
  • Veeva certified on any of our relevant R&D products

Perks & Benefits

  • Highly competitive remuneration
  • Opportunity for rapid progression
  • Allocations for continuous learning & development
  • Health & wellness programs
Veeva’s headquarters is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in more than 15 countries around the world.
Veeva is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and growing a diverse workforce. Diversity makes us stronger. It comes in many forms. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, sexual orientation, age, disability and life experience shape us all into unique individuals. We value people for the individuals they are and the contributions they can bring to our teams.
Job region(s): Europe
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