ZS Associates - do they hire non healthcare background candidates?

ZS Associates
New answer on Jul 10, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Apr 26, 2020

I have a strong impression that ZS Associates purely focuses on the healthcare industry based on others' feedback. Based on their website they also provide service to clients in other industries such as finance and consumer.

I would like to know how strong is ZS Associates positioned in non-healthcare industries? Also, as a person who doesn't have healthcare/pharma background, would ZS Asoociates be interested in my profile? Thanks!

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Emily
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replied on Apr 27, 2020
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Hi,

I have a colleague who was from ZS and she joined ZS without healthcare background. That said it is just one example; so I guess it is possible, but not sure how hard it would be. It depends a lot on the region/country you apply to as well.

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Emily

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Anonymous replied on Apr 27, 2020

Hi A,

I personally don't dispose any specific details about ZS. But the following things might be relevant for your consideration:

- Background specification may vary from region to region, and between offices

- Good candidiates with strong leadership skills and consultant thinking needed everywhere

- It might be needed to get into some healthcare context

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André

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Clara
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replied on Apr 27, 2020
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Hello!

As they remark in their page, they not only focus on Pharma.

However, it´s difficult to see "how strong they are outside Pharma" without knowing someone from inside, quite honestly.

In any case, why are you interested in this one in particular? What is the unique value proposition for you?

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Luca
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replied on Apr 26, 2020
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Hello,

I don't have specific information on ZS associates but I can assure you that consulting companies, even small boutique focused on a specific industry, are always interested in smart people. That means that it's not mandatory to have a specific background.
Of course this does not apply for senior positions, where they look for people ready to give their active contribution to the company.

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Luca

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ABCD replied on Jul 10, 2020

85% of their current work is in life sciences. They are growing other practices more! Travel, hospitality and airline being next highest I think!

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