Independent Principal

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed


Posted 4 months ago
Job details

About Uptake

Established in 2005, we are a multi-award-winning independent consultancy renowned for high-quality healthcare projects. We partner with global pharmaceutical companies in developing and implementing Strategy, Planning, Capability and Launch consulting projects.

We are on a mission to inspire people to deliver exceptional healthcare performance. We take a rigorous and patient-centric approach to all our projects and deliver them with energy, creative flair, and practical industry-leading expertise. We strive to hire the best and invest in people and believe that by living our values in the way we work with one another and our clients, we can inspire people to deliver exceptional healthcare performance.

As a result of the rapid growth of the company over the last four years (over 100% increase in revenue 2017 to 2021, Communique and PMEA industry award-winners 2016, ‘17, ’19, ’20 and ‘21, Great Place to Work UK 2022 & 2023), the breadth and depth of the client base and the complexity and sophistication of the client projects, Uptake is looking for exceptional freelance professionals to join our talent community. Specifically, we are looking for experienced freelance professionals with specialisms in any of these areas: strategy, planning, capability, launch.

As the subject matter expert, you will have the opportunity to work with our brilliant Uptake team, focusing on supporting specific consultancy engagements directly for our clients and delivering on budget, to time and meeting clients’ expectations.

Key responsibilities

Activities of an Independent Principal are highly influenced by the specific consulting engagement and client needs.

  • Support and co lead client meetings, establishing trust and credibility to ensure we fully understand the client’s needs and proposal value adding solutions.
  • Facilitate client workshops and capability programmes with client facing teams.
  • Support the project team to successfully deliver the project by creating a strong environment focused on imparting your subject matter expertise, collaboration, and challenge.
  • Use or adapt Uptake’s consulting materials to deliver bespoke, high-quality services to the client, sharing ideas for improvements with the broader team.

Candidate requirements


  • Knowledge and experience of either strategy/capability/planning/launch, market insights/access/omnichannel within a corporate and consultancy/agency environment.
  • Experience of delivering Brand Launch and / or Strategy Planning and / or Capability Development in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and/or Consumer Healthcare industry.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organisation and time-management skills with the ability to work to a tight deadline.
  • The ability and confidence to adapt quickly to changing needs and timelines.
  • Calm under pressure and the ability to problem-solve.
  • Financial acumen and the ability to provide summaries from complex financial information.
  • Focused on quality and takes time to check details and correct errors.
  • Strong client focus skills and ability to communicate professionally with clients.
  • Multi-tasking individual with strong analytic, communication and presentation skills.
  • Thrives working in a fast-paced client-focused environment.
  • Competent use of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Teams, Zoom, Adobe products.
  • You will have the framework to conduct freelance consultancy work.
  • Trained in facilitation skills.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the ABPI.

Uptake is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, neurodiversity, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion, or belief.

Please do let us know if we can support or make any adjustments throughout the interview process.

If you are happy with us doing so, we will keep your details to update you of future opportunities to partner. We keep your information strictly confidential.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Director

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 18, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

Uptake (Uptake Strategies Ltd) offers award-winning, industry leading consultancy to global healthcare companies across our core services: planning, strategy, capability and launch. We deliver practical, innovative consultancy support, working with our clients to positively change patients’ lives. We are a global force for growth for our people and clients and we inspire exceptional performance across the pharma and biotech industry by being bold, confident, joyful and transformational. Our ethos is to deliver rigorous, measurable improvements in commercial and medical performance, whilst remaining dedicated to the principles of patient-centricity, trust, and integrity.
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