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Dipankar Koushik
Dipankar Koushik

Dipankar Koushik


IMS Health


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Role Model:
Mark Zuckerberg- He is young (my age), innovative, energetic and most of all, he always beleives in himself.
Career Profile:
Key responsibilities include project management, team/resource management, executing and delivering projects, ensuring quality of deliverables, coordinating and managing communication with onsite stakeholders/clients.
Expertise: Phamaceutical/Healthcare Domain, Project Management, People Management, Data Analytics, Business Research, Competitive Intelligence, Social Media Research and Analysis.
Done Differently:
Things are going very well for me and I do not think I would have done things any differently from what I have done till now.
Family Background
My father is a Retired Railway officer and my mother is a home maker with a hobby in writing short stories. My wife is a HR Professional and my younger brother is a Software Delevoper in a leading IT firm.
Advice For New Professionals:
Be focussed on what you want to achieve and strive in that direction, do not get distracted, believe in yourself.
Other Thoughts:
No Thank you.
Required Reading:
Books on using business statistics techniques and advanced analytics like SAS, VBA, Excel, etc. Also, books on market research and consumer behavior are helpful to hone your business skills. If you want to enter a specific industry vertical in analytics domain, say pharma, keep yourself upto date by following some websites like FiercePharma which give industry specific news and articles. IMS Health global publications are helpful too.
Working Life Management:
I plan my work and create a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) at the begining of a project dividing the project into specific tasks, delegate work to the team and myself by these tasks and set timelines for each of these tasks. I keep 10-15% buffer while commiting timelines so that unavoidable and unforseen risks are accounted for. I commit to clients only what is actually possible and set right expectations at the beginning of a project. This way, I am able to finish my job in time, finish work and go home and spend quality time with my family. At the same time, I have set the expectation with my family that my work might sometimes require putting in extra time, but I will always let them know in advance if today is one such day.
Professional Strengths:
Humble but assertive, honesty and truthful, interpersonal and communication skills, a proactive approach in handling work.
The Journey So Far:
5+ years of experience in Data Analytics and Business Research.
Currently, leading a team of analyts delivering Analytics and Consulting projects to global Pharmaceutical/Healthcare Clients in Commercial/Sales Force Effectivness projects. Prior to Joining IMS, I worked with Genpact as Senior Research Analyst, where I was leading a team of Analysts on various business research and social media analytics projects. Previously worked with TCS where I was part of the IMS Health account in a vendor capacity for 2 years. Started my career as a Pharma Market Research Analyst in Manthan Services, an Indian mid-sized services company.
Degrees That Matter:
I have a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Research from Cranfield University, UK, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Management. Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Bangalore University. A cerificate course in Advance Analytics is recommended for people who want to start a career in Business Analytics. Having said that, you can learn these things at work too if you get an opportunity to start off as a fresher in a company which is already working in this domain.
Job Profile:
I lead a team of highly focussed Analysts/Consultants with advanced management degress and pharmaceutical domain expertise delivering customized business analytics and consulting projects which help clients effectively plan, manage, deploy and track sales force performance and optimize resources.
Growth Strategy:
Watch, learn and adapt, at the same time, share what I know already to help and guide others to develop.
Plans For The Future:
A recognized Phamaceutical Business consultant leading a brilliant team of international professionals.
The Decisions That Matter
Coming from a life science research background, the decision to start my career in the Business Analytics and Market Research domain was probably the most improtant career decision I made.
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