A growing life sciences firm, Blue Matter has literally gone from a single office to a global boutique in under a decade. This impressive growth has brought a number of consultants along for the ride, creating leadership opportunities for those with an entrepreneurial mindset. Post-pandemic, quality of life issues—particularly those related to travel—will be something to watch; this firm is clearly going places, which means consultants may be expected to as well!
Major Office Locations
A growing force in the life sciences space, Blue Matter has been on something of a tear of late. Having been founded a decade ago, the company today operates out of 6 locations in the U.S., Europe, and India—with more surely to come as its impressive growth shows little sign of slowing.
As an employer, the impact of that growth on the firm’s culture is something that leadership will need to contend with, as there are already some rumbling among consultants about expanding workloads and a shift away from the boutique feel many had come to know and love.
None of that, however, should be a red flag for anyone considering joining the firm: if you’re looking for a career in life sciences, with the opportunity of operating on a global stage, and at a ...
Founded in 2012, Blue Matter is a specialized management consulting firm serving the life sciences industry. The firm maintains offices across the United States, Europe, and India.
Blue Matter works to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies "maximize value at the
product, portfolio, and company levels." The firm's services can be grouped into the following
categories: New Product Planning, Launch Strategy and Management, Commercial Strategy for In-Line Products, and Organizational Design and Development.
While most of Blue Matter’s work involves pre-launch and launch products, the firm does not exclusively focus there. It works across a range of therapeutic areas but has developed specialized capabilities in oncology, CNS, and rare diseases.
Blue Matter’s Guiding Philosophy
Back in 2012, the founding partners of Blue Matter were busy launching the company. Each of them had worked in life sciences consulting for quite some time and had experience in a wide range of consulting firms. All that experience had taught them a lot. Some experiences taught them how to do things the right way…and some taught them how not to do things.
They had learned about running efficient operations, the ins and outs of management consulting, how to lead and develop people, and a host of other things. They had also seen people stretch themselves too thin, ignore work-life balance, become competitive with their own colleagues, and burn out in spectacular fashion.
So, their guiding philosophy when creating Blue Matter was simple: Use all the good stuff they learned while avoiding the bad stuff they’d seen in the past. The result is the Blue Matter culture that exists today; one based on doing interesting, meaningful work and on building a happy, tight-knit team. Read on to learn a bit more about life at Blue Matter.