Strategic Planner

Purohit Navigation

Purohit Navigation ( is a unique full-service healthcare strategy and marketing firm. For nearly 35 years, the firm has combined groundbreaking insights with strong creative expertise to achieve behavioral change. Current and former clients include companies in the pharmaceutical (including genetic and rare diseases), diagnostic (molecular and plated media), medical device, hospital product, and disease awareness areas, giving Purohit Navigation extensive experience with more than 200 brands in 60 therapeutic areas.

Position Details

Strategic Planner
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Our one-of-a-kind healthcare strategy and marketing firm has an excellent opportunity for a Strategic Planner. This key role provides leadership and support for strategy and research projects that ensure the excellence of deliverables to our clients and will be involved in developing and maintaining solid client relationships.

The Position

The successful candidate will:

  • Creatively approach problem solving and strategic thinking to map insights to business challenges to solutions and develop polished, thoughtful and persuasive strategic deliverables
  • Process and synthesize market research, secondary research, analytics and other insights to craft engaging and compelling stories that communicate our strategic thinking
  • Continually search out new, innovative and big ideas to meet client brand objectives
  • Identify potential hurdles for client brands and confidently lead the client to strategic solutions
  • Collaborate with the broader strategy team on the development of reports and presentations of primary and secondary research findings that clearly, concisely, and compellingly communicate results, marketing implications and recommendations to client satisfaction
  • Collaborate with client management team to inform brand and creative strategy/brief development
  • Support the design and facilitation of client workshops, strategy sessions and ad boards
  • Support the annual client brand planning process and new business pitches

The Person

We are looking for a candidate who is smart, creative, and able to see the “big picture” to identify impactful key insights to inform solid and innovative strategy, while maintaining Purohit Navigation’s reputation for attention to detail and quality. The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, science, business or communications-related field
  • Successful track record with 3+ years’ experience in commercial planning, strategic planning, consulting, marketing or sales analytics
  • Advanced understanding of pharmaceutical/healthcare brand marketing and promotional strategy
  • Strong PowerPoint skills/proficiency is essential
  • Strong multi-tasking, time management and organizational skills
  • Experience in sales analytics and/or financial modeling a plus
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and productive client relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Preferred -  Advanced degree in marketing, market research, finance, science or related discipline

As Navigators, we’re committed to a high level of quality and innovation. We share these core values:

  • Passion for work at all levels
  • High-quality work that is strategically grounded
  • Superior level of client service
  • Culture of trust, empowerment, and commitment
  • Collaborative and team-oriented spirit (no ego)

Purohit Navigation offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical insurance, a 401(k) plan, company-paid employee dental and vision coverage, short-term and long-term disability, and life insurance coverage.

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