Healthcare Network Management Strategy - Associate Director

at Guidehouse in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:


Associate Directors are responsible for managing projects from cultivation to completion, driving impactful and successful results for clients. This includes development of the strategy based on the specific client needs and leading teams to implement the solution. In this role, you will oversee the activities of the designated project team and support the day-to-day management of the client relationship. You will effectively develop strategic solutions, manage work plans, staffing, deadlines and budgets for multiple projects simultaneously. Your work products are high-quality and client-ready. In this visible role, you will lead team meetings and guide, manage, and coach staff consultants, providing constructive feedback on project participation and overall career development. You will collaborate with Directors and Partners, keeping them abreast of project progress and important developments. As an Associate Director, you will participate in sales initiatives and drive practice development. We encourage career development and hiring for the long term. As an Associate Director, you will follow a clearly defined career path and continue to hone your professional expertise, business development skills and an ability to own multiple complex workstreams. As you achieve client outcomes and business development results, you will have the opportunity to progress to the Director level. As an Associate Director, you will lead a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities may include: • Leverage your technical and strategic skills in many areas of health care, focusing on a specific area of specialization within the integrated healthcare system (service lines, facility strategy, enterprise strategy, financial strategy, M&A strategy, digital strategy, growth strategy) • Lead transformation projects focused on the modernization of public sector and/or commercial/private healthcare operations by facilitating multiple process improvement strategies to increase revenue, develop standard practices for care delivery, improve the patient experience and the efficiency of healthcare systems • Manage engagement economics, including utilization of team, invoicing, collections, profitability • Develop and evaluate health plan network adequacy and improve recruitment of providers and health care organizations • Lead team members in a fast-paced high performing environment while creating an outstanding culture that is accepting and leverages individual strengths • Develop strong client relationships and advise executive leaders on operations strategies to include drafting and proposing health plan policy, processes and operations • Deliver financial plans for healthcare payer/provider operations that includes longitudinal analysis and delivers validated forward planning • Study industry trends, risks, and client’s financial and market portfolio and advising executive leadership team on managed care contract details, strategy, operations and benefits design that maximizes network access, outcomes and consumer experience • Evaluate procurement/contract options and advise organizations regarding best options for successful outcomes • Develop business development skills by getting more involved in originating new client leads, developing follow-on potential at existing clients and closing follow-on work at some clients Additional responsibilities may include: • Structure project analyses and complete portions execute project deliverables • Define creative approaches to analyses building strategic models and solutions • Identify new tools and techniques to be applied • Ensure accurate application of business techniques • Project Management: o Scope and direct preparation of proposals, revising, as necessary o Manage multiple projects at any one time o Control project scope and budget on medium-sized projects • Develop/refine intellectual property concepts and potential market opportunities • Identify and discuss project scope problems with client, escalate as necessary • Develop local, regional and national reputation for your expertise in your area of specialization through speaking engagements, articles, etc., and will begin selling small projects in this key focal area


Required: • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in business, management, health economics, policy and administration or other quantitative degree is a plus • 10+ years of previous work experience in a healthcare consulting firm or a combination of healthcare industry and consulting experience • Must have previous strategy experience within the integrated healthcare system (service lines, facility strategy, enterprise strategy, financial strategy, digital strategy, growth strategy, managed care strategy) • Project and/or program management experience 7+ yrs • Excellent quantitative analysis skills in data analysis, modeling, dashboards • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access as well as the ability to conduct research • The ability to travel as necessary: 50% Preferred: • PMP, CSM, or Six Sigma certification and/or experience • Payer Operations, including Medicare, Medicaid, ACA and Tricare • Large clinical integration network operations experience • Master’s degree in business, management, health economics, policy and administration or other quantitative degree • Prior management consulting experience

Additional Requirements

+ The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

+ This role is available virtually from the Eastern or Central time zones. Strong consideration will be given to candidates in the Washington, DC, metro area.


About Guidehouse Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco. If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All inf To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: JC191085068

Posted On: Aug 28, 2021

Updated On: Oct 27, 2021