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Decision Analytics Consultant - Health Plan & Provider (Princeton, NJ)

ZS is the world’s largest consulting firm focused exclusively on helping companies improve overall performance and grow revenue and market share, through end-to-end sales and marketing solutions – from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. From our worldwide offices, ZS experts draw on deep industry and domain expertise to help companies make smarter decisions quickly and cost effectively. We are particularly known for our strong presence in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.

ZS's Business Consulting group delivers solutions to a broad spectrum of sales and marketing challenges. We also help our clients transform their sales and marketing organizations to implement these solutions. Our solutions and recommendations are based in rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.

DECISION ANALYTICS CONSULTANT - HEALTH PLAN & PROVIDER - Princeton (preferred), New York, Philadelphia, Boston

ZS is expanding its Health Plan and Provider (HPP) practice, for which we seek a Decision Analytics Consultant. Decision Analytics Consultants deliver high-quality sales and marketing projects to clients. Consultants possess unstructured problem solving skills as well as strong analytic and communication skills. Consultants may work on multiple projects simultaneously. As Consultants advance in their career, they specialize in a particular industry, practice area and/or client relationship. 

  • Lead analytics consulting projects with health plan clients
  • Conduct issue analysis and develop hypotheses on key Health Plan issues
  • Lead project task execution by ensuring progress, organizing project data and coordinating team meetings
  • Synthesize findings, develop recommendations and communicate results to clients and internal teams
  • Develop strong relationships with Health Plan clients to create ongoing business opportunities
  • Coach and mentor junior team members
  • Play an active role in building the Health Plan practice and contribute to the develop of thought leadership pieces in the space


  • MBA with bachelor's (and often graduate) degrees in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Management Science, Data Science, Statistics, Econometrics or Engineering with a strong academic record. Alternately, candidates may possess a PhD in marketing, economics, decision sciences or related field with a business application. In lieu of an MBA or PhD, 5-8 years of relevant work experience may substitute;
  • Up to 3 years of post-MBA relevant work experience, and 3-5 years of pre-MBA relevant work experience;
  • Extensive experience with analytical work (including use of advanced modeling techniques and tools such as R, SAS, Tableau, etc.)
  • Experience with solutions targeted for health plans and / or an interest in healthcare business analytics strongly preferred
  • High motivation, good work ethic, maturity and personal initiative
  • Analytic problem-solving skills, with a creative angle
  • Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset
  • Client service orientation
  • Effective oral and written communication skills that enable personal impact with senior-level decision makers

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable.  

Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.

ZS Associates offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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