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Strategy Insights & Planning Associate Consultant - Health Plan and Provider (Princeton, NJ)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

STRATEGY INSIGHTS & PLANNING ASSOCIATE 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 Strategy Insights & Planning Associate Consultant. Strategy Insights & Planning Associate Consultants serve on project teams that deliver high-quality projects to clients. Associate Consultants possess unstructured problem solving skills as well as strong analytic, synthesis and communication skills.

Responsibilities:
• Leverage problem solving skills and frameworks to develop solutions for health plan clients
• Conduct issue analysis and develop hypotheses on key Health Plan issues;
• Design custom analyses using tools like Excel,  Access, Confirmit and ZS's proprietary software;
• Synthesize and communicate results to clients and ZS teams through oral and written presentations;
• Develop Health Plan client relationships and serve as key point of contact on aspects of projects;
• Provide client and ZS teams project status updates;
• Create project deliverables and implement solutions;
• Advance problem solving skills and improve ZS's capabilities;
• Guide and mentor Associates on teams.
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• Play an active role in building the Health Plan practice and contribute to the development of thought leadership pieces in the space.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's or master's degree required in any discipline with strong academic performance in analytic and quantitative coursework (business, economics, marketing, psychology, physical or life sciences, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics or relevant fields);
• 2-4 years of relevant post-collegiate job experience. A PhD may substitute in lieu of work experience;

• Experience with solutions targeted for health plans and/or an interest in healthcare business processes/analytics strongly preferred;
• High motivation, good work ethic, maturity and personal initiative;
• Strong oral and written communication skills;
• Empathy, adaptability and high personal impact;
• Close attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset;
• Self-discipline for planning and organizing tasks;
• Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, team leadership.

 

 

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 offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
NO AGENCY CALLS, PLEASE.

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