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Strategy Insights & Planning Consultant/Health Ecosystems (San Francisco area, CA)

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.


ZS's Business Consulting group partners with clients to design and deliver solutions to help them tackle a broad range of business challenges. Our teams work on multiple projects simultaneously, leveraging advanced data analytics and problem-solving techniques. Our recommendations and solutions are based on rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.


We are currently seeking applicants for a Strategy Insights & Planning Consultant (SIPC) to focus on health ecosystems and payers and will be part of our rapidly growing Healthcare Ecosystems practice. Health ecosystems, include integrated delivery networks (IDNs) and integrated payer–provider networks (IPPNs) which are becoming increasingly important players in the US healthcare market. SIPCs leverage their experience to take responsibility for projects and play a key role in the health ecosystems service line.


  • Work with project leadership to define project scope and develop approach
  • Lead project task execution by ensuring progress, organizing project related findings and coordinating team meetings
  • Formulating health ecosystems initiatives
  • Performing market research to determine client’s needs
  • Value communications
  • Synthesize findings, develop recommendations and communicate results to clients and internal teams
  • Provide thought leadership and innovation within the health ecosystems space
  • Participate in business and strategy development
  • Contribute to internal firm activities
  • Coach and mentor junior team members


  • MBA with bachelor's (and often graduate) degrees business, psychology or physical/life sciences or related field with a strong academic record of analytic and quantitative work. 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;
  • 4-5 years of experience in health ecosystems and/or payer experience; consulting or professional services experience preferred;
  • Experience with research methodology and study design;
  • High motivation, good work ethic, maturity and personal initiative;
  • Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, leading and managing teams;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills that enable personal impact with senior-level decision makers;
  • Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset.


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.

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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland