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Senior Health Plan and Managed Care Consultant

Location: New York, NY, United States
Date Posted: Jun 10, 2024

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Description

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a premier, independent, global professional services firm specializing in advising organizations on solving complex business problems, including turnaround management, restructuring, operational and financial performance improvement, strategy and value creation.   

The Healthcare Industry Group, a subsidiary of A&M, is at the forefront of delivering transformational change to the healthcare industry. Known as an established leader that delivers tangible results for healthcare executives, boards, private equity firms, investors, law firms and government agencies, our professionals advise organizations on financial and operational performance improvement, strategic growth, and unlocking value across the investment lifecycle. Our team provides additional expertise in interim management, restructuring, revenue cycle management, mergers and acquisitions, compliance and regulatory, digital technology and analytics.  

including health systems and providers, physician groups, ancillary providers, medical schools, vision, laboratory, dental and behavior health; managed care and health plans, government plans and programs, healthcare investors and lenders, medical devices, healthcare suppliers and infrastructure, and life sciences.  

What will you be doing?  

As a Senior consultant, you will be working closely with health plan and managed care clients on a range of complex assignments. You will work in a team environment while using your independent judgment and critical thinking skills to gather data, frame situations and provide practical solutions to add value based on client needs. Depending on the client project the responsibilities of a Senior Associate may typically include:  

  • Understanding health plan financial and operational drivers with ability to draw insights, influence decisions and drive results by building and managing financial models, conducting financial and operating analyses, and drafting pro-forma financial statements.
  • Developing operational data analysis to develop KPI metrics.
  • Effectively summarizing, drawing conclusions, and creating recommendations from large data sets or analyses.
  • Leading various work streams within a project, including managing day to day engagement priorities with guidance from senior leaders.
  • Preparing client-ready deliverables and presentations; making presentations to clients.
  • Supporting marketing initiatives by assisting with the pitch preparation process and creation of marketing materials.
  • Helping to build products and service offering tools and templates.
  • Discussing organizational framework, understanding key functions and functional interdependencies.
  • Developing health plan payer business models that integrate growth, services, and delivery strategies.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of market and industry trends.
  • Conducting client interviews and actively listening to understand all aspects of client situations and operations.
  • Assisting with recruiting by referring potential candidates and assisting with vetting of colleague referrals.
  • Providing on-the-job training for junior staff while coaching and mentoring; reflecting empathy and providing appropriate feedback and support to colleagues.
  • Building relationships with clients and seeking to expand business/scope; ensuring different perspectives are included in business development endeavors.
  • Participating in industry networking events and engaging with social media to enhance our brand and personal network.
  • Working as a partner to our clients and developing an in-depth understanding of the client’s processes, financial positions, and key operational performance drivers in order to surface and address key issues, from the big picture to the smallest details.

We are seeking someone to join our team with an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset who will manage ambiguity and thrive in a fast-paced environment. As a Senior Associate you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your leadership, integrity and objectivity when interacting with clients at all corporate levels.  

  

Who you will you be working with?   

We are not your typical consulting firm. We are entrepreneurial, action oriented and results driven professionals who take a hands-on approach to solving our clients’ problems and helping them drive value and growth. We are nimble, resourceful, proactive, can pivot to adapt quickly, when needed, and develop plans that drive real results.  

You will be part of a team that is passionate about delivering transformational change and making an impact in the healthcare industry.   

  

How will you grow and be supported?  

As a Senior consultant within the Healthcare Industry Group, you will have the opportunity to take your career to the next level by gaining invaluable industry experience while enhancing and expanding your skillset. As part of our team, you will collaborate with many experienced professionals who will provide you with developmental feedback and growth opportunities.  

We work with each of our employees to create a customized career development plan to ensure you are matched with professional growth opportunities that meet your unique needs and accelerate your career. We offer a variety of live and virtual training programs, access to best-in-class on-demand training, ongoing on-the-job coaching, a transitional coach to help you acclimate to the practice, and partnership with a mentor who will guide you through your career.  

Our Healthcare team prides itself on sustaining a culture that reflects our core values: Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, and Inclusive Diversity. We value integrity, quality, and objectivity in our work. We like what we do and with whom we do it. We embrace diversity, foster inclusiveness, and reward merit. We encourage and support our employees and communities through ongoing investments from leadership, social and networking events, peer-to-peer networks, Employee Resource Groups, volunteer opportunities and pro-bono work. We are committed to promoting an inclusive environment in which all can develop, grow, and be supported.  

Alvarez & Marsal offers competitive benefits and opportunities to support your personal and professional development. Click to learn about our commitment to your well-being. A&M recognizes that our people drive our growth, and you will be provided with the best available training and development resources through formalized training and on the job training. Learn more about why A&M is a great place to work.  

  

What are we looking for?   

  • A minimum of five (5) years of prior work experience in healthcare, consulting, or the healthcare industry such as health plan finance, accounting, audit, managed care, or healthcare operations with a health plan focus.  
  • BA/BS degree and/or MBA/MS in Accounting, Finance, or other related healthcare fields such as MHA or MPH.
  • Advanced level of Excel proficiency and experience in financial modeling with the ability to build 13-week cash flow forecast and three statement model from scratch.
  • Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint and Word skills a must; experience with Tableau, SQL, SPSS, Power BI, Action O-I benchmarking, MGMA survey data is a plus.
  • Professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), or demonstrated progress toward such certifications are a plus.
  • Solid project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to analyze process workflow, identify opportunities for improvement, and develop solutions.
  • Working knowledge of healthcare industry, including a fundamental understanding of health plan finance, operations, valuation and various laws and regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, with the ability to communicate with and present information to all levels of client personnel.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and escalate project issues to project managers or engagement leaders.
  • High energy individuals with a passion for healthcare and solving complex issues.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required.

Diversity & Inclusion  

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness. It guides how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.  

  

Voluntary Inclusion  


It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.  

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters  

Please note, per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.  

  

  

Compensation Statement  

The annual base salary range is $125 – $150k commensurate with experience. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.  Please ask your recruiter for details  

   

Benefit Summary  

Regular employees working 30 or more hours per week are also entitled to participate in Alvarez & Marsal Holdings’ fringe benefits consisting of healthcare plans, flexible spending and savings accounts, life, AD&D, and disability coverages at rates determined from time to time as well as a 401(k) retirement plan. Provided the eligibility requirements are met, employees will also receive a discretionary contribution to their 401(k) from Alvarez & Marsal. Click here for more information regarding A&M’s benefits programs.  

  

  
  
  

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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