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Guidehouse Associate Director Consultant- Network and Value Based Care Healthcare Strategy in Des Moines, Iowa


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing 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 help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 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


We are currently seeking an Associate Director with prior healthcare consulting experience with provider sponsored health plans and/or provider population health operations to participate on a variety of strategic, financial and operational planning projects for provider organizations and provider sponsored health plans related to healthcare reform. Use your extensive healthcare industry experience and your prowess to identify, sell and successfully deliver innovative solutions from design, through development and implementation for revenue challenged managed care health systems, hospitals, AMCs, IDNs to prioritize investments and refine contracts to strategy and growth imperatives. The successful candidate will:

  • Manage larger client engagements and day to day relationships

  • Oversee Managing Consultants, Senior Consultants, and Analysts.

  • Lead at drafting client deliverables, including synthesizing the strategic, financial and operational implications of your analyses.

  • Assist where necessary with data acquisition, integration and analysis to support a wide range of payer and provider analytics including financial analysis, clinical and operational benchmarking

  • Regularly presents results and updates to clients

  • Be required to work on projects in one or more of the following areas

  • Development of alternative value based care models (ACOs, CINS, Bundled Payments)

  • Accountable care organization operations including process improvement, Lean, 6 sigma skills in a payer or provider environment

  • Product design and development (e.g., Exchange products, Medicare Advantage, consumer directed health plans)

  • Medical management design and operations (e.g., utilization review, medical management, case management)

  • Financial / managed care contract payment and contract terms


  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university. A Master’s degree in management, health policy and administration or other quantitative degree is a significant plus.

  • 9 + years of previous work experience in a Healthcare consulting firm and or a combination of industry and consulting experience.

  • 6+ yrs. strategy and operations lead experience in commercial managed care market with demonstrated financial and analytical skills to realign health entities investment portfolio. Identifying and reprioritizing the portfolio to invest in the right service lines and businesses to optimize revenue, growth or other strategic imperatives.

  • 3+Yrs. of executive consulting experience influencing CSUITE healthcare client on strategic decisions inclusive of selling, designing and implementing programs that deliver results

  • Expert level skill in: Medicare Advantage (payer or provider: quality, HEDIS, strategy, compliance), Physician Strategy, Physician Operations, Payer Operations, Contract Strategy (for Provider and Payer), Managed Care strategy or operations, Payer Strategy, Medicaid Managed Care, affordability of care, physician alignment, and/or healthcare economics

  • Project and or Program Management experience in complex, multi-work stream, matrixed environments delivery to timeline, scope and budget.

  • Excellent quantitative analysis skills with strong proficiency not to just understand the foundational data, compliance and financial data but to leverage it to solve industry issues and drive results cohesively.

  • Structured approach to model solutions and manage teams’ work.

  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access as well as the ability to conduct research.

  • The ability to work overtime as necessary

  • The ability to travel as necessary (including significantly)

    Preferred Skills

  • Superior written and oral communication skills

  • Additional qualifications include efficiency, flexibility, creative problem solving skills, a high level of motivation and excellent organizational skills. Candidates must be able to work independently, and within team structure

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 esponsibilities as described.

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

  • No sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated at time of hire.

  • The salary range for this role is $140,000- $210,000, and may vary based on experience and location.


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 information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

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