Practice Director for Cost Improvement- Chicago

Our client company, a leader in healthcare technology has an outstanding opportunity to be a key member of the leadership team.  As the Practice Director for Cost Improvement Solutions you will be responsible for the strategic and tactical aspects of expanding, then growing a technology + services offer aimed at helping healthcare providers realize significant cost savings. The Director will be a strategic leader and will have a significant role in enabling the future growth of company.

Responsibilities, not limited to:

  • Reports to the Senior Vice President of Client Services and is a member of the leadership team
  • Leads the conceptual design of the cost improvement applications and works collaboratively with product management, development, and other practice leaders to ensure that the product and features meet market needs
  • Leads the development of service offers including product implementation, ongoing product optimization, and strategic cost improvement advisory services
  • Builds and manages a high-performing team of consultants to deliver implementation, optimization, and strategic cost improvement services
  • Responsible for delivering on sales, revenue, and expense targets for the Cost Improvement practice
  • Leads the delivery of services for major clients; responsible for timeliness and quality of implementation, and achievement of client results. Actively engages with client executive team to promote use of application and achievement of results
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for the business development team through the sales and RFP process
  • Develops and maintains strategic relationships with vendors and partners who can augment or accelerate development, delivery or achievement of client results
  • Establishes company as a thought leader in the healthcare industry through publishing of articles, presenting at conferences, and leading client engagement events, such as virtual user group discussions
  • Collaborates with other internal functions and departments to drive business results and client satisfaction
  • Develops leadership, client service, and technical skills among direct reports

Education & Experience

  • B.S. in Business, Healthcare Administration, Management, Operations, or related field
  • Master’s in Business, Healthcare Administration, Management, Operations, or related field preferred
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in leading major organizational improvement, preferably cost focused within the healthcare provider industry
  • Deep understanding of hospital financial processes and operations (i.e. budgeting, capital planning, billing, etc.), including experience and proficiency with healthcare policies and financial concepts
  • Strong analytical and data visualization skills
  • Track-record of successfully designing and implementing processes and improving existing processes in complex organizations

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