Highmark Health Medical Cost Initiatives Strategy Consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



This job supports executive leadership of the Organization with a range of strategy activities essential to the Organization's membership and margin goals. Provide analytical/strategic-thinking and leadership support that enables project teams to: 1) isolate business issues; 2) design and execute analytics for studying business issues (market research, scenario planning, forecasting, market share, profitability, etc.); 3) develop technical content (competitive intelligence, market trend analysis); 4) support development of formal recommendations to senior levels of Highmark leadership; 5) create documents (go-to-market or operational strategies, etc.) that inform critical strategic issues and decisions.


  • Work with business/ market owners to identify key business issues, apply right analytical framework, develop solution and recommendations, represent findings to stakeholders and own the outcome.

  • Manage major strategy projects with the help of internal or external strategy consulting resources.

  • Serve as subject matter expert to Strategic Operations staff and stakeholders on membership, growth and operational strategy issues.

  • Provide periodic informal work guidance/direction to junior team members; Provide performance input and recommendations to management for development/ training plans. May have supervisory responsibilities on a project basis.

  • Develop analytical frameworks, approach and methodology best practices to analyze strategy issues.

  • Other duties as assigned or requested.



  • Masters Degree in business, health or economics or other related degree.

  • At least two (2) years of post-grad experience with strategy / management consulting firms (such as McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Booz & Company, Accenture (strategy Practice) or Deloitte (Strategy practice) ) or internal strategy groups of healthcare companies (such as Aetna, United Health Group, WellPoint, GE, )

  • Six (6) years of related experience in Business or Healthcare


  • Extensive knowledge of Health Insurance and/or Provider operations

  • Experience in operational improvement

  • Through knowledge of membership, rates, financial, economic and competitive data


  • Broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in strategic thinking, plus working knowledge of other related fields

  • Strong PC application Skills (MS Office including PowerPoint and Excel)

  • Knowledge of healthcare industry trends and challenges

  • Strong critical thinking skills

  • Good communication and presentation skills


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/ProtectedVeterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity