Director – Healthcare Consulting – Payor experience – Remote

Director – Healthcare Consulting – Payor Experience – Remote

The Company

We continuously seek exceptional associates when recruiting new employees. We pride ourselves on having extensive experience working with clients in all major markets. Cognizant’s delivery model is infused with a distinct culture of high customer happiness. We consistently deliver positive relationships, cost reductions and business results. Are you ready to be a change-maker? At Cognizant, we believe those who challenge the way they work today will own the way tomorrow. When was the last time you felt proud about your work?

About Cognizant Consulting

Cognizant Consulting combines deep domain expertise with advanced technology thinking to help global 2000 companies worldwide accelerate their digital journeys. By orchestrating capabilities across strategy, design, IT and industry /functional knowledge, we help, clients solve their toughest business-technology challenges at speed and scale, and lead in today’s dynamic digital age — while planning for whatever tomorrow brings. We do this by applying a keen understanding of the uniquely human aspirations, behaviours and needs of our clients’ customers and employees to first envision and specify, and then deliver and extend modern digital solutions that enable leading players to differentiate and ultimately separate from the competition. Learn more by visiting us at

Job Description:

The Role

Our Healthcare consulting practice is one of the most prominent and significant in the industry. And we’re growing! We’re looking for a leader to join us in as a Director in our Consulting practice. This role will report to the AVP, Consulting – Healthcare, and will focus on the payer segments at the intersection of business and technology, helping lead the way as we continue to scale our business. Significant experience with stakeholders in the payer segment is required.

In healthcare, meeting next-generation consumer expectations means delivering whole-person care and creating unified experiences across physical, digital, and stakeholder silos. To achieve success, Cognizant helps organizations modernize foundational IT infrastructure and move to an ecosystem-based operating model that prioritizes collaboration, agility and resilience while delivering the care experiences that consumers demand. We’re looking for an industry expert to bring consulting-led change across a vast industry that has an appetite for innovation. The right leader is someone who clients see as a credible healthcare and technology executive who can assess and inspire change across heavily matrixed and regulated environments, and at the same time stay nimble and future-ready as we move more deeply toward a digital-health future.

To achieve this, you’ll need the right experience, the right mindset, and the right connections within healthcare. As a director in our practice, we’re looking for someone who is a leader in their field, can build and sell advisory services that changes the everyday life, and can lead teams of consultants to outcomes that truly change the world. While you’re at it, you’ll be surrounded by highly competent and engaged colleagues, and you may be glad to know that Cognizant was ranked the #2 overall provider and was rated #1 in HCP Services innovation in its latest report, “HFS Top 10: HCP Service Providers, 2022.”

We’re really excited about this opportunity and we’re looking for the right person to join us in this critical role. Our solutions are in ever-increasing demand and we’re passionate about making a difference. If you have deep industry experience with providers and payers, are a selfless leader, and are committed to client-facing environment; if you can bring expertise, vision, and execution; if you want to lead an industry to new heights and grow your career with a team that wants to build something great together, we want to hear from you!


  • Serve as a Consulting Leader, bringing healthcare expertise to Cognizant’s clients, as we engineer modern businesses to improve everyday life
  • Manage end-to-end responsibilities for management consulting engagements in areas of control
  • Ensure the business viability of complex solutions for Cognizant in key accounts for our HC practice
  • Continuously assess the business for profitability and initiate remedial interventions where needed
  • Formalize best-in-class practices, pursue the development of consulting thought leadership, and participate in industry forums and conferences to establish and enhance Cognizant’s brand
  • Exercise financial accountability and responsibility for revenues and margin growth in practice area
  • Ensure appropriate pricing for consultants across engagements and promotes the education of project teams on consultative value
  • Establish and nurture relationships with client executives in assigned accounts and serves as their trusted advisor
  • Build or facilitate the route to market of innovative practice solutions
  • Actively build the consulting practice community by driving consensus about and standardization on best practices
  • Manages and mentors a team of direct reports and the overarching recruitment, onboarding, development, and engagement of consultants.
  • Author thought leadership insights on behalf of the practice and advocates within Cognizant for the recognition of Consulting’s contribution to Cognizant’s profitability and market brand


  • 15+ years of executive-level business or operations management experience, including the application of different pricing models, risk management interventions, and resource allocation strategies; at least 10 of which are management consulting experience (business or technology)
  • Extensive domain knowledge and experience in Healthcare Payer
  • Experience in managing operations and growing key account business satisfaction, including budget forecasts, and consultant staffing and development
  • Strong network of industry connections and presence in professional organizations and industry forums
  • Experience in managing operations and growing key account business satisfaction, including budget forecasts, and consultant staffing and development
  • Experience in building results-oriented, high-performing consulting teams or organizations recognized for excellence
  • An educational background to support the above; Bachelor’s degree required; MBA Preferred
  • Personal leadership and a desire to create a culture that enables exceptional outcomes; the embodiment of Cognizant’s Core Values of: Start with a point of view; Seek data, build knowledge; Always strive, never settle; Work as one; Create conditions for everyone to thrive; Do the right thing, the right way.

Work Authorization

Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position who are legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship (H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, etc.

Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network Assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to demonstrate the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and dedication to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service

Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position who are legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship (H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, etc.)


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