Advisory Senior Associate - Health Industries Provider, Supply Chain
Pathways - Massachusetts

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Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that services Fortune 500 companies, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com/us) network of firms is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) is well placed to help clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the perspective of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 163,000 people in 151 countries across our network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

At PwC, you will find Advisory professionals with unparalleled financial and accounting expertise, knowledge of business processes, industry insight and technology, and customer relationship skills. Our Advisory professionals help companies anticipate, create and manage change. In short, we help companies to : (1) respond to crises, (2) improve business processes, and (3) transform their business. Note that across all of these solutions, we embed sustainability into our approach. This also includes helping clients to sustain prior changes that may have been undertaken to address a crisis.

Members of our Advisory practice provide a valuable service to our clients and strive to differentiate PwC by executing the following:

  • We put our clients first: Each client situation is unique, and we tailor our approach to every relationship and engagement;
  • We view the world from a client's perspective: From the initial client meeting onward, we listen first, and then assemble a hand-picked team from across the firm;
  • We create lasting value for our clients: We bring together the precision, structure, and deep analytical capabilities of audit and tax and the creative mindset and problem-solving skills of consulting; and
  • We focus on action, impact, and value: We don't just assess and recommend; we also help our clients implement with agility and flexibility.
The Health Industries practice comprises professionals with deep health industry expertise, including physicians, nurses, information system specialists, health policy analysts, actuaries, financial advisors, and data analysts. Their multidisciplinary and multi-industry approach enables our professionals to collaborate with clients to help them manage strategic initiatives, deliver financial performance and operational improvements, manage risk and compliance programs and to align core business processes with health information technology.
With a focus toward capabilities in innovation and growth, operations improvement, sustainability and quality, information technology, financial management, and governance, risk, and compliance, the practice has served clients in the following sectors:
Healthcare providers: hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, community providers, outpatient and freestanding ambulatory centers, and physician practices
Payers: focused on both commercial health plans and public governmental insurers
Employers: this area works with corporations from a broad range of industries concerned about employee healthcare coverage and costs
Pharmaceutical companies: branded and generic manufacturers and drug research organizations
Life sciences companies: biotech, diagnostic and medical device organizations
The Health Industries strategy focuses on our capabilities and bandwidth in the following areas: Health Information Technology, Risk and Regulatory, Personalized Medicine, Pharma and Life Sciences Research and Development and Sales and Marketing, and Medical Device.

Our Health Industries Provider Team assists hospital and health systems with quantitative analysis to support management decision-making around a variety of financial and operational issues. Resources within the group focus on strategic planning, turnaround analysis, feasibility studies, third-party reimbursement, operations improvement, including staffing and non-staffing cost reviews and revenue cycle assessments.

The Supply Chain team provides consulting services in the area of strategy and tactician of supply chain improvement, advising companies in some of the following areas:
  • inventory management, purchased services & supply utilization -operational review of materials management
  • acquisition price savings
  • negotiating contracts -redesigning logistical methodology from suppliers and clients
  • improving overall efficiency and effectiveness of purchasing departments
  • implementing automated supply delivery -strategizing on planning and organizing material management operations
  • policy and procedures on supply management initiatives
  • assessment and implementation of Operating Room resource initiatives.
Knowledge Preferred:
Considerable knowledge of supply chain within a large healthcare provider in one of the following areas: clinical resource management, distribution and inventory, procure to pay or contracting and sourcing.

Skills Preferred:
Working experience and exposure to support the supply chain process in three or more of the following skill sets: process review, redesign and implementation, productivity and efficiency, clinical resource management / value analysis, distribution or distributor assessment, distributor selection and optimization, in sourcing / outsourcing assessment, purchase services review and assessment, contracting non-labor cost reduction, inventory and par management, account payable invoice discrepancy management, supply chain IT, technology assessment and optimization, GPO assessment, GPO selection and optimization, capital asset management, and, analysis and communication; a specialty in pharmacy supply chain or preoperative supply chain is preferred.

Demonstrated experience identifying and addressing client needs: actively participating in client discussions and meetings; communicating a broad range of Firm services; managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues.

Demonstrated experience as a team leader: creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues.

Minimum Years of Experience Necessary:
4

Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:
Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Public Health or Masters of Health Administration required. ( Undergraduate degree obtained should be in one of the concentrations: Business, Healthcare Management or Industrial Engineering).

Certified Material and Resource Professional (CMRP) preferred. Membership in one or more of the National organizations preferred: Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Association for Healthcare Resources and Material Management (AHRMM), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Travel requirements: 100%

Knowledge Preferred:
Considerable knowledge of supply chain within a large healthcare provider in one of the following areas: clinical resource management, distribution and inventory, procure to pay or contracting and sourcing.

Skills Preferred:
Working experience and exposure to support the supply chain process in three or more of the following skill sets: process review, redesign and implementation, productivity and efficiency, clinical resource management / value analysis, distribution or distributor assessment, distributor selection and optimization, in sourcing / outsourcing assessment, purchase services review and assessment, contracting non-labor cost reduction, inventory and par management, account payable invoice discrepancy management, supply chain IT, technology assessment and optimization, GPO assessment, GPO selection and optimization, capital asset management, and, analysis and communication; a specialty in pharmacy supply chain or preoperative supply chain is preferred.

Demonstrated experience identifying and addressing client needs: actively participating in client discussions and meetings; communicating a broad range of Firm services; managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues.

Demonstrated experience as a team leader: creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues.

Minimum Years of Experience Necessary:
4

Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:
Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Public Health or Masters of Health Administration required. ( Undergraduate degree obtained should be in one of the concentrations: Business, Healthcare Management or Industrial Engineering).

Certified Material and Resource Professional (CMRP) preferred. Membership in one or more of the National organizations preferred: Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Association for Healthcare Resources and Material Management (AHRMM), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Travel requirements: 100%

Qualifications:

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