Practice Manager/Senior Director, Health Care Industry Committee (HCIC)
The Advisory Board Company - Washington, DC

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The Role in Brief:

  • Oversee our large and expanding group of medical technology, pharmaceutical, and IT firm members
  • Lead small-scale research studies and develop targeted deliverables for a range of sectors within the health care industry
  • Work closely with marketing and account management teams to form member and prospect outreach strategies
  • Oversee web-conferences on a range of topics, as well as lead onsite sessions as expertise grows
  • Partner with senior leaders to develop and execute on program strategy

Practice Managers’ specific job responsibilities vary according to the stage of the study cycle, but include those listed below.
  • Project management, including:
    • Develop a comprehensive research work plan
    • Provide intellectual direction to research team
    • Lead discussions among research team members regarding findings
    • Adhere to project deadlines
  • Program management, including:
    • Address questions from membership regarding research findings
    • Lead team in problem solving and consensus building
    • Demonstrate exceptional market knowledge and understanding of leading-edge issues
    • In conjunction with Executive Director, General Manager, and CFO, determine research agenda, plans, and budgets for programs
    • Conduct on-site presentations for membership
  • Product quality assurance, including:
    • Display mastery of intellectual terrain
    • Lead insight generation regarding research issues and essay development
    • Cultivate relationships with progressive health care “thought” leaders to assist in original research efforts
    • Ensure that tactics, speeches and essays associated with the study are completed in an efficient and effective manner
    • Develop constructs for presenting findings clearly and logically
    • Lead and partake in the majority of speech, essay and book writing related to the research study
  • Staff management, including:
    • Provide constructive formal and informal feedback to team members
    • Set team goals and define roles clearly through workload management and delegation
    • Include staff in decision-making process and empower staff to make decisions independently
    • Contribute to career pathing, work force planning and talent identification
Additionally, Practice Managers are expected to readily attach to feedback and manage teams positively towards aggressive goals.

Our current opportunity is based in Washington DC.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with at least one of the following:
    • Conducting long-term (at least 3 months in duration) research
    • Conducting primary and secondary research
    • Demonstrated interest in health care
    • Writing in-depth reports in an academic or professional setting
Ideal Qualifications:
  • MBA, MPH, or other advanced degree
  • Understanding of strategic management and operational issues facing hospitals, health systems, medical technology, pharmaceutical, and IT firms
  • 10+ years experience at top healthcare consulting firm or equivalent professional healthcare experience
  • Demonstrated project leadership and staff management skills
  • Proven abilities in thought leadership, and quantitative and analytical tools
  • Outstanding record of achievement with regard to quality of work, professionalism, work ethic, analysis, resourcefulness, and creativity
  • Experience with client/relationship management, particularly senior executives
  • Maturity, poise, discretion, positive attitude, entrepreneurial spirit, and grace under pressure
  • Unflagging attention to detail and commitment to managing around deadlines

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