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Healthcare Senior Manager - Consulting at Cognizant in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Information Technology 20 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Senior Manager, Healthcare Consulting

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, behaviors 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


Role and Responsibilities

The Senior Manager is expected to spend most of their time shaping and leading business transformation programs to address strategic business challenges and deliver the highest quality work to our clients.  The remainder of the Senior Manager’s time will be spent identifying and working with leadership to pursue business opportunities to provide value to clients.  Responsibilities include:


  • Provide project leadership and direction on one or more projects while maintaining a high quality level of service.  Ensure quality on all deliverables.

  • Develop and manage client relationships on projects

  • Manage delivery dates, resourcing and schedules

  • Facilitate project execution by providing support in project-level issue resolution and management of scope

  • Help build, lead, and develop team of onshore/offshore consultants

  • Identify and pursue up-sell opportunities

  • Contribute to business development through activities such as pre-sales client presentations, research, and writing proposal, RFP responses and SOWs

  • Have the ability to position industry insights as they pertain to client needs & requirements

  • Deeply understand their client’s business challenges, and provide thought leadership in addressing these issues

  • Work proactively to bring the best of Cognizant expertise to their client(s)


Basic Requirements


  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in management consulting with a management and/or technology-consulting firm.

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in client relationship management and pre-sales support.

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in {insert} industry in a consulting or industry practitioner role

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience working in an on/off-shore model

  • Minimum 5 years+ of Healthcare Payer experience.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing business/technical concepts to all audiences

  • Strong written communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to travel 60%+ of the time

  • Bachelor’s Degree required


Preferred Requirements

  • Proven ability to identify and pursue business development opportunities

  • Experience building deep client relationships and identifying client's priority needs for service and support

  • Knowledge of process flows, systems and procedures which aids analysis and recommendations for solution offerings to exploit new business opportunities

  • Ability to manage teams of consultants and work with cross functional and client facing teams

  • A positive, results oriented style, evidenced by listening, motivating, delegating, influencing, and monitoring the work being done to develop the next generations of leaders.

  • An extremely high level of energy, sense of urgency, creativity, and decisiveness coupled with the ability/willingness to work hard and well under pressure.

  • An engaging/open interpersonal style complemented by the analytical pragmatism necessary to quickly dissect highly complex issues.

  • Ability to establish immediate credibility among peers, a professional who is respected for intelligence and technical expertise.

  • Master's Degree in Business/Management highly preferred


Our strength is built on our ability to work together. Our diverse set of backgrounds offer different perspectives and new ways of thinking. It encourages lively discussions, inspires thought leadership, and helps us build better solutions for our clients. We want someone who thrives in this setting and is inspired to construct meaningful solutions through true collaboration.

If you are comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, we would love to hear from you!

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 whom are legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship (H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, etc.)