Associate Director - Life Science Reimbursement Policy & Government Affairs

Navigant Research   •  

Lawrenceville, NJ

8 - 10 years

Posted 277 days ago

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This role can be based in any of the following locations: Washington, DC; New York, NY; Lawrenceville, NJ; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; San Francisco, CA.

Navigant is making significant investments to expand the company’s presence in market access, which includes pricing, reimbursement policy and government affairs, and health economics.This position is for an Associate Director, Life Sciences role with specific expertise in reimbursement policy and government affairs, strategic planning, and implementation.


The Associate Director role is a highly visible and challenging position that draws heavily upon all of the analytical, creative, and interpersonal skills essential to effective strategy consulting.This role requires a keen ability to engage clients and lead project teams in effectively delivering projects of the highest quality.In addition, an Associate Director identifies business opportunities for clients as new or follow-on work. The ability to assume complete ownership of significant projects while at the same time being a part of and leading a close-knit team is critical.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Unique subject matter expertise in developing and executing reimbursement policy initiatives for industries and clients
  • Detailed understanding of CMS national and local coverage policies including coverage with evidence development, IPPS/OPPS/MPFS/CLFS/PAMA/DMEPOS rulemaking for payment policies, MEDCAC processes, etc.
  • Experienceapplying for and securing CPT and HCPCS coding
  • Existing relationships with CMS officials, HCPCS committee members, AMA CPT Advisors at specialty societies involved with AMA CPT coding and RUV processes
  • Must think strategically yet oversee tactical implementations
  • Create and oversee execution of internal initiatives to build a stronger division, such as training, process mapping, quality improvement, etc.
  • Participate in developments within industry, policy, regulatory, payer, and provider spheres to inform business development initiatives and client engagements
  • Must be a talented consensus builder
  • Must be able to coach a diverse group of employees, identify critical milestones, and hold teams and individuals accountable for project milestones and deliverables
  • Must have the ability to accommodatetravel at the request of the business
  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously of all varying sizes and durations
  • Supervises, mentors and develops Navigant personnel
  • Manages client interactions and expectations
  • Contributes to add-on revenue generation with existing clients
  • Participates in non-client related firm-building activities
  • Assumes greater responsibility for quality control of client work product
  • Adheres to Navigant risk management guidelines
  • Identifies and evaluates issues for risk management


  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in industry or life sciences with at least 3 years in management or reimbursement consulting
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Strong conceptual, qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Strong project management skills are imperative for leading multiple teams
  • A strategic problem solver
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects in sometimes high-pressure situations simultaneously
  • Plans, directs and coordinate work activities of others
  • Self-motivator with ability to work independently
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with clients regarding the status of his/her projects. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Education Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degreerequired
    • Advanced degree (MBA, MPH, MS, JD) preferred

Mental/Physical Requirements

  • Communicate frequently with co-workers as well as with managers to discern their needs, and be able to express themselves
  • Strong conceptual, as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects in sometimes high-pressure situations simultaneously
  • Ability to direct and motivate members of your project teams
  • Able to travel via airplane with minimal assistance to client sites across the US and potentially internationally
  • Generally works in an office environment