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Guidehouse Associate Director Life Sciences Reimbursement, Pricing and Government Policy Consultant in Denver, Colorado


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.


Life Science Practice

Life Science strategic consulting arm of Guidehouse Consulting's clients include companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, drug delivery and diagnostic industries.

Examples of Guidehouse Life Science’s diverse consulting assignments include therapeutic area strategy development, product opportunity assessments, commercial strategy, business development search and evaluations, due diligence, market access, new product launch planning and positioning, and commercial excellence support. Our clients are worldwide and range in size from start-ups to multi-nationals.

Guidehouse 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.

  • Experience applying 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 accommodate travel 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 conceptual, qualitative and quantitative analytical skills

  • Strong project management skills are imperative for leading multiple teams- to timeline, scope and budget

  • Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects in sometimes high-pressure situations simultaneously

    • Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Advanced degree (MBA, MPH, MS, JD) preferred

    Desired Skills
  • 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.

  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills

  • A strategic problem solver

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

401(k) Retirement Plan

Basic Life & Supplemental Life

Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

Skills Development & Certifications

Employee Referral Program

Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program