Navigant Associate Director - Life Science Reimbursement Policy & Government Affairs - Multiple Locations in Boston, Massachusetts

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at

Navigant Life Sciences is the Life Science strategic consulting arm of

the Navigant Consulting Health Care Practice. Our clients include

companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, drug

delivery and diagnostic industries.

Navigant Life Science’s culture is distinguished by its collegial,

team approach. We value hard work of the highest quality and also

encourage creativity and entrepreneurship. Our offices are located

in New York, Boston, Princeton, Chicago, San Francisco, London,

Beijing and Shanghai.


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.

  • 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 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 degree required

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

  • 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

The company offers competitive compensation packages including an incentive compensation plan, comprehensive medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k) and employee stock purchase plans.

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

Navigant 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.

Navigant 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.