Freed Associates

Senior Strategy Consultant -- Health Plan

Southern California


Freed Associates is a healthcare consulting firm specializing in engagements for health plans, hospitals, health systems, physician practices, and related healthcare organizations based in California. Since 1991 our clients have looked to us to ensure that their initiatives are completed successfully. We are continually expanding our team to meet consistent demand for our services. 


Our team consists of top-notch industry professionals who know hospitals, acute care, ambulatory care, health plan, and pharma operations. We focus on meeting our clients’ needs, and helping to solve their problems. We offer a broad range of consulting services to address operational, regulatory, transformational, and management needs.  If you are looking for engaging work, west coast only travel and work/life balance, you should talk to us. 


  • Utilize strategic and analytical frameworks in conducting strategy, operations, and technology work for various Health Plan functional areas: Marketing, Sales, Business Strategy, Product, Legal/Compliance, Provider Network Development, Enrollment & Billing, Care Management, Claims, Customer Service/Call Center, Data Analytics, Financial Reporting.
  • Structure and drive work streams on complex transformation projects and ensure project delivery objectives (e.g. on time, on budget, and high quality).
  • Manage program/project work from concept through implementation, engaging all necessary functional.
  • Conduct strategic assessments in a range of areas (e.g., front office, operations, health plan administration, project management offices, information technology).
  • Implement new and improved business and IT capabilities with a change management mindset.
  • Provide continuous, value-added consulting across strategy development and operational improvement to ensure project delivery fits into company mission, vision, and business strategy/roadmaps.
  • Prepare elegant deliverables (work products/project artifacts, and effectively and efficiently present them to client leadership.
  • Specific responsibilities may include:
    • Develop project charters, detailed project plans, and work breakdown schedules
    • Create and maintain multi-year program or project plans, including project budgets and “level of effort” cost estimates
    • Conduct stakeholder analysis and drive communication and alignment to achieve future state objectives
    • Develop and maintain contingency plans
    • Document project status, analysis, options and recommendations in executive-ready format, including preparing and facilitating executive and project team meetings
    • Partner with Freed Client Executives to sell, frame, and deliver consulting engagements.




We are seeking motivated, talented senior-level consultants to join our team; people with the following attributes and experience tend to excel in this work at Freed.

  • Front office and line management work experience in Health Plans
  • Product, Marketing and Sales operations’ knowledge that spans Level 1/2 processes and underlying technologies.
  • Deep expertise in a minimum of three key Health Plan functional areas such as: Marketing, Sales, Business Strategy, Product, Legal/Compliance, Provider Network Development, Enrollment & Billing, Care Management, Claims, Customer Service/Call Center, Data Analytics, Financial Reporting.
  • Ability to establish a broad strategic view on a program/project initiative, and break it down into an actionable strategy development framework, or operational improvement plan.
  • Experience with driving multiple aspects of large transformational projects in healthcare.
  • Poised and confident in working at many levels and with many functions in the Health Plan organization, which could include interactions with physicians, nurses, other caregivers, analysts, managers, directors and senior leadership.
  • Versatility: can comfortably serve in both Operational Improvement and Strategy project assignments.
  • Enough technology expertise to be the connection and “voice” between operations and IT areas.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, operate in fluid situations, and embrace a challenge.
  • A high degree of self-motivation, integrity, and flexibility.
  • Ability to produce high quality deliverables and timely results.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience identifying new opportunities within a client project.



  • 10+ years of health plan line management and/or commensurate consulting experience.
  • Professional experience with branding, digital marketing/service, and/or product development/management highly desirable.
  • Experience with commonly used systems, supporting health plan Sales, Operations, or Financial Administration (e.g. Salesforce, Trizetto, FACETS).
  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree, PMP, and Lean Six Sigma Certifications are a plus.
  • Willingness to travel on the West Coast required.



Our clients’ employees are typically quite good at managing the day-to-day, recurring activities needed to run their operation. However, many of these employees have comparatively less experience at managing cross-functional, time sensitive, one-time projects that are unlikely to be repeated again.  This is where we step in to partner with them to plan and execute on a scope of work.  Our clients depend on us to organize the project with a clear path to developing the deliverables and delivering on their desired outcome.


Our clients are major healthcare providers and payors located in California. Our client contacts are typically the CEO, CFO, CIO, VP, and Directors of these organizations.  We provide a wide array of services to our clients, so versatility and flexibility are attributes we seek and value highly. 

Our firm was founded on a few, simple ideas: 

  • If we take good care of you, you will take good care of our clients
  • You want to be paid well and have challenging work, high caliber colleagues that push you to be better
  • You want the ability to build a career around work/life balance


We are proud of our long-standing commitment to these ideas; they are at the heart of how we treat our people. For example, we pay 100% of the cost of medical, dental, vision, long-term disability and life insurance for all employees.


For Consideration

Please submit resume and statement of interest to:


Our Consultants are located near urban areas throughout the State of California. We are looking for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Southern California.

We are proud to be recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Best Places To Work in the Bay Area in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016!


Freed Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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