Navigant Managing Consultant - Pharmacy - Multiple Locations in Denver, Colorado

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’s Performance Excellence practice specializes in large-scale operations improvement, post-merger integration, and business transformation work for academic medical centers and large health systems and community hospitals. Our solutions are tailored with skilled teams to collaborate with client departments on implementing processes and creating efficiencies to withstand changes in the industry. Areas of expertise include: clinical process improvement, labor and non-labor expense reduction and corporate expense assessment.


This role can be based in any of the following locations: Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Tampa, FL; Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; Indianapolis, IN; New York, NY.

We are seeking experienced pharmacy professionals to support and enhance our Pharmacy Practice. In this Consultant role, you will work extensively with leading clients, utilizing your deep clinical expertise in Pharmacy, business process improvement skills, business development and analytical skills to achieve personal and professional success for our clients.

  • Demonstrate expertise and understanding of end-to-end pharmacy supply chain business processes.

  • Demonstrate expertise in the utilization of pharmaceuticals for the treatment of patient healthcare problems.

  • Evaluate pharmaceutical distribution processes in the hospital, ambulatory and outpatient settings. Including review of pharmacy technology and automation.

  • Identify opportunities and implement strategies to improve formulary management, e.g., IV to PO conversion, development of drug guidelines and order sets, standardization.

  • Manage pharmacy value analysis teams, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee processes, and pharmacy/nursing liaison team.

  • Evaluate and negotiate contracts such as pharmaceuticals, group purchasing organizations, wholesaler distribution, indigent patient recovery, local drug contracts, technology and automation for all classes of trade.

  • Analyze work flow, staffing patterns, organizational design and impact of technology and automation. Develop and implement initiatives to increase efficiency of the pharmacy workforce.

  • Identify opportunities to improve pharmacy revenue cycle, e.g., pricing strategies, site of care optimization with associated payer mandates, CDM review and technology deployment.

  • Work independently in client facing situations and guide others in the design, development, and implementation of innovative solutions, or design and implementation of improvements to existing processes in the pharmacy.

  • Work with teams through the assessment, problem definition, solution development, issue and risk identification/mitigation, and work plan development to ensure quality results that exceed our client’s expectations.

  • Identify value creation opportunities for a project and manage financial assessment to develop business case and validate alternatives in the pharmacy.

  • Work collaboratively, in a team-oriented environment to deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

  • Navigant Consulting is seeking experienced Clinical/Health System Pharmacists with a minimum of 5 years of experience or ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency with a focus in management. Will consider those with equivalent experience that will add value to pharmacy.

  • Previous management consulting experience with a leading firm is highly desired.

  • Previous experience in retail, specialty, PBM, long term care, home health or population health preferred.

  • Strong understanding of pharmacy information systems preferred, especially Epic or Cerner.

  • Knowledge of supply chain/operations assessment and optimization principals and concepts related to the pharmacy.

  • Knowledge of pharmacy revenue concepts including reimbursement, 340B drug pricing program, pricing formulas and CDM maintenance.

  • Cost savings analytics and value assessment experience for business case development and validation of alternative solutions related to the utilization of pharmaceuticals.

  • Ability to independently perform analyses of complex therapeutic/contracting issues, e.g. colony stimulating factor scenarios, calculates savings, and defends savings analysis to pharmacist peers and physicians.

  • Ability to work with physicians, nurses, administrative personnel and other health care professionals to effect clinical, revenue and organizational change.

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate leadership, strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to perform analyses related to opportunities in the pharmacy.

  • Strong analytical skills, proficient in excel with the ability to learn advanced analytics in SQL

  • Current licensed Pharmacist is required, PharmD preferred.

  • Candidates must be open to 80% travel nationally.

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.