About us

We are a strategy and performance consulting firm built on a bedrock principle – that unlike career consultants, leaders who have had to operationalize a strategy within a company are best positioned to create actionable solutions that drive business results. Our leadership team has this management experience and brings it to every consulting engagement we complete.

We serve clients in healthcare, industrial products, high-tech, financial services, and a range of industries. We aim to be the partner of choice by adding tremendous value to these clients across our solution offerings, including Organic Growth, M&A, Cost Economics, Process Improvement, Complex Program Management, Core Systems Configuration, Product Development, Digital Transformation, Actuarial Informed Decision Making and more.

Job Description

As the Engagement Manager (Payer Experience), you will be required to possess two critical elements:

  • Deep healthcare expertise in either the Payer domain
  • Prior strategy and operations consulting experience in a large, reputable Firm.

As an Engagement Manager, you will be directly responsible for leading client engagements as well as mentoring junior staff through their engagements and deliverables. You will have ownership of all deliverables within an engagement and will serve as the primary day-to-day contact with clients. Leadership and the ability to be a player/coach are key characteristics of being successful in this role.

Location preference is Chicago or Dallas, although other locations will be considered as long as the candidate is open to frequent travel to client locations.


  • Prior experience working for, or consulting to healthcare payers is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing consulting engagements in a high-paced environment. Candidates with no prior experience in a Consulting Firm will not be considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of total experience with at least 2 years in a large, top-tier strategy consulting firm.
  • Independently leading engagements and being the primary day-to-day contact with the client.
  • Structuring engagement activities, delegating effectively and coaching junior staff.
  • Strategy development experience is strongly preferred.
  • Advanced degree preferred, but not required (MBA, MHA, MPH).

Additional Key Qualifications

  • Capable of leading through influence
  • Strong executive presence
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to manage competing priorities with a high level of organization and attention to detail
  • Enjoy creative problem-solving in a rapidly changing environment
  • Flexible, proactive, and optimistic attitude


FQA values our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.

First Quadrant Advisory does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. Our company values and celebrates the diversity of thoughts and will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these characteristics.

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