Analyst, Healthcare Services Practice


Company Overview

Founded in 1956, Spencer Stuart is one of the largest privately-held global executive search firms, specializing in senior-level executive search, board of director appointments and executive assessment services. Across its 56 offices in 31 countries, Spencer Stuart has a professional team of approximately 600 search Consultants and Associates.

As a private firm, we pride ourselves on fostering a special culture, which is both highly collegial and non-hierarchical - one in which intelligence, insight, excellence, responsiveness, humor, global spirit and interpersonal skills are highly valued.

Healthcare Practice

The Healthcare Practice is on the firm's largest and fastest growing industry practice areas. Representing 15% of the firm's worldwide client base, the Healthcare Practice is comprised of specialty sectors including biopharma, healthcare services and medical technology with teams made up of experienced industry practitioners around the world.

Healthcare Services Practice

Our Healthcare Services (HCS) Practice offers clients access and the sophisticated resources of a global firm while providing the depth of knowledge, expertise, attention and service of a boutique consultancy for more than 40 years. Our industry expertise spans both the for-profit and nonprofit environments, including the following:

  • Hospitals, Health systems and Integrated Delivery Networks
  • Academic medical and nursing institutions
  • Health insurance plans
  • Non-acute healthcare providers
  • Wellness/prevention
  • Health/medical associations and foundations

As former healthcare industry executives and medical clinicians, our consultants bring in-depth knowledge of the sector and key functional roles as well as long-standing, personal relationships with the most sought-after healthcare leaders. This deep knowledge of the healthcare industry provides a powerful edge for clients in search of the most talented and capable leaders and healthcare executives able to respond to the new demands of healthcare. Our consultants provide counsel and advice throughout the recruiting process by helping define the required skill sets to attract the best qualified candidates, navigating the selection process and providing advice for successful onboarding.

During the past three years, we have successfully conducted more than 500 C-level executive and board director assignments for healthcare services organizations, as well as searches for scientific and clinical leaders, and functional executives in finance, human resources, information technology, and sales and marketing. We have worked with 70% of the top 40 health systems, nine of the top 10 health plans, and have conducted C-level, dean, and department chair or division chief searches at more than half of the top-tier academic health science centers. The Healthcare Services Practice is currently experiencing strong growth with a 17% increase in executive searches in North America as compared to fiscal year 2016. The team's quality performance is evident with an overall diversity placement rate of 39%, a 9.1 average client satisfaction score (on a scale of 10) and 94% placement retention over the past three years.

Position Summary

The HCS Analyst will be responsible for developing significant content and producing industry and/or functional analysis reports to support search engagements, special projects, and new business initiatives. To accomplish this, the analyst will gather, synthesize, make recommendations and present information. He/she will also play a significant role in knowledge creation within the firm, including responsibility for research projects building Spencer Stuart's knowledge of executive talent within industries and companies. In addition, the analyst may have opportunities to engage and contribute to intellectual capital pieces on behalf of the Practice.

Over time, the HCS Analyst is expected to develop in-depth knowledge of the healthcare sectors and functional specialties; gaining this expertise includes understanding the implications of current news and issues, becoming familiar with executive leadership across a range of companies, and understanding market influences. He/she will develop a deep understanding of leadership, expertise in a segment of the industry and a sophisticated skill set in the areas of research, problem-solving, project management, and communication. The HCS Analyst is mentored by leaders in the practice within an apprenticeship model of learning.

This is a full-time role ideally located in either Spencer Stuart's Atlanta or Chicago offices.

Other Midwest or East Coast office locations may be considered.

Ideal Experience

  • An undergraduate degree is required from a leading university, graduating with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • A keen interest in the healthcare industry coupled with a strong desire to develop expertise in the healthcare services practice; a true passion for long-term professional growth at a retained executive search firm.
  • Experience in a professional setting conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research.
  • Has worked successfully within an environment with multiple, simultaneous demands and is able to deliver on those demands under tight time constraints.
  • At least two years of experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Outstanding candidates will have demonstrated a passion and ability for performing critical research and communicating their findings clearly and cogently. They will be graceful under pressure, enjoy fast paced environments, and be excellent multitaskers. Compensation and benefits are commensurate with other high-end professional services firms.

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