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US Health Strategy Associate / Sr. Associate

Location: New York, New York, United States

Company: Mercer

Job ID R_045485-en

US Health Strategy Associate/Sr Associate - Mercer  

Are you a strategic thinker? Do you want to have an impact on setting the strategy for a billion dollar plus business that is the market leader in helping employers provide critical benefits to their employees and their families, enabling them to lead healthier and more productive lives? Do you have experience in the Health and/or employee benefits market? If yes, then you’ll want to talk to us about this great opportunity!

Mercer’s US Health and Benefits strategy team supports the business’s leaders in evaluating the market, setting the strategy and executing on key business priorities. We are seeking an associate/senior associate to join our team.

As the Strategy Associate/Sr Associate, your responsibilities will include:

  • Evaluating market trends, competitors and legislation to understand how it may impact our business.
  • Analyzing our business to understand our key strengths and weaknesses.
  • Exposure to the senior-most leaders of the business to help them set the business strategy. Work on key projects to execute that strategy.

To be successful, you should:

  • Be highly detail-oriented and able to take a proactive, consultative approach towards analyzing problems, developing recommendations and delivering information to our internal stakeholders.
  • Be exceptional at drawing conclusions from data, thinking strategically, and interpreting and presenting your findings.
  • Have at least three to five years’ experience in a consulting role; Health experience preferred.

You will assist in developing and communicating the business’s strategic plan and top priorities to colleagues in the business and other key stakeholders across the company, including Mercer’s Executive leadership team.

You’ll work directly with the US Health & Benefits Leader and her team on a variety of topics for internal and external constituents; as well as organize and manage key meetings, town halls and events. This will require strong presentation skills and fluency with PowerPoint and Excel

You will also support Mergers & Acquisitions activity and partnership evaluation across the US Health & Benefits business. This will involve working with the leadership team and other colleagues to develop and manage the M&A and partnership pipeline and evaluating potential M&A and partnership prospects through identification, profiling and leading due diligence meetings.

This position will manage a constantly evolving set of projects, so you should be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and overseeing all aspects of complex projects from start to finish. Timely project delivery is paramount.

Mercer is the industry leader in helping companies create dynamic solutions the make a difference in the moments that matter to their employees and their families. We deliver advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Our more than 22,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With more than 60,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $13 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment.

Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, which advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions; Guy Carpenter, which develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities; and Oliver Wyman, which serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. For more information about our company, please visit us at: We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at:

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.

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