DaVita Director, Strategy and Special Projects, Contracting in Denver, Colorado

We’re looking for an ambitious, analytical, and strategic teammate ready to dive deep into the world of hospital partnerships, network strategy, and contract negotiations – someone driven to get deals with our network of partner hospitals structured, negotiated, and completed the right way. This teammate will be accountable for a large portion of our hospital partnerships and hospital network strategy nationally.

Daily responsibilities will be heavily external facing – this teammate can expect to negotiate and maintain relationships with the contracting VPs and CFOs at our partner hospitals. Additionally, this teammate will have internal executive exposure as he or she works with our Market Presidents and CFOs to provide the vision, leadership, planning, and management to make high-stakes, long-term decisions about our hospital networks.

Highlights include:

  • Accountability for portfolio in excess of $1B in dollars spent on care delivery

  • 50+ hospital relationships to maintain

  • High stakes negotiations and decision making

  • Hands on coaching from a high-performing, experienced contracting team

  • The ability to dramatically impact financial and clinical performance from Day 1

The Director will be part of the National Network Strategy and Contracting Team, playing a pivotal role in the overall direction of the business, and with opportunity for impact and advancement within the team and DaVita Medical Group. The Director will join a team of highly motivated individuals with previous leadership experience across an array of healthcare verticals, consulting and banking.

Broader responsibilities include:

  • Strategy development and execution

  • High stakes negotiations

  • Account / relationship management

  • Data-driven decision making and tradeoff evaluation

  • Contracting process improvement

  • Liaison to operating and clinical teams as well as executive leadership


  • Must have experiences & capabilities:

  • 8+ years of business experience in a results-driven environment (or equivalent, i.e. 2+ years’ experience post grad school)

  • Strong “general athlete” ability to have impact across a range of functions and disciplines

  • Ability to engage directly with senior level executives, internally and externally

  • Strategic mind – drive to create solutions that minimize unnecessary complexity

  • Strong prioritization skills and ability to juggle many projects simultaneously

  • Team player with the ability to sell change effectively and influence others

  • Extreme detail orientation

  • Customer service mindset to internal stakeholders

  • Ability to work in a very fast-paced, team-oriented environment

  • Desire to have fun and make a difference

  • Preferred:

  • MBA, MHA, or JD. Strong preference for candidates from top-ranked institutions.

  • Partnership / deal / transaction experience

  • Relevant health plan, hospital, or provider experience (Medicare Advantage, Commercial HMO, Managed Medicaid)