Huron Consulting Group Entry Level Product Specialist (2017) in Portland, Oregon

Entry Level Product Specialist (2017)


Opportunity Type:Campus

Country:United States



Job Type:Full-time Salary

Huron Consulting Group stands out as one of the fastest growing financial and operational consulting firms in the industry serving clients in the healthcare, education, life sciences, and business sectors. Huron helps clients improve performance, transform the enterprise, reduce costs, leverage technology, process and review large amounts of complex data, address regulatory issues, recover from distress and stimulate growth. Our professionals employ their expertise in finance, operations, strategy and technology to provide our clients with specialized analyses and customized solutions that are tailored to address each client’s particular challenges and opportunities to deliver sustainable and measurable results.

At Huron, we know our legacy is dependent on our greatest asset, our people. We understand that when you are considering your next career opportunity, you are assessing how you can make the biggest impact and be challenged with the most rewarding work. Huron’s entrepreneurial spirit is captured in our values based culture. Simply, it’s an unwavering commitment to always do the right thing by its clients, people, shareholders and communities. Huron’s core values – integrity, pursuit of excellence, accountability, collaboration, passion - capture the essence of who we are, how employees interact with others, and how business is conducted. In doing so, our shared values promise alignment of actions, incentives and true results. It’s the Huron way.

What will your legacy be?

Job Practice Description:

Huron Consulting Group’s Healthcare practice partners with hospitals and health systems nationwide to achieve their goals and mission; specializing in the implementation of an integrated set of solutions that improve financial and operational performance while increasing physician, patient, and employee satisfaction across the hospital enterprise. Huron Healthcare has dedicated its legacy to delivering sustainable and scalable solutions that serve the various facets of the ever changing healthcare industry. Our clients range from large Academic Medical Centers to small non-profit hospitals. Regardless of size, hospitals are under tremendous pressure to improve their current operations and effectively navigate the challenges and changes in the healthcare industry. To meet their needs, we offer a wide range of services, including: strategic insight, clinical transformation, revenue optimization, cost management, technology, and advanced data analytics. As member of our team, you can expect to work in these disciplines, as you develop the skills and expertise, to see a holistic view of the healthcare industry and our clients’ challenges.

Where will your legacy take you?

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Position Summary:

As a Product Specialist in Huron Healthcare, you can expect to work on a dynamic team focused not only on the needs of the client, but also on ensuring you have the opportunities and support needed to reach your professional development objectives. Product Specialists typically spend 75% or more of their time digging deep into the details of our software code-base, tools, and databases. You are responsible for business systems analysis, functional design, technical requirements, tool design, data integration, system configuration, business rules development, testing, implementation, and documentation. When you join Huron, you leverage technology to solve business problems.

This position requires the development of technical competencies as well as communication, project management, and leadership skills to be successful. Product Specialists learn both the functional and technical aspects of product solutions and as they advance their careers may choose to maintain a technical focus or move toward client relationship management, project management or supervision. Our approach offers strategic and operational solutions for hospital organizations of all sizes. You will be responsible for developing technology solutions to support project initiatives and ultimately drive engagement success. When you join Huron, you are empowered to drive change.

Product Specialists are expected to demonstrate a long-term commitment to mastering our methodology, best practices and tools in order to become a functional and technical subject matter expert and advisor to our clients. Position responsibilities are numerous and include design, development, validation, testing, and deployment of client-specific reporting needs including BI scorecards, dashboards, detailed listing reports, ad hoc real-time analysis tools, etc. Responsibilities also include database manipulation – updating and creating SQL functions, procedures, tables, views, and other database objects. Product Specialists also work with SQL Server and Windows environment configuration, monitoring, and maintenance activities. You will collaborate with stakeholders to convert client-specific business requirements into technical solutions which means you will have a direct impact on overall team goals while promoting your own personal growth. When you join Huron, you have a lasting impact.

At Huron, we invest significantly in the professional development of each of our staff members on a personal level. We hire from a range of backgrounds, including business, technology, engineering, science, and liberal arts. The eclectic backgrounds of our teams are what make our solutions successful and push our employees to be creative and innovative in their approach. You will work with an incredibly bright, highly diverse, and talented group of people. Huron rewards entrepreneurial initiative and fosters a hardworking and professional, yet collegial and informal, atmosphere. When you join Huron, you work with diverse teams.

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a focus in management information systems is preferred. Relevant computer-related degrees and/or experience are also accepted, including computer science, industrial engineering, mathematics, healthcare informatics, healthcare administration, business administration, etc.

• Passion for problem solving and strong analytical skills

• Understanding of relational database architectures and tools. Practical experience related to administration or development using SQL Server (preferred) or similar relational database management systems is required

• Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences (technical and non-technical, staff and managerial), and in a wide range of settings (e.g., one-on-one, small group, in person, on conference calls and via e-mail)

• Adaptability to a constantly changing environment and ability to manage through change with a high degree of emotional maturity

• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

• Candidates must currently reside in the Portland metro area or be willing to relocate to Portland upon hire.

Huron Consulting Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and dependents; a 401(k) plan with a generous employer match; an employee stock purchase plan; a generous Paid Time Off policy; and paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Our Wellness Program supports employee total well-being by providing free annual health screenings and coaching, bank at work, and on-site workshops, as well as ongoing programs recognizing major events in the lives of our employees throughout the year. All benefits and programs are subject to applicable eligibility requirements.

The Company is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity in recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, education and all other terms of employment. Huron will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, Vietnam era of veteran status, physical or mental disability, creed, citizen status or any other status protected by federal, state of local law. We endeavor to maintain a drug-free workplace.