Grant Thornton LLP Director - PM in Sacramento, California

Our Public Sector Advisory Practice is currently looking for a Senior Manager or Director to join our growing Health and Human Services practice in Sacramento, California. This individual will be in charge of leading a team of professionals who are developing a strategy to manage the Medicaid operations of the future.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Manager will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.


  • This individual will be in charge of managing a team of professionals who are supporting the state in developing a future project management office.

  • Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management.

  • Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work.

  • Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.

  • Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).

  • Act as performance manager (coach) for up to four coachees outside of engagement responsibilities.

  • Interview campus and/or experienced candidates.

  • 10 plus years consulting experience.

  • 5 years of experience managing management consulting projects.

  • Large, complex program management experience.

  • Experience in State Medicaid Programs.

  • Experience in developing large systems replacement strategies.

  • Experience in other state Health and Human Services programs such as eligibility, child welfare, case management.

  • Agile methodology experience.

  • Ability to work in a complex, collaborative environment.

  • Ability to manage client (external) and Grant Thornton (internal) reporting requirements.

  • Ability to discover and manage other work opportunities that the client will have over time.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.

  • U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.

  • Travel may be required.

  • Coach and mentor junior staff members.

  • Ability to work overtime required on occasion.

  • Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.

  • Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at

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Title: Director - PM

Location: CA-Sacramento

Requisition ID: 038725