Job Description :
This job supports the leadership of Highmark, or its affiliates, with a range of strategy activities essential to membership and margin goals. Strategy Analysts provide analytical/strategic-thinking and leadership support that enables project teams to: 1) isolate business issues; 2) help design and execute analytics for studying business issues (market research, scenario planning, forecasting, market share, profitability, etc.); 3) develop technical content (competitive intelligence, market trend analysis); 4) support development of formal recommendations to Senior Levels leadership; 5) help create document components (go-to-market or operational strategies, etc.) that inform critical strategic issues and decisions.
- Work with business/market owners to identify key business issues, articulate problem, apply right analytical framework, develop solution and recommendations, represent findings to stakeholders and own the outcome.
- Under the guidance of Strategy Consultants and Leadership, participate in & lead small to medium sized strategy projects/ work streams with the help of internal or external strategy consulting resources.
- Serve as subject matter expert (resource) to staff and stakeholders on membership, growth and operational strategy issues.
- Provide periodic informal work guidance/direction to other team members; Provide performance input and recommendations to management for development/ training plans. May have supervisory responsibilities on a project basis.
- Apply a broad knowledge of concepts and principles to develop analytical frameworks, approach and methodology best practices to analyze complex strategy issues, often applying ingenuity and originality to develop unique solutions.
- Other duties as assigned or requested.
- Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, or Life Sciences or other related degree
- Master’s Degree in Business, Health or Economics or other related degree
- 0 – 3 years progressive experience that should be with strategy/ management consulting firms or internal strategy groups of healthcare and related companies
- 2-3 years of data analysis, business consulting, problem solving.
- Health Insurance operations and technology experience
- Operational improvement experience
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATION
- Process Improvement certification (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma or Kaizan)
- Broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in strategic thinking, plus working knowledge of other related fields
- Strong PC application Skills (MS Office including PowerPoint and Excel)
- Knowledge of national and regional healthcare industry trends and challenges
- Strong written and oral communication skills, and attention to details
Language (other than English)
0% – 25%
PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS
Teaches/Trains others regularly
Travels regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site
Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (Sales employees) Does Not Apply
Physical Work Site Required
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