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Strategy Specialist

Company: BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

The Strategy Consultant will be responsible for supporting a range of strategy development, strategic project management, and consulting services as part of an integrated long-range, strategic planning and strategy consulting capability for the organization. The incumbent will assist in the annual development and updating of the planning process and ensure timely execution of the various phases of the planning process, partnering with the business to create high quality plans and develop corporate business plans and capabilities rooted in deep market insights. The Consultant will work with all business areas to routinely monitor progress toward the functional plans, including the collection and reporting of key metrics and plans to close gaps. Primary Responsibility : Works directly with senior business leaders and corresponding functional areas to facilitate planning directly linked to corporate strategic plan and goals. This includes active involvement and facilitation of cross-functional strategy development. Document all components of plan, including current state assessments, evaluation of results, and presenting findings. Supports the identification of realistic and executable strategies focused on planning and developing roadmaps (people, process, technology, information) and governance structures to define future state plans. Partners closely with finance to develop financial plans and set goals for HealthNow. Develops, maintains and communicates performance scorecards to measure business plan performance. Serves the business as resource with deep knowledge of industry and competition. Develops thought leadership through knowledge of industry/business planning best practices, accepted procedure, and/or optimal standard practice. Works closely with the Competitive Intelligence, and other cross-functional teams to help capture opportunities that support enhanced business planning processes. Performs other duties as required. Knowledge and Skills : High level of personal initiative, self-starter collaboratively working independently with strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities. Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), at all organizational levels. Experience creating executive/leadership presentations. Ability to clearly articulate key points in a concise and thoughtful way for maximum impact. Relationship builder with strong persuasion skills. Includes ability to advocate for and defend solutions that make best business sense based on analytical merit. Proven ability to assist in the detailed design of innovative ideas, continuous learner mindset intellectual curiosity, and flexibility to adapt to regular change. Enterprise-wide perspective and creative problem solver. Strong critical thinking skills, including ability to synthesize data into useful formats and bring actionable insights. High attention to detail. Flexible and comfortable in a highly ambiguous, rapidly changing environment Unwavering integrity and highest levels of confidentiality. Qualifications : Problem Solving Skills: 1. Identify issues & problems -Recognize major issues; identify key facts/trends/issues, separating relevant from irrelevant data. 2. Seek information -Identify/recognize information gaps or the need for additional information; obtain information by clearly describing what needs to be known & the means to obtain it, questioning clearly & specifically to verify facts & obtain the necessary information. 3. Seeing relationships -Organize information & data to identify/explain trends, problems, & their causes; comparing, contrasting & combining information; seeing associations between seemingly independent problems or events to recognize trends, problems & possible cause-effect relationships. Budgetary Responsibilities: Manages project budgets (small to large in scope) Experience : Bachelor's Degree in business or related field. 5 years experience in management, business or strategy consulting, or 5 years in a strategy setting role in a health insurance industry experience is required. Masters degree preferred (MBA). Consulting experience in strategy or business planning firm preferred.

Keywords: BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Buffalo , Strategy Specialist, Other , Buffalo, New York

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