Job Description

Job Title: Business Analyst II - Strategic Business Development
Job ID: 645346
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day
Facility: UPMC Health Plan
Department: SBD_CM Strategy
Location: 339 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222



The Strategic Business Development team is responsible for researching and analyzing complex spaces in the health care market, understanding the internal business need for solutions in the space, creating strategy and assessing opportunities for UPMC to buy or build solutions, and capturing the analysis in written documents, white papers, and briefs for executive review.  This work requires strong interpersonal and research skills, the ability to analyze data from multiple sources, information landscaping and framing capabilities, problem solving and strategic thinking skills, and strong writing experience.

  • Identify trends in expenses, utilization, medical quality, and other areas.
  • Investigate variances and derive solutions to cost increases and quality issues.
  • Manage special projects.
  • Meet deadlines and turnaround times set by managers and department director (these deadlines and turnaround times will, at times, require the employee to work until the project is completed, meaning extended daily work hours, extended work weeks, or both).
  • Monitor business unit operating performance against regional, national and international benchmarks.
  • Perform cost/benefit analysis.
  • Perform statistical analyses, and then explain this analysis to a non-technical audience of both internal and external customers and, at times, senior management.


  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, health care, management, or related business field required. Master's degree preferred. Extensive related experience will be considered. 
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience in financial and/or medical analysis required. 
  • Experience in health care insurance or health care industry preferred. 
  • Strong computer skills, with expert knowledge in Access, Excel, Crystal Reports, and other financial & statistical software packages. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment a must. 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, and forge strong interpersonal relationships within the department, with other departments, and with external audiences.  
  • Attention to detail is critical to the success of this position. Excellent planning, communication, documentation, organizational, analytical, and problem solving abilities. 
  • Advanced mathematical skills. Ability to interpret and summarize results of various analyses in a timely and meaningful way. 
  • Ability to effectively approach problem solving. Ability to re-engineer processes to positively impact productivity in terms of timeliness and accuracy. 
  • Ability to analyze financial & clinical results and to comprehend forecasting models. 
  • Knowledge and good understanding of all products and benefit designs of UPMC Health Plan.
  • Proven experience in writing and command of technical writing techniques preferred.  Samples of previous work encouraged.
  • Proven experience in preparing executive-ready PowerPoint presentations preferred.  Samples of previous work encouraged.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $21.94 to $37.97

Union Position: No

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