Job Description

Job Title: Strategy Consultant
Job ID: 701647
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Health Plan
Department: HEALTH ECONOMICS
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

Work as a vital member of various project teams that address strategy and planning issues across all of UPMC's divisions (Hospital and Community Services, Physician Services, Health Plan, and International and Commercial Services). This position provides: (1) research (e.g., identify key dynamics within a market and operating unit), (2) development (e.g., propose business model to manage risk), and (3) coordination (e.g., synthesize the varied perspectives/requirements from diverse clients physician, nursing, regulatory, front-desk, finance, etc. into a cohesive operating model) to support a portfolio of projects. This position requires extensive client interactions and business plan and presentation writing.

Responsibilities:
  • Administrative. Maintain Department's infrastructure (e.g., library of business model options). Complete Department and other assigned administrative responsibilities in a timely and effective manner.
  • Develop and mentor staff. Mentor and develop the Department's analysts; develop skills and refine management acumen.
  • Manage a portfolio of multiple projects and clients. Proactively identify and appropriately frame projects in response to market/industry dynamics, business unit priorities, and system-wide priorities. Frame and integrate these projects with business unit activities. Manage projects from inception (business planning) through implementation (start-up operations). Complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Produce project teams' deliverables-market profiles/assessments, presentations, business plans, etc. Translate teams' discussions and decisions into effective presentations (tailored to audience and purpose). Synthesize. Coordinate team members' activities to ensure timely completion of deliverables. Coordinate with other Departments (e.g., Legal and Finance) and business units to ensure strategies address the full continuum of issues. Communicate and collaborate with internal and external constituents to ensure coordinated and effective strategies are pursued while work is streamlined. Maintain rigorous analytical and data synthesis skills; in particular develop pro formas and other decision support models to guide strategy and key operational decisions.
  • Support senior executives (Director of Strategic Planning, VP of Strategic Planning, and hospital Presidents). Understand current organizational priorities and objectives. Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Work with operating unit executives (e.g., Hospital EMGs) to develop and start initiatives, as well as critically evaluate and refine existing programs. Ensure client needs are met. Identify and document new industry and market trends. Develop new and improved ways to convey market and external dynamics to diverse audiences. Continuously track and assess changes in UPMC's markets.

Qualifications

  • Master's level degree in Business Administration, Health Administration or a quantitative field of study (e.g., mathematics, economics, sciences, finance, etc.) with a minimum of three years of relevant experience (e.g., strategy, planning, business development, quantitative decision support, finance) required; or a Bachelor degree with five years of experience or completion of an internal rotation program.  
  • Prior experience should include project management (developing work plans, tracking progress, coordinating teams composed of individuals from multiple departments, completing deliverables, etc.); advanced analytics (manipulating complex datasets, interpreting data, communicating complex analytical concepts in easy to understand ways, etc.); and business development (e.g., writing/authoring business plans for new operations). 
  • Experience in a consulting, investment banking, corporate or competitive strategy, or service line management environment is preferred. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of healthcare industry is required. 
  • Exceptional Excel and PowerPoint skills are required. 
  • Due to fluid nature and visibility of the departments work, flexible work hours are required and often exceed 50 hours per week.
  • Expertise in data visualization preferred.
  • Experience with Tableau is also a plus.
  • Strong SAS experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with R and Python is a plus.

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

Salary Range: $36.31 to $61.51

Union Position: No

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