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Job Description

Job Title: Strategy Analyst
Job ID: 20346121
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Health Plan
Department: Medicare & SNP Product
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

Purpose:
UPMC Health Plan's Medicare & SNP Product department is seeking a motivated Strategy Analyst!

This person will work as a vital member of various project teams that address strategy and planning issues for UPMC Health Plan. This position provides: (1) research (e.g., conduct literature reviews to understand changing clinical treatments), (2) reporting (e.g., calculate market share), and (3) analysis (e.g., identify trends underlying volume changes) to support a portfolio of projects.

Responsibilities:

• Provide analytical expertise in the development and support of various projects that focus on environmental and market assessments, new business development, and clinical utilization patterns.
• Actively research new trends and dynamics; identify market dynamics that may affect UPMC and convey these to the Departments' leaders; learn about UPMC's full spectrum of operations and markets served.
• Develop validation and testing protocols to ensure accuracy and quality of final deliverables. Ensures the quality of others' analytical work through a formal review/quality check process. Identify technical errors and limitations, as well as potential methodological and logic deficiencies in final deliverables.
• Complete projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost, to produce specified deliverables and meet customer expectations.
• Synthesize findings and implications of data work into reports and exhibits that can be used by clients.
• Support a portfolio of multiple active projects simultaneously (typically three to five).
• Selected duties include, but are not limited to: the preparation and formatting of standard and customized data reports; the creation of decision support tools such as utilization models-primarily descriptive in nature; profiles and assessments of market trends; profiles and assessments of new markets; profiles and assessments of competitors and complimentors; profiles and assessments of clinical capacity and patient throughput; literature reviews; complete maps using software tools; analysis of patient satisfaction data. Understand data sources and tools that exist throughout UPMC (e.g., financial and quality data systems); apply this knowledge to the Department's projects; act as a liaison to the owners of these data systems to ensure they are applied to the Department's projects. Fully document and understand the definitions, limitations, and applicability of different data sources; convey these parameters to clients/consultants during the formulation of data requests. Utilize reporting tools, and advanced Excel capabilities (e.g., program macros) to analyzed data, which would include: membership trends, market analysis, basic modeling, and general research and decision support activities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's level degree with three (3) years of relevant experience or Master's level degree with one (1) year of relevant experience required. 
  • Preference is given to analytically oriented programs such as economics, statistics, information sciences, or mathematics. 
  • Experience with Excel and Visual Basic is required; experience with Access and SQL is preferred, as well as Power BI, SAS, STATA; 
  • Experience with Cognos and econometric analysis experience is preferred. Relevant experience in the following areas is required: (1) market research (2) experience using quantitative, business intelligence and/or relational database. (3) manipulation of data. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $23.75 to $41.09 / hour

Union Position: No

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