Strategic Planning Manager

With more than 8,000 employees, we are the largest health insurance company in Michigan. We offer an exciting work environment with a diverse group of employees. Our goal is to make health insurance easier for our members. We want to transform the industry and become a resource that people can trust. Interested in joining us?

Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (Strategy)

Our Mission: We commit to being our members&rsquo; trusted partner by providing affordable, innovative products that improve their care and health. Our Customer Commitment: We aspire to be clear and simple, to help you make the right choices, to offer valuable coverage, and help you get quality health care for you and those you love. Our Commitment to our Social Mission: Increasing access to affordable health care Enhancing the quality of care patients receive Improving the health of Michigan&rsquo;s citizens and communities.&nbsp; <p>Our employees are eligible for several great perks:</p> <ul> <li>Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance</li> <li>401(k) with company match</li> <li>Annual bonuses</li> <li>Tuition assistance</li> <li>Paid parking</li> </ul>

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Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Departmental Preferences:</span></p> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan&rsquo;s Strategic Planning team is seeking to add a Manager to its existing team who will assist in long-term planning for BCBSM by identifying and developing strategic tradeoffs that will drive future business performance. This key role will provide leadership within the enterprise, partnering with executives to determine long-term strategies that support BCBSM&rsquo;s competitive position, achieve positive and sustainable business results, and improve the health of our customers and the enterprise. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: small;">As part of the Strategic Planning team, you will spend the majority of your time developing strategic frameworks, performing financial analyses, and creating presentations for executive audiences. The Strategic Planning Manager role involves close collaboration with various stakeholders in the business and executive leadership to help inform the planning process and solicit organizational buy-in. Successful Strategists become trusted advisors to the business areas they engage. <strong>Many of your strategic planning efforts will be adopted and have a major impact at BCBSM. There&rsquo;s little in one&rsquo;s work life that is as satisfying as seeing your idea grow into a strategy that helps strengthen your company.</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: small;">This position reports directly to the Director of Strategy and Corporate Planning. The Manager will work on several planning efforts simultaneously and is expected to independently develop material, generate conclusions, and make recommendations under guidance from the Director and Vice President of Planning.&nbsp; If you want the opportunity to help guide long-term performance and make enduring and meaningful contributions to a company&rsquo;s success, this may be the role for you.&nbsp; There&rsquo;s truly no limit to the impact you, as a Strategic Planning Manager at BCBSM, can have on our business.&nbsp; </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div>
Responsibilities: <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Responsible for making recommendation on highly consequential matters, with long-term implications for the organization including setting enterprise priorities, development of strategies and assessment of strategic investments and partnerships. Consider market trends and changes, identify, prioritize and develop strategies to enable the future statue of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Care Network and it subsidiaries.</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Manage activities that are directly related to the corporate strategies, goals and objectives. Manage several priority initiatives concurrently. Oversee or perform analyses including, but not limited to, financial modeling, claims analysis and complex statistical analysis. Act as a thought partner to enterprise leadership in the development and prioritization of long-term strategies. Provide solutions to complex business problems and make recommendations to senior management to improve strategic initiatives and technical processes. Develop and maintain systems to monitor, measure, and report performance and achievement of programs, long-term goals and strategic initiatives that have divisional and/or corporate impact. Maintain knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures in related field. Assist executive leadership in developing and approving annual goals and ensure corporate standards are consistently met. Maintain comprehensive understanding of all Blue Cross products, programs, administrative policies and procedures.&nbsp; Provide high level oversight and leadership. Utilize primary and secondary research to assist in identifying best practices and opportunities for the corporation. Create executive level PowerPoint presentations and correspondence to communicate recommendations to executive leadership and the Board of Directors. Convene colleagues and SMEs to foster a collaborative environment in order to stay informed on changes in the healthcare payer and broader healthcare industries that may impact enterprise strategies.</span></p>
Requirements: <div id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1492.row1" class="contentlinepanel" title=""> <div><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES </strong>include the following. Other duties may be assigned.</span></div> <ol> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Maintain a point of view on where the health care industry is headed, and provide a perspective on how BCBSM should respond in light of changing industry trends</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Lead the business through significant long-term planning processes </span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Act as a thought partner to enterprise leadership in the development and prioritization of &nbsp;long-term business plans that support enterprise objectives and create value, requiring the ability to influence and change the mindset of, or gain acceptance of others</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Understand the key drivers of our business and be able to articulate key trade-offs, and guard rails<del cite="mailto:Megan Wilbur Massaron" datetime="2016-12-29T12:05"></del></span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Create executive level presentations and correspondence to communicate recommendations to leadership </span></div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE</strong> </span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Bachelor's Degree in Business, Health Policy, or related field required. Master&rsquo;s Degree in related field strongly preferred.</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Five (5) years of experience in related field required. </span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Health care industry experience and/or previous experience in management consulting, investment banking, policy, or corporate strategy at a highly complex organization required.</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Demonstrated leadership and management experience required.</span></div> </li> </ol> <div><strong><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: small;">QUALIFICATIONS</span></strong></div> <div><span style="font-size: small;">To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be able to quickly get up to speed in the business.&nbsp; The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.&nbsp; Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: small;">CRITICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES</span></strong></div> <ol> <li> <div><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Structured and logical thinking and problem-solving skills </span></strong></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Ability to craft a story line to communicate strategic ideas </span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate and build relationships across teams at all levels of the organization and at the executive level</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Excellent quantitative skills and ability to interpret data from multiple sources; ability to synthesize complex data and information into clear and simple ideas to inform decision making</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Ability to drive change across a complex enterprise</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">High-level proficiency using Excel and PowerPoint </span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Fluency with large data sets, data modeling and interpretation</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Project management experience and proven track record as a strong team player and collaborator; experience leading and managing teams a plus</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Self-driven with the ability to manage multiple time sensitive priorities</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;Ability to handle ambiguity and move from a concept to a defined strategy</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;Intellectual curiosity</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> </li> </ol> </div> <div id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1548.row1" class="contentlinepanel" title=""> <div id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1564.row1" class="inlinepanel" style="display: inline;" title=""><strong><span class="subtitle">Qualifications</span></strong></div> <strong><span class="blockpanel"><span class="">&nbsp;</span></span></strong> <ul> <li>Bachelor's Degree in Health Policy, Business or related field required. Master&rsquo;s Degree in related field strongly preferred.</li> <li>Five (5) years of experience in related field required.&nbsp; Health care industry experience a plus.</li> <li>Three (3) years leadership experience preferred.</li> <li>Previous experience in management consulting, investment banking, or corporate strategy at a highly complex organization or prior experience within the healthcare industry preferred.</li> <li>Excellent analytical skills and financial modeling capabilities using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), with attention to detail.</li> <li>Advance critical thinking skills demonstrated through problem solving for complex business problems.</li> <li>Strong written and verbal communication skills.</li> <li>Ability to work independently and lead others&rsquo; work within a team environment with multiple priorities.</li> <li>Ability to effective interface with management at all levels and external contacts.</li> <li>Other related skills and/or abilities may be required to perform this job.</li> </ul> </div> <div id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1736.row1" class="contentlinepanel" title=""> <h5 class="no-change-header-inline"><span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1752.row1" class="subtitle" style="display: inline;" title=""><br />Schedule</span><span class="inline">: </span><span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1773.row1" class="text" title="">Full-time</span> </h5> </div>