Senior Innovation Analyst #20-2012

<strong>At Emergent Holdings, we&rsquo;re creating an innovative environment where our employees belong authentically, contribute meaningfully, and thrive intentionally &mdash; both personally and professionally.</strong>

Southfield, MI

Emergent Holdings

<strong>Emergent Holdings is driven by a singular goal &mdash; improving the health and safety of our customers and our communities. How do we do that? We create innovative insurance products, technology solutions, and services to support our key stakeholders &mdash; individuals, employers, providers, and strategic partners &mdash; improving the health and safety of the people and places we serve.</strong> https://emergentholdingsinc.com/

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Full-Time

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <p>The Innovation Analyst will utilize innovation knowledge, organizational navigation knowledge, strong presentation skills, and project management skills to build and maintain a pipeline of new innovation opportunities, build business cases, manage projects, and develop and carry out proactive market intelligence, competitive intelligence, and emerging trend research activities.</p> <p>This role is responsible for proactive identification and sourcing of high potential innovations focused on strategic areas of interest for Emergent Holdings and its companies. Research analysis will accelerate insights into emerging business models, products, and technologies which will enable the enterprise to effectively and efficiently infuse innovations within Emergent Holdings. The role be responsible for creating well-designed, polished PowerPoint presentations and business cases to deliver these tactical, actionable, and strategic insights. You will play a key role in the discovery of new revenue generating opportunities in support of profitable growth for the enterprise, and your research will help identify market opportunities through strong alignment with the core value propositions of Emergent Holdings and its companies.</p> <p>This role will operate in close collaboration with a variety of stakeholders across the enterprise, as well as external partners. This role will help to define the focus of innovation efforts to determine the best fit for the organization. Through the proactive research, you will help Innovation stay current on late breaking trends within the health insurance industry identifying threats, opportunities, and impending business model disruption. Push the limits of the business and our engagement with customers by thinking out of the box and challenging the business norm.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Lead the sourcing efforts to build and maintain a pipeline of new innovation opportunities.</li> <li>Manage the progress of innovation opportunities within the company's internal innovation management platform.</li> <li>Perform analysis and build business cases for new opportunities to determine strategic fit for the organization.</li> <li>Develop and carry out proactive market intelligence, competitive intelligence, and emerging trend research activities based on key priorities identified by leadership.</li> <li>Design and develop research reports and take lead on identifying opportunities focused on strategic areas of interest for Emergent Holdings and its companies.</li> <li>Design and develop polished PowerPoint presentations to deliver tactical, actionable, and strategic insights.</li> <li>Drive a multi-faceted research program across academia, standards bodies &amp; industry workgroups designed to identify and validate emerging software technology trends and innovations which provide market differentiation.</li> <li>Design shared research frameworks for use by Innovation, Strategy, and the broader enterprise.</li> <li>Monitor project tracking, reporting, and analysis of projects on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis.</li> <li>Drive overall business impact through conducted research, and collaboration across the enterprise.</li> <li>Gradually grow the research and emerging trend analysis/portfolio and capabilities of Emergent Holdings.</li> <li>Assist in project management of opportunities within the innovation pipeline, including planning, budgeting, reporting, problem solving, risk.</li> <li>Achieve key objectives of Innovation function within the Business Lab unit.</li> <li>Provide executives with regular trend analysis and function reporting.</li> <li>Represent company in community and industry, programs and conferences.</li> <li>Participate in developing department goals, objectives, processes, procedures, and systems.</li> <li>Serve as a member of any relevant advisory groups providing project guidance and innovation updates.</li> <li>Work with minimum supervision and exercise sufficient discretion and independent judgment.</li> <li>Maintain confidentiality of innovation research and work efforts.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>EDUCATION OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE:</strong></p> <p>Bachelor's Degree in healthcare, technology, insurance, business, finance, or related field required. Master's in Business Administration, Public Health, or comparable graduate business education preferred. A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered instead of a degree. Continuous learning, as defined by the Company's learning philosophy, is required.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>EXPERIENCE:</strong></p> <p>Minimum of five years' experience including full-time graduate studies. Experience in research, evaluating, and planning strategies to solve management and business problems, including researching, sourcing, developing, and evaluating business plans. Experience in research, product management, product development, or data analysis required. Deep past exposure to navigating entrepreneurial ecosystems highly desirable. Venture capital, corporate innovation, consulting, or startup experience is highly desirable. Health insurance industry experience preferred.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Additional Experience for the Senior Innovation Research Advisor:</strong></p> <p>Minimum of seven years' experience including full-time graduate studies. Experience in research, evaluating, and planning strategies to solve management and business problems, including researching, sourcing, developing, and evaluating business plans. Experience in research, product management, product development, or data analysis required. Deep past exposure to navigating entrepreneurial ecosystems highly desirable. Venture capital, corporate innovation, consulting, or startup experience is highly desirable. Health insurance industry experience preferred.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Experience in venture capital, corporate innovation, consulting, or startup experience, providing thought leadership and high-quality research and analysis and, presenting findings and recommendations to key stakeholders.</li> <li>Experience in Innovation, commissioning, and managing contracts with third-party researchers.</li> <li>Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret financial and management data to solve business problems.</li> <li>Proficient in creating well-designed, polished PowerPoint presentations</li> <li>Experience with analyzing industry market trends and summarizing insights in a report.</li> <li>Experience with performing competitive intelligence.</li> <li>Demonstrated experience developing business, operational and strategic plans.</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to interact with others at all levels of the organization, to build alignment, and get decisions implemented.</li> <li>Superior written, oral and interpersonal communication, including strong presentation, briefing reports, and delivery skills.</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to create well-designed, polished PowerPoint presentations.</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to create financial models and perform data analysis in Microsoft Excel</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to understand business needs and conceptualize and implement processes and products that support those business strategies across multiple entities.</li> <li>Track record of successful research report creation as well as peer-reviewed research in medical, technology, insurance, or a related field highly desirable.</li> <li>Evaluates the costs and benefits of market opportunities and Innovation Initiatives.</li> <li>Thorough knowledge of project management principles and practices, including planning and coordination, with the ability to complete large projects involving multiple resources.</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to comprehend the consequences of various problem situations and seek creative and innovative new solutions.</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team in the research, planning, development, and implementation of innovation projects.</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to effectively exchange information clearly and concisely, and present ideas, report facts and other information and respond to questions as appropriate.</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and maintain customer satisfaction without compromising priorities.</li> <li>Demonstrated leadership abilities.</li> <li>Thorough knowledge of project management principles and practices, including planning and coordination, with the ability to complete strategic projects involving multiple resources and entities.</li> <li>Ability to effectively interact with senior executive leadership, innovation team members, and brand planning resources.</li> <li>Ability to effectively manage and facilitate multi-functional employee teams that may not be direct reports.</li> <li>Ability to establish workflows manages multiple projects and meets necessary deadlines.</li> <li>Ability to maintain confidentiality.</li> <li>Ability to perform other assignments at locations outside the office.</li> </ul>