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Business Development/Planning
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PS16037 Requisition #

Anthem is a Fortune 30 company and a leading health benefit company, with operating revenue of over $90 billion and over $60 billion in assets.  Anthem serves over 40 million medical members, or one in every nine Americans.  Join us and together we will drive the future of health care. This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve. 

 
POSITION OVERVIEW

Responsible for developing specific strategies that helps set the overall direction for the corporation and supporting the planning process, the ideal candidate for this position will ultimately:

 
  • Provide leadership to cross-organizational projects, with varying degrees of depth and continual collaboration enterprise-wide
  • Support various BU leads in developing specific business plans and strategies
  • Assist senior executive leadership in assessing current environment, external factors, competitive landscape, and facilitates development of key strategies
  • Coordinate with the Chief Strategy Office to align BU strategy with Anthem strategies and plans
  • Identify opportunities to coordinate across the business more effectively to optimize value
  • Engage business leaders to identify innovative growth and efficiency opportunities to achieve performance targets and gain market distinction
  • Evaluate strategic options in the context of the corporate strategic direction, financial targets, and market context
  • Help evaluate/re-evaluate ongoing initiatives in to recommend corrective action
  • Support the preparation and facilitation of planning sessions with corporate leadership

The successful candidate will possess exceptional leadership skills and experience.  S/he will lead the development and/or refinement of strategic plans for the organizations growth and business development plans in the healthcare services market that will stimulate growth and revenue in support and alignment with our various business strategies.  


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Exploring and managing external partners, working across the businesses/functions to ensure that we are achieving desired objectives
  • Emphasize the employment of analytics and experimentation as we pilot new ideas and opportunities
  • Lead cross-functional efforts and working across the businesses in an internal consulting capacity
CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
 
Communication and Influence
  • Ask tough questions, challenge and engage leaders in conversation to ensure the right things happen for the business.
  • Help leaders understand business implications of actions, influencing change in direction as needed.
  • Integrate key messages into all communications to ensure people understand how initiatives work together to support business goals.
 
Visionary Thinking
  • Establish strategies that create or sustain competitive advantage.  Think broadly and long-term, recognizing the impact of decisions and actions on the business and key stakeholders over time.
 
Executing for Results
  • Hold oneself to the highest standards of accountability; ensure the ability to drive change while maintaining operating effectiveness; integrate and align efforts across functions; monitor results; tackle problems directly and delegate effectively.
 

Model and demand integrity and compliance

  • Do what is right, despite personal risk or discomfort. Demonstrate the highest level of integrity and humility.
  • Lead by example, set and communicate high expectations, motivate self and others to achieve them.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
 
Analysis and Critical Thinking
  • Push to understand root causes of issues or requests and apply systemic thinking to problem solving and decision-making.
  • Maximize opportunities to increase revenue and reduce costs.
  • BA/BS in a related field. MBA preferred
  • Requires a strategic thinker with a broad & deep understanding of the health care industry and the
  • ability to develop and execute logical analysis to drive toward key decisions
  • 10+ years of progressive experience with significant large-scale project management, strategic planning and/or consulting in the health care industry; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, sense of curiosity, and effective problem solving (and be expected to speak to those attributes in interviews)
  • Ability to work through ambiguity, putting structure and “glide path” to broad enterprise initiatives
  • Familiarity evaluating/exploring/integrating market trends
  • Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication, persuasion and negotiation skills required, to include board to front line level audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to set and execute a strategic vision
  • Excellent track record of successful leadership and demonstrated accomplishments, including leading significant change
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, build consensus, and drive change is required
  • Previous merger and acquisition experience is desired.

This position is ideally located in our Indianapolis, IN headquarters office. Atlanta, GA, and New York/New Jersey offices may be considered.

 
 
 

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2018 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.


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Associate Benefits

At Anthem, we're in the business of taking care of people. In fact, everything we do is aimed at creating positive outcomes that make a difference in peoples’ lives, which of course includes our family of associates.

That's why we're proud to offer strong benefits that maximize associates' satisfaction and performance, while also driving strong corporate results. Our Total Rewards program is a comprehensive benefits package that supports greater quality of life for our associates, personally and professionally, through a wide range of thoughtful offerings, including:

At Anthem we believe in creating shared success with our associates. That’s why we provide numerous benefits to help you plan for your financial future and achieve your personal and professional goals, including:

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan – Associates may participate upon hire and are eligible for matching company contributions after one year of service.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) – As a public company, we have the opportunity to share our success through stock ownership. The ESPP gives you the opportunity to purchase Anthem, Inc. stock at a small discount, through convenient payroll deductions.
  • Life Insurance – Associate, spouse/domestic partner, and/or child(ren) coverage
  • Long – term Disability Plan
  • Financial Education Resources

At Anthem, we believe people should never stop learning and growing. That’s why we support our associates with a dynamic variety of Career Development benefits, including:

  • Tuition Assistance – Anthem can provide up to $5,000 in tax-free reimbursement each year to cover the cost of tuition, required fees, and textbooks at an accredited institution.
  • Certification Awards – To recognize certain certification achievements, we may reward your efforts with a monetary award.
  • Service Recognition Awards – We celebrate your commitment to the company by offering service awards at five-year milestones and upon retirement.
  • Learning and Development – At Anthem, personal development is imperative to our success. That’s why we provide associates a wide variety of flexible development opportunities. Access to online classes, on-demand resources, instructor-led workshops, and on-the-job training tools come together to create a culture of growth and development.

At Anthem, we believe hard work, perseverance and success should be rewarded. That’s why we provide a strong compensation package that recognizes the valuable contributions each associate brings to our organization, In addition to competitive salaries, we offer:

  • Base Pay – Our base compensation system is market-driven and built to differentiate among individuals based on performance and competencies.
  • Merit Increases – Base pay merit increases are determined by your performance and pay relative to market data.
  • Incentive Programs – We believe that results improve when we are all aligned as one company working together to achieve common goals. To ensure we all share in Anthem's success, we offer incentive programs so that you are rewarded when the company, your department/business unit and you meet or exceed our objectives

At Anthem, we believe healthy associates are happier, more productive and more successful. That’s why we offer a range of health care options that balance attractiveness and cost – empowering you to choose the options that are most appropriate and affordable for you.

  • Medical Coverage – A Health Reimbursement Account, two Health Savings Account plans, and an HMO where available.
  • Dental Coverage – Two dental plans and a Dental HMO, where available, that offer preventive and basic services. The Enhanced Plan offers major dental procedures and orthodontia services.
  • Vision Coverage
  • Disability Benefits - Short-term disability at no cost to you if you are unable to work as a result of a covered illness or injury.
  • Employee Assistance and Work/Life Program – Comprehensive, confidential assistance for a wide array of issues that can affect the work, personal and family life of associates and their household members. Professional work/life services such as legal and financial consultations, ss well as child care and elder care referral services.
  • Programs to Improve Your Health – Onsite health services and screenings; tobacco cessation support; weight management programs; newsletters; tools; databases; health and fitness centers at many locations; and fitness club reimbursements for associates without access to an onsite fitness facility.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Health care and dependent care with a 10 percent company match on your contribution to the dependent care FSA.
  • Tobacco-free Workplace – All Anthem facilities are tobacco-free, because we believe in providing our associates with a safe, healthy workplace.

At Anthem, we believe making a difference in people’s lives is a practice that should extend well beyond the walls of our offices. That’s why we provide a variety of benefits designed to help associates achieve work-life balance, including:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) - Accrues on a per-pay-period basis. You may earn 19-24 days based on your completed years of service.
  • Bereavement – Up to three paid days
  • Jury Duty Pay
  • Military Leave – Anthem pays the difference between your military pay and your base compensation for up to one year. You maintain medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits for one year
  • Adoption Assistance – Anthem will reimburse up to $5,000 ($2,500 for part-time associates) per adoption for eligible expenses
  • Long-term Care
  • Home and Auto Insurance
  • Pet Care Discounts
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • On-site Cafeterias
  • Scholarships
  • New Mother Rooms

The information presented here is a general summary. When a conflict exists between information provided in this general summary and terms of the plan, the plan document will prevail. Anthem reserves the right to amend or terminate its benefit plans at any time. Interns are temporary associates and therefore ineligible for many Anthem benefits.