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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 select other 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 2017 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at antheminc.com/careers. EOE. M/F/Disability/Veteran.


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