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Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. 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 at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Strategy Director (PS19751)

Position location: This position is ideally located in our Columbia, MD or Atlanta, GA offices. New York/New Jersey or Indianapolis offices may also be considered.

The Diversified Business Group (DBG) at Anthem is dedicated to providing innovative solutions and care delivery models to personalize and integrate care for those with complex and chronic conditions.  The DBG Strategy Team at Anthem supports the DBG mission by focusing on enabling deliberate decisions based on customer and market signals to support profitable growth.  

Core functions of the DBG Strategy team include: market analysis to determine attractive areas for growth, partnering with existing business units to improve operating performance, evaluation of the strategic and financial rationale behind potential acquisitions, divestitures, investments and partnerships, providing recommendations to DBG leadership, managing due-diligence and the closing process, along with ensuring successful integration of acquisitions and execution of partnerships. 

We are seeking a Strategy Director to work on high priority, high visibility corporate development activities to support our external partnership and acquisition activities in the healthcare space. 

Primary duties to include, but are not limited to: 
Assist in addressing pivotal business and organizational opportunities
Work with strategy and business unit leadership to specifically define business strategies that enable DBG to sustain growth and a competitive advantage in the marketplace. 
Evaluate new business opportunities by researching industry trends, value chain dynamics and technology landscapes.  
Create and present extremely high quality presentations to executive levels.
Interact with cross-functional teams of internal and external constituents to develop and complete transactions.
Support post-transaction integration to ensure proper execution of and accountability for committed integration value capture deliverables.

Qualifications
Requires a BS/BA degree; 4-6+ years of progressive experience in strategic planning, financial analysis, large scale project/program management experience or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. 
Excellent communication skills.
Research, analytical and financial modeling/valuation skills to build compelling business cases for identified opportunities.
Exceptional program and project management skills, and the ability to coordinate multiple teams and projects with a high degree of accountability and personal urgency.
Cross-functional perspective and quick, continuous learning style. Should embrace, support and practice a collaborative style which goes beyond relationship building. Will achieve results with and through others.

Preferred Qualifications:
MBA/Master’s Degree
Outstanding academic achievement 
Experience in management consulting, investment banking, corporate finance, and/or strategy.
Experience in the health care industry
Demonstrated agility in learning complex concepts 
Comfort with and eagerness to tackle ambiguous problems 
Demonstrated ability to analyze business data and strategy
Experience with post-merger integration planning + execution or other complex project management strongly preferred

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