Senior Strategy Consultant
UPMC - Pittsburgh, PA

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UPMC Corporate Services is hiring a full-time Senior Strategy Consultant to help support the Special Projects department for its location in downtown Pittsburgh. The Senior Strategy Consultant will work as a vital member of various project teams that address strategy and program development issues across all of UPMC's divisions (Hospital and Community Services, Physician Services, Health Plan, and International and Commercial Services). The incumbent will provide: (i) research (e.g., identify key dynamics within a market), (ii) development (e.g., create business model to manage risk; create operating model to optimize outcomes), and (iii) coordination (e.g., synthesize the varied perspectives/requirements from diverse clients, physician, nursing, regulatory, front-desk, finance, etc. into a cohesive operating model) to support a portfolio of projects. The Senior Strategy Consultant will require extensive client and external constituent interactions, as well as business plan and presentation writing. This position will work normal business hours.


-Work with operating unit executives (e.g., Hospital Presidents, ICSD business development team) to develop and start new initiatives, as well as critically evaluate and refine existing programs. Ensure client needs are met. Identify and document new industry and market trends; understand and explain implications for UPMC.
-Develop new and better ways to convey market and external dynamics to diverse audiences. Continuously track and assess changes in UPMC's markets.
-Negotiate arrangements with partners and affiliates (physicians, hospitals, vendors, etc.). Facilitate affiliation partner working groups to develop new programs.
-Produce project teams' deliverables, road maps/strategy presentations, business plans, market profiles/assessments, presentations, etc. Translate teams' discussions and decisions into effective presentations (tailored to audience and purpose). Synthesize data into actionable information for diverse audiences.
-Coordinate team members' activities to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
-Coordinate with other Departments (e.g., Legal and Finance) and operating units to ensure strategies address the full continuum of issues. Communicate and collaborate with internal and external constituents to ensure coordinated and effective strategies are pursued while work is streamlined. Maintain rigorous analytical and data synthesis skills; in particular develop pro formas and other decision support models to guide strategy and key operational decisions.
-Manage a portfolio of multiple projects and clients. Proactively identify and appropriately frame projects in response to market/industry dynamics, business unit priorities, and system-wide priorities. Frame and integrate these projects with business unit activities. Manage projects from inception (business planning) through implementation (start-up operations). Complete projects in a timely manner.

Basic Qualifications

-Master's level degree in Business Administration, Health Administration or a quantitative field of study (e.g., mathematics, economics, sciences, finance, etc.) with a minimum of five years of relevant experience (e.g., strategy, planning, business development, quantitative decision support, finance) required; or a Bachelor degree with seven years of experience.
-Prior experience should include project management (developing work plans, tracking progress, coordinating teams composed of individuals from multiple departments, completing deliverables, etc.); advanced analytics (manipulating complex datasets, interpreting data, communicating complex analytical concepts in easy to understand ways, etc.); business development (e.g., writing/authoring business plans for new operations); and negotiations with external audiences (e.g., secure affiliation agreements).
-Experience in a consulting, investment banking, corporate or competitive strategy, or service line management environment is preferred; some operational experience is preferred.
-Given the breadth of projects spanning all UPMC divisions, the candidate must exhibit knowledge and understanding across the full continuum of services and markets.
-Exceptional Excel and PowerPoint skills are required.
-Due to fluid nature and visibility of the department's work, flexible work hours are required and often exceed 50 hours per week.

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