Staff VP Corporate Strategy-66311
WellPoint - United States

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WellPoint is one of the nations leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 company. At WellPoint, we are dedicated to improving the lives of the people we serve and the health of our communities. WellPoint strives to simplify the connection between health, care, and value for our customers.

Bring your expertise to our innovative, achievement-driven culture, and you will discover lasting rewards and the opportunity to take your career further than you can imagine.

Responsible for developing specific strategies, in conjunction with the planning process, that helps set the overall direction for the corporation.

Primary duties to include, but are not limited to:
Leads key corporate strategy projects that are cross-organizational in nature.

Provides direction and guidance to various business unit leads in developing specific business plans and strategies.

Assists executive leadership in assessing current environment, external factors, and competitive landscape.

Facilitates development of key strategies.

Identifies opportunities to coordinate across the business more effectively to optimize value.

Engages business planning leaders within the respective Commercial segments (National, Local Group, UniCare, Specialty, Product and Marketing) to identify innovative growth and efficiency opportunities to achieve performance targets and gain market distinction.

Evaluates strategic options in the context of the corporate strategic direction, financial targets, and market context.

Helps evaluate/re-evaluate ongoing initiatives in light of the changing environment to recommend corrective action.

Develops and executes logical analysis to drive toward key decisions and to drive change.

Job Qualifications

Hires, trains, coaches, counsels, and evaluates performance of direct reports. Requires a BA/BS in a related field; 10 years of experience with significant large-scale project management and strategic planning in a relevant industry or in strategy consulting preferably at a director level or above; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. MBA degree stronly preferred. Ability to travel is required. Strategic thinker with broad & deep understanding of the health care industry required. Consulting experience preferred.

Preferred locations for this role are Indianapolis, Indiana, Boston MA, New York NY, Washington DC, or Chicago Illinois.

WellPoint is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and is a 2012 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company please visit us at . EOE

Once an offer is accepted, all external applicants are subject to a background investigation
and if appropriate, drug testing. Offers of employment shall be contingent upon
passing both the background investigation and drug testing (if required).

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