Auto req ID 1837BR Company HealthNow NY, Inc. About Us HealthNow New York Inc. is one of New York’s leading health care companies that provide access to quality health care and innovative solutions for individuals and employers. HealthNow offers a full range of insured, self-insured, and government programs and services, as well as life and disability coverage, dental and vision plans and stop-loss coverage. Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, the company operates BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (Buffalo), BlueShield of Northeastern New York (Albany), Health Now Brokerage Concepts (Blue Bell, PA) and Health Now Administrative Services (across the Northeast US and California). In 2013 the company had revenues of $2.46B and reserves of $592 million. Title Business Planning Consultant Position Posting Location Buffalo Status Full Time Regular Hours 8-5 Job Description The Business Planning Consultant will be responsible for supporting the creation and facilitation of annual three (3) year functional business plans. The incumbent will assist in the annual development and updating of the planning process and ensure timely execution of the various phases of the planning process, partnering with the business to create high quality plans and develop corporate business plans and capabilities rooted in deep market insights. The Consultant will work with all business areas to routinely monitor progress toward the functional plans, including the collection and reporting of key metrics and plans to close gaps. Primary Responsibility Works directly with senior business leaders and corresponding functional areas to facilitate and develop business plans directly linked to corporate strategic plan and goals. This includes active involvement and facilitation of the business planning process. Maintains HealthNow’s capability model and associated heat maps for designated functions within the organization. Document all components of plan, including current state assessments, evaluation of results, and presenting findings. Supports the identification of realistic and executable strategies focused on planning and developing roadmaps (people, process, technology, information) and governance structures to define future state plans. Partners closely with finance to develop financial plans and set goals for HealthNow. Develops, maintains and communicates performance scorecards to measure business plan performance. Serves the business as resource with deep knowledge of industry and competition. Develops thought leadership through knowledge of industry/business planning best practices, accepted procedure, and/or optimal standard practice. Works closely with the Competitive Intelligence, and other cross-functional teams to help capture opportunities that support enhanced business planning processes. Performs other duties as required. Knowledge and Skills High level of personal initiative, self-starter collaboratively working independently with strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities. Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), at all organizational levels. Experience creating executive/leadership presentations. Ability to clearly articulate key points in a concise and thoughtful way for maximum impact. Relationship builder with strong persuasion skills. Includes ability to advocate for and defend solutions that make best business sense based on analytical merit. Proven ability to assist in the detailed design of innovative ideas, continuous learner mindset intellectual curiosity, and flexibility to adapt to regular change. Enterprise-wide perspective and creative problem solver. Strong critical thinking skills, including ability to synthesize data into useful formats and bring actionable insights. High attention to detail. Unwavering integrity and highest levels of confidentiality. Qualifications Problem Solving Skills: 1. Identify issues & problems -Recognize major issues; identify key facts/trends/issues, separating relevant from irrelevant data.
2. Seek information -Identify/recognize information gaps or the need for additional information; obtain information by clearly describing what needs to be known & the means to obtain it, questioning clearly & specifically to verify facts & obtain the necessary information.
3. Seeing relationships -Organize information & data to identify/explain trends, problems, & their causes; comparing, contrasting & combining information; seeing associations between seemingly independent problems or events to recognize trends, problems & possible cause-effect relationships.
Budgetary Responsibilities: Manages project budgets (small to large in scope) Experience Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field.
5 years experience in management, business or strategy consulting, or 5 years in a strategy setting role in a health insurance industry experience is required. Masters degree preferred (MBA). Consulting experience in strategy or business planning firm preferred. Education Required Education:Bachelors Degree (N/A) Working Conditions Must be able to work in an office environment Manual Dexterity Req: Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to effectively use a computer with all its components for prolonged periods of time and for the majority of required tasks Manual Dexterity Req: Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to effectively utilize various office equipment (phone, computer, fax machine, printer, copier, filing cabinet, etc) Mental effort: Adequate to perform essential functions of the job with the type of judgements and responsibilities as indicated in the job description. Removal Date 30-May-2019