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Consultant, Senior Strategy Execution

Location Rockville, Maryland Job Number 1073341 Date posted 05/19/2022
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The Senior Strategy Execution Consultant (SSEC) plays a key role in the success of consumer and group growth and retention by partnering across Market Strategy, Product, Sales, Account Management, Marketing Communications, Actuarial, Sales Operations and other stakeholders to manage execution and implementation of strategic initiatives and go-to-market activities. SSEC combines analytical thinking, business knowledge, and program management skills to develop the framework to execute and monitor strategic plan and go to market activities including but not limited to 1. Facilitating the strategy development of one or more Lines of Business (LOBs);  2. Managing the prioritization and execution of strategic initiatives; and  3. Developing and managing regional annual growth plans.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Partners with internal stakeholders to build cross functional strategy and go-to-market implementation teams, facilitates identification of implementation scope, manages implementation and communicates progress for strategic initiatives to drive timely execution and obtain business results.
  • Proactively identifies key business line issues.  Leads development of recommendations that determine course of further work and/or organizational change for marketing strategy for one or more business lines.
  • Converts strategy into action by defining the business gap in a more actionable, quantifiable approach. Prioritize and frame initiatives into SMART goals to close gaps. Develop high level project roadmaps and plans. Attain sponsorship engagement and functional partner commitment and alignment.
  • Manages multiple projects and assignments (that are cross-functional and multi-disciplinary), serving in a project leadership capacity. Assembles projects teams, collaborates on individual responsibilities, develops project schedules and is responsible for determining project team resources needed.
  • Facilitates decision making by analyzing strategic alternatives, developing recommendations and facilitating Senior Leadership decision making. Communicates complicated matters in a simple structured way to senior management.
  • Serves as subject matter/technical expert to Analysts and Market Strategy & Analysis Consultants.
  • Provides consulting support to, and acts as, a thought partner with other project managers and organizational leaders as required. Recommends strategies and develops plans that satisfy client-customer needs and senior leadership.
  • Develops collaborative relationships with key business owners and with other consulting resources in the region to help drive and lead cross functional project efforts.
  • Maintains cohesion, focus, and productivity among diverse project team members. Helps team members think outside the box.
  • Recognizes, and works effectively, in complex, political, and ambiguous situations. Uses organization and personal influence strategies to encourage desired behavior among those involved to reach goals of project.
  • Develops effective communication strategies. Updates the entire organization, especially those affected by any changes.  Keeps internal stakeholders informed of progress, challenges, and barriers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience in business consulting, with demonstrated results.
  • Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Health Care or a related field required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Strong results-orientation with demonstrated project management and change leadership skills. Proven ability to determine key business issues and develop effective action plans from multi-disciplinary perspectives.
  • Understands or experience with annual go-to-market activities.
  • Proven ability to synthesize and interpret quantitative and qualitative analyses and distill into actionable recommendations.
  • Logical strategic/systems thinker who can break work into component parts and identify patterns and trends.
  • Demonstrates creativity in identifying and implementing solutions to complex issues is required.
  • Proven track record of leading/managing initiatives required.
  • Use analytical skills and judgment to solve problems with limited information.
  • Have experience executing through cooperation with other groups with no direct reporting relationship to position.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong facilitation skills. Tailors communication style to engage audience and convey the rationale for decisions.
  • Excellent coaching, mentoring and team development skills. Models collaboration in building plans and strategies to enhance organizational clarity. Adapts management style to enable optimal team performance.
  • Experience with having a heavy complex workload and short deadlines yet still ensuring work quality.
  • Can effectively cope with ambiguity, can decide and act without having the total picture, doesn't have to finish things before moving on and can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Familiarly with Microsoft Office tools required (Project, Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Personal Development - Actively seeks and accepts challenging opportunities that will help meet identified developmental needs.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum nine (9) years related experience
  • Excellent leadership, consulting and influence skills. Experience guiding executive level conversations.
  • Knowledge and experience using strategic planning tools (Kaplan Norton Balanced Scorecard, Porter's Five Forces, SWOT analysis, etc.).
  • Experience with critical project initiatives in a health care environment preferred, or a management consulting environment with a focus on health care clients.
  • Understands management of trends, issues, and conditions nationally and within the local markets, as appropriate.
  • Project management and or process improvement experience preferred.
  • MBA or master's degree in Health Care or a related field preferred.
  • Primary Location: Maryland,Rockville,Rockville Regional Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-MAS-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Regional Office - HP Mgr-Market Planning - 1808 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.