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Strategic Planning Consultant - 12-month contract temp-to-hire (59859)


STRATEGIC PLANNING CONSULTANT
Duration:
12-month contract (W2) - temp-to-perm - only want candidates who are open to converting
Location:
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Job Number:
59859
Client:
One of the country's largest health care and health plan providers
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Support the work of the Strategic Planning Department in development of the program-wide strategic plan
Responsible for a variety of ad-hoc research and analysis as well as synthesizing and framing information to support the strategic planning process
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide analytical expertise and coordinate ad-hoc research and analytical projects
Participate in development of strategic models which may include:
assessment of market conditions, competitive pressures, business challenges and help surface key issues, risks, opportunities
Plan and conduct in-depth and often multi-variant analyses on a variety of complex business projects/issues
Develop appropriate assumptions, analyze results and make recommendations, as well as articulate the rationale for the methodology chosen
Research and synthesize information on strategic issues to inform the strategic planning team and broader organizational leaders and stakeholders
Evaluate and interpret financial and other information and relate it to broader business implications
Based on the strategic and business implications that emerge from analysis, lead the development and preparation of presentations on analysis and findings
With direction of Strategic Plan team, ensure collaborative review of analysis and reports with key stakeholders to get broader and deeper perspective on issues, findings, etc
Prepare responses to urgent ad hoc and routine requests to meet the information requirements of strategic plan team and senior management
Assist in preparing presentations and communicating analysis and results to senior leaders
Responsible for working effectively with general direction and minimal supervision

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Health Care Economics, Statistics (with a quantitative emphasis), or equivalent experience
5+ years of work experience analyzing, modeling and forecasting financial and operational data, including a thorough understanding of financial statement construction and analysis to include 5+ years of experience in consulting, project management
Candidate must have the ability to relate financial information to the broader business
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrable experience in preparing presentations to financial and business leaders including Senior Management
Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite, with advanced skill in Excel and PowerPoint
Able to quickly adapt to changing priorities and to effectively work in a fast past environment
Strong listening skills coupled with excellent presentation and business writing skills
Track record of successfully working in matrix reporting relationships, ability to interact effectively with all levels including senior management and highly articulate
Must have demonstrable expertise in modeling, analyzing and manipulating data

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
Master's degree
Prior health care experience
Strong financial and statistical analysis
Prior experience in directly working with and supporting senior executives

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