AVP, Corporate Strategy in Boston, MA at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 9/15/2018

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Job Description

About The Position:

The AVP of Corporate Strategy will be responsible for developing and driving market strategies, company growth initiatives, and supporting new product development.  He or she will work closely with our Regional Market leadership to create data-driven, evidence-based solutions for clients.  The AVP will also support broader company strategic initiatives that span across regions.  The ideal candidate will have a highly analytical mind, demonstrated leadership experience across cross-functional groups, and the ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership.  The AVP will be expected to manage one or more junior staff at any given time. 

Example projects include:

  • Designing innovative clinical programs for Medicaid members with serious mental illness that address socio-economic factors (e.g., housing) as well as medical needs
  • Developing strategic initiatives to address the national opioid crisis, including expanding access to methadone-assisted treatment, educating providers, and creating alternative payment models for providers
  • Identifying opportunities to expand our technological solutions, such as telehealth, digital/online therapies, and self-management tools
  • Creating Beacon’s 5-year strategic growth plan – identifying new growth opportunities, understanding key risks, and developing the operational plan

Position Responsibilities:

Expected to drive strategic projects independently, from initial hypothesis generation through analysis and final recommendation.  He or she will need to supervise one or more reports across multiple projects.  The Corporate Strategy team works closely with Regional leadership, corporate functions, clients and providers.  The AVP will be expected to be a thought partner to Beacon leadership and lead cross-functional meetings.  Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and evaluate new business opportunities, at both the local market and national levels
  • Using a data-driven approach to generate market insights
  • Use a mix of primary and secondary research to assess Beacon client needs, competitive landscape, and industry trends
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of new client and provider programs
  • Synthesize and communicate findings to both internal and external stakeholders through written and oral means
  • Collaborate closely with other teams within Beacon, as well as Beacon’s external partners (e.g., customers, providers, vendors)
  • Supervise junior staff and provide coaching/professional development

Position Requirements:

  • Education: Undergraduate degree, MBA preferred

Relevant Work Experience and General Competencies: The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and a desire to learn and contribute to the healthcare industry.  Ability to synthesize insights and communicate effectively with senior leaders is critical.  We are looking for a self-starter who is comfortable executing a plan of attack and willing to go one or two steps beyond a specific outline to help get the right answer. 

  • 4-7 years of work experience, with at least 2-5 years of consulting, investment banking, or corporate strategy experience preferable
  • Strong command of Excel - ability to build/teach financial models and execute sophisticated data analytics
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to self-manage and drive projects independently
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing business needs and requirements
  • Demonstrated interest in healthcare industry

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Beacon Health Options is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer as well as a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Work Environment.  EOE/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disabled