IT Strategy Analyst III in Boston, MA at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 4/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


To achieve service excellence by collaboratively identifying, developing and implementing efficient and effective business practices throughout the IT Department.  Continuously seeks opportunities to support strategic transformation in planning, implementing, and evaluating better business practices to produce strong program results and meaningful outcomes

**This position can be remote**


  • Facilitate strategic and tactical planning for Beacon Health Options, goal and objective setting, establishment of meaningful metrics and successful data collections strategies
  • Analyze the break-even levels for products and service margins, and overall center profitability on an ongoing basis
  • Interpret data, analyzing results using various industry-proven techniques and providing ongoing reports in support of IT financial analysis
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data to feed analysis
  • Determine operations costs by establishing standard costs; collecting operational data
  • Identify and understand financial status by comparing and analyzing actual results with the budget and forecast
  • Guide cost analysis processes by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures; providing trends and forecasts; explaining processes and techniques; recommending actions
  • Improve financial status and enhance transparency by analyzing results; monitoring variances; identifying trends; recommending actions to management
  • Provide recommendations by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; studying proposed changes in methods and materials
  • Protect the Service Management & Transformation Office by keeping financial and other sensitive information confidential
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing publications
  • Provide ‘What if’ and sensitivity analysis to understand financial trends and inform key decisions
  • Develop and maintain key alliances with potential partners and vendors and service providers
  • Provide transparency into IT spend and identify opportunities to improve alignment, optimize costs and inform budget considerations
  • Collaborate with the IT Leadership Team and Finance to facilitate in the annual budget planning process
  • Collaborate with the IT leadership to create and maintain the CIO Scorecard and Dashboard, reporting on key IT metrics in partnership with the Service Management team
  • Keep management informed by reviewing and analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends
  • Support strategic and transformational projects
  • Create a measurement system and/or tool to assess awareness, understanding, buy-in and support of change management activities
  • Share knowledge, mentor and educate team members and key organizational stakeholders, regarding opportunities and challenges related to the company’s technological roadmap and future vision / IT strategy

Position Requirements:

  • Education:  Bachelor's degree in related field with superior academic performance
  • BS/ BA/ BBA in Computer Science/Business Information Systems or similar technical degree preferred; Business minor or MBA a plus

Relevant Work Experience:  

  • 5+ years’ experience in a combination of IT planning/delivery and operations with a track record of success.
  • Healthcare experience necessary, preferably in a payer organization
  • Business System Analysis experience a plus including data flow analysis/process mapping, financial analysis and analytics
  • Demonstrate experience developing analysis, presentations, support material and facilitation skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :

  • Ability to collaborate with and understand the needs of C-level executives and translate those needs into actionable results and plans
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment, negotiate diplomatically, and maintain composure and production quality under deadline pressure
  • Strong project management skills; ability to manage multiple high-visibility projects autonomously
  • Ability to think strategically and act in a detailed, hands-on manner
  • Proficient in of Microsoft Office Applications especially Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Excel
  • HIPAA and other Regulatory Knowledge
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills   
  • Experience with enterprise level IT agile delivery/transformations


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Beacon Health Strategies, a Beacon Health Options company, is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as a Drug Free Work Environment. EOE/M/F/Veterans/Disabled