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Anthem, Inc Strategy Director PS25250 in Grand Prairie, Texas

Strategy Director PS25250

Location: United States


Requisition #: PS25250

Post Date: 3 days ago

Anthem is a Fortune 30 company and a leading health benefit company, with operating revenue of over $90 billion and over $60 billion in assets. Anthem serves over 40 million medical members, or one in every nine Americans. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care . This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve.


Position will be based in our headquarters location of Indianapolis, IN. Atlanta, GA may serve as an alternate location. Relocation assistance will be provided.


Responsible for identifying, developing and proposing planning and strategy to improve results based on continuous needs assessments, the ideal candidate for this position will ultimately:

  • Partner with executive leadership to define our strategy and success criteria for the future.

  • Translate strategy into defined tactics, programs/projects, priorities and timelines and ensures alignment and attainment of both the regions and the enterprises strategic plans to turn strategy into reality.

  • Create and present extremely high quality presentations to executive levels.

  • Oversee definition development and implementation of metrics to report and monitor progress against goals and ensures plan of record supports strategy milestone deliverables.

  • Monitor, measure and communicate delivery against business strategic plan and the quality of outcomes.

  • Research relevant trends and activities in their area of expertise and works with business leadership to further define business strategy and sustain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

  • Develop, monitor and track metrics to track budget and spending.

  • Collaborate with senior team and staff to develop tactical plans and communication strategies.

  • Often acts as decision maker on projects or provides guidance to senior team on complex issues. Serves as a representative on enterprise and inter-regional initiatives.

  • Provides coaching and mentoring to other leaders in the organization on strategic thinking and on projects that deliver high return and high strategic value.

  • Champion’s breakthrough projects to transform our current business environment into industry leading best practice organization.

  • Manages vendor interaction and management, including vendor selection, contract and rate negotiation, issue resolution, developing and reviewing statements of work, representation on vendor business and Executive committees, speaking engagements, etc.

  • Often serves as the subject matter expert in projects and initiatives.

  • Often takes responsibility for approval of all projects sponsored by their Executive Sponsor.

The successful candidate will attribute to the development and/or refinement of strategic plans for the organizations growth and business development plans in the healthcare services market that will stimulate growth and revenue in support and alignment with our various business strategies.


  • Exploring and managing external partners, working across the businesses/functions to ensure that we are achieving desired objectives

  • Emphasize the employment of analytics and experimentation as we pilot new ideas and opportunities

  • Lead cross-functional efforts and working across the businesses in an internal consulting capacity


Communication and Influence

  • Ask tough questions and engage leaders in conversation to ensure the right things happen for the business.

  • Help leaders understand business implications of actions, influencing change in direction as needed.

  • Integrate key messages into all communications to ensure people understand how initiatives work together to support business goals.

Visionary Thinking

  • Help establish strategies that create or sustain competitive advantage. Think broadly and long-term, recognizing the impact of decisions and actions on the business and key stakeholders over time.

Executing for Results

  • Hold oneself to the highest standards of accountability; ensure the ability to drive change while maintaining operating effectiveness; integrate and align efforts across functions; monitor results; tackle problems directly and delegate effectively.

Model and demand integrity and compliance

  • Do what is right, despite personal risk or discomfort. Demonstrate the highest level of integrity and humility.

  • Lead by example, set and communicate high expectations, motivate self and others to achieve them.

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Analysis and Critical Thinking

  • Push to understand root causes of issues or requests and apply systemic thinking to problem solving and decision-making.

  • Maximize opportunities to increase revenue and reduce costs.

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  • Requires a BS/BA degree in a related field. Masters degree preferred.

  • 10 years of strategic planning, project/program management, vendor management experience

  • 3-5 years of leadership/management with business knowledge in multiple disciplines within a Healthcare organization; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

  • Requires a strategic thinker with a broad & deep understanding of the health care industry

  • The ability to develop and execute logical analysis to drive toward key decisions

  • Extensive experience with significant large-scale project management, strategic planning and/or consulting in the health care industry; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, sense of curiosity, and effective problem solving (and be expected to speak to those attributes in interviews)

  • Ability to work through ambiguity, putting structure and “glide path” to broad enterprise initiatives

  • Familiarity evaluating/exploring/integrating market trends

  • Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication, persuasion and negotiation skills required, to include board to front line level audiences

  • Demonstrated ability to set and execute a strategic vision

  • Excellent track record of successful leadership and demonstrated accomplishments, including leading significant change

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, build consensus, and drive change is required

  • Previous merger and acquisition experience is desired.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran