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Anthem, Inc. Strategy Director in Portland, Oregon


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Beacon Health Options, a proud member of the Anthem, Inc. family of companies, it’s a powerful combination. It’s the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

For more than 30 years, Beacon Health Options has changed the way people live with behavioral health conditions. Today, we are the undisputed leader in behavioral health management, serving 37 million people across all 50 states. At Beacon, our mission is to help people live their lives to the fullest potential. Beacon offers superior clinical mental health and substance use disorder management, a comprehensive employee assistance program, work/life support, specialty programs for autism and depression, and insightful analytics to improve the delivery of care.

This position is responsible for working with the defining and facilitating the strategic planning process for a high profile account in the PNW; develop, articulate and adapt the account’s strategic plan; align and drive portfolio and prioritization and support critical strategic initiatives in their formation of recommendations before their transition to implementation. This role will report into the VP of Account Partnerships. This role will work collaboratively and cross-functionally across the division and beyond.

The successful candidate should deliver a broad skillset: an ability to develop strategic concepts and frameworks; ability to communicate effectively with the business in creating demand for strategic intelligence and strategic support; and ability to drive strategic and quantitative analyses. This individual will partner with strategy leads and colleagues at the VP, Director and Manager levels, coordinating strategic planning initiatives across regional and corporate segments.

This role will focus on prioritizing strategic projects in service of the account, with functions including framing of process/plan, defining success metrics, establishing governance structures for the project, synthesizing competitive / landscape research, articulating hypotheses to test and managing the effort / coordination of the team. Align project efforts with functional area leads, including but not limited to:

  • Analytics – develop requirements for analytics team and deliver storylines / insight to account leaders; effectively iterate with data scientists

  • Collaborate with the Anthem team development of the view of the market landscape / specific trends

  • Develop scenario views of the market and position for account

  • Propose and create buy-in to tracking mechanisms to measure effectiveness of strategic initiatives

  • Drive quantitative analysis both externally (e.g., industry trends, ROIs, demand views, etc.) as well as internally to inform structured recommendations for select strategic initiatives

  • Conduct qualitative analysis both externally (market developments, employer demands, consumer trends and technology, etc.) and internally (understanding account position, prior decisions made, feasibility dynamics, etc.) to inform structured recommendations for select strategic initiatives

  • Lead and facilitate work groups of leaders across the organization to gain input and form strategic recommendations

  • Keep abreast of changes in the industry and field, proactively identifying and assessing strategic business issues, needs and opportunities to meet corporate goals

  • Design, develop, and assess financial implications of solutions for strategic issues through quantitative and financial modeling (e.g., cost/benefit, ROI, etc.)


Requires a BS/BA degree in a related field; 10 years of strategic planning, project/program management, vendor management experience including 3 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. Masters degree preferred.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few. Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.