Staff VP Strategic Initiatives, Pharmacy-PS8242

Anthem, Inc. Mason, OH
* Atlanta, Georgia is the preferred location. Wewill also consider candidates in St. Louis, MO, Virginia Beach, VA or Mason,Ohio. Relocation is available.

Responsible fordeveloping long-term strategies regarding financial planning and investmentsfor the Pharmacy Benefit Management business unit. Primary duties to include, but are not limitedto:

* Provides financial leadership, decision support and strategic consultation to PBM management team.

* Leads PBM management team in annual planning and budgeting.

* Leads the review of potential investment dollars needed to support strategy.

* Develops financial controls, interfaces and processes to ensure fiscal integrity.

* Counsels senior PBM management on ways to set and make plans through aggressive but financially controlled growth.

* Participates in optimizing strategic initiatives and planning through challenges to cost/benefit long term investments.

* Oversees business unit projects involving significant monetary investment.

* Designs and executes all PBM management processes.

* Provides direct professional support and staffing to executive management and leads the comprehensive strategic and annual planning for the business.

* Translates complex, technical information into presentation-friendly formats including graphical displays to a wide variety of internal and external executive audiences.

* Analyzes, researches and develops complex materials and documents relating to health issues, business performance, market dynamic issues, operational issues, and general management issues.

* Coordinates programs with Human Resources to enhance learning and growth opportunities for the PBM team.

* Hires, trains, coaches, counsels, and evaluates performance of direct reports.

* Requires a BA/BS degreein a related field; 8 years of management experience with significantlarge-scale project management, strategic planning and/or consulting in thehealth care industry; or any combination of education and experience, whichwould provide an equivalent background. Master's degree preferred. Excellentleadership, financial, and analytical skills required. Strategic thinker withbroad & deep understanding of the health care industry required. Must beable to travel.

* 8-10 years relatedexperience in significant large-scale project management, strategic planningand /or consulting in the pharmacy industry preferred.

* Excellent leadership,financial, and analytical skills required. Strategic thinker with broad &deep understanding of the health care industry strongly preferred.AnEqualOpportunityEmployer/Disability/Veteran