Highmark Health Manager, Data Strategy and Analytics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


General Overview:

The Manager, Data Analytics will lead/support key analytical functions which may include: medical cost initiatives, ROI analysis, membership & enrollment, provider contract modeling and payment variance modeling. Manage the operation of an internal consulting organization focused on informatics support of internal business organizations and/or relationships with external providers or provider organizations. Ensure that staff members execute their work according to defined processes. Staff team to ensure the appropriate mix of consulting, analytic, and support functions. Ensure that team contributes to and utilizes assets from the portfolio. Execute consulting model to effectively solve problems and pursue opportunities in partnerships.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plans, organizes, staffs, directs and controls the day-to-day operations of the department; develops and implements policies and programs as necessary; may have budgetary responsibility and authority.

  • Performs management responsibilities to include, but are not limited to: involved in hiring and termination decisions, coaching and development, rewards and recognition, performance management and staff productivity.

  • Provides leadership for analytic efforts, including complex studies, simulations, testing, etc. to solve unique problems or questions identified by executive management and various business unit partners.

  • Develops and implements business plans, policies, and procedures related to providing business intelligence solutions. Manage implementation and administration of business intelligence reporting tools.

  • Monitors and report out to management on the status of departmental projects: anticipates and identifies issues that could inhibit achieving the project goals and objectives, and implementing corrective actions and mitigation strategies.

  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Statistics, Information Technology or other related area.

  • Five years of experience in healthcare informatics, analytics, business intelligence or statistics with responsibility for:

  • Consultation and application of analytic capabilities in the solution of business problems

  • Project management

  • Leadership of professional analytic staff in a business, clinical or technology function

  • Five years of experience solving business, financial and/or clinical problems. This includes using technologies and analytical methodologies, preparation of related recommendations and presentations of findings to various levels of management and external parties.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills. Must be comfortable presenting findings and offering recommendations to Executive Leadership

  • Experience building and delivering professional power points decks, analyses and other documents summarizing process, findings and recommendations from analyses

  • Understanding of the use of query tools, such as SAS and SQL

  • Working knowledge of application development lifecycle, advanced analytical methodologies, business intelligence tools and infrastructure and overall system support

Referral Bonus Level: 3


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