Strategic Planning & Analysis Lead

Aug 12, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Req ID: 43430BR

*Please Note: This position can be located in one of the following office locations; Hartford, CT; Portland, OR; Omaha, NE; Plantation, FL; South Portland, ME.*


This role serves as the leader and coordinator of all facets of the strategic planning process as well as ongoing monitoring and follow-ups on execution of key strategic thrusts for Aetna Group Insurance. Position also responsible for leading assigned special projects related to strategy development, key operational initiatives and/or strategy/operational execution.

Fundamental Components:

- Execute and deliver on all corporate and specialty business requirements for strategy formulation and ongoing reporting, metrics, ad hoc requests and resolution, etc.

- Design and perform research of all types (economic, demographics, market, competitors, customers industries, etc.) required to inform and produce a robust and well-supported strategic plan

- Develop structure and effective timeline and meeting plans for gathering and discussing strategic plan data, input and dialogue/agreement from all key stakeholders

- Lead and coordinate thought leadership exercises and work product to support strategy development and updates that drive profitable growth and sustainable competitive advantages for Aetna Group Insurance

- Identify specific strategic thrusts that require further/additional development and fleshing out to optimize success. Provide follow-up work as necessary to drive such strategic imperatives to full action plans and related execution.

- Design and execute on project plans related to specific strategic and/or operational initiatives as assigned.

- Strong ability to effectively collaborate with and influence business partners in multiple geographic locations

- Develop and execute effective communication plans for proper dissemination of strategic plans across the business

- Highly effective in transforming unstructured information and/or business problems into structured strategic or operational planning and action processes.

- Resourceful in developing methods of acquiring data and information required for robust and thoughtful strategic and business planning.

- Travel less than 10%

- Performance and behaviors in line with Aetna Core Values and Leadership Expectations


- At least 4 years of relevant experience in a strategic planning, analysis and execution type role (i.e. market research, competitive intelligence); in the Group Insurance or Healthcare Industry preferred.

- Strong knowledge and experience with MS PowerPoint (i.e. creating presentations, incorporating graphs, presenting data)

- Demonstrated experience in Financial management/analysis

- Operational experience and/or operational consultative roles

- Project and process management

- Relationship management skills with all levels both within line of business and with partners across the enterprise


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Functional - Planning/Business/1-3 Years

Functional_Experience/Functional_Focus/1-3 Years

Functional - Project Management/Project Manager/1-3 Years


Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/MASTERY

General Business/Consulting for Solutions/MASTERY


Leadership/Collaborating for Results/MASTERY

Leadership/Driving Change/MASTERY

Telework Specifications:

Work location at one of our primary Group Insurance offices is highly preferred. However, telework may be considered for certain highly qualified candidates.


This role is essential to driving and continuously improving the strategic framework and specific plans for Aetna Group Insurance to win in its markets and for all key stakeholders. The role has wide visibility and exposure including ongoing partnership with all senior leaders and matrix partners across the Aetna Group Insurance business.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Management