Manager, Strategy in Southfield, MI at Accident Fund Holdings, Inc

Date Posted: 9/14/2020

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Job Description


This Manager of Strategy is responsible for managing critical functions of the Emerging Markets Strategy team. Key responsibilities include planning and working with enterprise executive staff in the development of annual and long-term corporate objectives as well as plans for their achievement. The candidate will serve as an internal consultant or strategic evaluator of highly visible business initiatives and solutions, such as new product or market entry, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, or acquisitions. This includes performing strategic analyses and facilitating multidisciplinary approaches to assess opportunities. The position requires an understanding of multiple perspectives of health care corporate business, operational considerations and their impact to the division and broader enterprise. Primary focus is on Medicare Advantage insurance, as well as related service and technology offerings. There will be opportunities to explore adjacent markets, including but not limited to opportunities in the property-casualty space and other government-sponsored health care programs.


  • Manage the creation and refresh of long and near-term performance metrics, goals and targets, including strategic and financial goals.
  • Act as strategy lead to oversee performance against key strategic and financial metrics, goals and targets.
  • Serve as internal consultant or strategic evaluator of business initiatives and business solutions, such as new product or market entry; strategic partnerships; joint ventures; or acquisitions.
  • Perform or oversee strategic analyses and market research to inform key business issues and develop appropriate action plans from multidisciplinary perspectives.
  • Manage highly strategic projects or short-term internal consulting engagements aligned with overall strategy across business areas and functions.
  • Make significant contributions, and/or provide leadership to high visibility projects and committees to identify and resolve issues of strategic importance to the organization.
  • Develop and evaluate market research, analysis, pro formas, budgets, work plans, etc. that support strategic plans and identify gaps, sensitivities, and risks.
  • Develop project deliverables including concept proposals, business cases, and presentations for executive leadership and Board of Directors.
  • Interact regularly with enterprise-wide senior management, vice-presidents, directors and managers.
  • Act as liaison between various levels of personnel to improve communications and implement strategic plans. Facilitate dialogue amongst these groups.
  • Manage the development of performance scorecards, metrics and dashboards.
  • Consult with executive sponsors and project leads on the status of initiatives in progress.
  • Mentor teams and division leadership in the utilization of best practices.
  • Support development of department goals, objectives, processes, procedures, and systems.
  • Responsibility for balancing workload to optimize the effectiveness of the department.
  • Works with minimum supervision and exercises sufficient discretion and independent judgment.


Directly supervises exempt and non-exempt staff in accordance with company policies and applicable Federal and State Laws. Responsibilities include but are not limited to effectively interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and counseling employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; supporting and encouraging the engagement process.

This position description identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the position. Other relevant essential functions may be required.

Job Requirements



Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, accounting or related field required. Master's degree strongly preferred. Continuous learning is required.


Minimum ten years of progressively more responsible experience in strategy development, business development, consulting or related field with demonstrated technical knowledge that provides the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities. Experience in health care, particularly Medicare, highly preferred. Expert level experience with data analysis required.


  • Ability to organize, analyze and interpret financial and management data and identify potential issues and/or opportunities, and conduct and interpret quantitative/qualitative analysis. Proven ability to move innovations from idea to implementation through established methodologies.
  • Strong conceptual understanding of strategic planning processes including development of goals and initiatives and work plan development.
  • Prior experience leading an engagement team and/or peers through analysis and deliverables processes.
  • Executive level presentation development skills, including storyboarding, development and delivery of key messages and concepts.
  • Ability to thrive in a start up environment, including the ability to develop new processes, balance competing priorities and function at a fast pace.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with (and understand the rank of) enterprise executives, senior management and external contacts.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, establish workflows and meet necessary deadlines.
  • Ability to apply the principles of independent logical, analytical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to comprehend the consequences of various problem situations and address them or refer them for appropriate decision-making.
  • Considerable knowledge of the insurance industry and competitive environment.
  • Prior experience developing and implementing scorecard tools and related measurements.
  • Ability to interact with others to build consensus and get decisions implemented.
  • Ability and proficiency in the use of computers and company standard software specific to position, including spreadsheets and the Internet.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to perform other assignments at locations outside the office.
  • Ability to process and analyze data and identify potential issues and/or opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine the key business issues and develop appropriate action plans from multidisciplinary perspectives.
  • Proven leadership skills in project management, planning and meeting facilitation.
  • Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, openness, diplomacy, tact, discretion and judgment.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must demonstrate leadership ability and team building skills to effectively supervise professional and non-professional staff and interact with all levels of management.
  • Ability to work with and empower others on a collaborative basis to ensure success of unit team.
  • Ability to effectively exchange information, in verbal or written form, by sharing ideas, reporting facts and other information, responding to questions and employing active listening techniques.
  • Ability to effectively present budgetary and/or cost information and respond to questions as appropriate.
  • Ability to establish workflows, manages multiple projects, and meets necessary deadlines.


Work is performed in an office setting with no unusual hazards. Travel is required.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum education, experience, skills, knowledge and ability levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is valued, and we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. Candidates for the position stated above are hired on an "at will" basis. Nothing herein is intended to create a contract.


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