Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, N Business Solutions Consultant in Chicago, Illinois


BASIC FUNCTION:This position is responsible for analyzing the complex business problems being addressed by product, member, provider, regulatory and enterprise strategies, and new business cases and developing solutions for clients. Analyzes complex business problems and issues using data from internal and external sources to provide insight to decision-makers. Defines client needs, determines a strategy and develops a plan/proposal for delivery of the project. May provide consultation to clients and lead cross-functional teams to address business issues. May directly produce datasets and reports for analysis using system reporting tools. The person in this position may also be responsible for writing business cases for new information-based solutions and should know how to equate business outcomes with cost benefit analysis and tangible metrics to support.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Bachelors Degree OR limited experience gathering and assessing business information needs and preparing system requirements.Requires in-depth knowledge and experienceUses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or servicesIndependently solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutionsWorks independently, receives minimal guidanceActs as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may direct the work of other staff membersKnowledge to assist business areas in defining their information strategy.Assist developing business cases and related financial literacy to support cases, and ability to write business cases demonstrating future direction for leveraging information in the member, provider, product, and regulatory domains.Gathering and document business requirements in support of information-related strategiesKnowledge of various software development processes, including requirements gathering, analysis and design, and development, agile methodologies, and tools and technologies.Create and conduct presentations to inform and influence, with the ability to think laterally and creatively.Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.Experience interacting successfully with management and staff across multiple departments.Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio) for written communication and analysis.

PREFERRED JOB REQUIREMENTS:Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Math, Economics, or FinanceKnowledge of Health Care Legislation.Financial Aptitude.Knowledge of government reporting and analytics;Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple workstreams.Ability to build rapport and effectively partner with multiple departments.Knowledge of data/information management principles and strategies, or experience with strategic consulting with an information focusAnalytical Thinking: Approaches a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.Communication for Results: Writes and speaks effectively, using conventions proper to the situation; states own opinions clearly and concisely.Conceptual Thinking: Sees crucial differences between current situation and things that have happened before; quickly identifies the central or underlying issues in a complex situation.Information Seeking: Recognizes and interprets the information problem; establishes a plan of search; conducts the search; evaluates the results, and if necessary, iterates through the process again. *Initiative: Identifies what needs to be done and takes action before being ask or required to; does more than what is normally required in a situation ; seeks out others involved in a situation to learn their perspectives; takes independent action to change the direction of events.Openness to Learning: Keeps up-to-date on current research and technology in ones work focus and identifies and pursues areas for development and training that will enhance job performance.Results Orientation: Focuses on the desired end results of ones own or ones units work; sets challenging goals; focuses effort on the goals, and meets or exceeds them; develops challenging but achievable goals; develops clear goals for meetings and projects; maintains commitment to goals in the face of obstacles and frustrations; finds or creates ways to measure performance against goals; exerts unusual effort over time to achieve a goal; has a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done.Teamwork: Listens and responds constructively to other team members ideas; offers support for others ideas and proposals; is open with other team members about concerns.*Thoroughness: Double-checks the accuracy of information and work product to provide accurate and consistent work; provides information on a timely basis and in a usable form to others who need to act on it. *Understanding Environment: Understands agendas and perspectives of others, recognizing and effectively balancing the interests and needs of ones own group with those of the broader organization.

*Technical Skills: Advanced level skills in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint,Sharepoint, Tableau, MS BI Pro

Location: IL - Chicago

Activation Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

Expiration Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

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