Senior Analytics Consultant

BASIC FUNCTION:
This position is responsible for constructing forecasts, recommendations and strategic/tactical plans based on business data and market knowledge. Creates specifications for reports and analysis based on business needs and required or available data elements. May provide consultation to users and lead cross-functional teams to address business issues. Produces datasets and reports for analysis using system reporting tools. May perform research and assists in analyzing financial and health data, including medical algorithms to determine health care expenditures, medical and economic outcomes, and cost containment strategies. Analyzes complex business problems and issues using data from internal and external sources to provide insight to decision-makers. Identifies and interprets trends and patterns in datasets to locate influences.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
•Bachelor Degree and 5 years experience in health care services, statistical analysis, or insurance industry economics including 1 year experience in data analysis and information reporting relating to healthcare data, including pharmacy OR 7 years experience in health care services, statistical analysis, or insurance industry economics including 1 year experience in data analysis and information reporting relating to healthcare data, including pharmacy.
•Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise
•Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices
•Takes initiative to solve complex problems; takes an outside in perspective to identify innovative solutions
•Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
•May lead functional teams or projects

PREFERRED SKILLS:
Analytical Thinking: Anticipates the implications and consequences of situations and takes appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies; anticipates possible problems and develops contingency plans in advance; notices trends in the industry or marketplace and develops plans to prepare for opportunities or problems; anticipates the consequences of situations and plans accordingly; anticipates how individuals and groups will react to situations information and plans accordingly.
Communication for Results: Adapts communication; tailors communication to diverse audiences; reads cues from diverse listeners to assess when and how to change planned communication approach to effectively deliver message; communicates equally effectively at varied organizational levels; understands others underlying needs, motivations, emotions or concerns and communicates effectively despite the sensitivity of the situation.
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: Plans work and carries out takes without detailed instructions; makes constructive suggestions; prepares for problems or opportunities in advance; undertakes additional responsibilities; responds to situations as they arise with minimal supervision; creates novel solutions to problems; evaluates new technology as potential solutions to existing problems
Openness to Learning: Works to improve the performance of oneself and others by pursuing opportunities for continuous learning/feedback; constructively helps and coaches others in their professional development; exhibits a "can-do" approach and inspires associates to excel; develops a team spirit.
Results Oriented: 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: Reinforces team members for their contributions; works for solutions that all team members can support; shares expertise with others; seeks opportunities to work on teams as a means to develop experience and knowledge; provides assistance, information, or other support to others, to build or maintain relationships with them.
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; carefully monitors the details and quality of own and others work; expresses concern that things be done right, thoroughly, or precisely; completes all work according to procedures and standards.
Understanding Environment: Demonstrates awareness of general goals and makes requests or decisions to support this awareness; knows how to use the formal and informal systems to get things done.

HCSC is committed to diversity in the workplace and to providing equal opportunity and affirmative action to employees and applicants. We are an Equal Opportunity Employment / Affirmative Action employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. Drug screening and background investigation are required, as allowed by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Requirements: Expertise Analytics & Reporting Job Type Full-Time Regular Location IL - Chicago


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