Senior Strategic Planning Manager

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Job ID:
24172

Location:
10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445

Category:
Operations

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk

Overview

The Senior Strategic Planning Manager supports Institute leadership planning and decision-making regarding the company’s most critical business issues and strategic priorities.

The Senior Strategic Planning Manager leads the process of facilitating Institute leadership decision making regarding key research, clinical, and operational planning issues, providing leaders with in-depth analysis of various options and frameworks to support decision making.  May work independently or in partnership with a Director or Senior Director within SOE and may lead small to medium-sized project teams.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Requirements

  • Leads or supports Institute and department level planning through activities such as: scenario planning, environmental evaluations, financial assessments, contingency planning, visioning sessions, and focused 'deep-dive' analysis of various strategic topics.
  • Serves as a team lead working simultaneously on multiple projects of moderate to high complexity.
  • Manages all aspects of client relationships throughout the project lifecycle, including project initiation, execution and closeout.
  • Works collaboratively with cross-functional teams and interacts independently with staff, mid-level, and executive leaders throughout the organization (including C-Suite).
  • Leads the conduct and synthesis of stakeholder interviews and engages in other research methods to gather information relevant to assigned projects (quantitative and qualitative, internal and market related).
  • Develops clear and effective meeting materials, presentations, and project collateral. Supports the design, development, delivery and management of project/change related communications.
  • Identifies and highlights likely business and financial impacts associated with program planning or expansion, as well as required implementation dependencies, issues, and risks to serve as input to prioritization and planning process.
  • Develops and manages project work plans and status dashboards, coordinating with other departments and identifying/mitigating potential risks and issues.
  • Conducts impact analyses to assess Institutional/stakeholder readiness for change adoption and applies change management processes and tools to support adoption of change.
  • Ensures transfer of knowledge and responsibilities to owning operational areas prior to close-out of projects.
  • Contributes to SOE staff development, as well as internal departmental process and performance improvement.
  • Utilizes and continues to improve and refine a standard set of strategy development, consulting and business planning tools.
  • Assist Sr. Director with budget development and oversight of select strategic plan research

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; relevant Master’s degree strongly preferred (MBA, MPH, MHA, MSW). 
  • 5+ years of experience in strategic planning, business planning, consulting, project management, healthcare administration or similar field required.

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Deep knowledge of strategic planning, change management, and consulting practices, as well as experience within the healthcare, pharma, or academia; experience working with faculty a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to deliver presentations to a wide variety of
    audiences –up to and including executive level and C-Suite executives.
  • Identify analyses for projects and develop complex analytic and quantitative frameworks/models to assess the feasibility of new opportunities, analyze financial and operational performance, and support decision-making by senior leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex and consensus driven environments to facilitate decision making.
  • Ability to navigate challenging interpersonal dynamics and facilitate through difficult conversations towards resolution.
  • Expert level organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work independently and prioritize multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to convert client needs into strategic planning frameworks and analyses, providing guidance and thought partnership to internal stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective coaching and mentoring to peers and team members.
  • Role-model results-orientation, teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills to other members of team.
  • Ability to effectively design and facilitate large meetings.
  • Ability to deal effectively with highly ambiguous and evolving situations while exhibiting calm presence to stakeholders and team members.
  • Models and encourages high level of attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality results.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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