Aetna Lead Business Consultant in Kansas City, Missouri

Req ID: 44061BR


Designs conceptual models to approach complex business problems whose impact often results in significant degree of change to the organization. Accountable for contracting, initiative planning, business results and ongoing client relationship management and satisfaction for large scale, high value initiatives impacting the delivery of products and services to the internal and external environment (See Family Summary). Responsible for providing oversight and supervision to external vendors, external consultants, consulting team members and/or matrixed staff as required in support of initiatives. Accountable for transferring knowledge, best practices (external and internal), methodology and tools to client organizations. May be responsible for concurrent initiatives as team lead and/or team member, based on resource requirements.

Fundamental Components:

Maintain the existing Oncology Medical Home (OMH) programs and implementing new OMH programs, which include includes facilitating monthly meetings with physicians and local network market leads, completing contract/amendment updates, ensuring monthly payments are processed to physician groups and overseeing the annual reconciliation per the terms of the contract. Work with Medical Economics areas to validate ROI analysis and areas for program performance and improvement and coordinate with Finance on setting budget and reserves to support ongoing gain share payments for annual reconciliations. Expand the use of data to increase the scope of existing oncology programs, including incorporating new quality metrics, use of palliative care and increased use of hospice.

Ideal candidate would possess significant experience in managed care, contract negotiations, SCM & relationship management and proven strengths in analysis, strategic business planning and problem solving.

Communicates compelling and concise results to empower business owner in decision making process regarding project opportunities (*)

Conducts thorough business case and external customer value analysis to determine selection, prioritization positioning and approach for broadest range of potential solutions (e.g., outsourcing, process improvements, technology solutions) (*)

Drives client contracting process, builds optimal influential client relationship for results and deliverables and manages relationship throughout engagement (*)

Fully integrates baseline and metrics tracking into initiative planning and execution for optimal results. Shares joint accountability for initiatives return on investment (*)

Provides management guidance and oversight in the selection and use of long term external consulting engagements (*)

Provides continuous coaching, direction, feedback and development for other consultants, matrixed staff and/or external vendors as required. Assignment may require formal supervisory role (*)

Drives or guides engagement using a disciplined repeatable methodology. Provides oversight to or drives initiative planning as required. Designs, develops interventions and facilitates work sessions. Develops and delivers all 1

required analysis, reporting and presentation materials (*)

Gathers, analyzes and synthesizes competitive intelligence to drive achievement of strategic business objectives (*)

Facilitates diverse internal and external net


5+ years experience with several of the following methodologies: management consulting, project consulting, business process consulting, financial strategic analysis, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business planning, and/or risk management consulting.

Emphasis on first paragraph of fundamental components


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


Project Management/Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is desired


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Functional - Project Management/Cost Management/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Plan management/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Project Leader/4-6 Years


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General Business/Applying Reasoned Judgment/MASTERY

General Business/Communicating for Impact/MASTERY

Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/MASTERY


Flexible WAH

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Job Function: Management