Aetna Senior Strategist & Operations Specialist in Wellesley, Massachusetts

Req ID: 51810BR


As part of the Strategy, Integration, and Performance Management Team in Aetnas newly created Consumer Health Products and Services, this role will play a critical role in setting the multi-year strategy of the organization and setting the organizational objectives and performance metrics that align operations to that strategy. Key specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, typically managing multiple managers and their work teams and/or most complex projects through to implementation. When cross-functional projects are managed, has full accountability for all aspects of projects and or programs such as financial, regulatory, marketing, etc. Other critical activities include executive communications, culture development, operating plan development and tracking, and cross-enterprise socialization of key updates and issue resolution with contact in various business units.

Fundamental Components:

Sets the direction of the strategic business plan and translates into vision for staff/others

As a business lead, influences all stake holders to support key projects/programs to ensure positive outcomes that deliver on results.

Drives change in order to improve performance results, organization effectiveness and/or systems/quality/services (e.g., policies, processes or systems).

Identifies gaps in processes or organization and challenges self and others to develop and implement solutions.

Directs accountability for impact to SG&A - Ensures accurate prioritization of key projects/programs within purview.

Has ultimate accountability for project management services being delivered including organization and budget and/or financial implications.

Manages the evolution of executive presentations from concept through final product


10+ years managed care health insurance industry experience.

Multiple years proven leadership experience setting strategic direction and influencing change that resulted unquantifiable positive outcomes.

Proven track record managing complex projects and or programs that resulted in cost savings.

Experience managing large budgets.

Project management experience.

Supervisory experience.

Excellent business acumen

Problem Solve skills

Demonstrated negotiation skills.

Proven track record in meeting project milestones and negotiating for resources.

Proven negotiation skills.

Experience includes development and management of multiple budgets related to various projects and or program.

Ability to communicate effectively with management.


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


  • Office based positon: Wellesley, MA, Hartford, CT or New York City, NY

  • Travel is up to 25%

    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Management