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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pathology and Immunology. The position is located at the Institute of Health. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Planning Manager serves as an in-house consultant by assuming an active role in the management and coordination of strategic planning projects and planning cycles for the Department of Pathology at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM).� The Planning Manager is responsible for project management and oversight, meeting facilitation, plan development and presentation of results.� The position also manages the day-to-day organization, approach, planning, analysis and completion of assigned projects.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Business and Strategic Planning:� Plan, execute and manage multiple business and strategic planning projects in a timely manner, including:
Manages annual planning cycle for key programs (e.g. Department of Pathology Strategic Plan).
Identifies project goals, outcomes, deliverables and key stakeholders/ participants for planning projects (in conjunction with Executive Director and project sponsors as needed).
Develops overall approach and planning process on assigned projects.
Identifies critical success factors for project completion, develops a work plan for planning projects with key data elements, priorities and assignments, deadlines and meeting dates.
Coordinates efforts with project faculty and administrative leaders as appropriate.
Schedules planning meetings, sets agendas, and facilitates in conjunction with faculty/administrative leaders.
Manages work assignments essential for project success, delegating as appropriate to planning staff including others internal and external to the Department and coordinates follow up.
Keeps leadership abreast of all issues pertinent to specific planning projects.
Manages the planning process including conducting primary and secondary planning research (with assistance of planning staff) and internal and external analyses in the areas of clinical care, biomedical research and medical education.
Leads strategic interview sessions with key physicians and senior management.
Conducts analysis to profile key strategic issues based on planning data and strategy interviews.
Coordinates, writes and presents planning reports.
Stays abreast of healthcare trends.
Facilitates meetings with appropriate individuals and teams to identify strategies.
Identifies issues, objectives, alternative solutions, resource requirements and results.
Develops volume and financial projections.
Plan Completion and Implementation
Manages completion of plan documents including volume projections, strategy expenses, proforma and implementation plan and appropriate metrics.
Moves the project through the approval process.
Provides additional planning support for plan implementation as needed.
Oversee and enhance our client relationship management, marketing & communications, and business development strategy and processes:
Maximize use of Customer Relationship Management (Dynamics CRM) software to retain and grow existing client base.
Maximize use of Business Intelligence (Power BI) software and financial systems to identify new markets for growth and service line expansion.
Identify and develop new marketing initiatives and content for the department to increase branding recognition and to enhance internal and external communications.���������������������������������������������
Develops standard strategic and business planning tools including templates, databases, external benchmarks and references, etc.
Master’s degree required (MHA, MBA, MPH) and 3 years of healthcare experience preferred, preferably in strategic planning, business development, consulting or related area. Proven success in strategic plan development, financial analyses, meeting facilitation, etc.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Normal office setting. Mobility to and from buildings on campus or to and from facilities is often necessary.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proficient and creative in gathering and analyzing data.
Experienced in using analytic software packages – especially Excel and Access.
Strong project management skills are essential.
The hiring range for this position is $71,323 - $92,789 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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