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Anthem, Inc. Staff VP Enterprise Strategy in Indianapolis, Indiana


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

The Staff Vice President, Strategic Initiatives is responsible for developing specific strategies that help set the overall corporate direction and support the planning process. The ideal candidate for this position will ultimately:

  • Provide leadership to cross-organizational projects, with varying degrees of depth ensuring continuous enterprise collaboration

  • Assist senior executive leadership in assessing current environment, external factors, competitive landscape, and facilitate development of key enterprise strategies

  • Support business unit leads in developing specific business plans and strategies. Partner to identify innovative growth and efficiency opportunities to achieve performance targets

  • Assess strategic options in context of overall corporate direction, financial targets, and market needs.

  • Coordinate activities cross-organization to ensure alignment of business unit and corporate strategy

  • Support the preparation and facilitation of planning sessions with corporate leadership

    The successful candidate will possess exceptional leadership skills and experience. S/he will lead the creation and/or refinement of strategic plans to support growth in support of and aligned with our various business strategies. Additionally, we will drive business development activities with external partners to expand our solution footprint.


  • Lead cross-functional efforts across the enterprise in an internal consulting capacity

  • Employment of analytics and experimentation techniques to support new idea pilots and business development opportunities

  • Exploring and managing external partners, working across the businesses/functions to ensure desired objectives achieved


  • Drive innovation

  • Create and align solutions intended to help Anthem members experience real value and better health

  • Develop strong cross-functional relationships and a collaborative approach to the way the business makes use of its talent, market, and resources.

  • Redefine the way Anthem systematically approaches its members, providers and market to continually make it a chosen partner of each.


  • 10+ years of progressive experience with significant large-scale project management, strategic planning and/or consulting in the health care industry; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, sense of curiosity, and effective problem solving

  • Ability to work through ambiguity, putting structure and “glide path” to broad enterprise initiatives

  • Proficiency evaluating market trends and building actionable strategy

  • Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication, persuasion and negotiation skills required. Must be able to work across all levels of the company spanning from Board/CEO/Senior team leadership to front line-level audiences

  • Proven ability to set and execute a strategic vision

  • Excellent track record of successful leadership and demonstrated accomplishments, including leading significant change

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, build consensus, and drive change is required

  • Previous experience developing external partnerships and/or merger and acquisitions is desired.

    This position is ideally located in our Indianapolis, IN headquarters office.


    Building People Capability

  • Uses structured, systematic, and transparent approaches to assessing and developing individuals and how they fit together in the team.

  • Systematically develops whole team; develops individuals in order to build calculated team-wide bench strength and balanced capability.

  • Identifies successors to key roles in organization based on a rigorous understanding of capabilities, experience, motivation and career development needs.

  • Creates uniquely tailored career development plans for employees.

    Collaborating and Influencing

  • Facilitates discussions to enable people to collaborate with each other independently; promotes collaboration across multiple parties.

  • Identifies and meets with key players and stakeholders to help them shape a position and engages in a dialogue to reach a final conclusion together, compromising as necessary for results.

  • Develops explicit understanding of which relationships are most important to the organization and its stakeholders, builds a network prioritizing these relationships.

    Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.

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