Senior Strategic Planning Analyst - Penn State Health Strategy & Planning

Penn State Health Shared Services


Location:  US:PA:Hershey

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift:  Days
Hours:  8:00a - 5:00p



Responsible for analytical support to the full range of strategic and business planning initiatives across all of Penn State Health. Develops increasing project management capabilities and strategic focus. Mentor and be the point of contact for the Strategic Planning Analyst. Facilitate the development and maintenance of data collection, analysis and reporting on internal data and external market and environmental data to assist leadership in making sound business decisions. Responsible for the overall development, analysis, reporting, dissection and distribution of relevant data, sets, metrics and other related material utilizing the databases and tools established by Penn State Health for strategic planning and business planning.



Bachelor degree required. A degree in Business, Healthcare Management, Economics, or a Quantitative Discipline is preferred.

3 years experience in any of the following areas: financial planning & analysis, accounting, business/enterprise strategy, project management, or management consulting



Must be organized and able to work independently

Must understand complex data systems and be able to translate data into operational efficiencies, financial plans, business plans, and strategic recommendations to Senior Leadership.

Strong communication skills, presentation skills, and proficiency in quantitative analysis is required

Proficiency in Power Point, Access, and Advanced Excel skills required (Pivot Tables, VLookups, Nested If statements, etc) Knowledge of SQL and/or SAS is preferred. Ability to query data using a variety of Business Intelligence Tools required (ie. MicroStrategy, Tableau, PowerPivot)

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work under pressure required Ability to adapt and respond to unexpected changes required




Master degree (MHA/MBA)

Knowledge of PHC-4 Inpatient and Aggregate Claims data preferred



This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.


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