Senior Strategic Planning Advisor

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

Req ID: 24054

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Senior Strategic Planning Advisor will actively support strategic planning at both the enterprise and programmatic levels.  The Advisor will engage with administrative, clinical and research leadership though supporting strategic planning, business planning, capacity planning, and internal and external market analysis.  The Advisor works with leaders inside and outside the Strategic Planning department to develop analytical models, synthesize data, and prepare actionable reports and business plans.  The Advisor also maintains complex databases for the department and mines data from various sources including internal financial and patient databases, and external clinical, competitive, research and claims databases to conduct analyses to support strategy development.  The Advisor keeps abreast of industry trends, continually communicates the impact of these trends to CHOP, and identifies/triages new business opportunities based on interpretation of external trends and internal opportunities.

Job Responsibilities


  1. Support enterprise and departmental strategic planning
  • Facilitate identification and prioritization of strategies
  • Complete market and demographic assessments by conducting primary and secondary market research, profiling program and system competitors, and developing geospatial assessments
  • Synthesize findings into actionable reports. Develop and prepare intelligence briefs, market and future scans to support leadership in strategic and operational decision making
  • Ensure alignment of and communication with key stakeholders by facilitating discussion and driving collaboration


  1. Partner with clinical and business leaders on the development of strategic and business plans for clinical and non-clinical programs
  • Build productive and positive relationships with key leaders, understand key challenges and opportunities, and collaborate on developing strategic solutions
  • Partner on key analyses and content development (e.g., competitive positioning and return on investment analyses)
  • Assist or lead meetings and the development of presentation materials
  • Prepare and present analysis to small or large group meetings
  • Be highly responsive to customer needs and maintain the relationship


  1. Manage data and analytics to support planning activities
  • Perform regular and ad-hoc analyses to support strategic planning, including:
    • Perform long-range capacity planning, projection and scenario analysis
    • Develop and update local, regional and national market scans and trend reports
    • Monitor performance of CHOP departments and partnerships and provide update reports
    • Develop program-specific volume, financial and operational analyses
  • Coordinating with external vendors (e.g., Truven) and IT team to obtain market and internal databases
  • Collaborate with IT team to load, maintain and QA planning databases using database best practices; annually or as needed, update and aggregate market and internal data feeds into appropriate databases
  1. Coordinate data collection for internal and external surveys
  • Prepare data requests
  • Review data and ensure accuracy
  • Compile survey data and prepare information for review by senior leadership
  • Lead presentation of results and drive toward actionable insights

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree


Required Experience:

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in strategy, business planning and data analysis
  • Previous experience in healthcare

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Master’s degree in Business Administration, Health Administration or related field


Preferred Experience: Hospital operations and financial planning experience

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills with ability to synthesize disparate sources of data
  • Outstanding analysis skills – both quantitative and qualitative
  • Outstanding communication skills, including oral, written and presentation.  Ability to synthesize complex trends into easy-to-understand communications.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a complex matrixed organization
  • Ability to understand and anticipate the needs of others and prepare work products appropriate for varied stakeholders
  • Must be able to work independently to drive and complete projects in an efficient and timely manner
  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards; personal and professional integrity above reproach
  • Strong database (SQL or Access) management and data mining skills
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word
  • Intermediate user of ArcGIS or similar mapping software
  • Knowledge of demographic and planning databases such as Claritas and Truven

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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