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Anthem, Inc. Strategic Consultant in Chicago, Illinois


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 care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

The Anthem Strategy Team is an in-house strategic consulting group led by the Chief Strategy Officer. The Team develops strategy for Anthem, Anthem’s business units, and Anthem’s growth partner functions, working in close collaboration with business leaders across the enterprise. Engaging with the President and CEO, Senior Leadership Team, and other key leaders, the Anthem Strategy Team focuses on the most critical business priorities for the organization. Specifically, the Team:

  • Scopes and executes in-house consulting engagements

  • Closely monitors key business trends and competitive activities

  • Guides performance management activities across the organization

  • Provides input into enterprise-wide financial planning and investment allocation processes

The Anthem Strategy Team performs additional important roles as requested by Anthem’s President and CEO and the Senior Leadership Team.

The Strategic Consultant will collaborate effectively with Anthem leadership and Anthem Strategy Team members on strategy projects.

Specific roles and responsibilities include:

  • Leads workstreams of internal consulting engagements and strategy projects; leads problem-solving; structures and conducts analysis

  • Partners with business units, interacting with senior leaders across the organization

  • Facilitates large, cross-functional working sessions and meetings to align strategy, planning and execution across relevant business units

  • Develops strategy assessments and business cases; develops a perspective and creates recommendations for Anthem Strategy Team members and senior leadership

  • Analyzes and interprets market research and intelligence to identify growth and innovation opportunities for Anthem

  • Identifies and collects key data from various sources to complete complex analyses (e.g., cost projections, feasibility studies, benchmark comparisons) to support executive decision-making

  • Conducts due diligence to enable the Anthem Strategy Team and executive leadership to make well-informed decisions on partnership and M&A opportunities; provides assessment and thought leadership on industry outlook, strategic fit, synergy potential, and key risks

  • Quickly and efficiently produces high-quality presentations, analysis, and other deliverables

  • Provides and grows technical knowledge and subject matter expertise


  • BA/BS in related field; Master’s Degree preferred. 1-3 years of experience in management consulting or large-scale project management (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)

  • Healthcare experience strongly preferred

  • Experience in identifying market trends / competitive threats and supporting the development of strategic responses

  • Demonstrated experience contributing to the development of business strategies and analysis of company needs

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment and is excited to influence Anthem to positively impact member lives

  • Written, oral and presentation skills necessary to successfully influence senior executives

  • Excellent computer skills, with demonstrated fluency with all key packages

  • Ability to travel may be required

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) + match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs, and financial education resources, to name a few. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

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.

REQNUMBER: PS48154-Chicago-Chicago