• Director, IT Strategy Advancement

    Humana Phoenix, AZ 85067

    Job #1849699700

  • Description

    The Director, IT Strategy Advancement is responsible for evaluating Humana's technology needs and opportunities, and working with the IT organization's senior leaders in developing short-term and long-term organizational strategies and priorities to pursue. This person must remain up-to-date with the current market and industry trends to ensure that the business adapts to the industry's changes. The director will also partner closely with the Chief Technology and Risk Officer in crafting executive messages to Humana's Management Team and the Board of Directors about our technology strategy.


    Come join our team in this exciting new role! Humana's IT organization is undergoing a multi-year transformation journey to develop a cloud-based and platform-centric technology ecosystem while transitioning to agile ways of working. The Director, IT Strategy Advancement will provide strategic guidance and thought leadership to our senior IT leaders, and work more broadly with leaders throughout the enterprise, as they deliver strategy initiatives that address some of our most important opportunities and challenges.

    The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader who has worked in strategy development at a top tier strategy consulting firm or in a large corporation. He/she will have a demonstrated ability to influence peers and business leaders. This person must be comfortable with ambiguity and able to work collaboratively with key leaders to shape the priorities and agenda for the Information Technology organization. He/she also will be effective at multi-tasking and possess keen change management skills.

    Duties will be varied and will include:

    • Using an enterprise-wide perspective, create a clear view of IT's strategy and future state, and convert strategy into initiatives while ensuring consensus and execution. Inspire others to embrace and advance the strategy as it evolves and is realized

    • Significant involvement in prioritization of IT-wide strategic investments

    • Deliver on a wide range of short term and long term strategic initiatives, including strategy execution

    • Deconstruct and analyze organizational problems or opportunities, and create strategies and action plans to address

    • Manage high-profile, high-impact strategy initiatives from developing an approach to delivering recommendations and final deliverables

    • Develop high quality analysis and deliverables that clearly frame organizational objectives, issues / challenges, and articulate compelling, insightful findings, conclusions, and recommendations

    • Develop hypothesis to be validated or refined through targeted research and analysis

    • Conduct interviews, working sessions, and report-outs with leaders across the company

    • Oversee industry, market, competitor, and financial analysis


    • BA/BS, MBA, or other relevant degrees

    • 3 - 5+ years of full-time work experience with a top tier strategy consulting firm, with meaningful experience managing a client engagement

    • Demonstrated ability to manage strategy engagements from conception to final deliverables

    • Proven experience developing board-ready material and planning for strategic annual meetings for executives

    • Proven experience setting priorities and defining the future direction of an organization (i.e. competitive analysis, strategy road map, strategic investment prioritization)

    • Strong business acumen and problem solving skills, with proven ability to perform complex qualitative and quantitative analysis

    • Experience working directly with and presenting to Executive level management

    • Highly collaborative, flexible, and team-oriented working style

    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication and presentation skills, with proven experience writing and delivering presentations to members of senior executive teams, including CEO

    • Demonstrated ability to interact with senior leadership internally and externally

    • We will require?full COVID vaccination (~~~) for this job as we are a?healthcare?company committed to putting health and safety first for our members, patients, associates and the communities we serve.

    • If progressed to offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or documentation for a medical or religious exemption consideration where allowed by law.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MBA, PhD, or graduate degree in a management field, with outstanding academic credentials

    • Prior technology or digital transformation experience, preferably in the healthcare sector

    Scheduled Weekly Hours