Strategy Management Specialist

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 53368

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General Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Director of Planning, manages and continuously improves strategy development, deployment and execution across the system. Through the roles of facilitator, integrator, and accelerator drives organizational accomplishment of its strategic plan. Provide the organization’s leaders with market intelligence, information, analysis and strategic perspectives and manages processes for developing aligned system, service line, entity and market plans.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Serves in the following roles for system leaders: facilitator, integrator, accelerator for strategy development and execution.
  2. Deep understanding and stewardship of the WellSpan Strategic Plan.
  3. Shared responsibility for managing and continuous improvement of the year-round WellSpan Annual Plan Process.
  4. Integrates and coordinates service line and market plans with the WellSpan Annual Planning Process to drive alignment prioritization and strategic budget decisions.
  5. Works with senior management to develop various plans. Manages the research, data analysis, and development of strategy. Provides guidance to management teams and senior executives to drive organizational growth and strategic impact.
  6. Shared responsibility for monitoring the execution of plans. Keeps management focused on and apprised of goal progress and barriers. Creates progress reports on the accomplishment of goals and manages metrics of execution. Facilitates communication of the results to the Administrative Council, Planning Committee and WellSpan Board.
  7. Collaborates with a virtual team of planning liaisons at each current and future WellSpan entity to create respective annual plans that align to the system annual plan. Support local performance management of the accomplishment of the plans and the communication of the progress to entity Boards.
  8. Utilizes business and market acumen to partner with Finance, Facilities, Marketing, Population Health and On Demand colleagues to support leadership in prioritizing key growth opportunities across and within regions.
  9. Through fluency in interpreting core/secondary market analytics, financial data as well as local and national trends, serves as an internal planning consultant to leaders in the preparation of plans.
  10. Encourages re-thinking of traditional planning models and analytics. Continuously looks for ways to improve the use of data including striving for real-time/dynamic data, integrating data sets and improving data visualization.
  11. “Works as one” with the planning team in the fulfillment of its organizational responsibilities, that is, to support the organization’s leaders with strategic market intelligence, information, analysis and strategic perspectives and then drives leaders toward decision making.
  12. In concert with the planning team, conducts WellSpan environmental assessments to identify changes in the external environment (e.g., social, political, economic, technological, demographic) and potential opportunities and threats.
  13. Conducts special projects in support of WellSpan Planning efforts. Performs research, data analysis, and interviews as required. Prepares findings and presents to appropriate management groups.
  14. Oversees the work of external consultants as needed.


Required Skills


Bachelor’s Degree Required

Preferred Education:

Master’s Degree

Minimum Experience:

3 - 5 years of relevant healthcare experience in Strategy or Planning.



Required Experience

Excellent analytical and written skills. Strong presentation, organization, co-creative/decision leadership skills. Strong innovation and facilitation skills. Computer skills in power point, word, excel, report generation and data analytics.



Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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