Strategist - Strategy & Business Development


Job Number: 88226
Category: Professional & Executive
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 700820 - Clncl Plng Admin
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Masters degree in business or healthcare administration with one (1) additional year strategic planning, or related, experience in complex organizations. May consider additional years of experience in lieu of degree.

Position Summary

Works under general supervision to advance UT Southwesterns tripartite mission as a trusted advisor to the Health System through strategic planning and business development. Reports to the Manager, Strategy and Business Development within the Department of Health System Planning & Analytics.

Job Duties

Participates in multi-disciplinary planning projects and regional business development efforts; scope of responsibility ranges from ownership of a single project deliverable to a few discrete workstreams within a complex engagement.

Demonstrates ability to perform analyses and make appropriate recommendations in the following domains:

> Strategic Planning

Business plans for the Hospitals and Faculty Practice departments, including on-site and off-site locations, that include:

  • Recommendations for geographic expansion, revenue enhancement, or clinical distinction

  • Market analysis to evaluate competitive landscape

  • Relevant trends among important stakeholders (e.g., payer, provider, medical device, pharmaceutical, regulatory, etc)

  • Historical and projected service and provider surplus/ deficit

  • Historical and projected demand for services (e.g., demographics, incidence/ prevalence of disease, top partnership needs, etc)

  • Go-to-market strategy for new or expanding services

  • Volume and financial projections (including capital debt amortization and NPV analyses)

  • Risks, mitigation factors, and key performance indicators

  • Exit strategies if targets are not met within an acceptable timeframe

Service line and/ or program enhancement

Other high-priority projects, such as the evaluation of US News and & World Reports Best Hospitals rankings including recommendations for improvement

Ad-hoc projects for the Hospitals and Faculty Practice departments, including on-site and off-site locations

> Business Development

  • Identification of opportunities for geographic expansion and/ or revenue enhancement (on and off campus) and provider growth requirements to support these initiatives
  • Profiling of potential acquisition or affiliation targets (including physicians and facilities)
  • Due diligence and associated recommendations for any type of regional business development project (e.g., partnership, affiliation, acquisition, etc)
  • Productivity and compensation benchmarking; compensation plan strategy development
  • Tracking of all targeted growth objectives, due diligence, and associated recommendations

Takes ownership of own professional development through the creation of professional development plans in consultation with the Manager

Develops and manages workplans to produce deliverables and meet target deadlines

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Successful candidates will have demonstrated capability in the following areas:

  • Healthcare industry knowledge (including terminology, trends, emerging technologies, etc)
  • Critical thinking skills (able to connect the dots among various concepts when the connection in unclear)
  • Business acumen (including market analysis, financial and operational modeling, due diligence, etc)
  • Communication skills (communicates clearly and persuasively, both verbally and in writing)
  • Technical/ modeling skills (including Excel [formulas, Pivot Tables, Power Pivot] and Access)
  • Project management skills (including scoping, workplan development, and execution under a timeline)

UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.