CareFirst Careers

Strategy & Planning Consultant (Hybrid)

Resp & Qualifications


The Strategy & Planning Consultant, who has payer experience, acts as an internal consultant to senior leadership across the organization, providing strategic insights, thought-leadership and decision-support towards addressing our business's most pressing challenges. This position will interact frequently with and support senior and executive leadership.


Strategy Consulting

  • Leads consulting engagements for internal business clients as both a strong strategy consultant and an expert in the payer space. Independently scopes work and develops work plans. As appropriate to the project, conduct targeted research, collect and analyze data, apply analytical and critical thinking skills to distill insights and key findings, craft compelling storyboards to articulate findings and recommendations, and facilitate readouts and working sessions. Depending on the project, work may be individual or part of a team.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Identifies and builds rapport with key stakeholders across the org. Collaborates across the organization. Owns relationships with senior stakeholders. Is seen as a healthcare thought leader and expert in payor dynamics. Cultivates external health care industry contacts to inform thinking and strategy consulting work.

Executive Leadership Team (ELT) & Board

  • Leads, as needed, ad hoc and ongoing activities, including periodic creation of points of view on strategic topics; deck creation; offsite facilitation, planning activities, among others.


Education: Bachelor's Degree preferably in business administration, economics or other analytical field.

Experience: 8 years of experience in strategic planning with 3 to 5 years strategy consulting, internal consulting, or finance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working internally at a payer organization.

  • MBA, MPH, or MS or other advanced degree related to healthcare, life sciences, or other technical field with demonstrated financial and business acumen.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Experience in a high performing consulting, strategic planning, or finance environment, demanding a sophisticated approach to understanding strategic needs, financial/ industry models, competitive trends and business impact.    

  • Demonstrated ability to establish credibility with executives and senior management.      

  • Proven experience in leading projects comprised of multi-disciplinary teams of management and associates at all levels to drive towards consensus and action. 

  • Strategic agility, structured thinking, and intellectual curiosity.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Ability to organically offer perspectives and insights.         



Department: Strategy & Planning

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

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Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship


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