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Senior Business Consultant
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
 
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Date Posted 07/01/2022
Category
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Summary

The mission of the University of Michigan Medical School is to transform health through bold and innovative education, discovery and service. This mission is supported by a set of strategic pillars with our commitment to people, discovery, education, care and service.

The Medical School is seeking a Senior Business Consultant who will be charged with leading teams that evaluate, develop and then implement a series of projects that span multiple functional domains. The Sr. Business Consultant will report to the Senior Manager of Data Analytics and Business Consulting with additional accountability to the Director of Medical School Facilities.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings

Responsibilities*

The Sr. Business Consultant will be responsible for a portfolio of projects at different stages of evaluation and implementation. It is likely that at any given time, they will have one major late stage project for which they will be accountable, and will have four to six early stage projects under development or evaluation. The Sr. Business Consultant will be the single point of contact with the faculty or staff champion of late stage projects and will assemble and lead the team who are involved with all aspects of the implementation of the particular projects.

The Sr. Business Consultant will play an active role in evaluating internal or external proposals, helping to determine their strategic fit with the MS priorities, and developing sufficient detail and understanding of the project to allow a clear yes/no decision to be made to implement the project. Examples of potential projects includes: major research program feasibility assessment, tuition strategy, faculty affairs and analytics, assessment of current state/future state of changes to business operations, etc.

Successful candidates will have a substantial background in quantitative methods, experience with modeling and analytic techniques across multiple data sets, and a proven ability in translating complex analyses into actionable information for executive level decision making. In addition, this role will require productive interactions with faculty and staff from many departments both within and outside the Medical School, central facility groups providing services such as space planning, design, construction, IT, scientific services, school administrators, and campus partners.

The Sr. Business Consultant will be expected to work closely with both the Sr. Manager of Data Analytics and Business Consulting and the Director of Medical School Facilities to develop an overall summary of project milestones and the resources to complete projects on time. They will be expected to solve resource issues and propose options when there are conflicts. Given the size of the MSA Operations team, the Sr. Business Consultant is expected to be adaptable and willing to take on a broad variety of additional tasks to improve operational efficiency, make or prepare presentations to internal or external groups, organize and participate on committees, and any other duties as assigned and function with a high degree of independence with minimal day-to-day supervision to deliver projects in a timely and effective manner.

Michigan Medicine values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development and maintenance of a positive and inclusive environment.

Required Qualifications*

  • A Bachelor’s degree in science or business.
  • 8 or more years of relevant, increasingly responsible professional experience.
  • Ability to assess competing priorities, manage workflow and meet operational deadlines in a complex matrixed environment.
  • Proven ability to work across multiple functions (finance, IT, HR, student, research, etc.) and demonstrated success in developing appropriate domain knowledge from each to support more robust solutions.
  • Manage cross-functional unit projects and/or teams, which includes project planning, task management, status reporting, etc.
  • Proven ability in data interpretation, problem analyses, methodology development, technical execution, and development of strategic recommendations to leadership.
  • Strong and effective communicator in both written and verbal forms, including demonstrated ability to present to audiences at all levels of the organization.
  • Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job including communicating with diverse groups, displaying tact and courtesy, maintaining confidentiality, setting priorities, being attentive to detail, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, and working as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in business administration, health services administration, or other quantitative degree.
  • Project management certification.
  • Strong finance, economics, accounting, statistics and operations management expertise.
  • 5+ years experience in healthcare, higher education and/or academic medical center.
  • Familiarity with University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan Medicine’s systems, principles, policies and standards.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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